NSW Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) Skilled Occupation Lists Updates

Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)


A permanent visa for points tested skilled workers who are nominated by a state or territory government agency.



Before you start putting your Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect, consider that you must meet the following minimum eligibility criteria: 

  • you must be under 45 years of age

  • you must obtain a minimum score of 65 points in your SkillSelect EOI. To check what points you are eligible to claim, please refer to the Home Affairs points calculator

  • at the time of invitation, you must have an English score of at least competent English. If you are a citizen of the USA, UK, Canada, Republic of Ireland or New Zealand, you are not required to complete an English language test

  • you must hold a valid skills assessment in an occupation that exactly matches an occupation on the NSW subclass 190 visa occupation list

  • you must be currently residing in NSW. NSW will not invite EOIs submitted from people currently residing in another Australian state or territory, or offshore



Skilled Nominated (Permanent) visa (subclass 190) 



  • New South Wales has added ten new occupations to its Skilled Occupation List.
  • Newly added occupations are only for Skilled Visa subclass 190.
  • The list has a total of 40 occupations now.


NSW is currently working from reduced skilled occupation lists at Home Affairs direction. These lists are subject to change without notice.


  • 133211 – Engineering Manager 

  • 134211 – Medical Administrator 

  • 134212 – Nursing Clinical Director 

  • 134214 – Welfare Centre Manager 

  • 233211 – Civil Engineer 

  • 233212 – Geotechnical Engineer 

  • 233214 – Structural Engineer 

  • 233215 – Transport Engineer 

  • 233511 – Industrial Engineer 

  • 233512 – Mechanical Engineer 

  • 233513 – Production or Plant Engineer 

  • 233911 – Aeronautical Engineer 

  • 233913 – Biomedical Engineer 

  • 233916 – Naval Architect 

  • 233999 – Engineering Professionals nec 

  • 254411 – Nurse Practitioner 

  • 254412 – Registered Nurse (Aged Care) 

  • 254413 – Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) 

  • 254414 – Registered Nurse (Community Health) 

  • 254415 – Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) 

  • 254417 – Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation) 

  • 254418 – Registered Nurse (Medical) 

  • 254421 – Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) 

  • 254422 – Registered Nurse (Mental Health) 

  • 254423 – Registered Nurse (Perioperative) 

  • 254424 – Registered Nurse (Surgical) 

  • 254425 – Registered Nurse (Paediatric) 

  • 254499 – Registered Nurses nec 

  • 261111 – ICT business Analyst 

  • 261112 – Systems Analyst 

  • 261311 – Analyst Programmer 

  • 261312 – Developer Programmer 

  • 261313 – Software Engineer 

  • 262112 – ICT Security Specialist 

  • 263111 – Computer Network and Systems Engineer 

  • 312211 – Civil Engineering Draftsperson 

  • 312212 – Civil Engineering Technician 

  • 312311 – Electrical Engineering Draftsperson 

  • 312312 – Electrical Engineering Technician 

  • 312999 – Building and Engineering Technicians nec 


Common questions about skilled visas

What you need to know about EOI ranking, eligibility requirements, application costs for subclass 190.

Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)


How does NSW nomination work for the subclass 190 visa?

NSW runs a selection-based invitation process. NSW selects and invites the highest-ranking candidates at the time of an invitation round to apply for nomination. Invitation rounds occur ongoing during the financial year.

NSW does not accept direct applications, you must be invited to apply for NSW nomination.

Unlike selection rounds conducted by Home Affairs, there are no set dates for NSW invitation rounds, and they are not announced beforehand.

During an invitation round, eligible EOIs are ranked by:

  1. Point score, then
  2. English proficiency, followed by
  3. Years of skilled employment

The highest ranking EOIs up to the number of places available for a given occupation are issued an invitation to apply. When an EOI was submitted, or amended, does not affect its ranking.

NSW will not issue invitations based on your visa expiring, losing points or eligibility, or living and working in NSW.


When is the next invitation round?

NSW invitation rounds occur ongoing throughout the financial year. There is no set date, and they are not announced beforehand.

Where can I get migration advice?

Registered migration agents can provide immigration advice and assistance, including providing help with lodging visa applications. Agents must be qualified and demonstrate to the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (OMARA).


Migration lawyers and agents at No Borders Migrationthat are registered wtih OMARA and they all:

  • have sufficient knowledge of migration law and procedures
  • are a person of integrity
  • are a fit and proper person to provide immigration assistance.


Eligibility requirements


Am I eligible for NSW nomination?

Refer to the eligibility requirements section of our Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) website to see if you are eligible for NSW nomination.


Is NSW inviting EOIs in my occupation?

The NSW occupation list can be found on our NSW skilled occupation lists website. If you do not hold a valid skills assessment for an occupation that exactly matches one on our occupation list, you are not eligible for NSW nomination.

The NSW occupation lists are periodically reviewed based on the needs of the NSW economy. We cannot comment on which occupations may be added or removed from our occupation list during a review


I meet all the NSW eligibility requirements, why haven’t I received an invitation from NSW yet?

NSW runs a selection-based invitation process. Meeting our minimum eligibility criteria does not guarantee you will be invited to apply for NSW nomination.

Due to the large number of candidates in the NSW selection pool, and the limited number of places available, our selection process is extremely competitive.

The vast majority of candidates will not be invited to apply for NSW nomination. Consequently, we strongly recommend you do not rely on being invited by NSW to apply for nomination, and explore all other visa options available on the Home Affairs website, or consult a registered migration agent for advice.


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