Scarce Lists — 2021 One-Off Residence Visa Category

Applicants eligibility working in a job on a scarce list
To be eligible under the 2021 Resident Visa criteria, on 29 September 2021, you must work in a job that is on a scarce list. These are:

Complete our basic immigration assessment form to check your eligibility.

basic assessment

Scarce list — Long Term Skill Shortage List

Occupations in the Long Term Skill Shortage List.

  • Analyst programmer
  • Automotive electrician
  • Chef (chef de partie or higher)
  • Chemical engineer
  • Civil engineer
  • Civil engineering technician
  • Clinical psychologist
  • Computer network and systems engineer
  • Construction project manager
  • Database administrator
  • Developer programmer
  • Diagnostic and interventional radiologist
  • Diesel motor mechanic (including heavy vehicle inspector)
  • Electric line mechanic
  • Electrical engineer
  • Electrical engineering technician
  • Electrician (general)
  • Electronic engineering technician
  • Electronics engineer
  • Engineering professional
  • Environmental engineer
  • Environmental research scientist
  • Food technologist
  • General practitioner
  • Geotechnical engineer
  • ICT business analyst
  • ICT customer support officer
  • ICT project manager
  • ICT quality assurance engineer
  • ICT security specialist
  • ICT support and test engineer
  • ICT support engineer
  • ICT systems test engineer
  • Industrial engineer
  • Materials engineer
  • Mechanical engineer
  • Medical laboratory scientist
  • Medical radiation therapist
  • Multimedia specialist (film animator)
  • Multimedia specialist
  • Network administrator
  • Obstetrician and gynaecologist
  • Organisation and methods analyst
  • Other spatial scientist
  • Physicist (medical)
  • Physiotherapist
  • Procurement manager
  • Production or plant engineer
  • Project builder (including building project manager and site foreman)
  • Psychiatrist
  • Quantity surveyor
  • Registered nurse (aged care)
  • Software engineer
  • Software tester
  • Software and applications programmer
  • Sonographer
  • Specialist physician in palliative medicine
  • Structural engineer
  • Surgeon (general)
  • Surveyor
  • Systems administrator
  • Systems analyst
  • Telecommunications engineer
  • Telecommunications engineer
  • Telecommunications network engineer
  • Telecommunications network engineer
  • Veterinarian
  • Web developer

Scarce list — Requiring occupational registration and in the health or education sector

Occupations requiring registration in the health or education sectors.

  • Chiropractor
  • Clinical dental technician
  • Clinical dental therapist
  • Dental hygienist
  • Dental technician
  • Dental therapist
  • Dentist
  • Dietitian
  • Dispensing optician
  • Medical laboratory scientist/technologist
  • Medical laboratory technician
  • Medical practitioner
  • Medical radiation technologist
  • Midwives
  • Nurse
  • Occupational therapist
  • Optometrist
  • Osteopath
  • Paramedic
  • Pharmacist
  • Physiotherapist
  • Podiatrist
  • Psychologist
  • Teacher (including Principals and registered Early Childhood Education teachers)

Scarce list — Personal carers and other critical health workers

Occupations in the health sector.

  • Aged and disabled carers
  • Nursing support and personal care workers
  • Special care workers
  • Technical and support staff working in various services including theatre, laboratories, radiology, pharmacy services, oncology, haematology, pathology, hyperbaric medicine and mortuaries
  • Workers who install, operate or maintain medical equipment
  • Workers delivering mental health and addictions services, aged care, respite, home care and support, child health, palliative and hospice care, forensic health, and disability support

Scarce list — Primary sector roles

Roles in the Primary sector.

  • Agricultural and horticultural mobile plant operator
  • Agricultural consultant
  • Agricultural engineer
  • Agricultural scientist
  • Agricultural technician
  • Anaesthetic technician
  • Animal attendants and trainers nec
  • Apiarist
  • Aquaculture farmer
  • Aquaculture worker
  • Arborist
  • Baker
  • Baking factory worker
  • Beef cattle farm worker
  • Beef cattle farmer
  • Boat builder and repairer
  • Brewery worker
  • Butcher or smallgoods maker
  • Cabinetmakers
  • Cardiac technician
  • Chef
  • Chemist
  • Confectionery maker
  • Conservation Officer
  • Cook
  • Cotton Grower
  • Crop farm workers nec
  • Crop Farmers nec
  • Dairy cattle farm worker
  • Dairy Farm Manager
  • Dairy products maker
  • Deck hand
  • Deer farmer
  • Dog handler or trainer
  • Environmental consultant
  • Environmental engineer
  • Environmental manager
  • Environmental research scientist
  • Environmental scientists nec
  • Fabric and textile factory worker
  • Farm, forestry and garden workers
  • Farrier
  • Fencer
  • Fisheries officer
  • Fishing hand
  • Florist
  • Food and drink factory workers nec
  • Food technologist
  • Food trades assistants nec
    Footwear production machine operator
  • Forester (AUS) / Forest scientist (NZ)
  • Forestry worker
  • Fruit and vegetable factory worker
  • Fruit and vegetable packer
  • Fruit or nut farm worker
  • Fruit or Nut Grower
  • Fruit or nut picker
  • Furniture finisher
  • Gardener (general)
  • Goat farmer
  • Grain mill worker
  • Grain, oilseed or pasture farm worker (AUS) / Field crop farm worker (NZ)
  • Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower / Field Crop Grower
  • Grape Grower
  • Greenskeeper
  • Hide and skin processing machines operators
  • Hide and skin processing worker
  • Horse breeder
  • Horse groomer
  • Horticultural nursery assistant
  • Hunter-trapper
  • Kennel hand
  • Knitting machine operator
  • Landscape gardener
  • Livestock farm workers nec
  • Livestock farmers
  • Logging assistant
  • Logging plant operator
  • Marine biologist
  • Marine transport professionals nec
  • Master fisher
  • Meat boner and slicer
  • Meat inspector
  • Meat packer
  • Meat process worker
  • Medical laboratory technician
  • Medical technician nec
  • Mixed crop and livestock farm worker
  • Mixed crop and livestock farmer
  • Mixed Crop Farmer
  • Mixed livestock farm worker
  • Mixed livestock farmer
  • Mushroom picker
  • Nurseypersons
  • Operating theatre technician
  • Other wood processing machine operator nec
  • Paper and pulp mill operator
  • Paper products machine operator
  • Park ranger
  • Pastrycook
  • Pastrycook’s assistant
  • Pathology collector / phlebotomist
  • Pest controller
  • Pet groomer
  • Pharmacy technician
  • Picture framer
  • Pig farmer
  • Poultry farm worker
  • Poultry farmer
  • Poultry process worker
  • Primary products inspectors nec
  • Production manager (forestry)
  • Quarantine officer
  • Saw maker and repairer
  • Sawmill or timber yard worker
  • Sawmilling operator
  • Seafood packer
  • Seafood process worker
  • Shearer
  • Sheep farm worker
  • Sheep farmer
  • Ship’s engineer
  • Ship’s master
  • Ship’s officer
  • Ship’s surveyor
  • Shipwright
  • Slaughterer
  • Stablehand
  • Sugar Cane Grower
  • Sugar mill worker
  • Tanker driver
  • Textile and footwear production machine operators nec
  • Textile dyeing and finishing machine operator
  • Tree faller
  • Turf Grower
    Vegetable farm worker (AUS) / Market garden worker (NZ)
  • Vegetable Grower (Aus) / Market Gardener (NZ)
  • Vegetable picker
  • Veterinarian
  • Veterinary nurse
  • Vineyeard worker
  • Weaving machine operator
  • Wine maker
  • Winery cellar hand
  • Wood and wood products factory worker
  • Wood machinist
  • Wood machinist and other wood trades workers nec
  • Wood turner
  • Wool buyer
  • Wool classer
  • Wool handler
  • Yard carding and spinning machine operator
  • Zookeeper