New zealand Long Term Skill Shortage List

This is the revised Long Term Skill Shortage List, effective from February 2018

Note 1: Qualifications listed (unless an exception is stated) are New Zealand awarded qualifications on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF). Overseas qualifications must be comparable to the standard of the New Zealand qualification listed. Overseas qualifications, therefore, require an International Qualification Assessment (IQA) from the New Zealand Qualifications Authority stating the comparable NZQF qualification.

Note 2: Where post-qualification work experience is included as a requirement it applies to all qualifications listed for the occupation (unless otherwise indicated).

Note 3: Where a Washington Accord accredited undergraduate engineering degree is a requirement, the engineering degree has to be awarded from or after the date the country became a signatory and must be on the list of accredited programs of the signatory country. To determine if an engineering degree awarded is Washington Accord accredited, please refer to the links from the International Engineering Alliance on their website: http://www.ieagreements.org/Washington-Accord/Accredited.cfm.Where a Sydney Accord accredited undergraduate engineering degree is a requirement, the engineering technology degree has to be awarded from or after the date the country became a signatory and must be on the list of accredited programmes of the signatory country. To determine if an engineering technology degree awarded is Sydney Accord accredited, please refer to the links from the International Engineering Alliance on their website: http://www.ieagreements.org/Sydney/signatories.cfm.Where a Seoul Accord accredited undergraduate IT degree is a requirement, the IT degree has to be awarded from or after the date the country became a signatory and must be on the list of accredited programmes of the signatory country. To determine if an IT degree awarded is Seoul Accord accredited, please refer to the following link: http://www.seoulaccord.org/about.php

Note 4: Qualifications held by applicants claiming points based on this list under the Skilled Migrant Category must be recognized under the Skilled Migrant Category.

Note 5: Where New Zealand registration is specified as a requirement and states “a qualification(s) in this area of absolute skill shortage is/are”, a person only needs to hold the particular New Zealand registration and to have undertaken any necessary work experience in order to meet the requirements of the List. In these cases, qualifications are listed only for the purposes of people applying for work visas under WF4.1.

The following occupations are on the Long Term Skills Shortage List from February 2018.

Construction

  • Construction Project Manager (Roading and Infrastructure)
  • Project Builder (including Building Project Manager and Site Foreman)
  • Quantity Surveyor
  • Surveyor

Engineering

  1. Engineering Professionals nec
  2. Chemical Engineer
  3. Materials Engineer
  4. Civil Engineer
  5. Geo technical Engineer
  6. Structural Engineer
  7. Electrical Engineer
  8. Electronics Engineer
  9. Industrial Engineer
  10. Mechanical Engineer
  11. Production or Plant Engineer
  12. Environmental Engineer
  13. Civil Engineering Technician
  14. Electrical Engineering Technician
  15. Electronic Engineering Technician

Finance/Business

  1. Procurement Manager

Health and Social Services

  1. Clinical Psychologist
  2. Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist
  3. General Practitioner
  4. Medical Radiation Therapist
  5. Medical Laboratory Scientist – including Cyto technologist
  6. Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
  7. Physicist (Medical)
  8. Physiotherapist
  9. Psychiatrist
  10. Sonographer
  11. Specialist Physician in Palliative Medicine
  12. Multimedia Specialist (Film Animator)
  13. Surgeon (General)
  14. Veterinarian

ICT, Electronics and Telecommunications

  1. ICT Project Manager
  2. Organisation and Methods Analyst
  3. ICT Business Analyst
  4. Systems Analyst
  5. Multimedia Specialist
  6. Web Developer
  7. Analyst Programmer
  8. Developer Programmer
  9. Software Engineer
  10. Software Tester
  11. Software and Applications Programmers nec
  12. Database Administrator
  13. ICT Security Specialist
  14. Systems Administrator
  15. Computer Network and Systems Engineer
  16. Network Administrator
  17. ICT Quality Assurance Engineer
  18. ICT Support Engineer
  19. ICT Systems Test Engineer
  20. ICT Support and Test Engineers nec
  21. Telecommunications Engineer
  22. Telecommunications Network Engineer
  23. Telecommunications Network Engineer
  24.  ICT Customer Support Officer

Recreation, Hospitality and Tourism

  1. Chef (Chef de Partie or higher)

Science

  1. Other Spatial Scientist
  2. Environmental Research Scientist
  3. Food Technologist

Trades

  1. Automotive Electrician
  2. Diesel Motor Mechanic (including Heavy Vehicle Inspector)
  3. Electrician (General)
  4. Electric Line Mechanic