High priority occupations

The jobs listed on this high priority occupations list are identified as being in high demand and / or critical to the Northern Territory (NT) economy and industry.

If you are moving to the Territory to take up one of these high priority occupations, you may be eligible for Welcome to the Territory incentives.

Skill level numbers show the level of qualifications or experience needed for each job. For more information go to the ANZSCO page of the Australian Bureau of Statistics website.

ANZSCO codeOccupationANZSCO skill level
134111Child care centre manager1
134214Welfare centre manager1
135112ICT project manager1
135199ICT managers nec1
139911Arts administrator or manager1
139999Specialist managers nec1
141111Cafe or restaurant manager2
141311Hotel or motel manager2
142111Retail manager (general)2
221111Accountant (general)1
221112Management accountant1
223113Workplace relations adviser1
224611Librarian1
224712Organisation and methods analyst1
231111Aeroplane pilot1
231213Ship's master1
232212Surveyor1
233512Mechanical engineer1
234313Environmental research scientist1
234411Geologist1
241111Early childhood (pre-primary school) teacher1
241213Primary school teacher1
241311Middle school teacher (Aus) \ intermediate school teacher (NZ)1
241411Secondary school teacher1
242211Vocational education teacher (Aus) \ polytechnic teacher (NZ)1
249311Teacher of English to speakers of other languages1
251211Medical diagnostic radiographer1
251312Occupational health and safety adviser1
251511Hospital pharmacist1
251513Retail pharmacist1
251911Health promotion officer1
252411Occupational therapist1
252511Physiotherapist1
2527*Speech professionals and audiologists nfd 1
2531*Generalist medical practitioners nfd1
253211Anaesthetist1
253311Specialist physician (general medicine)1
253312Cardiologist1
253317Intensive care specialist1
253321Paediatrician1
253399Specialist physicians nec1
253411Psychiatrist1
253511Surgeon (general)1
253514Orthopaedic surgeon1
253912Emergency medicine specialist1
253913Obstetrician and gynaecologist1
253914Ophthalmologist1
253915Pathologist1
254111Midwife1
254311Nurse manager1
2544*Registered nurse1
261111ICT business analyst1
261112Systems analyst1
261312Developer programmer1
261313Software engineer1
262112ICT security specialist1
263213ICT systems test engineer1
271311Solicitor1
272112Drug and alcohol counsellor1
272311Clinical psychologist1
272399Psychologists nec1
272511Social worker1
312111Architectural draftsperson2
313111Hardware technician2
321211Motor mechanic (general)3
341111Electrician (general)3
351311Chef2
351411Cook3
411311Diversional therapist3
411511Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker2
411711Community worker2
411712Disabilities services officer2
411713Family support worker2
411716Youth worker2
421111Child care worker4
423111Aged or disabled carer4
423313Personal care assistant4
431111Bar attendant4
431511Waiter4
442111Prison officer4
612112Property manager3
731211Bus driver4
733111Truck driver (general)4

* Four digit ANZSCO unit group code incorporates occupations within this group.

Source: NT Department of Trade, Business and Innovation.