Northern Territory Migration Occupation List (P-Z)

Some occupations on this list require a specific language skill level.

For occupations marked with * on the list, where there is a mandatory licensing or registration requirement (marked with an asterisks and shaded rows in the table), the applicant will be required to demonstrate a level of English either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS 6.0 score in each band or equivalent, whichever is higher.

For occupations marked with !!, you need to have high level communication skills.

Where there are no indicators, the required level of English is at least IELTS 6.0 in each band or equivalent in one of the other English testing systems accepted by the Department of Home Affairs.

ANZSCO codeOccupationComments
253321Paediatrician 
324111Panelbeater 
351112Pastrycook 
253915Pathologist 
233612Petroleum engineer 
311215Pharmacy technicianAll offshore applicants must have an IELTS test result with no component / band less than 7.0 (or equivalent)
252511*Physiotherapist 
334111*Plumber (general) 
322312Pressure welder 
241213Primary school teacher 
133511Production manager (forestry) 
133513Production manager (mining) 
511112Program or project administrator 
612112Property managerSubclass 491 only
253411Psychiatrist 
272399Psychologists (nec) 
139914Quality assurance manager 
223112Recruitment consultant 
254412*Registered nurse (aged care) 
254413*Registered nurse (child and family health) 
254414*Registered nurse (community health) 
254415*Registered nurse (critical care and emergency) 
254416*Registered nurse (developmental disability) 
254417*Registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation) 
254421*Registered nurse (medical practice) 
254418*Registered nurse (medical) 
254422*Registered nurse (mental health) 
254425*Registered nurse (paediatrics) 
254423*Registered nurse (perioperative) 
254424*Registered nurse (surgical) 
254499*Registered nurses (nec) 
253322Renal medicine specialist 
253112Resident medical officer 
251513*Retail pharmacistAll offshore applicants must have an IELTS test result with no component / band less than 7.0 (or equivalent)
131112Sales and marketing managerAll offshore applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
241411Secondary school teacher 
322211Sheetmetal trades worker 
231213*Ship's masterSubclass 491 only
321214Small engine mechanic 
272499Social professionals (nec) 
272511Social worker 
261313Software engineerOffshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
271311Solicitor 
251214Sonographer 
399516Sound technician 
241599Special education teachers (nec) 
139999Specialist managers (nec) except:
(a) ambassador; or
(b) archbishop; or
(c) bishop
 
253311Specialist physician (general medicine) 
253399Specialist physicians (nec) 
252712Speech pathologistAll offshore applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent, no component less than 7.0
All applicants must have the minimum test score required for registration (ie OET 3As 1B minimum)
272115Student counsellor 
133611Supply and distribution managerAll offshore applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
253511Surgeon (general) 
312116Surveying or spatial science technicianSubclass 491 only
232212Surveyor 
452315Swimming coach or instructor 
262113Systems administratorOffshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
261112Systems analystOffshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
249311Teacher of English to speakers of other languages 
241512*Teacher of the hearing impaired 
212317Technical director 
263311Telecommunications engineer 
342413*Telecommunications linesworker 
263312Telecommunications network engineer 
253324Thoracic medicine specialist 
272413TranslatorSubclass 491 only
224512Valuer 
121221Vegetable grower (AUS) / market gardener (NZ) 
324311Vehicle painterSubclass 491 only
234711*Veterinarian 
361311Veterinary nurse 
212318Video producer 
242211Vocational education teacher

Subclass 491 only
All offshore applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent

322313Welder (first class) 
134214!!Welfare centre managerAll applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
272613Welfare worker 
223113Workplace relations adviserSubclass 491 only
411716Youth worker