Green List Roles

Engineers at work

Migrants employed in a role on the Green List may qualify for a Straight to Residence Visa from 5 September 2022 or a Work to Residence Visa from September 2023.

If you are an accredited employer you can hire for a role on the Green List and complete job checks without proof of advertising. The minimum requirements for the role must at least match the minimum requirements on the list.

The Green List roles can also provide straight-to-residence and work-to-residence pathways. 

Tier 1 roles eligible for straight to residence

Construction Roles

  • Construction project manager

  • Project builder (including building project manager and site foreman)

  • Quantity surveyor

  • Surveyor 

Engineering Roles

  • Chemical Engineer 

  • Materials Engineer 

  • Civil Engineer

  • Geotechnical Engineer

  • Structural Engineer 

  • Electrical Engineer 

  • Electronics Engineer 

  • Environmental Engineer 

  • Industrial Engineer 

  • Mechanical Engineer 

  • Production or Plant Engineer 

  • Engineering Professionals nec 

  • Civil engineering technician

  • Electrical engineering technician

  • Electronic engineering technician

  • Telecommunications engineer

  • Telecommunications network engineer

Health and Social Services Roles

  • General practitioner

  • Anaesthetist

  • Psychiatrist

  • Specialist physicians nec

  • Surgeon (general)

  • Cardiothoracic surgeon

  • Neurosurgeon

  • Orthopaedic surgeon

  • Vascular surgeon

  • Urologist

  • Otorhinolaryngologist

  • Dermatologist

  • Obstetrician and gynaecologist

  • Ophthalmologist

  • Diagnostic and interventional radiologist

  • Radiation oncologist

  • Resident medical officer

  • Medical laboratory scientist

  • Clinical psychologist

  • Educational psychologist 

  • Organisational psychologist 

  • Psychotherapist 

  • Psychologists nec 

  • Physicist (medical)

  • Orthoptist

  • Veterinarian

Primary industries and science roles

  • Other spatial scientist 

  • Environmental research scientist

  • Food technologist

ICT, electronics and telecommunications roles

  • Chief information officer

  • ICT project manager

  • ICT managers nec

  • Software engineer

  • ICT security specialist

  • Multimedia specialist

Tier 2 roles eligible for work to residence

Health and social services

  • Anaesthetic technician

  • Medical diagnostic (medical imaging technologist)

  • Medical laboratory technician

  • Medical radiation therapist 

  • Occupational therapist

  • Sonographer

  • Podiatrist

  • Audiologist

  • Registered nurse (aged care)

  • Registered nurse (child and family health)

  • Registered nurse (community health)

  • Registered nurse (critical care and emergency)

  • Registered nurse (developmental disability)

  • Registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation)

  • Registered nurse (medical)

  • Registered nurse (medical practice)

  • Registered nurse (mental health)

  • Registered nurse (perioperative)

  • Registered nurse (surgical)

  • Registered nurse (paediatrics)

  • Registered nurses nec

  • Midwife

  • Secondary school teacher

  • Early childhood (pre-primary School) teacher

Trades roles

  • Automotive electrician 

  • Diesel motor mechanic

  • Electrician (general)

  • Plumber (general) 

Agriculture roles

  • Dairy cattle farmer (dairy cattle farm manager)

  • Dairy farm manager

  • Assistant dairy farm manager

  • Dairy herd manager