High priority occupations

The jobs listed on this high priority occupations list are identified as being in high demand and / or critical to the Northern Territory (NT) economy and industry.

If you are moving to the Territory to take up one of these high priority occupations, you may be eligible for Welcome to the Territory incentives.

Skill level numbers show the level of qualifications or experience needed for each job. For more information go to the ANZSCO page of the Australian Bureau of Statistics website.

ANZSCO code Occupation ANZSCO skill level
134111 Child care centre manager 1
134214 Welfare centre manager 1
135112 ICT project manager 1
135199 ICT managers nec 1
139911 Arts administrator or manager 1
139999 Specialist managers nec 1
141111 Cafe or restaurant manager 2
141311 Hotel or motel manager 2
142111 Retail manager (general) 2
221111 Accountant (general) 1
221112 Management accountant 1
223113 Workplace relations adviser 1
224611 Librarian 1
224712 Organisation and methods analyst 1
231111 Aeroplane pilot 1
231213 Ship's master 1
232212 Surveyor 1
233512 Mechanical engineer 1
234313 Environmental research scientist 1
234411 Geologist 1
241111 Early childhood (pre-primary school) teacher 1
241213 Primary school teacher 1
241311 Middle school teacher (Aus) \ intermediate school teacher (NZ) 1
241411 Secondary school teacher 1
242211 Vocational education teacher (Aus) \ polytechnic teacher (NZ) 1
249311 Teacher of English to speakers of other languages 1
251211 Medical diagnostic radiographer 1
251312 Occupational health and safety adviser 1
251511 Hospital pharmacist 1
251513 Retail pharmacist 1
251911 Health promotion officer 1
252411 Occupational therapist 1
252511 Physiotherapist 1
2527* Speech professionals and audiologists nfd  1
2531* Generalist medical practitioners nfd 1
253211 Anaesthetist 1
253311 Specialist physician (general medicine) 1
253312 Cardiologist 1
253317 Intensive care specialist 1
253321 Paediatrician 1
253399 Specialist physicians nec 1
253411 Psychiatrist 1
253511 Surgeon (general) 1
253514 Orthopaedic surgeon 1
253912 Emergency medicine specialist 1
253913 Obstetrician and gynaecologist 1
253914 Ophthalmologist 1
253915 Pathologist 1
254111 Midwife 1
254311 Nurse manager 1
2544* Registered nurse 1
261111 ICT business analyst 1
261112 Systems analyst 1
261312 Developer programmer 1
261313 Software engineer 1
262112 ICT security specialist 1
263213 ICT systems test engineer 1
271311 Solicitor 1
272112 Drug and alcohol counsellor 1
272311 Clinical psychologist 1
272399 Psychologists nec 1
272511 Social worker 1
312111 Architectural draftsperson 2
313111 Hardware technician 2
321211 Motor mechanic (general) 3
341111 Electrician (general) 3
351311 Chef 2
351411 Cook 3
411311 Diversional therapist 3
411511 Aboriginal and Torres Strait Islander health worker 2
411711 Community worker 2
411712 Disabilities services officer 2
411713 Family support worker 2
411716 Youth worker 2
421111 Child care worker 4
423111 Aged or disabled carer 4
423313 Personal care assistant 4
431111 Bar attendant 4
431511 Waiter 4
442111 Prison officer 4
612112 Property manager 3
731211 Bus driver 4
733111 Truck driver (general) 4

* Four digit ANZSCO unit group code incorporates occupations within this group.

Source: NT Department of Trade, Business and Innovation.