There have been changes to the 491 skilled regional State nominated visa program.
Applicants must receive an invitation to apply from the NSW Government before submitting an application.
Occupation List for Stream 1
If you are applying under Stream 1, refer to the combined occupation list on the NSW Government website.
Occupation List for Stream 2 and Stream 3
Applications under Stream 2 and Stream 3 must reference the occupation list for the region that they are wanting to apply to. The skilled occupations for each region will be different, so it is important that you check that your occupation is currently being accepted for our region. This list is updated regularly, and sometimes needs to be changed without notice. Your occupation must be on this list when you submit your application.
It is important that the skilled occupation on your application to Southern Inland matches the occupation that is entered into SkillSelect. If these do not match, you cannot be nominated to apply from the NSW Government.
As the occupation list is updated regularly, there may be variances between the list below and the copy provided by the NSW Government. The list below is the current edition, and applications need to adhere to this list. Occupations that are on the copy provided by the NSW Government but not on this list will not be accepted.
We will be accepting applications for the Skilled Work Regional Visa (491) for applicants with an invitation to apply under Streams 2 and 3 from the NSW Government for the following occupations:
|ANZSCO Code||Occupation||Occupation Status|
|134111||Child Care Centre Manager||Available|
|141111||Cafe or Restaurant Manager||Available|
|241111||Early Childhood Teacher||Available|
|241411||Secondary School Teacher||Available|
|241511||Special Needs Teacher||Available|
|251211||Medical Diagnostic Radiographer||Available|
|254412||Registered Nurse (Aged Care)||Available|
|254415||Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency)||Available|
|254417||Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation)||Available|
|254418||Registered Nurse (Medical)||Available|
|254421||Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)||Available|
|254422||Registered Nurse (Mental Health)||Available|
|254499||Registered Nurse nec||Available|
|312311||Electrical Engineering Draftsperson||Available|
|312312||Electrical Engineering Technician||Available|
|321211||Motor Mechanic (General)||Available|
|321212||Diesel Motor Mechanic||Available|
|321214||Small Engine Mechanic||Available|
|322313||Welder (First Class)||Available|
|323212||Fitter and Turner||Available|
|331211||Carpenter and Joiner||Available|
|331212||Butcher or Smallgoods Maker||Available|
|511112||Program or Project Administrator||Available|
Where occupations are marked suspended, there is no guarantee that these will become available within the current year. Do not contact our office to ask when these occupations will be made available - this list will be updated as any changes are made.
PLEASE NOTE: RDA Southern Inland will only consider applications from Stream 2 and 3 applicants who can evidence their commitment to live and work in the Southern Inland region. Nomination will not be considered for those living and working in other regional areas