New Zealand Occupation List 2018

The New Zealand Occupation list 2018 comprises of the high demand occupations in New Zealand. This list plays a vital role in New Zealand skilled migration visa program.It is also called as New Zealand Skills Shortage List.If the candidate has required qualification and  holds work experience in one of the occupations mentioned on the list then, his/her chances of getting work or   permanent residency visa increases.

The New Zealand Occupation List is operated by the New Zealand authorities. The main reason to publish the New Zealand Occupation List is to fill the occupations that are not fulfilled by the locals.

New Zealand Skill Shortage List is segregated into four categories:

  1.         Long-term skill shortage list (LTSSL)
  2.         Immediate skill shortage list(ISSL)
  3.         Canterbury skill shortage list(CSSL)
  4.         Skill level classification

1) Long-term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL)

New Zealand puts forward a host of opportunities to immigrants across the globe. New Zealand hires suitable migrants who fit their requirements. There are many job openings for specialists in several industries. Pertaining to these requirements, New Zealand has a recognized list of occupations called the Long Term Skill Shortage List.

The long-term skill shortage list (LTSSL) comprises of those occupations that has shortage of skilled workers on International platform as well as across the New Zealand. You may get the access to Work to residence visa , if your chosen occupation is on the LTSSL and you also qualify the eligibility requirements.

If your job offers salary of at least NZ$45,000 and you match the standard requirements then, you might be eligible to apply for residence in two years.

The Long -Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL) 2018 is given below:

  •      
    Occupational
    Group
    Occupation
    Occupations are
    listed
    by ANZSCO
    (Australian and New
    Zealand Standard
    Classification of
    Occupations) code.
    Long Term Skill Shortage List Requirements
    ConstructionConstruction Project
    Manager (Roading
    and Infrastructure)
    (133111)
    One of the following:
    -
    Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Civil Engineering) (NZQF Level 8)
    -
    Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering) (NZQF Level
    7)
    -
    Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Highways Engineering) (NZQF Level
    7)
    -
    A bachelor's degree at NZQF Level 7, or a higher qualification with the
    minimum equivalent of 360 credits, which includes the requirements of a
    New Zealand major in the focus a
    reas of construction management or
    highway engineering
    -
    A Graduate Diploma at NZQF Level 7, or a higher qualification which
    includes the knowledge requirements of a New Zealand Graduate
    Diploma in the focus areas of construction management, highway
    engine
    ering or construction project management
    -
    A diploma at NZQF Level 6, or a higher qualification, with the minimum
    equivalent of 240 credits, which includes the knowledge requirements of
    a New Zealand Diploma in the focus areas of civil engineering, highway
    engineering or construction management
    -
    A Washington Accord or Sydney Accord accredited undergraduate
    (initial)
    engineering degree in Civil Engineering (listed
    -
    see Note 3)
    -
    A qualification at NZQF Level 7 or higher, with a letter from
    Engineering
    New
    Zealand
    certifying that the degree and any further learning meet the
    benchmark requirements towards Chartered Professional Engineer
    professional status in New Zealand
    -
    NZ registration in the field of civil engineering as a Chartered
    Professional Engineer
    or an Engineering Technologist by
    Engineering New
    Zealand
    AND
    a minimum of five years' relevant post
    -
    qualification work experience
    ConstructionProject Builder
    (including Building
    Project Manager and
    Site Foreman)
    (133112)
    One of the following qualificat
    ions:
    -
    A bachelor's degree at NZQF Level 7, or a higher qualification with the
    minimum equivalent of 360 credits, which includes the requirements of a
    New Zealand major in quantity surveying or construction economics
    -
    A Graduate Diploma at NZQF Level 7,
    or a higher qualification, which
    includes the knowledge requirements of a New Zealand Graduate
    Diploma in the focus areas of construction, construction management or
    construction project management
    -
    A diploma at NZQF Level 6, or a higher qualification, wi
    th the minimum
    equivalent of 240 credits, which includes the knowledge requirements of
    a New Zealand Diploma (Level 6) in the focus areas of quantity surveying,
    construction economics, construction management or building
    AND
    a minimum of three years’ rele
    vant post
    -
    qualification work experience
    ConstructionQuantity Surveyor
    (233213)
    One of the following:
    -
    A bachelor's degree at NZQF Level 7, or a higher qualification with the
    minimum equivalent of 360 credits, which includes the requirements of a
    New
    Zealand major in quantity surveying or construction economics
    -
    Student or Affiliate Membership, or MNZIQS, of the New Zealand
    Institute of Quantity Surveyors (with an overseas degree approved by
    NZIQS)
    AND
    a minimum of three years’ relevant post
    -
    qualific
    ation work experience
    ConstructionSurveyor (232212)One of the following:
    -
    Bachelor of Surveying (NZQF Level 7)
    -
    Bachelor of Surveying with Honours (NZQF Level 8)
    -
    Registration as a Professional Surveyor with the New Zealand Institute
    of Surveyors
    -
    Professional Associate Membership or an Overseas Member of the New
    Zealand Institute of Surveyors (with an overseas degree approved by
    NZIS)
    EngineeringChemical Engineer
    (233111), Materials
    Engineer (233112),
    Civil Engineer
    (233211),
    Geotechnical
    Enginee
    r (233212),
    Structural Engineer
    (233214), Electrical
    Engineer (233311),
    Electronics Engineer
    (233411), Industrial
    Engineer (233511),
    Mechanical Engineer
    (233512),
    Production or Plant
    Engineer (233513),
    Environmental
    Engineer (233915),
    Engineering
    Professio
    nals nec
    (233999)
    One of the following:
    -
    A Washington Accord accredited (initial) engineering degree (listed
    -
    see
    Note 3
    )
    -
    A Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (NZQF Level 8)
    -
    A qualification at NZQF Level 7 or higher, with a letter from
    Engineering
    New Zealand
    certifying that the degree and any further learning meet the
    benchmark requirements towards Chartered Professional Engineer
    professional status in New Zealand
    -
    NZ registration as a Chartered Professional Engineer by
    Engineering
    New Zealand
    .
    EngineeringCivil Engineering
    Technician (312212)
    One of the following:
    -
    Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering) (NZQF Level 7)
    -
    A diploma at NZQF Level 6, or a higher qualification, with the minimum
    equivalent of 240 credits, which include
    s the knowledge requirements of
    the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil) (Level 6)
    -
    A Washington Accord or Sydney Accord accredited undergraduate
    (initial) engineering degree in Civil Engineering (listed
    -
    see Note 3)
    -
    A qualification at NZQF Level
    7 or higher, with a letter from
    Engineering
    New Zealand
    certifying that the degree and any further learning meet the
    benchmark requirements towards Chartered Professional Engineer status
    in New Zealand
    -
    NZ registration in the field of Civil Engineering a
    s a Chartered
    Professional Engineer or as an Engineering Technologist by
    Engineering
    New Zealand
    AND
    a minimum of three years’ work experience including a minimum of 12
    months' relevant post
    -
    qualification work experience in the past 18
    months
    EngineeringElectrical
    Engineering
    Technician (312312)
    One of the following:
    -
    Bachelor's degree in Engineering with Honours (Electrical and Electronic
    Engineering) (NZQF Level 8)
    -
    Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical Engineering) (NZQF Level
    7)
    -
    Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical and Electronic
    Engineering) (NZQF Level 7)
    -
    A Washington Accord or Sydney Accord accredited undergraduate
    (initial) engineering degree in Electrical Engineering (listed
    -
    see Note 3)
    -
    A qualification at N
    ZQF Level 7 or higher, with a letter from
    Engineering
    New Zealand
    certifying that the degree and any further learning meet the
    benchmark requirements towards Chartered Professional Engineer
    professional status in New Zealand
    -
    NZ registration in the field
    of Electrical Engineering as a Chartered
    Professional Engineer or as an Engineering Technologist by
    Engineering
    New Zealand
    AND
    a minimum of three years’ relevant post
    -
    qualification work experience
    EngineeringElectronic
    Engineering
    Technician (312412)
    One of the following:
    -
    A bachelor's degree at NZQF Level 7, or a higher qualification with the
    minimum equivalent of 360 credits, which includes the requirements of a
    New Zealand major in electronics
    -
    A diploma at NZQF Level 6, or a higher qualification,
    with the minimum
    equivalent of 240 credits, which includes the credit and knowledge
    requirements of the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6)
    Electronic Engineering
    -
    Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electronic Engineering) or
    (Electrical and El
    ectronic Engineering) (NZQF Level 7)
    -
    Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electronic Engineering, or
    Electrical and Electronic Engineering (NZQF Level 8)
    -
    A Washington Accord or a Sydney Accord accredited undergraduate
    (initial) engineering degree in
    Electronic Engineering (listed
    -
    see Note 3)
    -
    A qualification at NZQF Level 7 or higher, with a letter from
    Engineering
    New Zealand
    certifying that the degree and any further learning meet the
    benchmark requirements towards Chartered Professional Enginee
    r
    professional status in New Zealand
    -
    NZ registration in the field of Electronic Engineering or Electrical and
    Electronic Engineering as a Chartered Professional Engineer or an
    Engineering Technologist by
    Engineering New Zealand
    AND
    a minimum of three ye
    ars’ work experience
    AND
    a minimum of 12 months' relevant post
    -
    qualification work experience in
    the last 18 months
    Finance / BusinessProcurement
    Manager (133612)
    One of the following, awarded by the United Kingdom Chartered Institute
    of Purchasing & Su
    pply (CIPS):
    -
    CIPS Level 6 Graduate Diploma in Purchasing and Supply (Professional
    Stage)
    -
    CIPS Level 6 Graduate Diploma in Purchasing and Supply
    -
    CIPS Level 6 Professional Diploma in Procurement and Supply
    AND
    a minimum of five years' relevant work exp
    erience
    Health and Social
    Services
    Clinical Psychologist
    (272311)
    NZ registration with the New Zealand Psychologists Board
    (Qualifications in this area of absolute skill shortage are: Post Graduate
    Diploma, Master degree or Doctor of Clinical Psycholog
    y; Master of
    Psychology (NZQF Level 9); or Postgraduate Diploma in Psychology (NZQF
    Level 8)

    see Note 5)
    Health and Social
    Services
    Diagnostic and
    Interventional
    Radiologist (253917)
    NZ registration within a relevant provisional vocational or vocational
    scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
    (Qualifications in this area of absolute skill shortage are: Bachelor of
    Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (NZQF Level 7)

    see Note 5)
    Health and Social
    Services
    General Practitioner
    (253111)
    NZ
    registration within a relevant provisional general, general, provisional
    vocational or vocational scope of practice with the Medical Council of
    New Zealand
    (Qualifications in this area of absolute skill shortage are: Bachelor of
    Medicine and Bachelor of
    Surgery (NZQF Level 7)

    see Note 5)
    Health and Social
    Services
    Medical Radiation
    Therapist (251212)
    NZ registration in the scope of practice as a Radiation Therapist with the
    Medical Radiation Technologists Board
    (Qualifications in this area of absolute skill shortage are: a bachelor's
    degree at NZQF Level 7, or higher qualification, which includes the
    requirements of a major in Medical Imaging or Radiation Therapy

    see
    Note 5)
    Health and Social
    Services
    Medical
    Laboratory
    Scientist

    including
    Cytotechnologist
    (Cytoscientist)
    (234611)
    NZ registration in the scope of practice as a Medical Laboratory Scientist
    by the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand
    (A qualification in this area of absolute skill shortage
    is: Bachelor of
    Medical Laboratory Science (NZQF Level 7)

    see Note 5)
    Health and Social
    Services
    Obstetrician and
    Gynaecologist
    (253913)
    NZ registration within a relevant provisional general or general scope of
    practice with the Medical Council of New Z
    ealand
    (Qualifications in this area of absolute skill shortage are: Bachelor of
    Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (NZQF Level 7)

    see Note 5)
    Health and Social
    Services
    Physicist (Medical)
    (234914)
    One of the following:
    -
    Certification by the Australasia
    n College of Physical Scientists and
    Engineers (ACPSEM) in Medicine as a Medical Physicist
    -
    Registration or eligibility for registration on the ACPSEM Register of
    Qualified Medical Physics Specialists
    -
    Registration as a Clinical Scientist with the Health
    and Care Professions
    Council, United Kingdom and Membership of the Institute of Physics and
    Engineering Medicine, United Kingdom
    -
    Certification as a Medical Physicist by the American Board of Radiology
    in Medical Physics
    -
    Certification of Competence in
    Clinical Medical Physics as a Member of
    the Canadian College of Physics in Medicine
    Health and Social
    Services
    Physiotherapist
    (252511)
    NZ registration as a physiotherapist in the general scope of practice or
    the specialist scope of practice with the Phy
    siotherapy Board of New
    Zealand
    (Qualifications in this area of absolute skill shortage are: a bachelor's
    degree at NZQF Level 7, or higher qualification, which includes the
    requirements of a major in Physiotherapy

    see Note 5)
    Health and Social
    Services
    Psychiatrist (253411)NZ registration within a relevant provisional vocational or vocational
    scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
    (Qualifications in this area of absolute skill shortage are: Bachelor of
    Medicine and Bachelor of Sur
    gery (NZQF Level 7)

    see Note 5)
    Health and Social
    Services
    Sonographer
    (251214)
    NZ registration in the scope of practice as a Sonographer with the
    Medical Radiation Technologists Board
    (Qualifications in this area of absolute skill shortage are: a bachelor's
    degree at NZQF Level 7, or higher qualification, which includes the
    requirements of a major in Medical Imaging or Radiation Therapy

    see
    Note 5)
    Health and Social
    Services
    Special
    ist Physician
    in Palliative
    Medicine (253399)
    NZ registration within a relevant provisional vocational or vocational
    scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
    (Qualifications in this area of absolute skill shortage are: Bachelor of
    Medicin
    e and Bachelor of Surgery (NZQF Level 7)

    see Note 5)
    Health and Social
    Services
    Surgeon (General)
    (253511)
    NZ registration within a relevant provisional vocational or vocational
    scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
    (Qualifications
    in this area of absolute skill shortage are: Bachelor of
    Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (NZQF Level 7)

    see Note 5)
    Health and Social
    Services
    Veterinarian
    (234711)
    NZ registration with the Veterinary Council of New Zealand.
    (A qualification in this
    area of absolute skill shortage is: Bachelor of
    Veterinary Science (NZQF Level 7)

    see Note 5)
    ICT, Electronics and
    Telecommunications
    Multimedia
    Specialist (Film
    Animator) (261211)
    A minimum of five years specialist work experience in film animation
    using Maya and/or at least one of the following
    -
    Soft Image/ XSI, 3D
    Studio Max, Photoshop, NUKE, MARI, Python, PyQT, or Unity; including at
    least three years using Maya
    ICT, Electronics and
    Telecommunications
    ICT Project Manager
    (135112),
    Organisation and
    Methods Analyst
    (224712), ICT
    Business Analyst
    (261111), Systems
    Analyst (261112),
    Multimedia
    Specialist (261211),
    Web Developer
    (261212), Analyst
    Programmer
    (261311), Developer
    Progra
    mmer
    (261312), Software
    Engineer (261313),
    Software Tester
    (261314), Software
    and Applications
    Programmers nec
    (261399), Database
    Administrator
    (262111), ICT
    Security Specialist
    (262112), Systems
    Administrator
    (262113), Computer
    Network and
    Systems Enginee
    r
    (263111), Network
    Administrator
    (263112), ICT Quality
    Assurance Engineer
    (263211), ICT
    Support Engineer
    (263212), ICT
    Systems Test
    Engineer (263213),
    ICT Support and Test
    Engineers nec
    (263299),
    Telecommunications
    Engineer (263311),
    Telecommunications
    Ne
    twork Engineer
    (263312), ICT
    Customer Support
    Officer (313112)
    One of the following:
    -
    Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Computer Engineering) or
    (Computer and Electronic Engineering) or (Computer Systems
    Engineering) or (Electronic Engineering) or
    (Electrical and Electronic
    Engineering) or (Electronics and Communication Engineering) or
    (Electronics and Computer Engineering) or (Electronic/s and Computer
    Systems Engineering) or (Network Engineering) or (Software Engineering)
    (NZQF Level 8)
    -
    A bache
    lor's degree at NZQF Level 7, or a higher qualification with a
    minimum equivalent of 360 credits, which includes the requirements of a
    New Zealand major in one of the following focus areas: Business
    Information Systems, Computational Intelligence, Computat
    ional
    Modelling, Computer and Electronic Engineering, Computer and
    Information Science, Computer and Mobile Systems Engineering,
    Computer Engineering, Computer Networks, Computer Science,
    Computer Systems, Database Architecture, Electrical and Electronic
    E
    ngineering, Electronics, Electronics and Communication Engineering,
    Electronics and Computer Engineering, Electronics and Computer
    Systems, Electronic Engineering, Information and Communications
    Technology, Information Management, Information Science, I
    nformation
    Security, Information Systems, Information Technology, Internet
    Technology, IT Service Science, Multi
    -
    Media, Multi
    -
    Media and Web
    Development, Networks, Network and Communication Engineering,
    Networks and Security, Network Engineering, Programm
    ing, Software
    and Information Technology, Software Development, Software
    Engineering, Systems Design, Systems Development, or
    Telecommunications
    -
    A Seoul Accord or Washington Accord or Sydney Accord accredited
    undergraduate (initial) degree (listed
    -
    see Note 3)
    -
    A qualification at NZQF Level 7 or higher, with a letter from
    IT
    Professionals New Zealand
    certifying that the degree and any further
    learning meet the benchmark requirements towards
    Chartered IT
    Professional New Zealand
    status
    AND
    a minimum
    of three years' relevant post
    -
    qualification work experience
    .
    Recreation,
    Hospitality and
    Tourism
    Chef (Chef de Partie
    or higher) (351311)
    A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the
    credit and knowledge requirements of a
    New Zealand Certificate in
    Cookery (Level 4)
    AND
    a minimum of five years' combined experience in establishments offering
    a la carte/ banqueting or commercial catering, with a minimum of two
    years at Chef de Partie (Section Leader) level or higher
    ScienceOther Spatial
    Scientist (232214)
    A bachelor's degree at NZQF Level 7, or a higher qualification with the
    minimum equivalent of 360 credits, which includes the requirements of a
    New Zealand major in the focus areas of computer science or geography
    AND
    a
    minimum of two years' relevant post
    -
    qualification work experience in
    GIS applications (Key Application/ Systems include: ESRI

    ARC/GIS;
    ARC/INFO ARC/SDE; Intergraph GeoMedia; Pitney Bowes MapInfo; GE
    Smallworld; Oracle Spatial; PostGIS/Postgres; MS SQL S
    erver 2008;
    Bentley Maps, Geographic; Erdas; Geoserver; Safe FME)
    ScienceEnvironmental
    Research Scientist
    (234313)
    A bachelor's degree at NZQF Level 7, or a higher qualification with the
    minimum equivalent of 360 credits, which includes the requirements
    of a
    New Zealand major in
    the focus areas of environmental studies,
    environmental management
    , or environmental engineering
    AND
    a minimum of one year’s relevant post
    -
    qualification work experience
    ScienceFood Technologist
    (234212)
    One of the following qua
    lifications:
    -
    Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours (Food Product Technology)
    or ( Food Process Engineering) (NZQF Level 8)
    -
    A bachelor's degree at NZQF Level 7, or a higher qualification with the
    minimum equivalent of 360 credits, which includes the
    requirements of a
    New Zealand major in the focus areas of nutrition or food science
    AND
    a minimum of three years’ relevant post
    -
    qualification work experience in
    the industry
    TradesAutomotive
    Electrician (321111)
    A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
    qualification, which includes the
    credit and knowledge requirements of one of the strands of the New
    Zealand Certificate in Automotive Electrical Engineering (Level 4)
    TradesDiesel Motor
    Mechanic (including
    Heavy Vehicle
    Inspector) (321212)
    A
    certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the
    credit and knowledge requirements of the New Zealand Certificate in
    Heavy Automotive Engineering (Level 4)
    AND
    a minimum of three years' relevant post
    -
    qualification work experience
    TradesElectrician (General)
    (341111)
    NZ registration as an electrician or a limited certificate as an electrician
    from the Electrical Workers Registration Board
    TradesElectric Line
    Mechanic (342211)
    NZ registration as a line mechanic or a limited cert
    ificate as a line
    mechanic from the Electrical Workers Registration Board

    2) Immediate Skill Shortage List (ISSL)

The Immediate Skill Shortage List (ISSL) comprises of those occupations that has urgent requirement of skilled workers in New Zealand. This list shows that no New Zealand residents or citizens are applicable to fulfill that occupation.

You can easily apply under Essential work Visa, if you qualify the requirements and also have  job offer. You can work in New Zealand on temporary basis. The ISSL is updated every six months.

The Immediate Skill Shortage List (ISSL) 2018 is given below:

Occupational
Group
Occupation and ANZSCO numberRequired standard for work visa
applicants with an offer of
employment
Qualifications must be comparable to the
standard of the New Zealand qualification listed.
Regions
Agriculture and
Forestry
Apiarist (121311)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of the New Zealand
Certificate in Apiculture (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post
-
qualification work experience in a commercial
e
nvironment
OR
a minimum of five years' work experience as
an apiarist in a commercial environment
All regions
Agriculture and
Forestry
Arborist (362212)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge re
quirements of the Arboriculture
strand of the New Zealand Certificate in
Horticulture Services (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post
-
qualification work experience
All regions
Agriculture and
Forestry
Beef Cattle Farmer
(Farm Manager)
(121312), Dairy Cattle
Farmer (Farm
Manager) (121313)
One of the following qualifications:
-
A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of the Dairy Farming
or Livestock Farming strands of
the New
Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Level 4)
-
A diploma at NZQF Level 5, or a higher
qualification, in the focus areas of Farm
Management, Agriculture or Dairy Technology
AND
a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience
All regions
Agriculture and
Forestry
Dairy Cattle Farmer
(Assistant Farm
Manager) (121313)
One of the following qualifications:
-
A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of the Dairy Farming
or
Livestock Farming strands of the New
Zealand Certificate in Agriculture (Level 4)
-
A diploma at NZQF Level 5, or a higher
qualification, in the focus areas of Farm
Management, Agriculture or Dairy Technology
AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant work
expe
rience
All regions
Agriculture and
Forestry
Market Gardener
(Crop Production/
Agronomist Manager)
(121221)
One of the following qualifications:
-
A bachelor's degree at NZQF Level 7, or a
higher qualification, with the minimum
equivalent of 360 credits,
which includes the
requirements of a New Zealand major in the
focus areas of Agriculture or Horticulture
-
A certificate or diploma at NZQF Level 5, or a
higher qualification, in the focus areas of Crop
Production or
Horticulture
-
A certificate at NZQF Le
vel 4, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of
one of the strands
of
the New Zealand Certificate in Horticulture
Production (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years’ relevant post
-
qualification work experience
All regions
Agriculture and
Forestry
Pig Farmer (Farm
Manager or Assistant
Farm Manager)
(121318)
One of the following qualifications:
-
A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of the New
Zealand
Certificate in Pork Production (Advanced
Husbandry) (NZQF Level 4), or the credit and
knowledge requirements of the New Zealand
Certificate in Pork Production (Section
Management) (NZQF Level 4)
-
A diploma at NZQF Level 5, or a higher
qualificatio
n, in the focus area of Farm
Management
AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant on
-
farm
work experience
All regions
Agriculture and
Forestry
Winemaker
(Viticulturist/Specialist
positions

not
pickers) (234213)
One of the following qualifications:
-
A
bachelor's degree at NZQF Level 7, or a
higher qualification with the minimum
equivalent of 360 credits, which includes the
requirements of a New Zealand major in the
focus areas of Viticulture, Oenology, Wine
Science or wine making
-
A Graduate Diploma at
NZQF Level 7, or a
higher qualification which includes the
knowledge requirements of a New Zealand
Graduate Diploma in the focus areas of
Viticulture, Oenology, Wine Science or wine
making
OR
a minimum of five years' relevant work
experience
Canterbury/
Upper
South Island, Otago/
Southland
ConstructionBuilding
Inspector/Building
Surveyor (312113)
One of the following qualifications:
-
A bachelor's degree at NZQF Level 7, or a
higher qualification with the minimum
equivalent of 360 credits, which includ
es the
requirements of a New Zealand major in
quantity surveying or construction economics
-
A Graduate Diploma at NZQF Level 7, or a
higher qualification, which includes the
knowledge requirements of a New Zealand
Graduate Diploma in the focus areas of
co
nstruction, construction management, or
construction project management
-
A diploma at NZQF Level 6, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of a New Zealand
Diploma (Level 6) in the focus areas of building
surveying
, architectural technology,
construction management, or quantity
surveying
AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post
-
qualification work experience
All regions
ConstructionConstruction Project
Manager (Foreman)
(Roading and
Infrastructure)
(133111)
A minimum of five years’ experience in
building or maintaining roads
AND
staff management experience
AND
appropriate driver licence
All regions
ConstructionSurveying or Spatial
Science Technician
(Building Information
Modelling
Professional) (31211
6)
A bachelor's degree at NZQF Level 7, or a
higher qualification with the minimum
equivalent of 360 credits, which includes the
requirements of a New Zealand major in the
focus areas of architecture, construction
management or engineering
AND
a minimum
of five years' work experience in
the construction industry including at least
two years in Building Information Modelling
related positions
All regions
ConstructionSurveying Technician
(Spatial Science
Technician/
Hydrographic
Technician) (312116)
One
of the following:
-
A New Zealand Bachelor of Surveying (NZQF
Level 7)
-
A New Zealand Bachelor of Surveying with
Honours (NZQF Level 8)
-
A diploma at NZQF Level 6, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of the Ne
w Zealand
Diploma in Surveying (Level 6)
-
Professional Associate Membership of the
New Zealand Institute of Surveyors
Auckland/ Upper
North Island
ConstructionSurveying Technician
(Spatial Science
Technician/ Land
Surveyor's Technician)
(312116)
One o
f the following:
-
A New Zealand Bachelor of Surveying (NZQF
Level 7)
-
A New Zealand Bachelor of Surveying with
Honours (NZQF Level 8)
-
A diploma at NZQF Level 6, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of the New
Zealand
Diploma in Surveying (Level 6)
-
Professional Associate Membership of the
New Zealand Institute of Surveyors
AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post

qualification work experience
All regions
EducationPost
-
Doctoral Fellow
(classified under
2421
11 University
Lecturer)
Doctor of Philosophy or a Doctoral degree at
NZQF Level 10 with evidence of a thesis
All regions
EducationUniversity Lecturer
(242111)
A master degree at NZQF Level 9, or a higher
qualification, with a minimum equivalent of
240
credits, which includes substantive
research, dissertation or a thesis
All regions
EngineeringCivil Engineering
Draughtsperson
(312211)
A diploma at NZQF Level 6, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of the New
Zealand
Diploma in Engineering (Civil) (Level 6)
All regions
EngineeringElectrical Engineering
Draughtsperson
(312311)
A diploma at NZQF Level 6, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of the New Zealand
Diploma
in Engineering (Electrical) (Level 6)
All regions
EngineeringMechanical
Engineering
Draughtsperson
(312511)
A diploma at NZQF Level 6, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of the New Zealand
Diploma in
Engineering (Mechanical) (Level 6)
All regions
EngineeringMechanical
Engineering
Technician (312512)
One of the following:
-
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours
(Mechanical Engineering) (NZQF Level 8)
-
Bachelor of Engineering Technology
(Mechanical
Engineering) (NZQF Level 7)
-
A Washington Accord or Sydney Accord
accredited undergraduate (initial) engineering
degree in Mechanical Engineering (listed
-
see
Note 3)
-
A qualification at NZQF Level 7 or higher,
with a letter from
Engineering New Zealand
certifying that the degree and any further
learning meet the benchmark requirements
towards Chartered Professional Engineer
professional status in New Zealand
-
NZ registration in the field of Mechanical
Engineering as a Chartered Professional
Engineer or
as an Engineering Technologist by
Engineering New Zealand
AND
a minimum of three years’ relevant post

qualification work experience
Canterbury/ Upper
South Island, Otago/
Southland
Finance/ BusinessAccountant (221111)A qualification at NZQF Level 7 o
r higher, with
a letter from Chartered Accountants Australia
and New Zealand or CPA Australia certifying
that the degree and any further learning meet
the benchmark requirements towards CAANZ
professional status in New Zealand or CPA
Australia membership
A
ND
a minimum of three years' relevant post
-
qualification work experience
Auckland/ Upper
North Island,
Wellington,
Canterbury/ Upper
South Island
Health and Social
Services
Anaesthetic
Technician (311211)
NZ registration in the Anaesthetic Technician
scope of practice with the Medical Sciences
Council of New Zealand
AND
a minimum of two years' post
-
qualification
work experience in anaesthesia
All regions
Health and Social
Services
Medical Technicians
nec (Dialysis
Technician) (311299)
NZ registration as a Clinical Physiologist
(Dialysis) with the Clinical Physiologist
Registration Board
AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post

qualification work experience
All regions
Health and Social
Services
Mid
wife (254111)
NZ registration in the midwifery scope of
practice with the Midwifery Council of New
Zealand
AND
a minimum of three years’ relevant post
-
qualification work experience
All regions
Health and Social
Services
Registered Nurse
(
Aged Care
)
(254412
)
NZ registration in the scope of practice as a
Registered Nurse with the Nursing Council of
New Zealand
AND
a minimum of three years’ work experience in
adult hospital care
All regions
Health and Social
Services
Resident Medical
Officer (excluding First
and Second Year
Resident Medical
Officers) (253112),
Specialist Physician
(General Medicine)
(253311), Cardiologist
(253312),
Paediatrician
(253321), Specialist
Physicians nec
(253399), Emergency
Medicine Specialis
t
(253912),
Ophthalmologist
(253914), Medical
Practitioners nec
(253999)
NZ registration within a relevant provisional
vocational or vocational scope of specialist
practice with the Medical Council of New
Zealand
All regions
ICT, Electronics and
Telecomm
unications
Cabler (Data and
Telecommunications)
(342411),
Telecommunications
Cable Jointer
(342412),
Telecommunications
Technician (342414)
A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of
one of the strands
of
the New Zealand Certificate in
Telecommunications (Level
4)
All regions
Recreation,
Hospitality and
Tourism
Horse Trainer (Stallion
Master) (361112)
A minimum of four years’ relevant work
experience
Waikato/ Bay of
Plenty
Recreation,
Hospitality and
Tourism
Horse Trainer (Stud
Groom) (361112)
A minimum of three years’ relevant work
experience, including at least one year’s
experience as a stud groom and one year’s
yearling preparation experience
Waikato/ Bay of
Plenty
Recreation,
Hospitality and
Tourism
Jockey (452413)Completed an Apprenticeship under the Rules
of Racing in their country of origin
AND
clearance from that authority
Waikato/ Bay of
Plenty, Central
North Island,
Canterbury/ Upper
South Island, Otago/
So
uthland
Recreation,
Hospitality and
Tourism
Jockey (Trackwork
Rider) (452413)
Completed an Apprenticeship under the Rules
of Racing in their country of origin
OR
a minimum of three years’ relevant work
experience
All regions
Recreation,
Hospitality and
Tourism
Outdoor Adventure
Guide (Skydive
Tandem Master)
(452299)
Tandem Master Rating
AND
a minimum of 1000 jumps
Auckland/ Upper
North Island, Central
North Island,
Canterbury/ Upper
South Island, Otago/
Southland
Recreation,
Hospitality and
Tourism
Snowsport Instructor
(452314)
One of the following qualifications:
-
A certificate at NZQF Level 5, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of the New Zealand
Certificate in Advanced Snowschool
Instruction (Applied)
(Level 5)
-
PSIA (USA)
-
CSIA (Canada) Level 1
-
NZSIA (Stage I)
-
equivalent internationally recognised
qualification
AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post
-
qualification work experience
Central North Island,
Canterbury/ Upper
South Island, Otago/
Southland
Recreation,
Hospitality and
Tourism
Snowsport Instructor
(including Technicians)
(452314)
A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements
of
one
of the strands
of
the New Zealand Certificate in Snowsport
Equipment (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post
-
qualification work experience in a
ski/snowboard repair workshop
All regions
TradesBaker (351111)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of the New Zealand
Certificate in Baking (Generalist) or the New
Zealand Certificate in Trade Baking (Plant or
Craft) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post

qualification wor
k experience
All regions
TradesBricklayer (331111)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of the Brick and
Block Laying strand of the New Zealand
Certificate in Trowel Trades (Level
4)
AND
Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) licence to
do Restricted Building Work (RBW) within the
scope of the Bricklaying and Blocklaying
Licence Class, EXCEPT IF the work will be done
under the supervision of an appropriately LBP
who is licensed to su
pervise RBW done within
the scope of a Bricklaying and Blocklaying
Licence Class OR the duties of the Bricklayer
will not include RBW
Auckland/ Upper
North Island
TradesCarpenter (331212)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qualification, which
includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of the New Zealand
Certificate in Carpentry (Level 4)
AND
Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) licence to
do Restricted Building Work (RBW) within the
scope of the Carpentry Licence Class, EXCEPT
IF the work
will be done under the supervision
of an appropriately LBP who is licensed to
supervise RBW work done within the scope of
the Carpentry Licence Class OR the duties of
the Carpenter will not include RBW
All regions
TradesCarpenter and Joiner
(331211)
A c
ertificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of the New Zealand
Certificate in Carpentry (NZQF Level 4)
AND
A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit a
nd
knowledge requirements of one strand of the
New Zealand Certificate in Joinery (Level 4)
AND
Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) licence to
do Restricted Building Work (RBW) within the
scope of the Carpentry Licence Class, EXCEPT
IF the work will be d
one under the supervision
of an appropriately LBP who is licensed to
supervise RBW work done within the scope of
the Carpentry Licence Class OR the duties of
the Carpenter will not include RBW
All regions
TradesComposite Technician
(399999)
A certificat
e at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of the New Zealand
Certificate in Composites (Level 4)
A certificat
e at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of the New Zealand
Certificate in Composites (Level 4)
TradesElectronic Equipment
Trades Worker
(342313)
NZ registration as an Electrical
Service
Technician or Electrical Appliance
Serviceperson with the Electrical Workers
Registration Board
All regions
TradesFibrous Plasterer
(333211)
A minimum of three years’ relevant work
experience
AND
Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) licence to
do Restricted Building Work (RBW) within the
scope of the External Plastering Licence Class,
EXCEPT IF the work will be done under the
supervision of an appropriately LBP who is
licensed to supervise RBW work done within
the scope of the External Plasterin
g Licence
Class OR the duties of the Fibrous Plasterer
will not include RBW
All regions
TradesFloor Finisher
(332111)
A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of one strand in the
Na
tional Certificate in Flooring (Level 4)
Auckland/ Upper
North Island,
Waikato/ Bay of
Plenty
TradesGlazier (333111)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of one strand in the
New
Zealand Certificate in Glazing (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of two years' relevant post
-
qualification work experience
AND
Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) licence to
do relevant Restricted Building Work (RBW),
EXCEPT IF the work will be done under the
super
vision of an appropriately LBP who is
licensed to supervise relevant RBW, OR the
duties of the Glazier will not include RBW
Auckland/ Upper
North Island,
Canterbury/ Upper
South Island
TradesJoiner (331213)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of one strand of the
New Zealand Certificate in Joinery (Level 4)
All regions
TradesMetal Casting Trades
Worker (Foundry
Moulder) (322114)
A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qua
lification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of the metal forming
strand in the New Zealand Certificate in
Mechanical Engineering (Trade) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years’ relevant post

qualification work experience
All regions
TradesMetal Fabricator
(322311)
A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of one strand in the
New Zealand Certificate in Engineering
Fabrication (Trade) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of thre
e years' relevant post
-
qualification work experience
All regions
TradesMetal Machinist (First
Class) (CNC Machinist)
(323214)
A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of the Fitting a
nd
Machining or the Machining strands in the
New Zealand Certificate in Mechanical
Engineering (Trade) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years’ relevant post

qualification work experience
All regions
TradesMotor Mechanic
(General) (321211)
A certificate
at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of a New Zealand
Certificate in Light Automotive Engineering
(Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years' relevant post
-
qualification work experience
All regions
TradesMotor Mechanic
(General) (Automotive
Air Conditioning
Technician) (321211)
A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of the Automotive
Heating, Ventilation or Air Conditioning
strands in the National Certificate in Motor
Industry (Automotive Specialist Engineeri
ng)
(Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years’ relevant post

qualification work experience
All regions
TradesPanelbeater (324111)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of a New Zeal
and
Certificate in Collision Repair (Non
-
structural
Repair) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years' relevant post
-
qualification work experience
All regions
TradesPlastics Technician
(399916)
A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qualification,
which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of the New Zealand
Certificate in Plastics Engineering (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years’ relevant post

qualification work experience
All regions
TradesPlastics Technician
(Plastics Engineer)
(399916)
A certificate at NZQF Level 5, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of the New Zealand
Certificate in Plastics Engineering
Technology
(Level 5)
AND
a minimum of three years’ relevant post

qualification w
ork experience
All regions
TradesRoof Tiler (333311),
Roof Plumber
(334115)
A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of one strand of the
New Zealand Certificate in Roofing
(Installat
ion) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years’ relevant work
experience
AND
Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) licence to
do Restricted Building Work (RBW) within the
scope of the Roofing Licence Class, EXCEPT IF
the work will be done under the supervisio
n of
an appropriately LBP who is licensed to
supervise RBW work done within the scope of
the Roofing Licence Class OR the duties of the
Roof Tiler will not include RBW
Auckland/ Upper
North Island,
Waikato/ Bay of
Plenty, Canterbury/
Upper South Island,
Ot
ago/ Southland
TradesScaffolder (821712) A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of the New Zealand
Certificate in Scaffolding
(Trade)
(Level 4)
AND
a minimum of two years' relevant
post
-
qualification work experience
All regions
TradesSheetmetal Trades
Worker (322211)
A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of one of the strands
of the New Zealand Certificate in
Engineering
Fabrication (Trade) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years' relevant post
-
qualification work experience
All regions
TradesSolid Plasterer
(333212)
A minimum of three years’ relevant work
experience
AND
Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) l
icence to
do Restricted Building Work (RBW) within the
scope of the External Plastering Licence Class,
EXCEPT IF the work will be done under the
supervision of an appropriately LBP who is
licensed to supervise RBW work done within
the scope of the Externa
l Plastering Licence
Class OR the duties of the Solid Plasterer will
not include RBW
All regions
TradesStonemason (331112)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of one of the
strands
of the New Zealand Certificate in
Stonemasonry (Level 4)
Auckland/ Upper
North Island
TradesVehicle Painter
(324311)
A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qualification, which includes the credit and
knowledge requirements of a New Zealand
Certificate in Automotive Refinishing (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years' relevant post
-
qualification work experience
All regions

 3) Canterbury Skill Shortage List(CSSL)

The Canterbury Skill Shortage List (CSSL) consists of those occupations that have severe shortage in Canterbury region after the earthquakes in the year 2010-11. Candidates can easily apply for Essentials work visa if  their occupation is present on the CSSL list and have an employment offer in Canterbury.

The Canterbury Skill shortage List (CSSL) 2018 is given below:

Occupational
Group
Occupation and
ANZSCO number
Required standard for work visa applicants with an offer of employment
Construc
tion
Building
Inspector/
Building Surveyor
(312113)
One of the following qualifications:
-
A bachelor's degree at NZQF Level 7, or a higher qualification
with the
minimum equivalent of 360 credits, which includes the requirements of a
New Zealand major in quantity surveying or construction economics
-
A Graduate Diploma at NZQF Level 7, or a higher qualification, which
includes the knowledge requirements of
a New Zealand Graduate Diploma
in the focus areas of construction, construction management, or
construction project management
-
A diploma at NZQF Level 6, or a higher qualification, with the minimum
equivalent of 240 credits, which includes the credit an
d knowledge
requirements of a New Zealand Diploma (Level 6) in the focus areas of
building surveying, architectural technology, construction management, or
quantity surveying
AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post
-
qualification work experience
Construc
tion
Construction
Project Manager
(Roading and
Infrastructure)
(133111)
One of the following:
-
Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Civil Engineering) (NZQF Level 8)
-
Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering) (NZQF Level 7)
-
Bachelor of En
gineering Technology (Highways Engineering) (NZQF Level
7)
-
A bachelor's degree at NZQF Level 7, or a higher qualification with the
minimum equivalent of 360 credits, which includes the requirements of a
New Zealand major in the focus areas of constructio
n management or
highway engineering
-
A Graduate Diploma at NZQF Level 7, or a higher qualification which
includes the knowledge requirements of a New Zealand Graduate Diploma
in the focus areas of construction management, highway engineering or
constructi
on project management
-
A diploma at NZQF Level 6, or a higher qualification, with the minimum
equivalent of 240 credits, which includes the knowledge requirements of a
New Zealand Diploma in the focus areas of civil engineering, highway
engineering or con
struction management
-
A Washington Accord or Sydney Accord accredited undergraduate (initial)
engineering degree in Civil Engineering (listed
-
see Note 3)
-
A qualification at NZQF Level 7 or higher, with a letter from IPENZ
certifying that the degree an
d any further learning meet the benchmark
requirements towards Chartered Professional Engineer professional status
in New Zealand
-
NZ registration in the field of civil engineering as a Chartered Professional
Engineer or an Engineering Technologist by the
Institution of Professional
Engineers New Zealand
AND
a minimum of five years' relevant post
-
qualification work experience
Construc
tion
Construction
Project Manager
(Foreman)
(Roading and
Infrastructure)
(133111)
A minimum of five years’ experience in
building or maintaining roads
AND
staff management experience
AND
appropriate driver license
Construc
tion
Project Builder
(including
Building Project
Manager and Site
Foreman)
(133112)
One of the following qualifications:
-
A bachelor's degree at NZQF
Level 7, or a higher qualification with the
minimum equivalent of 360 credits, which includes the requirements of a
New Zealand major in quantity surveying or construction economics
-
A Graduate Diploma at NZQF Level 7, or a higher qualification, which
inc
ludes the knowledge requirements of a New Zealand Graduate Diploma
in the focus areas of construction, construction management or
construction project management
-
A diploma at NZQF Level 6, or a higher qualification, with the minimum
equivalent of 240 cre
dits, which includes the knowledge requirements of a
New Zealand Diploma (Level 6) in the focus areas of quantity surveying,
construction economics, construction management or building
AND
a minimum of three years’ relevant post
-
qualification work experie
nce
Construc
tion
Surveying
Technician
(Spatial Science
Technician/Land
Surveyor's
Technician)
(312116)
One of the following:
-
A
New Zealand
Bachelor of Surveying (NZQF Level 7)
-
A
New Zealand
Bachelor of Surveying with Honours (NZQF Level 8)
-
A diploma
at NZQF Level 6, or a higher qualification, which includes the
credit and knowledge requirements of the New Zealand Diploma in
Surveying (Level 6)
-
Professional Associate Membership of the New Zealand Institute of
Surveyors
AND
a minimum of two years’ re
levant post

qualification work experience
Construc
tion
Surveyor
(232212)
One of the following:
-
Bachelor of Surveying (NZQF Level 7)
-
Bachelor of Surveying with Honours (NZQF Level 8)
-
Registration as a Professional Surveyor with the New Zealand
Institute of
Surveyors
-
Professional Associate Membership
or an Overseas Member
of the New
Zealand Institute of Surveyors (with an overseas degree approved by NZIS)
EngineeringCivil Engineer
(233211),
Electrical
Engineer
(233311),
Structural
Engineer
(
233214)
One of the following:
-
A Washington Accord accredited (initial) engineering degree (listed
-
see
Note 3)
-
A Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (NZQF Level 8)
-
A qualification at NZQF Level 7 or higher, with a letter from IPENZ
certifying that
the degree and any further learning meet the benchmark
requirements towards Chartered Professional Engineer professional status
in New Zealand
-
NZ registration as a Chartered Professional Engineer by the Institution of
Professional Engineers New Zealand
EngineeringCivil Engineering
Draughtsperson
(312211)
A diploma at NZQF Level 6, or a higher qualification, which includes the
credit and knowledge requirements of the New Zealand Diploma in
Engineering (Civil) (Level 6)
EngineeringElectrical
Engineerin
g
Draughtsperson
(312311)
A diploma at NZQF Level 6, or a higher qualification, which includes the
credit and knowledge requirements of the New Zealand Diploma in
Engineering (Electrical) (Level 6)
EngineeringCivil Engineering
Technician
(312212)
One of
the following:
-
Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering) (NZQF Level 7)
-
A diploma at NZQF Level 6, or a higher qualification, with the minimum
equivalent of 240 credits, which includes the knowledge requirements of
the New Zealand Diploma
in Engineering (Civil) (Level 6)
-
A Washington Accord or Sydney Accord accredited undergraduate (initial)
engineering degree in Civil Engineering (listed
-
see Note 3)
-
A qualification at NZQF Level 7 or higher, with a letter from IPENZ
certifying that t
he degree and any further learning meet the benchmark
requirements towards Chartered Professional Engineer status in New
Zealand
-
NZ registration in the field of Civil Engineering as a Chartered Professional
Engineer or as an Engineering Technologist by t
he Institution of
Professional Engineers New Zealand
AND
a minimum of three years’ work experience including a minimum of 12
months' relevant post
-
qualification work experience in the past 18 months
EngineeringElectrical
Engineering
Technician
(312312)
One of the following:
-
Bachelor's degree in Engineering with Honours (Electrical and Electronic
Engineering) (NZQF Level 8)
-
Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical Engineering) (NZQF Level
7)
-
Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electri
cal and Electronic
Engineering) (NZQF Level 7)
-
A Washington Accord or Sydney Accord accredited undergraduate (initial)
engineering degree in Electrical Engineering (listed
-
see Note 3)
-
A qualification at NZQF Level 7 or higher, with a letter from IPEN
Z
certifying that the degree and any further learning meet the benchmark
requirements towards Chartered Professional Engineer professional status
in New Zealand
-
NZ registration in the field of Electrical Engineering as a Chartered
Professional Engineer o
r as an Engineering Technologist by the Institution
of Professional Engineers New Zealand
AND
a minimum of three years’ relevant post
-
qualification work experience
Telecommunic
-
ations
Telecommunic
-
ations Engineer
(263311)
One of the following:
-
Bachelor
of Engineering with Honours (Computer Engineering) or
(Computer and Electronic Engineering) or (Computer Systems Engineering)
or (Electronic Engineering) or (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) or
(Electronics and Communication Engineering) or (Electro
nics and Computer
Engineering) or (Electronic/s and Computer Systems Engineering) or
(Network Engineering) (NZQF Level 8)
-
A Washington Accord or Sydney Accord accredited undergraduate (initial)
engineering degree (listed
-
see note 3)
-
A qualification a
t NZQF Level 7 or higher, with a letter from IPENZ
certifying that the degree and any further learning meet the benchmark
requirements towards Chartered Professional Engineer professional status
in New Zealand
-
NZ registration as a Chartered Professional
Engineer or as an Engineering
Technologist by the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand
AND
a minimum of three years' relevant post
-
qualification work experience
TradesAirconditioning
and Refrigeration
Mechanic
(342111)
A certificate at NZQF
Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the
credit and knowledge requirements of the New Zealand Certificate in
Refrigeration and Air Conditioning (Trade) (Level 4)
AND
at least 12 months' relevant work experience in New Zealand
TradesBricklay
er
(331111)
A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the
credit and knowledge requirements of the Brick and Block Laying strand of
the New Zealand Certificate in Trowel Trades (Level 4)
OR
a minimum of three years’ relevant
work experience, including at least 12
months' relevant work experience in New Zealand
AND
Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) licence to do Restricted Building Work
(RBW) within the scope of the Bricklaying and Blocklaying Licence Class,
EXCEPT IF the
work will be done under the supervision of an appropriately
LBP who is licensed to supervise RBW work done within the scope of a
Bricklaying and Blocklaying Licence Class OR the duties of the Bricklayer
will not include RBW
TradesCarpenter
(331212)
A cer
tificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the
credit and knowledge requirements of the New Zealand Certificate in
Carpentry (Level 4)
OR
a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience, including at least 12
months' relevant wo
rk experience in New Zealand
AND
Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) licence to do Restricted Building Work
(RBW) within the scope of the Carpentry Licence Class, EXCEPT IF the work
will be done under the supervision of an appropriately LBP who is licen
sed
to supervise RBW work done within the scope of a Carpentry Licence Class
OR the duties of the Carpenter will not include RBW
TradesCarpenter and
Joiner (331211)
A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the
credit and
knowledge requirements of the New Zealand Certificate in
Carpentry (NZQF Level 4)
AND
A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the
credit and knowledge requirements of one strand of the New Zealand
Certificate in Joinery (Le
vel 4)
OR
a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience, including at least 12
months' relevant work experience in New Zealand
AND
Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) licence to do Restricted Building Work
(RBW) within the scope of the Carpentry Li
cence Class, EXCEPT IF the work
will be done under the supervision of an appropriately LBP who is licensed
to supervise RBW work done within the scope of a Carpentry Licence Class
OR the duties of the Carpenter will not include RBW
TradesDrainlayer
(334113)
Licensed or authorised as a Drainlayer (not including a limited certificate
holder) by the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board
AND
at least 12 months' relevant work experience in New Zealand
TradesElectric Line
Mechanic
(342211)
NZ
registration as a line mechanic or a limited certificate as a line mechanic
from the Electrical Workers Registration Board
TradesFibrous Plasterer
(333211)
A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the
credit and knowledge
requirements of the Fibrous Plaster Installation
strand of the New Zealand Certificate in Interior Linings Installation (Level
4)
OR
a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience, including at least 12
months' relevant work experience in New Zealand
AND
Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) licence to do Restricted Building Work
(RBW) within the scope of the External Plastering Licence Class, EXCEPT IF
the work will be done under the supervision of an appropriately LBP who is
licensed to supervise RBW
work done within the scope of a External
Plastering Licence Class OR the duties of the Fibrous Plasterer will not
include RBW
TradesFloor Finisher
(332111)
A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the
credit and knowledge
requirements of one strand of the National
Certificate in Flooring (Level 4)
OR
a minimum of three years relevant work experience, including at least 12
months' relevant work experience in New Zealand
TradesGlazier (333111)A certificate at NZQF Level 4,
or a higher qualification, which includes the
credit and knowledge requirements of one strand of the New Zealand
Certificate in Glazing (Level 4)
OR
a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience
AND
evidence that the work will be done under the sup
ervision of an
appropriately Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) who is licensed to
supervise relevant Restricted Building Work (RBW) OR that the duties of
the Glazier will not include RBW
TradesJoiner (331213)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qualification, which includes the
credit and knowledge requirements of one strand of the New Zealand
Certificate in Joinery (Level 4)
OR
a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience, including at least 12
months' relevant work experience in New Zeal
and
TradesMetal Fabricator
(322311)
A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the
credit and knowledge requirements of one strand of the New Zealand
Certificate in Engineering Fabrication (Trade) (Level 4)
OR
a minimum of t
hree years' relevant work experience
TradesPlumber
(General)
(334111)
Licensed or authorised as a Plumber (not including a limited certificate
holder) by the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board
AND
at least 12 months' relevant work experience in
New Zealand
TradesRoof Tiler
(333311)
A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the
credit and knowledge requirements of one strand of the New Zealand
Certificate in Roofing (Installation) (Level 4)
OR
a minimum of three ye
ars’ relevant work experience, including at least 12
months' relevant work experience in New Zealand
AND
Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) licence to do Restricted Building Work
(RBW) within the scope of the Roofing Licence Class, EXCEPT IF the work
w
ill be done under the supervision of an appropriately LBP who is licensed
to supervise RBW work done within the scope of a Roofing Licence Class
OR the duties of the Roof Tiler will not include RBW
TradesScaffolder
(821712)
A certificate at NZQF Level 4,
or a higher qualification, which includes the
credit and knowledge requirements of the New Zealand Certificate in
Scaffolding (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of two years' relevant post
-
qualification work experience
TradesSolid Plasterer
(333212)
A certificate
at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the
credit and knowledge requirements of the Solid Plastering strand of the
New Zealand Certificate in Trowel Trades (Level 4)
OR
a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience, including at l
east 12
months' relevant work experience in New Zealand
AND
Licensed Building Practitioner (LBP) licence to do Restricted Building Work
(RBW) within the scope of the External Plastering Licence Class, EXCEPT IF
the work will be done under the supervision
of an appropriately LBP who is
licensed to supervise RBW work done within the scope of a External
Plastering Licence Class OR the duties of the Solid Plasterer will not include
RBW
TradesStonemason
(331112)
A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher
qualification, which includes the
credit and knowledge requirements of one strand of the New Zealand
Certificate in Stonemasonry (Level 4)
OR
a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience, including at least 12
months' relevant work experience in New
Zealand
TradesWall and Floor
Tiler (333411)
A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the
credit and knowledge requirements of the Floor and Wall Tiling strand of
the New Zealand Certificate in Trowel Trades (Level 4)
OR
a
minimum of three years’ relevant work experience, including at least 12
months' relevant work experience in New Zealand
TradesWelder (322313),
Fitter
-
Welder
(323213)
A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the
credit and
knowledge requirements of one strand of the New Zealand
Certificate in Engineering Fabrication (Trade) (Level 4)
OR
a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience
TransportTruck Driver
(General)
(733111)
NZ recognised Full Class 4 or 5 Driver Licence
AND
a minimum of three years’ experience driving heavy rigid (gross laden
weight of more than 18,000kg) or heavy combination (gross combined
weight of more than 25,000kg) vehicles, including at least 12 months'
relevant work experience in New Zealand

4) Skill Level Classification

To be classified as skilled for the Skilled Migrant Category you need to be either;

ANZSCO level 1-3 AND paid at or above $24.29 per hour ($50,523 per year based on a 40 hour week)

OR

ANZSCO level 4-5 AND paid at or above $36.44 per hour ($75,795 per year based on a 40 hour week)

ANSZCO Occupations at Skill Level 1-5 have a level of skill commensurate with one of the following:Experience
Skill level -1
  • Bachelor degree or higher qualification.
At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.

 

 

Skill level -2
  • NZ Register Diploma or
  • AQF Associate Degree, Advanced Diploma or Diploma.

 

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Skill level -3
  • NZ Register Level 4 qualification
  • AQF Certificate IV or
  • AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training.

 

At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Skill level -4
  • NZ Register Level 2 or 3 qualification or
  • AQF Certificate II or III.

 

At least one year of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above. In some instances relevant experience may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
 

Skill Level -5

  • NZ Register Level 1 qualification
  • AQF Certificate I or
  • Compulsory secondary education.

 

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification.

In some instances, no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.

 

 

  1.         You have to fulfill the below-given requirements in order to  be eligible to apply for a resident visa under the Skilled migrant category:
  2.         Age must be 55 or less than 55
  3.         Meet health and character requirements
  4.         Must have proficient English
  5.         Qualify skill level for your chosen occupation

Resident visa is a point-based visa that takes factors like age, work experience, qualification, and offer of skilled employment into consideration.

The New Zealand Skill Shortage List 2018 is comprises of the occupations that have shortage of skilled workers in the regions of New Zealand. If the candidate is already having experience in any of the occupations mentioned in the list then, he/she can easily work in New Zealand.

For availing more information about New Zealand Occupation List, call the official helpline +91-7042184185 or drop your queries on info@makevisas.com. You may visit our official website to explore more visa options under New Zealand Immigration.