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New Zealand Occupation List

The New Zealand Occupation List 2019 comprises of the high demand occupations in the country. This list plays a vital role in New Zealand skilled immigration 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,their 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 jobs in demand 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.        Regional Skill Shortage List (ISSL)
  3.         Construction and Infrastructure 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)  is given below:

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    Occupational GroupOccupation Occupations are listed by ANZSCO (Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification ofLong Term Skill Shortage List Requirements
    Occupations) code.Qualifications must be comparable to the standard of the New Zealand qualification listed. Unless otherwise stated all qualifications listed are New Zealand qualifications (see Note 1 at the end of this list).
    ConstructionConstruction Project Manager (133111)One of the following:
    -   Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (NZQF Level 8)
    -   Bachelor of Engineering Technology (NZQF Level 7)
    -   Bachelor of Construction (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 construction management, civil engineering 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, civil engineering 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, construction 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 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 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 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-qualification 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), MaterialsOne of the following:
    Engineer (233112), Civil Engineer (233211),-   A Washington Accord accredited (initial) engineering degree (listed - see Note 3)
    Geotechnical Engineer (233212), Structural Engineer (233214), Electrical-   A Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (NZQF Level 8)
    Engineer (233311), Electronics Engineer (233411), Industrial-   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
    Engineer (233511), Mechanical Engineer (233512), Production or Plant Engineer (233513), Environmental Engineer (233915), Engineering Professionals nec-   NZ registration as a Chartered Professional Engineer by Engineering New Zealand.
    -233999
    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 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 as 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 of 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 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 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 Electronic 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 Engineer 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 years’ work experience AND
    a minimum of 12 months' relevant post-qualification work experience in
    the last 18 months
    EngineeringTelecommunications Engineer (263311), Telecommunications Network Engineer (263312)One of the following:
    -   Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Network Engineering) (NZQF Level 8)
    -   Bachelor of Engineering (NZQF Level 7)
    Bachelor of Engineering Technology (NZQF Level 7)
    -   A Washington Accord or Sydney Accord accredited undergraduate (initial) degree (listed – see Note 3)
    -   A qualification comparable to 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
    AND
    a minimum of three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
    Finance / BusinessProcurement Manager (133612)One of the following, awarded by the United Kingdom Chartered Institute of Purchasing & Supply (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 experience
    Health and Social ServicesClinical 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 Psychology; Master of Clinical Psychology (NZQF Level 9); Master of Applied Psychology (NZQF Level 9); or Postgraduate Diploma in Applied Psychology (NZQF Level 8) –
    see Note 5)
    Health and Social ServicesDiagnostic 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 ServicesGeneral 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 ServicesMedical 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 ServicesMedical Laboratory Scientist – including Cytotechnologist (Cytoscientist)NZ registration in the scope of practice as a Medical Laboratory Scientist by the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand
    -234611
    (A qualification in this area of absolute skill shortage is: Bachelor of Medical Laboratory Science (NZQF Level 7) – see Note 5)
    Health and Social ServicesObstetrician and Gynaecologist (253913)NZ registration within a relevant provisional general or general 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 ServicesPhysicist (Medical) (234914)One of the following:
    -   Certification by the Australasian 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 ServicesPhysiotherapist (252511)NZ registration as a physiotherapist in the general scope of practice or the specialist scope of practice with the Physiotherapy 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– see Note 5)
    Health and Social ServicesPsychiatrist (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 Surgery (NZQF Level 7) – see Note 5)
    Health and Social ServicesRegistered 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
    Health and Social ServicesSonographer (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 ServicesSpecialist 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 Medicine and Bachelor of Surgery (NZQF Level 7) – see Note 5)
    Health and Social ServicesSurgeon (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 ServicesVeterinarian (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 TelecommunicationsMultimedia 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 TelecommunicationsICT Project Manager (135112),One of the following:
    Organisation and Methods Analyst (224712), ICT-   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)
    Business Analyst (261111), Systems-   Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences (Honours) (NZQF Level 8)
    Analyst (261112), Multimedia Specialist (261211), Web Developer (261212), Analyst Programmer (261311), Developer Programmer (261312), Software-   Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences with Honours (NZQF Level 8)
    Engineer (261313), Software Tester (261314), Software and Applications Programmers nec (261399), Database-   Bachelor of Electronic Commerce with Honours (NZQF Level 8)
    Administrator-   Bachelor of Information Sciences with Honours (NZQF Level 8)
    -   Bachelor of Software and Information Technology with Honours (NZQF Level 8)
    -   Bachelor in Computer Generated Imagery (NZQF Level 7)
    -   Bachelor of Animation (NZQF Level 7)
    -   Bachelor of Applied Information Systems (NZQF Level 7)
    -   Bachelor of Applied Information Technology (NZQF Level 7)
    -   Bachelor of Applied Management
    -   Bachelor of Applied Science and Bachelor of Computer and Information Services (NZQF Level 7)
    (262111), ICT-   Bachelor of Computer and Information Sciences (NZQF Level 7)
    Security Specialist (262112), Systems Administrator (262113), Computer Network and Systems Engineer (263111), Network Administrator (263112), ICT-   Bachelor of Computing (NZQF Level 7)
    Quality Assurance Engineer (263211), ICT Support Engineer (263212), ICT Systems Test Engineer (263213), ICT Support and Test Engineers nec (263299),-   Bachelor of Computing and Mathematical Sciences (NZQF Level 7)
    Telecommunications Engineer (263311), Telecommunications Network Engineer (263312), ICT-   Bachelor of Computing Systems (NZQF Level 7)
    Customer Support Officer (313112)-   Bachelor of Computing, Communications and Technology (NZQF Level 7)
    -   Bachelor of Creative Software (NZQF Level 7)
    -   Bachelor of Digital Technologies (NZQF Level 7)
    -   Bachelor of Electronic Commerce (NZQF Level 7)
    -   Bachelor of Information & Communication Technologies (NZQF Level 7)
    -   Bachelor of Information Sciences (NZQF Level 7)
    -   Bachelor of Information Technology (NZQF Level 7)
    -   Bachelor of Software and Information Technology (NZQF Level 7)
    -   Bachelor of Software Engineering (Game Programming) (NZQF Level 7)
    -   A bachelor'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, Computational 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 Engineering, Electronics, Electronics and Communication Engineering, Electronics and Computer Engineering, Electronics and Computer Systems, Electronic Engineering, Information and Communications Technology, Information Management, Information Science, Information 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, Programming, Software and Information Technology, Software Development, Software Engineering, Systems Design, Systems Development, or Telecommunications
    -   A Seoul Accord accredited undergraduate (initial) degree (listed - see Note 3)
    -   A qualification comparable to NZQF Level 7 or higher, with a letter from IT Professionals New Zealand certifying that the applicant’s degree and any further learning meet the educational requirements towards Chartered IT Professional New Zealand status
    AND
    a minimum of three years' relevant post-qualification work experience.
    Recreation, Hospitality and TourismChef (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 Server 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 qualifications:
    -   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 (NZQF 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 (NZQF Level 4)
    AND
    a minimum of three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
    TradesElectrician (General)NZ registration as an electrician or a limited certificate as an electrician
    -341111from the Electrical Workers Registration Board
    TradesElectric LineNZ registration as a line mechanic or a limited certificate as a line
    Mechanic (342211)mechanic from the Electrical Workers Registration Board

    2) Regional Skill Shortage List (RSSL)

    The former Immediate Skill Shortage List got replaced by the new Regional Skill Shortage List (RSSL) on May 27, 2019. This list targets the regions based on occupations that have a shortage of skilled workers and at this time, it includes 15 regions. If your job is on the RSSL list and you have the relevant qualification and experience, you can be granted with an Essential Skills Work Visa.

The Regional Skill Shortage List (RSSL) is given below:

  1. Northland

Occupational GroupOccupation 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. Also see Note 1 at the end of this document.
Agriculture and ForestryApiarist (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 environment
OR
a minimum of five years' work experience as an apiarist in a commercial environment
Agriculture and ForestryArborist (362212)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements 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
Agriculture andBeef Cattle Farmer (FarmOne of the following qualifications:
ForestryManager) (121312), Dairy- A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and
Cattle Farmer (Farmknowledge requirements of the Dairy Farming or Livestock Farming strands of the New
Manager) (121313)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
Agriculture and ForestryDairy 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 experience
Agriculture and ForestryMarket 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 Level 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
Agriculture and ForestryPig 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 qualification, in the focus area of Farm Management
AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant on-farm work experience
EducationEarly Childhood (Pre- primary School) Teacher (241111)One of the following NZQF level 7 qualifications, or higher, or a comparable qualification at the same level:
-   Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
-   Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early Childhood
-   Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) AND
NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ post-qualification work experience with children up to five years of age, including babies and toddlers
EducationPrimary School Teacher (241213)NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work experience
EducationPost-Doctoral Fellow (classified under 242111Doctor of Philosophy or a Doctoral degree at NZQF Level 10 with evidence of a thesis
University Lecturer)
EducationSecondary School TeacherNZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand
-241411AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work experience
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
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)
Finance/ BusinessAccountant (221111)A letter from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand or CPA Australia certifying that the applicant's degree and any further learning meet the benchmark requirements towards CAANZ professional status in New Zealand or CPA Australia membership
AND
a minimum of three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
Health and Social ServicesAnaesthetic 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
Health and Social ServicesMedical 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
Health and Social ServicesMidwife (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
Health and Social ServicesResident Medical Officer (excluding First and Second Year Resident Medical Officers) (253112)NZ registration within a relevant provisional general, general or special purpose scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
Health and Social ServicesSpecialist Physician (General Medicine) (253311), CardiologistNZ registration within a relevant provisional general, general, provisional vocational, vocational or special purpose scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
(253312), Paediatrician
(253321), Specialist
Physicians nec (253399), Emergency Medicine Specialist (253912),
Ophthalmologist (253914), Medical Practitioners nec
-253999
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismJockey (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
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismOutdoor Adventure Guide (Skydive Tandem Master) (452299)Tandem Master Rating AND
a minimum of 1000 jumps
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismSnowsport 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
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 work experience
TradesComposite Technician (399999)A certificate 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
TradesMetal Casting Trades Worker (Foundry Moulder) (322114)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, 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
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 three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
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 and 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
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
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 Engineering) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years’ relevant post–qualification work experience
TradesPanelbeater (324111)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements of a New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair (Non-structural Repair) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
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
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 work experience
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
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

2. Auckland

Occupational GroupOccupation 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. Also see Note 1 at the end of this document.
Agriculture and ForestryApiarist (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 environment
OR
a minimum of five years' work experience as an apiarist in a commercial environment
Agriculture and ForestryArborist (362212)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements 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
Agriculture andBeef Cattle Farmer (FarmOne of the following qualifications:
ForestryManager) (121312), Dairy- A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and
Cattle Farmer (Farmknowledge requirements of the Dairy Farming or Livestock Farming strands of the New
Manager) (121313)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
Agriculture and ForestryDairy 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 experience
Agriculture and ForestryMarket 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 Level 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
Agriculture and ForestryPig 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 qualification, in the focus area of Farm Management
AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant on-farm work experience
EducationEarly Childhood (Pre- primary School) Teacher (241111)One of the following NZQF level 7 qualifications, or higher, or a comparable qualification at the same level:
-   Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
-   Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early Childhood
-   Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) AND
NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ post-qualification work experience with children up to five years of age, including babies and toddlers
EducationPrimary School Teacher (241213)NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work experience
EducationPost-Doctoral Fellow (classified under 242111Doctor of Philosophy or a Doctoral degree at NZQF Level 10 with evidence of a thesis
University Lecturer)
EducationSecondary School TeacherNZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand
-241411AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work experience
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
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)
Finance/ BusinessAccountant (221111)A letter from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand or CPA Australia certifying that the applicant's degree and any further learning meet the benchmark requirements towards CAANZ professional status in New Zealand or CPA Australia membership
AND
a minimum of three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
Health and Social ServicesAnaesthetic 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
Health and Social ServicesMedical 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
Health and Social ServicesMidwife (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
Health and Social ServicesResident Medical Officer (excluding First and Second Year Resident Medical Officers) (253112)NZ registration within a relevant provisional general, general or special purpose scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
Health and Social ServicesSpecialist Physician (General Medicine) (253311), CardiologistNZ registration within a relevant provisional general, general, provisional vocational, vocational or special purpose scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
(253312), Paediatrician
(253321), Specialist
Physicians nec (253399), Emergency Medicine Specialist (253912),
Ophthalmologist (253914), Medical Practitioners nec
-253999
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismJockey (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
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismOutdoor Adventure Guide (Skydive Tandem Master) (452299)Tandem Master Rating AND
a minimum of 1000 jumps
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismSnowsport 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
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 work experience
TradesComposite Technician (399999)A certificate 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
TradesMetal Casting Trades Worker (Foundry Moulder) (322114)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, 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
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 three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
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 and 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
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
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 Engineering) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years’ relevant post–qualification work experience
TradesPanelbeater (324111)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements of a New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair (Non-structural Repair) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
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
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 work experience
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
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

3. Gisborne

Occupational GroupOccupation 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. Also see Note 1 at the end of this document.
Agriculture and ForestryApiarist (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 environment
OR
a minimum of five years' work experience as an apiarist in a commercial environment
Agriculture and ForestryArborist (362212)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements 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
Agriculture andBeef Cattle Farmer (FarmOne of the following qualifications:
ForestryManager) (121312), Dairy- A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and
Cattle Farmer (Farmknowledge requirements of the Dairy Farming or Livestock Farming strands of the New
Manager) (121313)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
Agriculture and ForestryDairy 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 experience
Agriculture and ForestryMarket 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 Level 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
Agriculture and ForestryPig 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 qualification, in the focus area of Farm Management
AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant on-farm work experience
EducationEarly Childhood (Pre- primary School) Teacher (241111)One of the following NZQF level 7 qualifications, or higher, or a comparable qualification at the same level:
-   Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
-   Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early Childhood
-   Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) AND
NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ post-qualification work experience with children up to five years of age, including babies and toddlers
EducationPrimary School Teacher (241213)NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work experience
EducationPost-Doctoral Fellow (classified under 242111Doctor of Philosophy or a Doctoral degree at NZQF Level 10 with evidence of a thesis
University Lecturer)
EducationSecondary School TeacherNZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand
-241411AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work experience
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
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)
Health and Social ServicesAnaesthetic 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
Health and Social ServicesMedical 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
Health and Social ServicesMidwife (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
Health and Social ServicesResident Medical Officer (excluding First and Second Year Resident Medical Officers) (253112)NZ registration within a relevant provisional general, general or special purpose scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
Health and Social ServicesSpecialist Physician (General Medicine) (253311), CardiologistNZ registration within a relevant provisional general, general, provisional vocational, vocational or special purpose scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
(253312), Paediatrician
(253321), Specialist
Physicians nec (253399), Emergency Medicine Specialist (253912),
Ophthalmologist (253914), Medical Practitioners nec
-253999
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismHorse Trainer (Stallion Master) (361112)A minimum of four years’ relevant work experience
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismHorse 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
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismJockey (452413)Completed an Apprenticeship under the Rules of Racing in their country of origin AND
clearance from that authority
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismJockey (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
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismSnowsport 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
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 work experience
TradesComposite Technician (399999)A certificate 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
TradesMetal Casting Trades Worker (Foundry Moulder) (322114)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, 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
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 three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
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 and 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
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
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 Engineering) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years’ relevant post–qualification work experience
TradesPanelbeater (324111)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements of a New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair (Non-structural Repair) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
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
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 work experience
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
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

4. Hawke’s Bay

Occupational GroupOccupation 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. Also see Note 1 at the end of this document.
Agriculture and ForestryApiarist (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 environment
OR
a minimum of five years' work experience as an apiarist in a commercial environment
Agriculture and ForestryArborist (362212)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements 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
Agriculture andBeef Cattle Farmer (FarmOne of the following qualifications:
ForestryManager) (121312), Dairy- A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and
Cattle Farmer (Farmknowledge requirements of the Dairy Farming or Livestock Farming strands of the New
Manager) (121313)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
Agriculture and ForestryDairy 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 experience
Agriculture and ForestryMarket 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 Level 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
Agriculture and ForestryPig 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 qualification, in the focus area of Farm Management
AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant on-farm work experience
EducationEarly Childhood (Pre- primary School) Teacher (241111)One of the following NZQF level 7 qualifications, or higher, or a comparable qualification at the same level:
-   Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
-   Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early Childhood
-   Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) AND
NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ post-qualification work experience with children up to five years of age, including babies and toddlers
EducationPrimary School Teacher (241213)NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work experience
EducationPost-Doctoral Fellow (classified under 242111Doctor of Philosophy or a Doctoral degree at NZQF Level 10 with evidence of a thesis
University Lecturer)
EducationSecondary School TeacherNZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand
-241411AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work experience
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
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)
Health and Social ServicesAnaesthetic 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
Health and Social ServicesMedical 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
Health and Social ServicesMidwife (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
Health and Social ServicesResident Medical Officer (excluding First and Second Year Resident Medical Officers) (253112)NZ registration within a relevant provisional general, general or special purpose scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
Health and Social ServicesSpecialist Physician (General Medicine) (253311), CardiologistNZ registration within a relevant provisional general, general, provisional vocational, vocational or special purpose scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
(253312), Paediatrician
(253321), Specialist
Physicians nec (253399), Emergency Medicine Specialist (253912),
Ophthalmologist (253914), Medical Practitioners nec
-253999
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismJockey (452413)Completed an Apprenticeship under the Rules of Racing in their country of origin AND
clearance from that authority
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismJockey (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
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismOutdoor Adventure Guide (Skydive Tandem Master) (452299)Tandem Master Rating AND
a minimum of 1000 jumps
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismSnowsport 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
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismSnowsport 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
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 work experience
TradesComposite Technician (399999)A certificate 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
TradesMetal Casting Trades Worker (Foundry Moulder) (322114)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, 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
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 three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
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 and 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
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
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 Engineering) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years’ relevant post–qualification work experience
TradesPanelbeater (324111)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements of a New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair (Non-structural Repair) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
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
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 work experience
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
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

5. Otago

Occupational GroupOccupation 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. Also see Note 1 at the end of this document.
Agriculture and ForestryApiarist (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 environment
OR
a minimum of five years' work experience as an apiarist in a commercial environment
Agriculture and ForestryArborist (362212)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements 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
Agriculture andBeef Cattle Farmer (FarmOne of the following qualifications:
ForestryManager) (121312), Dairy- A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and
Cattle Farmer (Farmknowledge requirements of the Dairy Farming or Livestock Farming strands of the New
Manager) (121313)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
Agriculture and ForestryDairy 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 experience
Agriculture and ForestryMarket 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 Level 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
Agriculture and ForestryPig 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 qualification, in the focus area of Farm Management
AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant on-farm work experience
Agriculture and ForestryWinemaker (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
EducationEarly Childhood (Pre- primary School) Teacher (241111)One of the following NZQF level 7 qualifications, or higher, or a comparable qualification at the same level:
-   Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
-   Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early Childhood
-   Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) AND
NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ post-qualification work experience with children up to five years of age, including babies and toddlers
EducationPrimary School Teacher (241213)NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work experience
EducationPost-Doctoral Fellow (classified under 242111Doctor of Philosophy or a Doctoral degree at NZQF Level 10 with evidence of a thesis
University Lecturer)
EducationSecondary School Teacher (241411)NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work experience
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
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)
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
Health and Social ServicesAnaesthetic 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
Health and Social ServicesMedical 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
Health and Social ServicesMidwife (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
Health and Social ServicesResident Medical Officer (excluding First and Second Year Resident Medical Officers) (253112)NZ registration within a relevant provisional general, general or special purpose scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
Health and Social ServicesSpecialist Physician (General Medicine) (253311), CardiologistNZ registration within a relevant provisional general, general, provisional vocational, vocational or special purpose scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
(253312), Paediatrician
(253321), Specialist
Physicians nec (253399), Emergency Medicine Specialist (253912),
Ophthalmologist (253914), Medical Practitioners nec
-253999
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismJockey (452413)Completed an Apprenticeship under the Rules of Racing in their country of origin AND
clearance from that authority
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismJockey (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
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismOutdoor Adventure Guide (Skydive Tandem Master) (452299)Tandem Master Rating AND
a minimum of 1000 jumps
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismSnowsport 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
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismSnowsport 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
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 work experience
TradesComposite Technician (399999)A certificate 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
TradesMetal Casting Trades Worker (Foundry Moulder) (322114)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, 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
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 three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
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 and 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
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
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 Engineering) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years’ relevant post–qualification work experience
TradesPanelbeater (324111)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements of a New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair (Non-structural Repair) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
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
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 work experience
TradesSheetmetal Trades WorkerA certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and
-322211knowledge 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
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

6. Southland 

Occupational GroupOccupation 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. Also see Note 1 at the end of this document.
Agriculture and ForestryApiarist (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 environment
OR
a minimum of five years' work experience as an apiarist in a commercial environment
Agriculture and ForestryArborist (362212)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements 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
Agriculture andBeef Cattle Farmer (FarmOne of the following qualifications:
ForestryManager) (121312), Dairy- A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and
Cattle Farmer (Farmknowledge requirements of the Dairy Farming or Livestock Farming strands of the New
Manager) (121313)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
Agriculture and ForestryDairy 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 experience
Agriculture and ForestryMarket 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 Level 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
Agriculture and ForestryPig 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 qualification, in the focus area of Farm Management
AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant on-farm work experience
Agriculture and ForestryWinemaker (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
EducationEarly Childhood (Pre- primary School) Teacher (241111)One of the following NZQF level 7 qualifications, or higher, or a comparable qualification at the same level:
-   Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
-   Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early Childhood
-   Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) AND
NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ post-qualification work experience with children up to five years of age, including babies and toddlers
EducationPrimary School Teacher (241213)NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work experience
EducationPost-Doctoral Fellow (classified under 242111Doctor of Philosophy or a Doctoral degree at NZQF Level 10 with evidence of a thesis
University Lecturer)
EducationSecondary School Teacher (241411)NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work experience
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
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)
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
Health and Social ServicesAnaesthetic 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
Health and Social ServicesMedical 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
Health and Social ServicesMidwife (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
Health and Social ServicesResident Medical Officer (excluding First and Second Year Resident Medical Officers) (253112)NZ registration within a relevant provisional general, general or special purpose scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
Health and Social ServicesSpecialist Physician (General Medicine) (253311), CardiologistNZ registration within a relevant provisional general, general, provisional vocational, vocational or special purpose scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
(253312), Paediatrician
(253321), Specialist
Physicians nec (253399), Emergency Medicine Specialist (253912),
Ophthalmologist (253914), Medical Practitioners nec
-253999
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismJockey (452413)Completed an Apprenticeship under the Rules of Racing in their country of origin AND
clearance from that authority
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismJockey (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
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismOutdoor Adventure Guide (Skydive Tandem Master) (452299)Tandem Master Rating AND
a minimum of 1000 jumps
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismSnowsport 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
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismSnowsport 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
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 work experience
TradesComposite Technician (399999)A certificate 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
TradesMetal Casting Trades Worker (Foundry Moulder) (322114)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, 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
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 three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
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 and 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
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
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 Engineering) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years’ relevant post–qualification work experience
TradesPanelbeater (324111)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements of a New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair (Non-structural Repair) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
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
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 work experience
TradesSheetmetal Trades WorkerA certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and
-322211knowledge 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
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

7. Taranaki

Occupational GroupOccupation 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. Also see Note 1 at the end of this document.
Agriculture and ForestryApiarist (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 environment
OR
a minimum of five years' work experience as an apiarist in a commercial environment
Agriculture and ForestryArborist (362212)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements 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
Agriculture andBeef Cattle Farmer (FarmOne of the following qualifications:
ForestryManager) (121312), Dairy- A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and
Cattle Farmer (Farmknowledge requirements of the Dairy Farming or Livestock Farming strands of the New
Manager) (121313)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
Agriculture and ForestryDairy 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 experience
Agriculture and ForestryMarket 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 Level 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
Agriculture and ForestryPig 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 qualification, in the focus area of Farm Management
AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant on-farm work experience
EducationEarly Childhood (Pre- primary School) Teacher (241111)One of the following NZQF level 7 qualifications, or higher, or a comparable qualification at the same level:
-   Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
-   Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early Childhood
-   Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) AND
NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ post-qualification work experience with children up to five years of age, including babies and toddlers
EducationPrimary School Teacher (241213)NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work experience
EducationPost-Doctoral Fellow (classified under 242111Doctor of Philosophy or a Doctoral degree at NZQF Level 10 with evidence of a thesis
University Lecturer)
EducationSecondary School TeacherNZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand
-241411AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work experience
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
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)
Health and Social ServicesAnaesthetic 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
Health and Social ServicesMedical 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
Health and Social ServicesMidwife (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
Health and Social ServicesResident Medical Officer (excluding First and Second Year Resident Medical Officers) (253112)NZ registration within a relevant provisional general, general or special purpose scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
Health and Social ServicesSpecialist Physician (General Medicine) (253311), CardiologistNZ registration within a relevant provisional general, general, provisional vocational, vocational or special purpose scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
(253312), Paediatrician
(253321), Specialist
Physicians nec (253399), Emergency Medicine Specialist (253912),
Ophthalmologist (253914), Medical Practitioners nec
-253999
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismJockey (452413)Completed an Apprenticeship under the Rules of Racing in their country of origin AND
clearance from that authority
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismJockey (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
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismOutdoor Adventure Guide (Skydive Tandem Master) (452299)Tandem Master Rating AND
a minimum of 1000 jumps
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismSnowsport 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
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismSnowsport 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
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 work experience
TradesComposite Technician (399999)A certificate 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
TradesMetal Casting Trades Worker (Foundry Moulder) (322114)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, 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
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 three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
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 and 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
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
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 Engineering) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years’ relevant post–qualification work experience
TradesPanelbeater (324111)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements of a New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair (Non-structural Repair) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
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
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 work experience
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
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

8. Whanganui-Manawatu

Occupational GroupOccupation 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. Also see Note 1 at the end of this document.
Agriculture and ForestryApiarist (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 environment
OR
a minimum of five years' work experience as an apiarist in a commercial environment
Agriculture and ForestryArborist (362212)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements 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
Agriculture andBeef Cattle Farmer (FarmOne of the following qualifications:
ForestryManager) (121312), Dairy- A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and
Cattle Farmer (Farmknowledge requirements of the Dairy Farming or Livestock Farming strands of the New
Manager) (121313)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
Agriculture and ForestryDairy 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 experience
Agriculture and ForestryMarket 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 Level 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
Agriculture and ForestryPig 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 qualification, in the focus area of Farm Management
AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant on-farm work experience
EducationEarly Childhood (Pre- primary School) Teacher (241111)One of the following NZQF level 7 qualifications, or higher, or a comparable qualification at the same level:
-   Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
-   Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early Childhood
-   Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) AND
NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ post-qualification work experience with children up to five years of age, including babies and toddlers
EducationPrimary School Teacher (241213)NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work experience
EducationPost-Doctoral Fellow (classified under 242111Doctor of Philosophy or a Doctoral degree at NZQF Level 10 with evidence of a thesis
University Lecturer)
EducationSecondary School TeacherNZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand
-241411AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work experience
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
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)
Health and Social ServicesAnaesthetic 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
Health and Social ServicesMedical 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
Health and Social ServicesMidwife (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
Health and Social ServicesResident Medical Officer (excluding First and Second Year Resident Medical Officers) (253112)NZ registration within a relevant provisional general, general or special purpose scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
Health and Social ServicesSpecialist Physician (General Medicine) (253311), CardiologistNZ registration within a relevant provisional general, general, provisional vocational, vocational or special purpose scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
(253312), Paediatrician
(253321), Specialist
Physicians nec (253399), Emergency Medicine Specialist (253912),
Ophthalmologist (253914), Medical Practitioners nec
-253999
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismJockey (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
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismSnowsport 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
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismSnowsport 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
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 work experience
TradesComposite Technician (399999)A certificate 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
TradesMetal Casting Trades Worker (Foundry Moulder) (322114)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, 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
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 three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
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 and 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
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
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 Engineering) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years’ relevant post–qualification work experience
TradesPanelbeater (324111)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements of a New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair (Non-structural Repair) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
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
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 work experience
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
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

9. Wellington

Occupational GroupOccupation 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. Also see Note 1 at the end of this document.
Agriculture and ForestryApiarist (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 environment
OR
a minimum of five years' work experience as an apiarist in a commercial environment
Agriculture and ForestryArborist (362212)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements 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
Agriculture andBeef Cattle Farmer (FarmOne of the following qualifications:
ForestryManager) (121312), Dairy- A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and
Cattle Farmer (Farmknowledge requirements of the Dairy Farming or Livestock Farming strands of the New
Manager) (121313)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
Agriculture and ForestryDairy 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 experience
Agriculture and ForestryMarket 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 Level 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
Agriculture and ForestryPig 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 qualification, in the focus area of Farm Management
AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant on-farm work experience
EducationEarly Childhood (Pre- primary School) Teacher (241111)One of the following NZQF level 7 qualifications, or higher, or a comparable qualification at the same level:
-   Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
-   Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early Childhood
-   Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) AND
NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ post-qualification work experience with children up to five years of age, including babies and toddlers
EducationPrimary School Teacher (241213)NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work experience
EducationPost-Doctoral Fellow (classified under 242111Doctor of Philosophy or a Doctoral degree at NZQF Level 10 with evidence of a thesis
University Lecturer)
EducationSecondary School TeacherNZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand
-241411AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work experience
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
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)
Finance/ BusinessAccountant (221111)A letter from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand or CPA Australia certifying that the applicant's degree and any further learning meet the benchmark requirements towards CAANZ professional status in New Zealand or CPA Australia membership
AND
a minimum of three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
Health and Social ServicesAnaesthetic 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
Health and Social ServicesMedical 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
Health and Social ServicesMidwife (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
Health and Social ServicesResident Medical Officer (excluding First and Second Year Resident Medical Officers) (253112)NZ registration within a relevant provisional general, general or special purpose scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
Health and Social ServicesSpecialist Physician (General Medicine) (253311), CardiologistNZ registration within a relevant provisional general, general, provisional vocational, vocational or special purpose scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
(253312), Paediatrician
(253321), Specialist
Physicians nec (253399), Emergency Medicine Specialist (253912),
Ophthalmologist (253914), Medical Practitioners nec
-253999
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismJockey (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
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismSnowsport 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
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 work experience
TradesComposite Technician (399999)A certificate 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
TradesMetal Casting Trades Worker (Foundry Moulder) (322114)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, 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
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 three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
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 and 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
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
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 Engineering) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years’ relevant post–qualification work experience
TradesPanelbeater (324111)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements of a New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair (Non-structural Repair) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
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
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 work experience
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
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

10. West Coast

Occupational GroupOccupation 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. Also see Note 1 at the end of this document.
Agriculture and ForestryApiarist (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 environment
OR
a minimum of five years' work experience as an apiarist in a commercial environment
Agriculture and ForestryArborist (362212)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements 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
Agriculture andBeef Cattle Farmer (FarmOne of the following qualifications:
ForestryManager) (121312), Dairy- A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and
Cattle Farmer (Farmknowledge requirements of the Dairy Farming or Livestock Farming strands of the New
Manager) (121313)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
Agriculture and ForestryDairy 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 experience
Agriculture and ForestryMarket 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 Level 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
Agriculture and ForestryPig 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 qualification, in the focus area of Farm Management
AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant on-farm work experience
Agriculture and ForestryWinemaker (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
EducationEarly Childhood (Pre- primary School) Teacher (241111)One of the following NZQF level 7 qualifications, or higher, or a comparable qualification at the same level:
-   Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
-   Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early Childhood
-   Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) AND
NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ post-qualification work experience with children up to five years of age, including babies and toddlers
EducationPrimary School Teacher (241213)NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work experience
EducationPost-Doctoral Fellow (classified under 242111Doctor of Philosophy or a Doctoral degree at NZQF Level 10 with evidence of a thesis
University Lecturer)
EducationSecondary School Teacher (241411)NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work experience
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
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)
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
Finance/ BusinessAccountant (221111)A letter from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand or CPA Australia certifying that the applicant's degree and any further learning meet the benchmark requirements towards CAANZ professional status in New Zealand or CPA Australia membership
AND
a minimum of three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
Health and Social ServicesAnaesthetic 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
Health and Social ServicesMedical 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
Health and Social ServicesMidwife (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
Health and Social ServicesResident Medical Officer (excluding First and Second Year Resident Medical Officers) (253112)NZ registration within a relevant provisional general, general or special purpose scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
Health and Social ServicesSpecialist Physician (General Medicine) (253311), CardiologistNZ registration within a relevant provisional general, general, provisional vocational, vocational or special purpose scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
(253312), Paediatrician
(253321), Specialist
Physicians nec (253399), Emergency Medicine Specialist (253912),
Ophthalmologist (253914),
Medical Practitioners nec (253999)
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismJockey (452413)Completed an Apprenticeship under the Rules of Racing in their country of origin AND
clearance from that authority
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismJockey (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
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismOutdoor Adventure Guide (Skydive Tandem Master) (452299)Tandem Master Rating AND
a minimum of 1000 jumps
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismSnowsport 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
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismSnowsport 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
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 work experience
TradesComposite Technician (399999)A certificate 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
TradesMetal Casting Trades Worker (Foundry Moulder) (322114)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, 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
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 three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
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 and 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
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
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 Engineering) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years’ relevant post–qualification work experience
TradesPanelbeater (324111)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements of a New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair (Non-structural Repair) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
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
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 work experience
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
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

11. Canterbury

Occupational GroupOccupation and ANZSCO NumberRequired standard for work visa applicants with an offer of employmentRegion
Qualifications must be comparable to the standard of the New Zealand qualification listed. Also see Note 1 at the end of this list.
ConstructionConstruction Project Manager (Foreman) (Roading and Infrastructure)A minimum of five years’ experience in building or maintaining roadsAll regions
-133111AND
staff management experience AND
appropriate driver licence
ConstructionProject Builder (including Building Project Manager and Site Foreman) (133112)One of the following qualifications:Canterbury*
-   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 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 experience
ConstructionSurveyor (232212)One of the following:Canterbury*
-   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)One of the following:Canterbury*
-   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
EngineeringStructural Engineer (233214)One of the following:Canterbury*
-   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.
EngineeringElectrical Engineer (233311)One of the following:Canterbury*
-   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
Telecommunicatio nsTelecommunicatio ns Engineer (263311)One of the following:Canterbury*
-   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) (NZQF Level 8)
-   A Washington Accord or Sydney Accord accredited undergraduate (initial) engineering degree (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 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
ConstructionBuilding Associate (312112)New Zealand Certificate of Carpentry (Level 4) or higherNorthland, Auckland
AND
the New Zealand Certificate in Construction Related Trades (Supervisor) (Level 4) AND
a minimum of three years’ post-qualification
experience.
ConstructionBuilding InspectorOne of the following qualifications:All regions
/ Building Surveyor (312113)-   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, 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
ConstructionSurveying Technician (Spatial Science Technician/Land Surveyor's Technician) (312116)One of the following:All regions
-   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
ConstructionSurveying or Spatial Science Technician (Building Information ModellingA 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 engineeringAll regions
AND
Professional) (312116)a minimum of five years' work experience in the construction industry including at least two years in Building Information Modelling related positions
ConstructionSurveying Technician (Spatial Science Technician/ Hydrographic Technician) (312116)One of the following:Northland, Auckland
-   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
EngineeringCivil Engineering Draughtsperson (312211)A diploma at NZQF Level 6, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements of the New ZealandAll regions
Diploma in Engineering (Civil) (Level 6)
EngineeringCivil Engineering Technician (312212)One of the following:Canterbury*
-   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 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 as 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 DraughtspersonA diploma at NZQF Level 6, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements of the New ZealandAll regions
-312311Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) (Level 6)
EngineeringElectrical Engineering Technician (312312)One of the following:Canterbury*
-   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 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 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
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)Canterbury*
OR
a minimum of three years' relevant work
experience
TradesWelder (322313)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)Canterbury*
OR
a minimum of three years’ relevant work
experience
TradesFitter-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)Canterbury*
OR
a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience
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)Northland, Auckland, Canterbury*
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 done within the scope of a Bricklaying and Blocklaying Licence Class OR the duties of the Bricklayer will not include RBW
Note for employment where the entire or principal place of work is within the territorial authorities of
Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council
or Waimakariri District Council:
A minimum of three years’ relevant work experience, including at least 12 months' relevant work experience in New Zealand may be accepted in place of 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).
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)Northland, Auckland
Note for employment where the entire or principal place of work is within the territorial authorities of Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council or Waimakariri District Council:
A minimum of three years’ relevant work experience, including at least 12 months' relevant work experience in New Zealand may be accepted in place of 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).
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)All regions
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 (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
Note for employment where the entire or principal place of work is within the territorial authorities of Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council or Waimakariri District Council:
A minimum of three years’ relevant work experience, including at least 12 months' relevant work experience in New Zealand may be accepted in place of having the two qualifications referred
to above.
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)All regions
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
Note for employment where the entire or principal place of work is within the territorial authorities of Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council or Waimakariri District Council:
A minimum of three years’ relevant work experience, including at least 12 months' relevant work experience in New Zealand may be accepted in place of having 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)
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) ORAll regions
a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience, including at least 12 months' relevant
work experience in New Zealand
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)Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Canterbury*
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 in the New Zealand Certificate in Glazing (Level 4) ANDNorthland, Auckland, Nelson– Tasman, Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury
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 supervision of an appropriately LBP who is licensed to supervise relevant RBW, OR the duties of the Glazier will not include RBW
Note for employment where the entire or principal place of work is within the territorial authorities of
Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council or Waimakariri District Council:
A minimum of three years’ relevant work experience may be accepted in place of the requirement of 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 the minimum of two years' relevant post-
qualification work experience
TradesFibrous Plasterer (333211)A minimum of three years’ relevant work experienceAll regions
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 Plastering Licence Class OR the duties of the Fibrous Plasterer will not include RBW
Note for employment where the entire or principal place of work is within the territorial authorities of Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council or Waimakariri District Council the following is required instead of the above:
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
TradesSolid Plasterer (333212)A minimum of three years’ relevant work experienceAll regions
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 Plastering Licence Class OR the duties of the Solid Plasterer will not include RBW
Note for employment where the entire or principal place of work is within the territorial authorities of Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council
or Waimakariri District Council the following is
required instead of the above:
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 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 Solid
Plasterer will not include RBW
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)Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Nelson–Tasman, Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
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 supervision 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
Note for employment where the entire or principal place of work is within the territorial authorities of Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council or Waimakariri District Council:
A minimum of three years’ relevant work experience, including at least 12 months' relevant work experience in New Zealand may be accepted in place of having 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)
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)Canterbury*
OR
a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience, including at least 12 months' relevant
work experience in New Zealand
TradesPlumber (General) (334111)Licensed or authorised as a Plumber (not including a limited certificate holder) by the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board ANDAll regions
at least 12 months' relevant work experience in
New Zealand
TradesDrainlayer (334113)Licensed or authorised as a Drainlayer (not including a limited certificate holder) by the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board ANDCanterbury*
at least 12 months' relevant work experience in
New Zealand
TradesRoof 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 (Installation) (Level 4)Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Nelson–Tasman, Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
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 supervision 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
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)Canterbury*
AND
at least 12 months' relevant work experience in New Zealand
TradesElectric Line MechanicNZ registration as a line mechanic or a limited certificate as a line mechanic from the ElectricalCanterbury*
-342211Workers Registration Board
ICT, Electronics and Telecommunicatio nsCabler (Data and Telecommunicatio ns) (342411)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 inAll regions
Telecommunications (Level 4)
ICT, Electronics and Telecommunicatio nsTelecommunicatio ns Cable Jointer (342412)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 inAll regions
Telecommunications (Level 4)
ICT, Electronics and Telecommunicatio nsTelecommunicatio ns 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 inAll regions
Telecommunications (Level 4)
TransportTruck Driver (General) (733111)NZ recognised Full Class 4 or 5 Driver Licence ANDCanterbury*
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
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)All regions
AND
a minimum of two years' relevant post-
qualification work experience

12. Bay of Plenty

Occupational GroupOccupation 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. Also see Note 1 at the end of this document.
Agriculture and ForestryApiarist (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 environment
OR
a minimum of five years' work experience as an apiarist in a commercial environment
Agriculture and ForestryArborist (362212)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements 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
Agriculture andBeef Cattle Farmer (FarmOne of the following qualifications:
ForestryManager) (121312), Dairy- A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and
Cattle Farmer (Farmknowledge requirements of the Dairy Farming or Livestock Farming strands of the New
Manager) (121313)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
Agriculture and ForestryDairy 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 experience
Agriculture and ForestryMarket 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 Level 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
Agriculture and ForestryPig 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 qualification, in the focus area of Farm Management
AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant on-farm work experience
EducationEarly Childhood (Pre- primary School) Teacher (241111)One of the following NZQF level 7 qualifications, or higher, or a comparable qualification at the same level:
-   Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
-   Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early Childhood
-   Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) AND
NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ post-qualification work experience with children up to five years of age, including babies and toddlers
EducationPrimary School Teacher (241213)NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work experience
EducationPost-Doctoral Fellow (classified under 242111Doctor of Philosophy or a Doctoral degree at NZQF Level 10 with evidence of a thesis
University Lecturer)
EducationSecondary School TeacherNZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand
-241411AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work experience
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
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)
Health and Social ServicesAnaesthetic 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
Health and Social ServicesMedical 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
Health and Social ServicesMidwife (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
Health and Social ServicesResident Medical Officer (excluding First and Second Year Resident Medical Officers) (253112)NZ registration within a relevant provisional general, general or special purpose scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
Health and Social ServicesSpecialist Physician (General Medicine) (253311), CardiologistNZ registration within a relevant provisional general, general, provisional vocational, vocational or special purpose scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
(253312), Paediatrician
(253321), Specialist
Physicians nec (253399), Emergency Medicine Specialist (253912),
Ophthalmologist (253914), Medical Practitioners nec
-253999
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismHorse Trainer (Stallion Master) (361112)A minimum of four years’ relevant work experience
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismHorse 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
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismJockey (452413)Completed an Apprenticeship under the Rules of Racing in their country of origin AND
clearance from that authority
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismJockey (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
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismSnowsport 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
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 work experience
TradesComposite Technician (399999)A certificate 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
TradesMetal Casting Trades Worker (Foundry Moulder) (322114)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, 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
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 three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
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 and 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
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
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 Engineering) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years’ relevant post–qualification work experience
TradesPanelbeater (324111)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements of a New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair (Non-structural Repair) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
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
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 work experience
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
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

13. Waikato

Occupational GroupOccupation 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. Also see Note 1 at the end of this document.
Agriculture and ForestryApiarist (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 environment
OR
a minimum of five years' work experience as an apiarist in a commercial environment
Agriculture and ForestryArborist (362212)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements 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
Agriculture andBeef Cattle Farmer (FarmOne of the following qualifications:
ForestryManager) (121312), Dairy- A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and
Cattle Farmer (Farmknowledge requirements of the Dairy Farming or Livestock Farming strands of the New
Manager) (121313)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
Agriculture and ForestryDairy 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 experience
Agriculture and ForestryMarket 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 Level 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
Agriculture and ForestryPig 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 qualification, in the focus area of Farm Management
AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant on-farm work experience
EducationEarly Childhood (Pre- primary School) Teacher (241111)One of the following NZQF level 7 qualifications, or higher, or a comparable qualification at the same level:
-   Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
-   Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early Childhood
-   Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) AND
NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ post-qualification work experience with children up to five years of age, including babies and toddlers
EducationPrimary School Teacher (241213)NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work experience
EducationPost-Doctoral Fellow (classified under 242111Doctor of Philosophy or a Doctoral degree at NZQF Level 10 with evidence of a thesis
University Lecturer)
EducationSecondary School TeacherNZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand
-241411AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work experience
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
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)
Health and Social ServicesAnaesthetic 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
Health and Social ServicesMedical 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
Health and Social ServicesMidwife (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
Health and Social ServicesResident Medical Officer (excluding First and Second Year Resident Medical Officers) (253112)NZ registration within a relevant provisional general, general or special purpose scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
Health and Social ServicesSpecialist Physician (General Medicine) (253311), CardiologistNZ registration within a relevant provisional general, general, provisional vocational, vocational or special purpose scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
(253312), Paediatrician
(253321), Specialist
Physicians nec (253399), Emergency Medicine Specialist (253912),
Ophthalmologist (253914), Medical Practitioners nec
-253999
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismHorse Trainer (Stallion Master) (361112)A minimum of four years’ relevant work experience
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismHorse 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
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismJockey (452413)Completed an Apprenticeship under the Rules of Racing in their country of origin AND
clearance from that authority
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismJockey (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
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismSnowsport 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
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 work experience
TradesComposite Technician (399999)A certificate 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
TradesMetal Casting Trades Worker (Foundry Moulder) (322114)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, 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
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 three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
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 and 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
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
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 Engineering) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years’ relevant post–qualification work experience
TradesPanelbeater (324111)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements of a New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair (Non-structural Repair) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
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
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 work experience
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
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

14. Nelson-Tasman

Occupational GroupOccupation 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. Also see Note 1 at the end of this document.
Agriculture and ForestryApiarist (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 environment
OR
a minimum of five years' work experience as an apiarist in a commercial environment
Agriculture and ForestryArborist (362212)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements 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
Agriculture andBeef Cattle Farmer (FarmOne of the following qualifications:
ForestryManager) (121312), Dairy- A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and
Cattle Farmer (Farmknowledge requirements of the Dairy Farming or Livestock Farming strands of the New
Manager) (121313)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
Agriculture and ForestryDairy 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 experience
Agriculture and ForestryMarket 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 Level 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
Agriculture and ForestryPig 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 qualification, in the focus area of Farm Management
AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant on-farm work experience
Agriculture and ForestryWinemaker (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
EducationEarly Childhood (Pre- primary School) Teacher (241111)One of the following NZQF level 7 qualifications, or higher, or a comparable qualification at the same level:
-   Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
-   Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early Childhood
-   Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) AND
NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ post-qualification work experience with children up to five years of age, including babies and toddlers
EducationPrimary School Teacher (241213)NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work experience
EducationPost-Doctoral Fellow (classified under 242111Doctor of Philosophy or a Doctoral degree at NZQF Level 10 with evidence of a thesis
University Lecturer)
EducationSecondary School Teacher (241411)NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work experience
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
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)
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
Finance/ BusinessAccountant (221111)A letter from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand or CPA Australia certifying that the applicant's degree and any further learning meet the benchmark requirements towards CAANZ professional status in New Zealand or CPA Australia membership
AND
a minimum of three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
Health and Social ServicesAnaesthetic 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
Health and Social ServicesMedical 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
Health and Social ServicesMidwife (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
Health and Social ServicesResident Medical Officer (excluding First and Second Year Resident Medical Officers) (253112)NZ registration within a relevant provisional general, general or special purpose scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
Health and Social ServicesSpecialist Physician (General Medicine) (253311), CardiologistNZ registration within a relevant provisional general, general, provisional vocational, vocational or special purpose scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
(253312), Paediatrician
(253321), Specialist
Physicians nec (253399), Emergency Medicine Specialist (253912),
Ophthalmologist (253914),
Medical Practitioners nec (253999)
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismJockey (452413)Completed an Apprenticeship under the Rules of Racing in their country of origin AND
clearance from that authority
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismJockey (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
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismOutdoor Adventure Guide (Skydive Tandem Master) (452299)Tandem Master Rating AND
a minimum of 1000 jumps
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismSnowsport 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
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismSnowsport 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
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 work experience
TradesComposite Technician (399999)A certificate 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
TradesMetal Casting Trades Worker (Foundry Moulder) (322114)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, 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
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 three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
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 and 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
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
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 Engineering) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years’ relevant post–qualification work experience
TradesPanelbeater (324111)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements of a New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair (Non-structural Repair) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
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
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 work experience
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
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

15. Marlborough

Occupational GroupOccupation 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. Also see Note 1 at the end of this document.
Agriculture and ForestryApiarist (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 environment
OR
a minimum of five years' work experience as an apiarist in a commercial environment
Agriculture and ForestryArborist (362212)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements 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
Agriculture and ForestryBeef 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
Agriculture and ForestryDairy 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 experience
Agriculture and ForestryMarket 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 Level 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
Agriculture and ForestryPig 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 qualification, in the focus area of Farm Management
AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant on-farm work experience
Agriculture and ForestryWinemaker (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
EducationEarly Childhood (Pre- primary School) Teacher (241111)One of the following NZQF level 7 qualifications, or higher, or a comparable qualification at the same level:
-   Graduate Diploma in Teaching (Early Childhood Education)
-   Bachelor of Education (Teaching) Early Childhood
-   Bachelor of Teaching (Early Childhood Education) AND
NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ post-qualification work experience with children up to five years of age, including babies and toddlers
EducationPrimary School Teacher (241213)NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work experience
EducationPost-Doctoral Fellow (classified under 242111Doctor of Philosophy or a Doctoral degree at NZQF Level 10 with evidence of a thesis
University Lecturer)
EducationSecondary School Teacher (241411)NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand AND
a provisional practising certificate AND
a minimum of two years’ relevant post-qualification work experience
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
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)
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
Finance/ BusinessAccountant (221111)A letter from Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand or CPA Australia certifying that the applicant's degree and any further learning meet the benchmark requirements towards CAANZ professional status in New Zealand or CPA Australia membership
AND
a minimum of three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
Health and Social ServicesAnaesthetic 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
Health and Social ServicesMedical 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
Health and Social ServicesMidwife (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
Health and Social ServicesResident Medical Officer (excluding First and Second Year Resident Medical Officers) (253112)NZ registration within a relevant provisional general, general or special purpose scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
Health and Social ServicesSpecialist Physician (General Medicine) (253311), CardiologistNZ registration within a relevant provisional general, general, provisional vocational, vocational or special purpose scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand
(253312), Paediatrician
(253321), Specialist
Physicians nec (253399), Emergency Medicine Specialist (253912),
Ophthalmologist (253914),
Medical Practitioners nec (253999)
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismJockey (452413)Completed an Apprenticeship under the Rules of Racing in their country of origin AND
clearance from that authority
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismJockey (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
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismOutdoor Adventure Guide (Skydive Tandem Master) (452299)Tandem Master Rating AND
a minimum of 1000 jumps
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismSnowsport 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
Recreation, Hospitality and TourismSnowsport 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
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 work experience
TradesComposite Technician (399999)A certificate 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
TradesMetal Casting Trades Worker (Foundry Moulder) (322114)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, 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
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 three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
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 and 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
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
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 Engineering) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years’ relevant post–qualification work experience
TradesPanelbeater (324111)A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements of a New Zealand Certificate in Collision Repair (Non- structural Repair) (Level 4)
AND
a minimum of three years' relevant post-qualification work experience
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
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 work experience
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
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

 3)  Construction and Infrastructure Skill Shortage list (CISSL)

This New Construction and Infrastructure Skill Shortage List (CISSL) replaced the  Canterbury Skills Shortage List (CSSL) and came into effect on December 17, 2018. This list reflects the skill shortages in the New Zealand construction labour market that is primarily constructed to fulfill the Industrial labor requirements in the country.  If your occupation appears on the list, you can apply for an Essential Skills Work Visa.

The Construction and Infrastructure Skill shortage List (CISSL)  is given below:

Occupational GroupOccupation and ANZSCO NumberRequired standard for work visa applicants with an offer of employmentRegion
Qualifications must be comparable to the standard of the New Zealand qualification listed. Also see Note 1 at the end of this list.
ConstructionConstruction Project Manager (Foreman) (Roading and Infrastructure)A minimum of five years’ experience in building or maintaining roadsAll regions
-133111AND
staff management experience AND
appropriate driver licence
ConstructionProject Builder (including Building Project Manager and Site Foreman) (133112)One of the following qualifications:Canterbury*
-   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 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 experience
ConstructionSurveyor (232212)One of the following:Canterbury*
-   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)One of the following:Canterbury*
-   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
EngineeringStructural Engineer (233214)One of the following:Canterbury*
-   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.
EngineeringElectrical Engineer (233311)One of the following:Canterbury*
-   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
Telecommunicatio nsTelecommunicatio ns Engineer (263311)One of the following:Canterbury*
-   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) (NZQF Level 8)
-   A Washington Accord or Sydney Accord accredited undergraduate (initial) engineering degree (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 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
ConstructionBuilding Associate (312112)New Zealand Certificate of Carpentry (Level 4) or higherNorthland, Auckland
AND
the New Zealand Certificate in Construction Related Trades (Supervisor) (Level 4) AND
a minimum of three years’ post-qualification
experience.
ConstructionBuilding InspectorOne of the following qualifications:All regions
/ Building Surveyor (312113)-   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, 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
ConstructionSurveying Technician (Spatial Science Technician/Land Surveyor's Technician) (312116)One of the following:All regions
-   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
ConstructionSurveying or Spatial Science Technician (Building Information ModellingA 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 engineeringAll regions
AND
Professional) (312116)a minimum of five years' work experience in the construction industry including at least two years in Building Information Modelling related positions
ConstructionSurveying Technician (Spatial Science Technician/ Hydrographic Technician) (312116)One of the following:Northland, Auckland
-   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
EngineeringCivil Engineering Draughtsperson (312211)A diploma at NZQF Level 6, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements of the New ZealandAll regions
Diploma in Engineering (Civil) (Level 6)
EngineeringCivil Engineering Technician (312212)One of the following:Canterbury*
-   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 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 as 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 DraughtspersonA diploma at NZQF Level 6, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements of the New ZealandAll regions
-312311Diploma in Engineering (Electrical) (Level 6)
EngineeringElectrical Engineering Technician (312312)One of the following:Canterbury*
-   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 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 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
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)Canterbury*
OR
a minimum of three years' relevant work
experience
TradesWelder (322313)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)Canterbury*
OR
a minimum of three years’ relevant work
experience
TradesFitter-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)Canterbury*
OR
a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience
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)Northland, Auckland, Canterbury*
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 done within the scope of a Bricklaying and Blocklaying Licence Class OR the duties of the Bricklayer will not include RBW
Note for employment where the entire or principal place of work is within the territorial authorities of
Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council
or Waimakariri District Council:
A minimum of three years’ relevant work experience, including at least 12 months' relevant work experience in New Zealand may be accepted in place of 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).
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)Northland, Auckland
Note for employment where the entire or principal place of work is within the territorial authorities of Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council or Waimakariri District Council:
A minimum of three years’ relevant work experience, including at least 12 months' relevant work experience in New Zealand may be accepted in place of 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).
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)All regions
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 (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
Note for employment where the entire or principal place of work is within the territorial authorities of Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council or Waimakariri District Council:
A minimum of three years’ relevant work experience, including at least 12 months' relevant work experience in New Zealand may be accepted in place of having the two qualifications referred
to above.
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)All regions
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
Note for employment where the entire or principal place of work is within the territorial authorities of Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council or Waimakariri District Council:
A minimum of three years’ relevant work experience, including at least 12 months' relevant work experience in New Zealand may be accepted in place of having 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)
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) ORAll regions
a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience, including at least 12 months' relevant
work experience in New Zealand
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)Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Canterbury*
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 in the New Zealand Certificate in Glazing (Level 4) ANDNorthland, Auckland, Nelson– Tasman, Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury
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 supervision of an appropriately LBP who is licensed to supervise relevant RBW, OR the duties of the Glazier will not include RBW
Note for employment where the entire or principal place of work is within the territorial authorities of
Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council or Waimakariri District Council:
A minimum of three years’ relevant work experience may be accepted in place of the requirement of 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 the minimum of two years' relevant post-
qualification work experience
TradesFibrous Plasterer (333211)A minimum of three years’ relevant work experienceAll regions
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 Plastering Licence Class OR the duties of the Fibrous Plasterer will not include RBW
Note for employment where the entire or principal place of work is within the territorial authorities of Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council or Waimakariri District Council the following is required instead of the above:
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
TradesSolid Plasterer (333212)A minimum of three years’ relevant work experienceAll regions
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 Plastering Licence Class OR the duties of the Solid Plasterer will not include RBW
Note for employment where the entire or principal place of work is within the territorial authorities of Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council
or Waimakariri District Council the following is
required instead of the above:
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 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 Solid
Plasterer will not include RBW
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)Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Nelson–Tasman, Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
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 supervision 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
Note for employment where the entire or principal place of work is within the territorial authorities of Christchurch City Council, Selwyn District Council or Waimakariri District Council:
A minimum of three years’ relevant work experience, including at least 12 months' relevant work experience in New Zealand may be accepted in place of having 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)
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)Canterbury*
OR
a minimum of three years’ relevant work experience, including at least 12 months' relevant
work experience in New Zealand
TradesPlumber (General) (334111)Licensed or authorised as a Plumber (not including a limited certificate holder) by the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board ANDAll regions
at least 12 months' relevant work experience in
New Zealand
TradesDrainlayer (334113)Licensed or authorised as a Drainlayer (not including a limited certificate holder) by the Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board ANDCanterbury*
at least 12 months' relevant work experience in
New Zealand
TradesRoof 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 (Installation) (Level 4)Northland, Auckland, Waikato, Bay of Plenty, Gisborne, Nelson–Tasman, Marlborough, West Coast, Canterbury, Otago, Southland
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 supervision 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
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)Canterbury*
AND
at least 12 months' relevant work experience in New Zealand
TradesElectric Line MechanicNZ registration as a line mechanic or a limited certificate as a line mechanic from the ElectricalCanterbury*
-342211Workers Registration Board
ICT, Electronics and Telecommunicatio nsCabler (Data and Telecommunicatio ns) (342411)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 inAll regions
Telecommunications (Level 4)
ICT, Electronics and Telecommunicatio nsTelecommunicatio ns Cable Jointer (342412)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 inAll regions
Telecommunications (Level 4)
ICT, Electronics and Telecommunicatio nsTelecommunicatio ns 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 inAll regions
Telecommunications (Level 4)
TransportTruck Driver (General) (733111)NZ recognised Full Class 4 or 5 Driver Licence ANDCanterbury*
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
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)All regions
AND
a minimum of two years' relevant post-
qualification work experience

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 $25 per hour ($52,000 per year based on a 40 hour week)

OR

ANZSCO level 4-5 AND paid at or above $37.50 per hour ($78,000 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  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.