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
111111Chief executive or managing director1
121111Aquaculture farmer1
121312Beef cattle farmer1
131112Sales and marketing manager1
132211Finance manager1
133111Construction project manager1
133211Engineering manager1
133513Production manager (mining)1
135111Chief information officer1
135112ICT project manager1
139911Arts administrator or manager1
139912Environmental manager1
141311Hotel or motel manager2
142111Retail manager (general)2
221213External auditor1
223111Human resource adviser1
223311Training and development professional1
231111Aeroplane pilot1
231212Ship's engineer1
231213Ship's master1
231214Ship's officer1
233411Electronics engineer1
233512Mechanical engineer1
241111Early childhood (pre-primary school) teacher1
242111University lecturer1
242211Vocational education teacher1
251513Retail pharmacist1
253111General medical practitioner1
2611*ICT business and systems analysts1
261313Software engineer1
2621*Database and systems administrators, and ICT security specialists1
312113Building inspector2
3131*ICT support technicians2
321211Motor mechanic (general)3
323211Fitter (general)3
334111Plumber (general)3
341111Electrician (general)3
342111Airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic3
351411Cook (includes ethnic cuisine)3
411511Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker2
411711Community worker2
411712Disabilities services officer2
411714Parole or probation officer2
421111Child care worker4
423111Aged or disabled carer4
423313Personal care assistant4
612112Property manager3
721311Forklift driver4

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

Source: NT Department of Trade, Business and Innovation.