State Nomination Occupation List for Victoria

This list was updated on 1 October 2014.  

Victoria’s skilled migration program seeks to attract highly skilled and employable professionals and tradespeople with occupations that are difficult to source from the local labour market.

Extensive research and industry consultation on Victoria’s current and forthcoming labour market needs is undertaken to identify occupations suitable for state nomination. This ensures that Victoria’s industries have the skills required to remain highly productive, and that skilled migrants who come to Victoria are well placed for employment in their nominated occupation.

If you are an international student or recent graduate, refer to the State Nomination Occupation List for Graduates in Victoria. If you are applying for Victorian nomination under a regional nominated visa you must have a valid job offer in your nominated occupation in regional Victoria.

Assessment criteria

Applications for Victorian state nomination are assessed individually with a focus on these criteria:

·       your ability to meet the minimum nomination requirements

·       the suitability and transferability of your qualifications, skills and experience - including any specialist capabilities - to the needs of Victoria’s labour market 

·       your ability and commitment to establish yourself, and any dependants, in Victoria with a view to your prospects for long-term settlement in Victoria

·       the demand for your particular skills and expertise, and your ability to find work in Victoria

·       the demand for your occupation in relation to the annual nomination places allocated for that industry.

There is strong competition for Victorian nomination. Meeting the minimum eligibility requirements will not guarantee you an offer of nomination. For detailed application guidelines and eligibility criteria, see Skilled Visas.

 

Occupations eligible to apply for Victorian state visa nomination

PhD Graduates

ANZSCO code

Occupation

Minimum IELTS (or equivalent) requirement

Minimum work experience

Specialisations and other requirements

 

PhD Graduates

6.0 in each band

PhD has been completed within the past five years and is from an Australian or international educational institution in a specialist field relating to an occupation on the State Nomination Occupation List for Victoria. Applicants with a PhD are not required to meet any work experience requirements.

Engineering and Building

ANZSCO code

Occupation

Minimum IELTS (or equivalent) requirement

Minimum work experience

Specialisations and other requirements

312112

Building Associate

7.0 in each band

Two years

 

233211

Civil Engineer

7.0 in each band

Two years

 

312211

Civil Engineering Draftsperson

7.0 in each band

Two years

 

233311

Electrical Engineer

7.0 in each band

Two years

 

312311

Electrical Engineering Draftsperson

7.0 in each band

Two years

 

133211

Engineering Manager

7.0 in each band

Two years

 

233512

Mechanical Engineer

7.0 in each band

Two years

 

312511

Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson

7.0 in each band

Two years

 

233611

Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)

7.0 in each band

Two years

 

133513

Production Manager (Mining)

7.0 in each band

Two years

 

233513

Production or Plant Engineer

7.0 in each band

Two years

 

231212

Ship's Engineer 

7.0 in each band

Two years

Class One and Class Two engineers required.

Biotechnology and Science

ANZSCO code

Occupation

Minimum IELTS (or equivalent) requirement

Minimum work experience

Specialisations and other requirements

132511

Research and Development Manager

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have experience in the Science industry.

Must have experience in the complete product life cycle.

224112

Mathematician

6.0 in each band

Two years

Must have two year’s experience in the Science industry.

234111

Agricultural Consultant

6.0 in each band

Two years

 

234112

Agricultural Scientist

6.0 in each band

Two years

 

234211

Chemist

7.0 in each band

Five years

Higher education transcripts required.

233914

Engineering Technologist

7.0 in each band

Two years

 

234411

Geologist

6.0 in each band

Two years

 

234412

Geophysicist

6.0 in each band

Two years

 

234599

Life Scientists nec

6.0 in each band

Five years

 

234999

Natural and Physical Science Professionals nec

6.0 in each band

Five years

 

234914

Physicist

6.0 in each band

Five years

 

224113

Statistician

6.0 in each band

Two years

Must have two year’s experience in the Science industry.

234711

Veterinarian

7.0 in each band

Three years

Must be registered with the Veterinary Practitioners Registration Board of Victoria. 

Financial Services and Human Resources Management

ANZSCO code

Occupation

Minimum IELTS (or equivalent) requirement

Minimum work experience

Specialisations and other requirements

132311

Human Resource Manager

6.0 in each band

Five years

 

Information and Communications Technology 

ANZSCO code

Occupation

Minimum IELTS (or equivalent) requirement

Minimum work experience

Specialisations and other requirements

135112

ICT Project Manager

7.0 in each band

Three years

 

261111

ICT Business Analyst

7.0 in each band

Five years 

Applications under these occupations are currently closed. Please check this page regularly for further updates or the News and Events section for more information.

261112 

Systems Analyst 

7.0 in each band

Three years

261311

Analyst Programmer 

7.0 in each band

Three years

261312 

Developer Programmer 

7.0 in each band

Three years

261313 

Software Engineer 

7.0 in each band

Three years

261314 

Software Tester

7.0 in each band

Three years

 

261399 

Software and Applications Programmers nec 

7.0 in each band

Three years

 

262111 

Database Administrator 

7.0 in each band

Three years

 

262112 

ICT Security Specialist

7.0 in each band

Three years

 

263111

Computer Network and Systems Engineer 

7.0 in each band

Three years

 
           

Tourism and Hospitality

ANZSCO code

Occupation

Minimum IELTS (or equivalent) requirement

Minimum work experience

Specialisations and other requirements

 

351311

Chef

6.0 in each band

Five years

 

 

141311

Hotel or Motel Manager

6.0 in each band

Five years

Must have experience in a large, international firm and managerial experience.

 

See the Trades section for information on Hospitality Trades. 

Health

ANZSCO code

Occupation

Minimum IELTS (or equivalent) requirement 

Minimum work experience

Specialisations and other requirements

224213 

Health Information Manager 

7.0 in each band 

Two years 

Must have a qualification accredited by the Health Information Management Association of Australia.

Higher education transcripts and certificates required.  

254111

Midwife

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

254411

Nurse Practitioner

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

254412

Registered Nurse (Aged Care)

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

254413

Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

Must be registered as both a nurse and a midwife.

254414

Registered Nurse (Community Health)

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

254415

Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

254416

Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

254417

Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

254418

Registered Nurse (Medical)

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

254421

Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

254422

Registered Nurse (Mental Health)

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

254423

Registered Nurse (Perioperative)

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

254424

Registered Nurse (Surgical)

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

254499

Registered Nurses nec

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia.

272311

Clinical Psychologist

7.0 in each band (Academic IELTS only)

Two years

Must have general registration with the Psychology Board of Australia.

251111

Dietitian

6.0 in each band

Two years

 

252411

Occupational Therapist

7.0 in each band

Ten years

Must have experience in mental health care. 

252511

Physiotherapist

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Physiotherapy Board of Australia.

252611

Podiatrist

7.0 in each band

Two years

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Podiatry Board of Australia.

272511

Social Worker

7.0 in each band

Two years

Preferred specialisations:

·       Mental Health Workers

·       Skilled Children and Family Workers

·       Child Protection (must have a minimum of two years statutory child protection practice and Australian Association of Social Workers accreditation).

251214

Sonographer

7.0 in each band

Two years

 

252712

Speech Pathologist

6.0 in each band

Two years

 

234914 

Physicist (Medical only) 

7.0 in each band 

Two years 

Must have experience in diagnostic imaging or radiation oncology.

251213  

Nuclear Medicine Technologist

7.0 in each band 

Two years 

Must have registration (or approval in principle) from the Medical Radiation Practice Board of Australia. 

Education

   

ANZSCO code

Occupation

Minimum IELTS (or equivalent) requirement

Minimum work experience

Specialisations and other requirements

241111

Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher

Overall: 7.5
Speaking: 8.0
Listening: 8.0
Reading: 7.0
Writing: 7.0

Two years

Must have ACECQA certification.
 

134111 

Child Care Centre Manager 

Overall: 7.5
Speaking: 8.0
Listening: 8.0
Reading: 7.0
Writing: 7.0

 Two years

Must have ACECQA certification (note that certification focuses on education qualifications not management qualifications).

241213 

Primary School Teacher 

Overall: 7.5
Speaking: 8.0
Listening: 8.0
Reading: 7.0
Writing: 7.0 

 Two years

Must be registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

Must have experience teaching at least one of the following languages:

·       Chinese

·       Indonesian

·       Japanese

·       Korean

·       French

·       German

·       Italian

·       Greek

·       Spanish

·       Turkish

·       Arabic

·       Vietnamese.

241411 

Secondary School Teacher 

Overall: 7.5
Speaking: 8.0
Listening: 8.0
Reading: 7.0
Writing: 7.0 

 Two years

Must be registered with the Victorian Institute of Teaching.

Must specialise in at least one of the following fields: 

·       Mathematics or Physics

·       Technology (Food, Metal, Wood or Auto) 

·       Languages  

·       General science 

·       Special education 

·       Information technology. 

242211 

Vocational Education Teacher 

7.0 overall, with at least 6.5 in each band.

Two years (in vocational teaching)

Must have a teaching qualification and a vocational qualification.

Must specialise in at least one of the following fields: 

·       Horticulture 

·       Arboriculture 

·       Building and design 

·       Dogger and Rigger (Crane Licenses)

·       Electrical Instrumentation 

·       Electrical Supply Industry Transmission, Distribution and Cable Jointing

·       Gas Distribution 

·       Aged Care.

272412 

Interpreter 

6.0 in each band 

Two years 

Must have NAATI “professional” accreditation.

Trades

ANZSCO code

Occupation

Minimum IELTS (or equivalent) requirement

Minimum work experience

Specialisations and other requirements

 

Automotive Trades

321111

Automotive Electrician

6.0 in each band

Five years 

Higher education and training transcripts and certificates required. 

         

321211 

Motor Mechanic (General) 

6.0 in each band 

Five years  

Higher education and training transcripts and certificates required. 

         

324111 

Panelbeater 

6.0 in each band 

Five years  

Higher education and training transcripts and certificates required. 

         

324311 

Vehicle Painter 

6.0 in each band 

Five years  

Higher education and training transcripts and certificates required. 

         

Construction Trades 

334112 

Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber 

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

394111 

Cabinetmaker 

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

334113 

Drainer 

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

334114 

Gasfitter 

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

334115 

Roof Plumber 

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

Engineering Trades 

322311 

Metal Fabricator 

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

322211 

Sheetmetal Trades Worker 

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

322313 

Welder (First Class) 

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

323214 

Metal Machinist (First Class) 

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

Electrical/Electronic/Communications Trades 

342111 

Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

342211 

Electrical Linesworker 

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

342313 

Electronic Equipment Trades Worker 

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

342413 

Telecommunications Linesworker 

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

342414 

Telecommunications Technician 

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

Hospitality Trades 

351111 

Baker 

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

351411 

Cook 

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

351112 

Pastrycook 

 6.0 in each band

Five years 

 

         

 

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