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					4 February 2013




IMMIGRATION       NEW    ZEALAND     INSTRUCTIONS:      Amendment     Circular   No.
2013/02

To: All Manual Holders

AMENDMENTS TO THE IMMIGRATION NEW ZEALAND (INZ) OPERATIONAL
MANUAL: LONG TERM SKILL SHORTAGE LIST

Introduction

This circular outlines changes to immigration instructions.   A copy of the amended
instructions is attached to this circular.

All immigration officers dealing with immigration applications should read the
amendments and operate in accordance with the amended instructions on and after 11
February 2013.

Note

The amendments described in this circular will be published in the INZ Operational
Manual in due course.

Any enquiries about these amendments should be directed to the Immigration
Contact Centre on 0508 558 855 or 09 914 4100 (Auckland only).
Changes to immigration instructions effective on and after 11 February 2013


Appendix 4 – Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL)

One occupation has been added to the LTSSL

    •   Other Spatial Scientist

13 occupations have been removed from the LTSSL

•   Engineering Technologist
•   Ambulance Paramedic (Intermediate Life Support or Advanced Life Support)
•   Nurse Manager; Nurse Researcher; Nurse Practitioner; Registered Nurse (Child and
    Family); Registered Nurse (Community Health); Registered Nurse (Developmental
    Disability); Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation); Registered Nurse
    (Medical Practice); Registered Nurse (Mental Health); Registered Nurse (Surgical);
    Registered Nurse (Nec)

Changes have been made to the specifications listed for the following occupations:

•   Agricultural Scientist (Farm Systems Scientist), Environmental Research Scientist
     (Water Quality Analyst), Biotechnologist (Genetics Scientist), Life Scientist nec
     (Animal Scientist or Bioinformatics), Social Professional nec (Applied Social Scientist)
•   Construction Project Manager (Chip sealing, Asphalt or other Technical Manager)
     (Roading and Infrastructure)
•   Construction Project Manager (Roading and Infrastructure)
•   Project Builder (including Building Project Manager and Site Foreman)
•   Quantity Surveyor
•   Special Education Teachers nec (Conductor (Conductive Education Practitioner))
•   University Lecturer
•   Chemical Engineer, Materials Engineer, Civil Engineer, Geotechnical Engineer,
     Structural Engineer, Transport Engineer, Electrical Engineer, Electronics Engineer,
     Industrial Engineer, Mechanical Engineer, Production or Plant Engineer, Mining
     Engineer (excluding Petroleum), Petroleum Engineer, Aeronautical Engineer,
     Agricultural Engineer, Biomedical Engineer, Environmental Engineer, Marine
     Designer, Engineering Professionals nec
•   Civil Engineering Technician
•   Electrical Engineering Technician
•   Electronic Engineering Technician
•   External Auditor, Internal Auditor
•   Supply and Distribution Manager (Procurement Professional)
•   Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
•   Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
•   Registered Nurse (Medical)
•   Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
•   Occupational Therapists
•   Social Worker
•   Specialist Managers nec (Management & Project Management staff)
•   Environmental Research Scientist
•   Food Technologist
•   Statistician (Fisheries Modeller)
•   Diesel Motor Mechanic (including Heavy Vehicle Inspector)
•   Ship’s Officer
•   Ship’s Engineer
•   Ship’s Master
APPENDIX 1: AMENDED IMMIGRATION INSTRUCTIONS EFFECTIVE ON AND
AFTER 11 February 2013


Appendix 4 – Long Term Skill Shortage List

This is the revised Long Term Skill Shortage List (LTSSL), agreed changes will come into
effect on 11 February 2013.

This Appendix is part of Government immigration instructions as described in section 22
of the Immigration Act 2009 (see WR3.10.1) and Government residence instructions as
described in sections 22 and 23 of the Immigration Act 2009 (see RW4).

Occupational     Occupation -             Long Term Skill              In order to claim
Group            Occupations are          Shortage List                bonus points for
                 listed by ANZSCO         Requirements -               qualifications in an
                 (Australian and New      Qualifications must be       area of absolute skill
                 Zealand Standard         comparable to the            shortage under the
                 Classification of        standard of the New          Skilled Migrant
                 Occupations) code.       Zealand qualification        Category, applicants
                                          listed. Also see Note 1 at   must meet the
                                          the end of this list.        following
                                                                       specifications.
Agriculture      Forest Scientist         Bachelor of Forestry         Bachelor of Forestry
and Forestry     (234113)                 Science                      Science
Agriculture      Agricultural Scientist   PhD in Farm Systems          PhD in Farm Systems
and Forestry     (Farm Systems            Science OR Water             Science OR
                 Scientist) (234112)      Quality Science OR           Water Quality Science
                 Environmental            Quantitative Genetics OR     OR Quantitative
                 Research Scientist       Animal Science OR            Genetics OR Animal
                 (Water Quality           Bioinformatics OR            Science OR
                 Analyst) (234313)        Applied Social Science       Bioinformatics OR
                 Biotechnologist          AND                          Applied Social Science
                 (Genetics Scientist)     a minimum of three           AND
                 (234514)                 years postdoctoral           a minimum of three
                 Life Scientist nec       research experience in       years postdoctoral
                 (Animal Scientist or     the agricultural sector      research experience in
                 Bioinformatics)                                       the agricultural sector
                 (234599)
                 Social Professional
                 nec (Applied Social
                 Scientist) (272499)
Construction     Construction Project     Bachelor of Engineering      Bachelor of Engineering
                 Manager (Chip            (Level 7)                    (Level 7)
                 sealing, Asphalt or      OR                           OR
                 other Technical          Diploma in Engineering       Diploma in Engineering
                 Manager) (Roading        (Level 6) and trained in     (Level 6) and trained in
                 and Infrastructure)      Staff Management             Staff Management
                 (133111)                 AND                          AND
                                          a minimum of ten years'      a minimum of ten years'
                                          relevant post-               relevant post-
                                          qualification work           qualification work
                                          experience                   experience
Occupational   Occupation -           Long Term Skill              In order to claim
Group          Occupations are        Shortage List                bonus points for
               listed by ANZSCO       Requirements -               qualifications in an
               (Australian and New    Qualifications must be       area of absolute skill
               Zealand Standard       comparable to the            shortage under the
               Classification of      standard of the New          Skilled Migrant
               Occupations) code.     Zealand qualification        Category, applicants
                                      listed. Also see Note 1 at   must meet the
                                      the end of this list.        following
                                                                   specifications.
Construction   Construction Project   Bachelor of Engineering      Bachelor of Engineering
               Manager (Roading       or Diploma of                or Diploma of
               and Infrastructure)    Engineering (Civil) and      Engineering (Civil) and
               (133111)               Project Management           Project Management
                                      qualification                qualification
                                      AND                          AND
                                      a minimum of five years'     a minimum of five
                                      relevant post-               years' relevant post-
                                      qualification work           qualification work
                                      experience                   experience
Construction   Project Builder        National Diploma in          National Diploma in
               (including Building    Construction                 Construction
               Project Manager and    Management (Level 6)         Management (Level 6)
               Site Foreman)          AND                          AND
               (133112)               a minimum of three           a minimum of three
                                      years’ relevant post-        years’ relevant post-
                                      qualification work           qualification work
                                      experience                   experience
Construction   Quantity Surveyor      Bachelor of Construction     Bachelor of Construction
               (233213)               (Quantity Surveying)         (Quantity Surveying)
                                      AND                          AND
                                      a minimum of three           a minimum of three
                                      years’ relevant post-        years’ relevant post-
                                      qualification work           qualification work
                                      experience                   experience
Construction   Surveyor (232212)      Bachelor of Surveying        Bachelor of Surveying

Construction   Urban and Regional     Bachelors degree (or         Bachelors degree (or
               Planner (232611)       higher) in environmental     higher) in
                                      or resource planning         environmental or
                                                                   resource planning
Education      Special Education      Bachelor of Arts ( with      Bachelor of Arts ( with
               Teachers nec           Honours) Conductive          Honours) Conductive
               (Conductor             Education                    Education
               (Conductive            OR Diploma in                OR Diploma in
               Education              Conductive Education         Conductive Education
               Practitioner))         (Conductor – Teacher)        (Conductor – Teacher)
               (241599)               AND                          AND
                                      membership of New            membership of New
                                      Zealand Conductors’          Zealand Conductors’
                                      Association                  Association
Occupational   Occupation -            Long Term Skill              In order to claim
Group          Occupations are         Shortage List                bonus points for
               listed by ANZSCO        Requirements -               qualifications in an
               (Australian and New     Qualifications must be       area of absolute skill
               Zealand Standard        comparable to the            shortage under the
               Classification of       standard of the New          Skilled Migrant
               Occupations) code.      Zealand qualification        Category, applicants
                                       listed. Also see Note 1 at   must meet the
                                       the end of this list.        following
                                                                    specifications.
Education      University Lecturer     Masters Degree (Level 9)     Masters Degree (Level
               (242111)                or Doctorate (Level 10)      9) or Doctorate (Level
                                                                    10)
                                                                    AND
                                                                    a minimum of twelve
                                                                    months' work
                                                                    experience as a
                                                                    university lecturer (or a
                                                                    post doctoral fellow)
Engineering    Chemical Engineer       A Washington Accord          A Washington Accord
               (233111), Materials     accredited engineering       accredited engineering
               Engineer (233112),      degree                       degree
               Civil Engineer          OR                           OR
               (233211),               Either a qualification       Either a qualification
               Geotechnical            comparable to a:             comparable to a:
               Engineer (233212),      Bachelor of Engineering,     Bachelor of Engineering,
               Structural Engineer     or                           or
               (233214), Transport     Bachelor of Engineering      Bachelor of Engineering
               Engineer (233215),      (with Honours), or           (with Honours), or
               Electrical Engineer     Master of Engineering        Master of Engineering
               (233311), Electronics   degree                       degree
               Engineer (233411),      OR                           OR
               Industrial Engineer     A qualification at Level 7   A qualification at Level
               (233511), Mechanical    or higher with a letter      7 or higher with a letter
               Engineer (233512),      from IPENZ certifying        from IPENZ certifying
               Production or Plant     that the degree and any      that the degree and any
               Engineer (233513),      further learning meets       further learning meets
               Mining Engineer         the academic                 the academic
               (excluding              requirements for             requirements for
               Petroleum)              registration as a            registration as a
               (233611), Petroleum     ‘Chartered Professional      ‘Chartered Professional
               Engineer (233612),      Engineer’ in New Zealand     Engineer’ in New
               Aeronautical            OR                           Zealand
               Engineer (233911),      NZ registration as a         OR
               Agricultural Engineer   ‘Chartered Professional      NZ registration as a
               (233912), Biomedical    Engineer’                    ‘Chartered Professional
               Engineer (233913),                                   Engineer’
               Environmental
               Engineer (233915),
               Marine Designer
               (233916),
               Engineering
               Professionals nec
               (233999)
Occupational   Occupation -             Long Term Skill              In order to claim
Group          Occupations are          Shortage List                bonus points for
               listed by ANZSCO         Requirements -               qualifications in an
               (Australian and New      Qualifications must be       area of absolute skill
               Zealand Standard         comparable to the            shortage under the
               Classification of        standard of the New          Skilled Migrant
               Occupations) code.       Zealand qualification        Category, applicants
                                        listed. Also see Note 1 at   must meet the
                                        the end of this list.        following
                                                                     specifications.
Engineering    Civil Engineering        National Diploma in Civil    National Diploma in Civil
               Technician (312212)      Engineering (Applied)        Engineering (Applied)
                                        (Level 6)                    (Level 6)
                                        AND                          AND
                                        a minimum of three           a minimum of three
                                        years’ work experience       years’ work experience
                                        including a minimum of       including a minimum of
                                        12 months' relevant          12 months' relevant
                                        post-qualification work      post-qualification work
                                        experience in the past 18    experience in the past
                                        months                       18 months
Engineering    Electrical Engineering   Bachelor’s Degree in         Bachelor’s Degree in
               Technician (312312)      Engineering (Level 7)        Engineering (Level 7)
                                        majoring in electrical       majoring in electrical
                                        engineering                  engineering
                                        AND                          AND
                                        a minimum of three           a minimum of three
                                        years’ relevant post-        years’ relevant post-
                                        qualification work           qualification work
                                        experience                   experience
Engineering    Electronic               National Diploma in          National Diploma in
               Engineering              Engineering                  Engineering
               Technician (312412)      (Electrotechnology)          (Electrotechnology)
                                        (Level 6) (Electronics)      (Level 6) (Electronics)
                                        OR                           OR
                                        relevant Bachelor Degree     relevant Bachelor
                                        (Level 7) qualification      Degree (Level 7)
                                        (for example, Bachelor of    qualification (for
                                        Technology in                example, Bachelor of
                                        Electronics, Bachelor of     Technology in
                                        Science or Bachelor of       Electronics, Bachelor of
                                        Engineering)                 Science or Bachelor of
                                        AND                          Engineering)
                                        a minimum of three           AND
                                        years’ work experience       a minimum of three
                                        AND                          years’ work experience
                                        a minimum of 12              AND
                                        months' relevant post-       a minimum of 12
                                        qualification work           months' relevant post-
                                        experience in the last 18    qualification work
                                        months                       experience in the last
                                                                     18 months
Occupational   Occupation -           Long Term Skill              In order to claim
Group          Occupations are        Shortage List                bonus points for
               listed by ANZSCO       Requirements -               qualifications in an
               (Australian and New    Qualifications must be       area of absolute skill
               Zealand Standard       comparable to the            shortage under the
               Classification of      standard of the New          Skilled Migrant
               Occupations) code.     Zealand qualification        Category, applicants
                                      listed. Also see Note 1 at   must meet the
                                      the end of this list.        following
                                                                   specifications.
Finance /      External Auditor       External Auditor:            External Auditor:
Business       (221213), Internal     Bachelor Degree (Level       Bachelor Degree (Level
               Auditor (221214)       7) qualification majoring    7) qualification majoring
                                      in accountancy or            in accountancy or
                                      Graduate Diploma in          Graduate Diploma in
                                      Professional Accounting      Professional Accounting
                                      (Level 7)                    (Level 7)
                                      AND                          AND
                                      membership or                membership or
                                      provisional membership       provisional membership
                                      with the New Zealand         with the New Zealand
                                      Institute of Chartered       Institute of Chartered
                                      Accountants                  Accountants
                                      AND                          AND
                                      a minimum of one year's      a minimum of one
                                      relevant post-               year's relevant post-
                                      qualification work           qualification work
                                      experience.                  experience.

                                      Internal Auditor:            Internal Auditor:
                                      Certified Internal Auditor   Certified Internal
                                      qualification.               Auditor qualification.
Finance /      Supply and             A minimum of five years'     A minimum of five
Business       Distribution Manager   relevant work experience     years' relevant work
               (Procurement           AND                          experience
               Professional)          the Chartered Institute      AND
               (133611)               of Purchasing and            the Chartered Institute
                                      Supply's (CIPS) (Level 6)    of Purchasing and
                                      Graduate Diploma in          Supply's (CIPS) (Level
                                      Purchasing and Supply        6) Graduate Diploma in
                                                                   Purchasing and Supply
Health and     Anaesthetist           NZ registration within a     NZ registration within a
Social         (253211)               relevant provisional         relevant provisional
Services                              vocational or vocational     vocational or vocational
                                      scope of practice with       scope of practice with
                                      the Medical Council of       the Medical Council of
                                      New Zealand                  New Zealand
                                      (Qualifications in this      (Qualifications in this
                                      area of absolute skill       area of absolute skill
                                      shortage are: a Bachelor     shortage are: a
                                      of Medicine and Bachelor     Bachelor of Medicine
                                      of Surgery)                  and Bachelor of
                                                                   Surgery)
Occupational   Occupation -             Long Term Skill              In order to claim
Group          Occupations are          Shortage List                bonus points for
               listed by ANZSCO         Requirements -               qualifications in an
               (Australian and New      Qualifications must be       area of absolute skill
               Zealand Standard         comparable to the            shortage under the
               Classification of        standard of the New          Skilled Migrant
               Occupations) code.       Zealand qualification        Category, applicants
                                        listed. Also see Note 1 at   must meet the
                                        the end of this list.        following
                                                                     specifications.
Health and     Anatomist or             Postgraduate                 Postgraduate
Social         Physiologist (Clinical   qualification in             qualification in
Services       Respiratory              respiratory science and      respiratory science and
               Physiologist/Scientist   being a Certified            being a Certified
               ) (234512)               Respiratory Function         Respiratory Function
                                        Scientist (credentialed by   Scientist (credentialed
                                        the Australia and New        by the Australia and
                                        Zealand Society of           New Zealand Society of
                                        Respiratory Scientists) or   Respiratory Scientists)
                                        equivalent                   or equivalent
Health and     Audiologist (252711)     Master of Audiology          Master of Audiology
Social
Services
Health and     Cardiac Technician       NZ registration.             NZ registration.
Social         (Clinical Cardiac        (Qualifications in this      (Qualifications in this
Services       Physiologist including   area of absolute skill       area of absolute skill
               Perfusionist)            shortage are: a Post         shortage are: a Post
               (311212)                 Graduate Diploma in          Graduate Diploma in
                                        Medical Technology or        Medical Technology or
                                        Science (Cardiovascular      Science (Cardiovascular
                                        Perfusion)                   Perfusion)
                                        OR                           OR
                                        Master of Science            Master of Science
                                        (Cardiovascular              (Cardiovascular
                                        Perfusion))                  Perfusion))
Health and     Clinical Psychologist    NZ registration.             NZ registration.
Social         (272311),                (Qualifications in this      (Qualifications in this
Services       Educational              area of absolute skill       area of absolute skill
               Psychologist             shortage are: a Master of    shortage are: a Master
               (272312)                 Psychology                   of Psychology
                                        OR                           OR
                                        Postgraduate Diploma in      Postgraduate Diploma in
                                        Psychology)                  Psychology)
Health and     Diagnostic and           NZ registration within a     NZ registration within a
Social         Interventional           relevant provisional         relevant provisional
Services       Radiologist (253917)     vocational or vocational     vocational or vocational
                                        scope of practice with       scope of practice with
                                        the Medical Council of       the Medical Council of
                                        New Zealand                  New Zealand
                                        (Qualifications in this      (Qualifications in this
                                        area of absolute skill       area of absolute skill
                                        shortage are: a Bachelor     shortage are: a
                                        of Medicine and Bachelor     Bachelor of Medicine
                                        of Surgery)                  and Bachelor of
                                                                     Surgery)
Occupational   Occupation -            Long Term Skill              In order to claim
Group          Occupations are         Shortage List                bonus points for
               listed by ANZSCO        Requirements -               qualifications in an
               (Australian and New     Qualifications must be       area of absolute skill
               Zealand Standard        comparable to the            shortage under the
               Classification of       standard of the New          Skilled Migrant
               Occupations) code.      Zealand qualification        Category, applicants
                                       listed. Also see Note 1 at   must meet the
                                       the end of this list.        following
                                                                    specifications.
Health and     Dietitian (251111)      NZ registration.             NZ registration.
Social                                 (Qualifications in this      (Qualifications in this
Services                               area of absolute skill       area of absolute skill
                                       shortage are: a Bachelor     shortage are: a
                                       of Science                   Bachelor of Science
                                       OR                           OR
                                       Bachelor of Consumer         Bachelor of Consumer
                                       and Applied Sciences         and Applied Sciences
                                       (majoring in Human           (majoring in Human
                                       Nutrition)                   Nutrition)
                                       AND                          AND
                                       Postgraduate Diploma in      Postgraduate Diploma in
                                       Dietetics)                   Dietetics)
Health and     General Medical         NZ registration within a     NZ registration within a
Social         Practitioner (253111)   relevant provisional         relevant provisional
Services                               general, general,            general, general,
                                       provisional vocational or    provisional vocational or
                                       vocational scope of          vocational scope of
                                       practice with the Medical    practice with the
                                       Council of New Zealand       Medical Council of New
                                       (Qualifications in this      Zealand
                                       area of absolute skill       (Qualifications in this
                                       shortage are: a Bachelor     area of absolute skill
                                       of Medicine and Bachelor     shortage are: a
                                       of Surgery)                  Bachelor of Medicine
                                                                    and Bachelor of
                                                                    Surgery)
Health and     Hospital Pharmacist     NZ registration.             NZ registration.
Social         (251511),               (A qualification in this     (A qualification in this
Services       Industrial Pharmacist   area of absolute skill       area of absolute skill
               (251512),               shortage is: a Bachelor      shortage is: a Bachelor
               Retail Pharmacist       of Pharmacy)                 of Pharmacy)
               (251513)
Health and     Intensive Care          NZ registration within a     NZ registration within a
Social         Specialist (253317)     relevant provisional         relevant provisional
Services                               vocational or vocational     vocational or vocational
                                       scope of practice with       scope of practice with
                                       the Medical Council of       the Medical Council of
                                       New Zealand                  New Zealand
                                       (Qualifications in this      (Qualifications in this
                                       area of absolute skill       area of absolute skill
                                       shortage are: a Bachelor     shortage are: a
                                       of Medicine and Bachelor     Bachelor of Medicine
                                       of Surgery)                  and Bachelor of
                                                                    Surgery)
Occupational   Occupation -            Long Term Skill              In order to claim
Group          Occupations are         Shortage List                bonus points for
               listed by ANZSCO        Requirements -               qualifications in an
               (Australian and New     Qualifications must be       area of absolute skill
               Zealand Standard        comparable to the            shortage under the
               Classification of       standard of the New          Skilled Migrant
               Occupations) code.      Zealand qualification        Category, applicants
                                       listed. Also see Note 1 at   must meet the
                                       the end of this list.        following
                                                                    specifications.
Health and     Medical Diagnostic      NZ registration.             NZ registration.
Social         Radiographer            (Qualifications in this      (Qualifications in this
Services       (including Medical      area of absolute skill       area of absolute skill
               Resonance Imaging       shortage are: a Bachelor     shortage are: a
               Technologist)           in Health Science            Bachelor in Health
               (251211)                specialising in Medical      Science specialising in
                                       Radiation Therapy            Medical Radiation
                                       OR                           Therapy
                                       specialising in Medical      OR
                                       Imaging)                     specialising in Medical
                                                                    Imaging)
Health and     Medical Radiation       NZ registration.             NZ registration.
Social         Therapist (251212)      (Qualifications in this      (Qualifications in this
Services                               area of absolute skill       area of absolute skill
                                       shortage are: a Bachelor     shortage are: a
                                       in Health Science            Bachelor in Health
                                       specialising in Medical      Science specialising in
                                       Radiation Therapy            Medical Radiation
                                       OR                           Therapy
                                       specialising in Medical      OR
                                       Imaging)                     specialising in Medical
                                                                    Imaging)
Health and     Nuclear Medicine        NZ registration.             NZ registration.
Social         Technologist            (Qualifications in this      (Qualifications in this
Services       (251213)                area of absolute skill       area of absolute skill
                                       shortage are: Bachelor in    shortage are: Bachelor
                                       Health Science               in Health Science
                                       specialising in Medical      specialising in Medical
                                       Radiation Therapy            Radiation Therapy
                                       OR                           OR
                                       specialising in Medical      specialising in Medical
                                       Imaging                      Imaging
                                       OR                           OR
                                       Bachelor or Post-            Bachelor or Post-
                                       Graduate degree in           Graduate degree in
                                       Nuclear Medicine)            Nuclear Medicine)
Health and     Medical Laboratory      NZ registration.             NZ registration.
Social         Scientist – including   (A qualification in this     (A qualification in this
Services       Cytotechnologist        area of absolute skill       area of absolute skill
               (Cytoscientist)         shortage is: a Bachelor      shortage is: a Bachelor
               (234611)                of Medical Laboratory        of Medical Laboratory
                                       Science)                     Science)
Occupational   Occupation -          Long Term Skill              In order to claim
Group          Occupations are       Shortage List                bonus points for
               listed by ANZSCO      Requirements -               qualifications in an
               (Australian and New   Qualifications must be       area of absolute skill
               Zealand Standard      comparable to the            shortage under the
               Classification of     standard of the New          Skilled Migrant
               Occupations) code.    Zealand qualification        Category, applicants
                                     listed. Also see Note 1 at   must meet the
                                     the end of this list.        following
                                                                  specifications.
Health and     Medical Oncologist    NZ registration within a     NZ registration within a
Social         (253314)              relevant provisional         relevant provisional
Services                             vocational or vocational     vocational or vocational
                                     scope of practice with       scope of practice with
                                     the Medical Council of       the Medical Council of
                                     New Zealand                  New Zealand
                                     (Qualifications in this      (Qualifications in this
                                     area of absolute skill       area of absolute skill
                                     shortage are: a Bachelor     shortage are: a
                                     of Medicine and Bachelor     Bachelor of Medicine
                                     of Surgery)                  and Bachelor of
                                                                  Surgery)
Health and     Midwife (254111)      NZ registration.             NZ registration.
Social                               (A qualification in this     (A qualification in this
Services                             area of absolute skill       area of absolute skill
                                     shortage is: a Bachelor      shortage is: a Bachelor
                                     of Midwifery)                of Midwifery)
Health and     Registered Nurse      NZ Registration AND          NZ Registration AND
Social         (Aged Care)           three years’ experience      three years’ experience
Services       (254412)              working as a registered      working as a registered
                                     Nurse with adults            Nurse with adults
                                     (Qualifications in this      (Qualifications in this
                                     area of absolute skill       area of absolute skill
                                     shortage are a Bachelor      shortage are a Bachelor
                                     of Nursing)                  of Nursing)
Health and     Registered Nurse      NZ Registration AND          NZ Registration AND
Social         (Critical Care and    three years’ experience      three years’ experience
Services       Emergency)            working as a registered      working as a registered
               (254415)              Critical/Emergency Nurse     Critical/Emergency
                                     (Qualifications in this      Nurse (Qualifications in
                                     area of absolute skill       this area of absolute
                                     shortage are a Bachelor      skill shortage are a
                                     of Nursing)                  Bachelor of Nursing)
Health and     Registered Nurse      NZ Registration AND          NZ Registration AND
Social         (Medical) (254418)    three years’ experience      three years’ experience
Services                             working as a registered      working as a registered
                                     Medical Nurse                Medical Nurse
                                     (Qualifications in this      (Qualifications in this
                                     area of absolute skill       area of absolute skill
                                     shortage are a Bachelor      shortage are a Bachelor
                                     of Nursing)                  of Nursing)
Occupational   Occupation -          Long Term Skill              In order to claim
Group          Occupations are       Shortage List                bonus points for
               listed by ANZSCO      Requirements -               qualifications in an
               (Australian and New   Qualifications must be       area of absolute skill
               Zealand Standard      comparable to the            shortage under the
               Classification of     standard of the New          Skilled Migrant
               Occupations) code.    Zealand qualification        Category, applicants
                                     listed. Also see Note 1 at   must meet the
                                     the end of this list.        following
                                                                  specifications.
Health and     Registered Nurse      NZ Registration AND          NZ Registration AND
Social         (Perioperative)       three years’ experience      three years’ experience
Services       (254423)              working as a registered      working as a registered
                                     Perioperative Nurse          Perioperative Nurse
                                     (Qualifications in this      (Qualifications in this
                                     area of absolute skill       area of absolute skill
                                     shortage are a Bachelor      shortage are a Bachelor
                                     of Nursing)                  of Nursing)
Health and     Obstetrician and      NZ registration within a     NZ registration within a
Social         Gynaecologist         relevant provisional         relevant provisional
Services       (253913)              general or general scope     general or general
                                     of practice with the         scope of practice with
                                     Medical Council of New       the Medical Council of
                                     Zealand                      New Zealand
                                     (Qualifications in this      (Qualifications in this
                                     area of absolute skill       area of absolute skill
                                     shortage are: a Bachelor     shortage are: a
                                     of Medicine and Bachelor     Bachelor of Medicine
                                     of Surgery)                  and Bachelor of
                                                                  Surgery)
Health and     Occupational          NZ registration              NZ registration
Social         Therapists (252411)   AND                          AND
Services                             a minimum of two years'      a minimum of two
                                     relevant post-               years' relevant post-
                                     qualification work           qualification work
                                     experience                   experience
                                     (Qualifications in this      (Qualifications in this
                                     area of absolute skill       area of absolute skill
                                     shortage are: a Bachelor     shortage are: a
                                     of Occupational Therapy      Bachelor of
                                     OR                           Occupational Therapy
                                     Bachelor of Health           OR
                                     Science (Occupational        Bachelor of Health
                                     Therapy strand))             Science (Occupational
                                                                  Therapy strand))
Health and     Osteopath (252112)    NZ registration.             NZ registration.
Social                               (A qualification in this     (A qualification in this
Services                             area of absolute skill       area of absolute skill
                                     shortage is: a Master        shortage is: a Master
                                     degree in Osteopathy)        degree in Osteopathy)
Occupational   Occupation -            Long Term Skill              In order to claim
Group          Occupations are         Shortage List                bonus points for
               listed by ANZSCO        Requirements -               qualifications in an
               (Australian and New     Qualifications must be       area of absolute skill
               Zealand Standard        comparable to the            shortage under the
               Classification of       standard of the New          Skilled Migrant
               Occupations) code.      Zealand qualification        Category, applicants
                                       listed. Also see Note 1 at   must meet the
                                       the end of this list.        following
                                                                    specifications.
Health and     Pathologist (253915)    NZ registration within a     NZ registration within a
Social                                 relevant provisional         relevant provisional
Services                               vocational or vocational     vocational or vocational
                                       scope of practice with       scope of practice with
                                       the Medical Council of       the Medical Council of
                                       New Zealand                  New Zealand
                                       (Qualifications in this      (Qualifications in this
                                       area of absolute skill       area of absolute skill
                                       shortage are: a Bachelor     shortage are: a
                                       of Medicine and Bachelor     Bachelor of Medicine
                                       of Surgery)                  and Bachelor of
                                                                    Surgery)
Health and     Physicist (Medical)     Masters degree in            Masters degree in
Social         (234914)                Medical Physics              Medical Physics
Services
Health and     Physiotherapist         NZ registration.             NZ registration.
Social         (252511)                (A qualification in this     (A qualification in this
Services                               area of absolute skill       area of absolute skill
                                       shortage is: a Bachelor      shortage is: a Bachelor
                                       of Physiotherapy)            of Physiotherapy)
Health and     Psychiatrist (253411)   NZ registration within a     NZ registration within a
Social                                 relevant provisional         relevant provisional
Services                               vocational or vocational     vocational or vocational
                                       scope of practice with       scope of practice with
                                       the Medical Council of       the Medical Council of
                                       New Zealand                  New Zealand
                                       (Qualifications in this      (Qualifications in this
                                       area of absolute skill       area of absolute skill
                                       shortage are: a Bachelor     shortage are: a
                                       of Medicine and Bachelor     Bachelor of Medicine
                                       of Surgery)                  and Bachelor of
                                                                    Surgery)
Health and     Radiation Oncologist    NZ registration within a     NZ registration within a
Social         (253918)                relevant provisional         relevant provisional
Services                               vocational or vocational     vocational or vocational
                                       scope of practice with       scope of practice with
                                       the Medical Council of       the Medical Council of
                                       New Zealand                  New Zealand
                                       (Qualifications in this      (Qualifications in this
                                       area of absolute skill       area of absolute skill
                                       shortage are: a Bachelor     shortage are: a
                                       of Medicine and Bachelor     Bachelor of Medicine
                                       of Surgery)                  and Bachelor of
                                                                    Surgery)
Occupational   Occupation -          Long Term Skill              In order to claim
Group          Occupations are       Shortage List                bonus points for
               listed by ANZSCO      Requirements -               qualifications in an
               (Australian and New   Qualifications must be       area of absolute skill
               Zealand Standard      comparable to the            shortage under the
               Classification of     standard of the New          Skilled Migrant
               Occupations) code.    Zealand qualification        Category, applicants
                                     listed. Also see Note 1 at   must meet the
                                     the end of this list.        following
                                                                  specifications.
Health and     Renal Medicine        NZ registration within a     NZ registration within a
Social         Specialist (253322)   relevant provisional         relevant provisional
Services                             vocational or vocational     vocational or vocational
                                     scope of practice with       scope of practice with
                                     the Medical Council of       the Medical Council of
                                     New Zealand                  New Zealand
                                     (Qualifications in this      (Qualifications in this
                                     area of absolute skill       area of absolute skill
                                     shortage are: a Bachelor     shortage are: a
                                     of Medicine and Bachelor     Bachelor of Medicine
                                     of Surgery)                  and Bachelor of
                                                                  Surgery)
Health and     Social Worker         Bachelor Degree              Bachelor Degree
Social         (272511)              (specialising in Social      (specialising in Social
Services                             Work)                        Work)
                                     OR                           OR
                                     Graduate Diploma             Graduate Diploma
                                     (specialising in Social      (specialising in Social
                                     Work)                        Work)
                                     OR                           OR
                                     Post Graduate Diploma        Post Graduate Diploma
                                     (specialising in Social      (specialising in Social
                                     Work)                        Work)
                                     OR                           OR
                                     Masters (specialising in     Masters (specialising in
                                     Social Work)                 Social Work)
                                     OR                           OR
                                     an equivalent                an equivalent
                                     qualification as assessed    qualification as assessed
                                     by the Social Workers        by the Social Workers
                                     Registration Board           Registration Board
Health and     Sonographer           NZ registration.             NZ registration.
Social         (251214)              (A qualification in this     (A qualification in this
Services                             area of absolute skill       area of absolute skill
                                     shortage is: a Graduate      shortage is: a Graduate
                                     Diploma in Medical Ultra     Diploma in Medical Ultra
                                     Sonography)                  Sonography)
Occupational   Occupation -             Long Term Skill              In order to claim
Group          Occupations are          Shortage List                bonus points for
               listed by ANZSCO         Requirements -               qualifications in an
               (Australian and New      Qualifications must be       area of absolute skill
               Zealand Standard         comparable to the            shortage under the
               Classification of        standard of the New          Skilled Migrant
               Occupations) code.       Zealand qualification        Category, applicants
                                        listed. Also see Note 1 at   must meet the
                                        the end of this list.        following
                                                                     specifications.
Health and     Specialist Physician     NZ registration within a     NZ registration within a
Social         in Palliative Medicine   relevant provisional         relevant provisional
Services       (253399)                 vocational or vocational     vocational or vocational
                                        scope of practice with       scope of practice with
                                        the Medical Council of       the Medical Council of
                                        New Zealand                  New Zealand
                                        (Qualifications in this      (Qualifications in this
                                        area of absolute skill       area of absolute skill
                                        shortage are: a Bachelor     shortage are: a
                                        of Medicine and Bachelor     Bachelor of Medicine
                                        of Surgery)                  and Bachelor of
                                                                     Surgery)
Health and     Speech Language          Bachelor of Speech and       Bachelor of Speech and
Social         Therapist (252712)       Language Therapy             Language Therapy
Services                                OR                           OR
                                        Master of Speech and         Master of Speech and
                                        Language Therapy             Language Therapy
                                        Practice                     Practice
Health and     Surgeon (General)        NZ registration within a     NZ registration within a
Social         (253511)                 relevant provisional         relevant provisional
Services                                vocational or vocational     vocational or vocational
                                        scope of practice with       scope of practice with
                                        the Medical Council of       the Medical Council of
                                        New Zealand                  New Zealand
                                        (Qualifications in this      (Qualifications in this
                                        area of absolute skill       area of absolute skill
                                        shortage are: a Bachelor     shortage are: a
                                        of Medicine and Bachelor     Bachelor of Medicine
                                        of Surgery)                  and Bachelor of
                                                                     Surgery)
Health and     Veterinarian             NZ registration.             NZ registration.
Social         (234711)                 (A qualification in this     (A qualification in this
Services                                area of absolute skill       area of absolute skill
                                        shortage is: a Bachelor      shortage is: a Bachelor
                                        of Veterinary Science        of Veterinary Science
                                        OR                           OR
                                        equivalent, approved by      equivalent, approved by
                                        the Veterinary Council of    the Veterinary Council
                                        New Zealand)                 of New Zealand)
Occupational   Occupation -          Long Term Skill              In order to claim
Group          Occupations are       Shortage List                bonus points for
               listed by ANZSCO      Requirements -               qualifications in an
               (Australian and New   Qualifications must be       area of absolute skill
               Zealand Standard      comparable to the            shortage under the
               Classification of     standard of the New          Skilled Migrant
               Occupations) code.    Zealand qualification        Category, applicants
                                     listed. Also see Note 1 at   must meet the
                                     the end of this list.        following
                                                                  specifications.
ICT,           Multimedia Designer   Minimum of three years       Bachelor of Computer
Electronics    (Film Animator)       specialist work              Graphic Design (Level
and            (232413)              experience in film           7)
Telecommun                           animation in Maya, Soft      OR
ications                             Image/ XSI, 3D Studio        Postgraduate Diploma
                                     Max, Combustion, After       of Computer Graphic
                                     Effects, Unix, Linux, C,     Design (Level 8)
                                     C++, Perl, GUI, CGI          OR
                                                                  Bachelor degree (Level
                                                                  7) specialising in
                                                                  Information Technology
                                                                  (Computer Science,
                                                                  Information Systems or
                                                                  other Information
                                                                  Technology)
                                                                  OR
                                                                  Bachelor degree (Level
                                                                  7) specialising in
                                                                  Electrical and Electronic
                                                                  Engineering and
                                                                  Technology
                                                                  AND
                                                                  minimum of three years
                                                                  specialist work
                                                                  experience in film
                                                                  animation.
Occupational   Occupation -          Long Term Skill              In order to claim
Group          Occupations are       Shortage List                bonus points for
               listed by ANZSCO      Requirements -               qualifications in an
               (Australian and New   Qualifications must be       area of absolute skill
               Zealand Standard      comparable to the            shortage under the
               Classification of     standard of the New          Skilled Migrant
               Occupations) code.    Zealand qualification        Category, applicants
                                     listed. Also see Note 1 at   must meet the
                                     the end of this list.        following
                                                                  specifications.
ICT,           Specialist Managers   Bachelor of Applied          Bachelor of Applied
Electronics    nec (Management &     Science (Level 7)            Science (Level 7)
and            Project Management    specialising in              specialising in
Telecommun     staff) (135112)       Telecommunications           Telecommunications
ications                             OR                           OR
                                     Bachelor of Electronic       Bachelor of Electronic
                                     Commerce (Level 7)           Commerce (Level 7)
                                     OR                           OR
                                     Bachelor of Engineering      Bachelor of Engineering
                                     (Level 7) (specialising in   (Level 7) (specialising in
                                     Electrical Engineering       Electrical Engineering
                                     and/or Electronic            and/or Electronic
                                     Engineering)                 Engineering)
                                     OR                           OR
                                     Bachelor Degree (Level       Bachelor Degree (Level
                                     7) specialising in           7) specialising in
                                     Information Technology       Information Technology
                                     (Computer Science or         (Computer Science or
                                     Information Systems)         Information Systems)
                                     AND                          AND
                                     a minimum of three           a minimum of three
                                     years' relevant post-        years' relevant post-
                                     qualification work           qualification work
                                     experience with at least     experience with a
                                     12 months relevant work      minimum of 12 months'
                                     experience in the past 18    relevant work
                                     months                       experience in the past
                                                                  18 months
Occupational   Occupation -           Long Term Skill              In order to claim
Group          Occupations are        Shortage List                bonus points for
               listed by ANZSCO       Requirements -               qualifications in an
               (Australian and New    Qualifications must be       area of absolute skill
               Zealand Standard       comparable to the            shortage under the
               Classification of      standard of the New          Skilled Migrant
               Occupations) code.     Zealand qualification        Category, applicants
                                      listed. Also see Note 1 at   must meet the
                                      the end of this list.        following
                                                                   specifications.
ICT,           ICT Project Manager    Bachelor degree (Level       Bachelor degree (Level
Electronics    (135112),              7) specialising in           7) specialising in
and            Organisation and       Information Technology       Information Technology
Telecommun     Methods Analyst        (Computer Science,           (Computer Science,
ications       (224712), ICT          Information Systems or       Information Systems or
               Business Analyst       other Information            other Information
               (261111), Systems      Technology)                  Technology)
               Analyst (261112),      OR                           OR
               Multimedia Analyst     Bachelor degree (Level       Bachelor degree (Level
               (261211),              7) specialising in           7) specialising in
               Web Developer          Electrical and Electronic    Electrical and Electronic
               (261212), Analyst      Engineering and              Engineering and
               Programmer             Technology                   Technology
               (261311), Developer    AND                          AND
               Programmer             a minimum of three           a minimum of three
               (261312), Software     years' relevant post-        years' relevant post-
               Engineer (261313),     qualification work           qualification work
               Software Tester        experience.                  experience.
               (261314), Software
               and Applications
               Programmers nec
               (261399), Database
               Administrator
               (262111), ICT
               Security Specialist
               (262112), Systems
               Administrator
               (262113), Computer
               Network and
               Systems Engineer
               (263111), Network
               Administrator
               (263112), Network
               Analyst (263113),
               ICT Quality
               Assurance Engineer
               (263211), ICT
               Support Engineer
               (263212),
               ICT Systems Test
               Engineer (263213),
               ICT Support and Test
               Engineers nec
               (263299),
               Telecommunications
               Engineer (263311),
               Telecommunications
               Network Engineer
               (263312), ICT
               Customer Support
               Officer (Technical
               advice and
               Consultancy)
Occupational   Occupation -          Long Term Skill              In order to claim
Group          Occupations are       Shortage List                bonus points for
               listed by ANZSCO      Requirements -               qualifications in an
               (Australian and New   Qualifications must be       area of absolute skill
               Zealand Standard      comparable to the            shortage under the
               Classification of     standard of the New          Skilled Migrant
               Occupations) code.    Zealand qualification        Category, applicants
                                     listed. Also see Note 1 at   must meet the
                                     the end of this list.        following
                                                                  specifications.
Recreation,    Chef (351311)         Either National              Either National
Hospitality                          Certificate in Hospitality   Certificate in Hospitality
and Tourism                          (Professional Cookery)       (Professional Cookery)
                                     (Level 4)                    (Level 4)
                                     OR National Certificate in   OR National Certificate
                                     Hospitality (Cookery)        in Hospitality (Cookery)
                                     (Level 4)                    (Level 4)
                                     OR a Level 5 Diploma         OR a Level 5 Diploma
                                     (specialising in the area    (specialising in the area
                                     of professional cookery)     of professional cookery)
                                     AND                          AND
                                     A minimum of five years'     A minimum of five
                                     combined experience in       years' combined
                                     establishments offering a    experience in
                                     la carte/banqueting or       establishments offering
                                     commercial catering,         a la carte/banqueting or
                                     with a minimum of two        commercial catering,
                                     years at Chef de Partie      with a minimum of two
                                     (Section Leader level or     years at Chef de Partie
                                     higher)                      (Section Leader level or
                                                                  higher)
Science        Other Spatial         Bachelor degree              Bachelor degree
               Scientist (232214)    specialising in Geography    specialising in
                                     OR Computer Science          Geography OR
                                     AND                          Computer Science
                                     A minimum of two years'      AND
                                     relevant post-               A minimum of two
                                     qualification work           years' relevant post-
                                     experience in GIS            qualification work
                                     applications (Key            experience in GIS
                                     Application/Systems          applications (Key
                                     include: ESRI –              Application/Systems
                                     ARC/GIS; ARC/INFO            include: ESRI –
                                     ARC/SDE; Intergraph          ARC/GIS; ARC/INFO
                                     GeoMedia; Pitney Bowes       ARC/SDE; Intergraph
                                     MapInfo; GE Smallworld;      GeoMedia; Pitney
                                     Oracle Spatial;              Bowes MapInfo; GE
                                     PostGIS/Postgres; MS         Smallworld; Oracle
                                     SQL Server 2008;             Spatial;
                                     Bentley Maps,                PostGIS/Postgres; MS
                                     Geographic; Erdas;           SQL Server 2008;
                                     Geoserver; Safe FME)         Bentley Maps,
                                                                  Geographic; Erdas;
                                                                  Geoserver; Safe FME)
Occupational   Occupation -              Long Term Skill              In order to claim
Group          Occupations are           Shortage List                bonus points for
               listed by ANZSCO          Requirements -               qualifications in an
               (Australian and New       Qualifications must be       area of absolute skill
               Zealand Standard          comparable to the            shortage under the
               Classification of         standard of the New          Skilled Migrant
               Occupations) code.        Zealand qualification        Category, applicants
                                         listed. Also see Note 1 at   must meet the
                                         the end of this list.        following
                                                                      specifications.
Science        Environmental             Bachelor of Science          Bachelor of Science
               Research Scientist        specialising in              specialising in
               (234313)                  Environmental Studies or     Environmental Studies
                                         Bachelor of Applied          or Bachelor of Applied
                                         Science specialising in      Science specialising in
                                         Environmental Studies        Environmental Studies
                                         AND                          AND
                                         a minimum of one years'      a minimum of one
                                         relevant post-               years' relevant post-
                                         qualification work           qualification work
                                         experience                   experience
Science        Food Technologist         Bachelor of Science          Bachelor of Science
               (234212)                  (Food Science)               (Food Science)
                                         OR                           OR
                                         Bachelor of Technology       Bachelor of Technology
                                         (Food Science)               (Food Science)
                                         OR                           OR
                                         Bachelor of Engineering      Bachelor of Engineering
                                         (Food Engineering)           (Food Engineering)
                                         AND                          AND
                                         a minimum of three           a minimum of three
                                         years’ relevant post-        years’ relevant post-
                                         qualification work           qualification work
                                         experience in the            experience in the
                                         industry                     industry
Science        Life Scientist            Bachelor degree in           Bachelor degree in
               (Regulatory               toxicology or                toxicology or
               Toxicologist)             ecotoxicology                ecotoxicology
               (234599)                  OR                           OR
                                         Bachelor degree in a         Bachelor degree in a
                                         related science (such as     related science (such as
                                         chemistry, biology or        chemistry, biology or
                                         pharmacology) and a          pharmacology) and a
                                         post graduate toxicology     post graduate
                                         or ecotoxicology             toxicology or
                                         qualification                ecotoxicology
                                                                      qualification
Science        Statistician (Fisheries   Masters or PhD in            Masters or PhD in
               Modeller) (224113)        Science or Statistics        Science or Statistics
                                         AND                          AND
                                         a minimum of one year’s      a minimum of one
                                         relevant post-               year’s relevant post-
                                         qualification work           qualification work
                                         experience                   experience
Occupational   Occupation -            Long Term Skill              In order to claim
Group          Occupations are         Shortage List                bonus points for
               listed by ANZSCO        Requirements -               qualifications in an
               (Australian and New     Qualifications must be       area of absolute skill
               Zealand Standard        comparable to the            shortage under the
               Classification of       standard of the New          Skilled Migrant
               Occupations) code.      Zealand qualification        Category, applicants
                                       listed. Also see Note 1 at   must meet the
                                       the end of this list.        following
                                                                    specifications.
Trades         Automotive              National Certificate in      National Certificate in
               Electrician (321111)    Automotive Engineering       Automotive Engineering
                                       (Level 4)                    (Level 4)
                                       OR                           OR
                                       National Certificate in      National Certificate in
                                       Motor Industry               Motor Industry
                                       (Automotive Electrical       (Automotive Electrical
                                       Engineering) (Level 4)       Engineering) (Level 4)
Trades         Diesel Motor            National Certificate in      National Certificate in
               Mechanic (including     Motor Industry               Motor Industry
               Heavy Vehicle           (Automotive Heavy            (Automotive Heavy
               Inspector) (321212)     Engineering) (Level 4)       Engineering) (Level 4)
                                       AND                          AND
                                       a minimum of three           a minimum of three
                                       years' relevant post-        years' relevant post-
                                       qualification work           qualification work
                                       experience                   experience
Trades         Electrician (General)   New Zealand Electrical       New Zealand Electrical
               (341111)                Registration                 Registration
Trades         Electric Line           NZ registration as a line    NZ registration as a line
               Mechanic (342211)       mechanic with the            mechanic with the
                                       Electrical Workers           Electrical Workers
                                       Registration Board           Registration Board
                                       (qualifications in this      (qualifications in this
                                       area of absolute skill       area of absolute skill
                                       shortage are: National       shortage are: National
                                       Certificate in Electricity   Certificate in Electricity
                                       Supply (Line Mechanic        Supply (Line Mechanic
                                       Distribution) (Level 4) or   Distribution) (Level 4)
                                       National Certificate in      or National Certificate in
                                       Electricity Supply (Line     Electricity Supply (Line
                                       Mechanic Transmission)       Mechanic Transmission)
                                       (Level 4))                   (Level 4))
Occupational   Occupation -          Long Term Skill              In order to claim
Group          Occupations are       Shortage List                bonus points for
               listed by ANZSCO      Requirements -               qualifications in an
               (Australian and New   Qualifications must be       area of absolute skill
               Zealand Standard      comparable to the            shortage under the
               Classification of     standard of the New          Skilled Migrant
               Occupations) code.    Zealand qualification        Category, applicants
                                     listed. Also see Note 1 at   must meet the
                                     the end of this list.        following
                                                                  specifications.
Transport      Ship's Officer        Officer in Charge of a       No bonus points
               (231214)              Navigational Watch (on       available via this
                                     ships of 500 gross           column
                                     tonnage or more)
                                     Certificate of
                                     Competency (issued in
                                     accordance with
                                     Regulation II/1 of the
                                     International Convention
                                     on Standards of Training
                                     Certification and
                                     Watchkeeping for
                                     Seafarers (STCW78 as
                                     amended) and subject to
                                     recognition by Maritime
                                     New Zealand
                                     AND
                                     a minimum one year’s
                                     relevant post-
                                     certification work
                                     experience
Transport      Ship's Engineer       Marine Engineer Class 3      No bonus points
               (231212)              (Officer in Charge of an     available via this
                                     Engineering Watch on         column
                                     ships of 750 kilowatts or
                                     more) Certificate of
                                     Competency (issued in
                                     accordance with
                                     Regulation III/1 of the
                                     International Convention
                                     on Standards of Training
                                     Certification and
                                     Watchkeeping for
                                     Seafarers (STCW78 as
                                     amended) and subject to
                                     recognition by Maritime
                                     New Zealand)
                                     AND
                                     a minimum three years’
                                     relevant post-
                                     certification work
                                     experience
 Occupational     Occupation -            Long Term Skill               In order to claim
 Group            Occupations are         Shortage List                 bonus points for
                  listed by ANZSCO        Requirements -                qualifications in an
                  (Australian and New     Qualifications must be        area of absolute skill
                  Zealand Standard        comparable to the             shortage under the
                  Classification of       standard of the New           Skilled Migrant
                  Occupations) code.      Zealand qualification         Category, applicants
                                          listed. Also see Note 1 at    must meet the
                                          the end of this list.         following
                                                                        specifications.
 Transport        Ship's Master           Master of a Foreign           No bonus points
                  (231213)                Going Ship (Master on         available via this
                                          ships of 3,000 gross          column
                                          tonnage or more)
                                          Certificate of
                                          Competency (issued in
                                          accordance with
                                          Regulation II/2 of the
                                          International Convention
                                          on Standards of Training
                                          Certification and
                                          Watchkeeping for
                                          Seafarers (STCW78 as
                                          amended) and subject to
                                          recognition by maritime
                                          New Zealand)
                                          AND
                                          a minimum three years’
                                          relevant post-
                                          certification work
                                          experience

* Specialisations refer to categories within the New Zealand Standard Classification of
Education (NZSCED).

 Note 1: Overseas qualifications must be comparable to the standard of the New Zealand
 qualification listed or a qualification listed in the NZSCED category.
 Note 2: Where work experience is included as a requirement it applies to all qualifications
 listed for the occupation (unless otherwise indicated).
 Note 3: Qualifications held by applicants claiming points based on this list under the
 Skilled Migrant Category must be recognised under Skilled Migrant Category.
 Note 4: 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 visa under WF4.1.
 Note 5: A "New Zealand Certificate" or "New Zealand Diploma" is deemed to be equivalent
 to a particular National Certificate or Diploma if the levels stated are the same.


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