Southern Inland Skilled Occupations List

RDA Southern Inland is no longer able to accept applications for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) for the remainder of the 2021-22 program year

Our allocation of nomination positions, provided by the NSW government has now been filled.  Please note that refunds will not be issued for applications submitted after program closure.


There have been changes to the 491 skilled regional State nominated visa program.

Applicants must receive an invitation to apply from the NSW Government before submitting an application.

Occupation List for Stream 1

If you are applying under Stream 1, refer to the combined occupation list on the NSW Government website.

Occupation List for Stream 2 and Stream 3

Applications under Stream 2 and Stream 3 must reference the occupation list for the region that they are wanting to apply to. The skilled occupations for each region will be different, so it is important that you check that your occupation is currently being accepted for our region. This list is updated regularly, and sometimes needs to be changed without notice. Your occupation must be on this list when you submit your application.

It is important that the skilled occupation on your application to Southern Inland matches the occupation that is entered into SkillSelect. If these do not match, you cannot be nominated to apply from the NSW Government.

As the occupation list is updated regularly, there may be variances between the list below and the copy provided by the NSW Government. The list below is the current edition, and applications need to adhere to this list. Occupations that are on the copy provided by the NSW Government but not on this list will not be accepted.

We will be accepting applications for the Skilled Work Regional Visa (491) for applicants with an invitation to apply under Streams 2 and 3 from the NSW Government for the following occupations:

ANZSCO Code Occupation Occupation Status
134111 Child Care Centre Manager Available
141111 Cafe or Restaurant Manager Available
221111 Accountant (General) Suspended
233211 Civil Engineer Available
233213 Quantity Surveyor Available
233311 Electrical Engineer Available
233411 Electronics Engineer Available
233511 Industrial Engineer Available
233915 Environmental Engineer Available
234711 Veterinarian Available
241111 Early Childhood Teacher Available
241411 Secondary School Teacher Available
241511 Special Needs Teacher Available
251211 Medical Diagnostic Radiographer Available
251411 Optometrist Available
252511 Physiotherapist Available
254111 Midwife Available
254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care) Available
254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency) Available
254417 Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation) Available
254418 Registered Nurse (Medical) Available
254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) Available
254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health) Available
254499 Registered Nurse nec Available
261112 Systems Analyst Suspended
261312 Developer Programmer Suspended
272311 Clinical Psychologist Available
272399 Psychologists nec Available
272511 Social Worker Available
272613 Welfare Worker Available
312311 Electrical Engineering Draftsperson Available
312312 Electrical Engineering Technician Available
321111 Automotive Electrician Available
321211 Motor Mechanic (General) Available
321212 Diesel Motor Mechanic Available
321214 Small Engine Mechanic Available
322313 Welder (First Class) Available
323211 Fitter (General) Available
323212 Fitter and Turner Available
323213 Fitter-Welder Available
331211 Carpenter and Joiner Available
331212 Butcher or Smallgoods Maker Available
351311 Chef Available
351411 Cook Available
361112 Horse Trainer Available
394111 Cabinetmaker Available
411411 Enrolled Nurse Available
511112 Program or Project Administrator Available

Where occupations are marked suspended, there is no guarantee that these will become available within the current year.  Do not contact our office to ask when these occupations will be made available - this list will be updated as any changes are made.

Contact us

Phone02 4822 6397


RDA Southern Inland
PO Box 775
Goulburn NSW 2580