Green List occupations

If you want to hire a migrant on the Accredited Employer Work visa and the role is on this list you do not need to advertise for the job check.

If the role is on this list an employer can complete the job check without proof of advertising as long as the minimum requirements for the role at least match the minimum requirements on this list.

The Green List also provides a fast-track to residence and a work to residence pathway. More information about these residence pathways will be provided soon.

All qualifications listed as requirements are based on the New Zealand Qualifications Framework (NZQF) unless stated otherwise.

Occupations that have a fast-track to residence

If you are eligible and have work in any of these jobs you can come to New Zealand on a work visa from 4 July 2022 and apply for residence from September 2022. Minimum salary requirements will apply for some jobs and will change with the median wage each year.

We will provide more information about eligibility and the application process for residence soon.

Construction roles

Construction project manager ANZSCO 133111

One of the following minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (NZQF Level 8)
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology (NZQF Level 7)
  • Bachelor of Construction (NZQF Level 7)
  • A bachelor's degree at NZQF Level 7, or a higher qualification with the minimum equivalent of 360 credits, which includes the requirements of a New Zealand major in the focus areas of construction management, civil engineering, or highway engineering
  • A Graduate Diploma at NZQF Level 7, or a higher qualification which includes the knowledge requirements of a New Zealand Graduate Diploma in the focus areas of construction management, highway engineering, civil engineering or construction project management
  • A diploma at NZQF Level 6, or a higher qualification, with the minimum equivalent of 240 credits, which includes the knowledge requirements of a New Zealand Diploma in the focus areas of civil engineering, highway engineering, construction or construction management
  • A Washington Accord or Sydney Accord accredited undergraduate (initial) engineering degree in Civil Engineering
  • A qualification at NZQF Level 7 or higher, with a letter from Engineering New Zealand certifying that the degree and any further learning meet the benchmark requirements towards Chartered Professional Engineer professional status in New Zealand
  • NZ registration in the field of civil engineering as a Chartered Professional Engineer or an Engineering Technologist by Engineering New Zealand

Project builder (including building project manager and site foreman) ANZSCO 133112

One of the following minimum requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree at NZQF Level 7, or a higher qualification with the minimum equivalent of 360 credits, which includes the requirements of a New Zealand major in quantity surveying or construction economics
  • A Graduate Diploma at NZQF Level 7, or a higher qualification, which includes the knowledge requirements of a New Zealand Graduate Diploma in the focus areas of construction, construction management or construction project management
  • A diploma at NZQF Level 6, or a higher qualification, with the minimum equivalent of 240 credits, which includes the knowledge requirements of a New Zealand Diploma (Level 6) in the focus areas of quantity surveying, construction economics, construction management or building

Quantity surveyor ANZSCO 233213

One of the following minimum requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree at NZQF Level 7, or a higher qualification with the minimum equivalent of 360 credits, which includes the requirements of a New Zealand major in quantity surveying or construction economics
  • Student or Affiliate Membership, or MNZIQS, of the New Zealand Institute of Quantity Surveyors (with an overseas degree approved by NZIQS)

Surveyor ANZSCO 232212

One of the following minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor of Surveying (NZQF Level 7)
  • Bachelor of Surveying with Honours (NZQF Level 8)
  • Registration as a Professional Surveyor with the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors
  • Professional Associate Membership or an Overseas Member of the New Zealand Institute of Surveyors (with an overseas degree approved by NZIS)

Engineering roles

The following engineering roles:

  • Chemical Engineer ANZSCO 233111
  • Materials Engineer ANZSCO 233112
  • Civil Engineer ANZSCO 233211
  • Geotechnical Engineer ANZSCO 233212
  • Structural Engineer ANZSCO 233214
  • Electrical Engineer ANZSCO 233311
  • Electronics Engineer ANZSCO 233411
  • Environmental Engineer ANZSCO 233915
  • Industrial Engineer ANZSCO 233511
  • Mechanical Engineer ANZSCO 233512
  • Production or Plant Engineer ANZSCO 233513
  • Engineering Professionals nec ANZSCO 233999

These engineering roles must meet one of the following minimum requirements:

  • A Washington Accord accredited (initial) engineering degree
  • A Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (NZQF Level 8)
  • A qualification at NZQF Level 7 or higher, with a letter from Engineering New Zealand certifying that the degree and any further learning meet the benchmark requirements towards Chartered Professional Engineer professional status in New Zealand
  • NZ registration as a Chartered Professional Engineer by Engineering New Zealand.

Civil engineering technician ANZSCO 312212

One of the following minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Civil Engineering) (NZQF Level 7)
  • A diploma at NZQF Level 6, or a higher qualification, with the minimum equivalent of 240 credits, which includes the knowledge requirements of the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Civil) (Level 6)
  • A Washington Accord or Sydney Accord accredited undergraduate (initial) engineering degree in Civil Engineering
  • A qualification at NZQF Level 7 or higher, with a letter from Engineering New Zealand certifying that the degree and any further learning meet the benchmark requirements towards Chartered Professional Engineer status in New Zealand
  • NZ registration in the field of Civil Engineering as a Chartered Professional Engineer or as an Engineering Technologist by Engineering New Zealand

Electrical engineering technician ANZSCO 312312

One of the following minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) (NZQF Level 8)
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical Engineering) (NZQF Level 7)
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) (NZQF Level 7)
  • A Washington Accord or Sydney Accord accredited undergraduate (initial) engineering degree in Electrical Engineering
  • A qualification at NZQF Level 7 or higher, with a letter from Engineering New Zealand certifying that the degree and any further learning meet the benchmark requirements towards Chartered Professional Engineer professional status in New Zealand
  • NZ registration in the field of Electrical Engineering as a Chartered Professional Engineer or as an Engineering Technologist by Engineering New Zealand

Electronic engineering technician ANZSCO 312412

One of the following minimum requirements:

  • A bachelor's degree at NZQF Level 7, or a higher qualification with the minimum equivalent of 360 credits, which includes the requirements of a New Zealand major in electronics
  • A diploma at NZQF Level 6, or a higher qualification, with the minimum equivalent of 240 credits, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements of the New Zealand Diploma in Engineering (Level 6) Electronic Engineering
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology (Electronic Engineering) or (Electrical and Electronic Engineering) (NZQF Level 7)
  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours in Electronic Engineering, or Electrical and Electronic Engineering (NZQF Level 8)
  • A Washington Accord or a Sydney Accord accredited undergraduate (initial) engineering degree in Electronic Engineering
  • A qualification at NZQF Level 7 or higher, with a letter from Engineering New Zealand certifying that the degree and any further learning meet the benchmark requirements towards Chartered Professional Engineer professional status in New Zealand
  • NZ registration in the field of Electronic Engineering or Electrical and Electronic Engineering as a Chartered Professional Engineer or an Engineering Technologist by Engineering New Zealand

Telecommunications engineer ANZSCO 263311

One of the following minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Network Engineering) (NZQF Level 8)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (NZQF Level 7)
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology (NZQF Level 7)
  • A Washington Accord or Sydney Accord accredited undergraduate (initial) degree
  • A qualification comparable to NZQF Level 7 or higher, with a letter from Engineering New Zealand certifying that the degree and any further learning meet the benchmark requirements towards Chartered Professional Engineer professional status in New Zealand
  • NZ registration as a Chartered Professional Engineer by Engineering New Zealand

Telecommunications network engineer ANZSCO 263312

One of the following minimum requirements:

  • Bachelor of Engineering with Honours (Network Engineering) (NZQF Level 8)
  • Bachelor of Engineering (NZQF Level 7)
  • Bachelor of Engineering Technology (NZQF Level 7)
  • A Washington Accord or Sydney Accord accredited undergraduate (initial) degree
  • A qualification comparable to NZQF Level 7 or higher, with a letter from Engineering New Zealand certifying that the degree and any further learning meet the benchmark requirements towards Chartered Professional Engineer professional status in New Zealand
  • NZ registration as a Chartered Professional Engineer by Engineering New Zealand

Health and social services roles

General practitioner ANZSCO 253111

NZ registration within a relevant provisional general, general, provisional vocational or vocational scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Anaesthetist ANZSCO 253211

NZ registration within a relevant provisional vocational or vocational scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Psychiatrist ANZSCO 253411

NZ registration within a relevant provisional vocational or vocational scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Specialist physicians nec ANZSCO 253399

NZ registration within a relevant provisional vocational or vocational scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Surgeon (general) ANZSCO 253511

NZ registration within a relevant provisional vocational or vocational scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Cardiothoracic surgeon ANZSCO 253512

NZ registration within a relevant provisional vocational or vocational scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Neurosurgeon ANZSCO 253513

NZ registration within a relevant provisional vocational or vocational scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Orthopaedic surgeon ANZSCO 253514

NZ registration within a relevant provisional vocational or vocational scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Vascular surgeon ANZSCO 253521

NZ registration within a relevant provisional vocational or vocational scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Urologist ANZSCO 253518

NZ registration within a relevant provisional vocational or vocational scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Otorhinolaryngologist ANZSCO 253515

NZ registration within a relevant provisional vocational or vocational scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand

Dermatologist ANZSCO 253911

NZ registration within a relevant provisional vocational or vocational scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand

Obstetrician and gynaecologist ANZSCO 253913

NZ registration within a relevant provisional general or general scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand.

Ophthalmologist ANZSCO 253914

NZ registration within a relevant provisional vocational or vocational scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand

Diagnostic and interventional radiologist ANZSCO 253917

NZ registration within a relevant provisional vocational or vocational scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand

Radiation oncologist ANZSCO 253918

NZ registration within a relevant provisional vocational or vocational scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand

Resident medical officer ANZSCO 253112

NZ registration within a relevant provisional vocational or vocational scope of practice with the Medical Council of New Zealand

Medical laboratory scientist ANZSCO 234611

NZ registration in the scope of practice as a Medical Laboratory Scientist by the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand

Clinical psychologist ANZSCO 272311

NZ registration with the New Zealand Psychologists Board

Educational psychologist ANZSCO 272312

NZ registration within a relevant scope of practice with the New Zealand Psychologists Board, or with the Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Organisational psychologist ANZSCO 272313

NZ registration within a relevant scope of practice with the New Zealand Psychologists Board, or with the Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Psychotherapist ANZSCO 272314

NZ registration within a relevant scope of practice with the New Zealand Psychologists Board, or with the Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Psychologists nec ANZSCO 272399

NZ registration within a relevant scope of practice with the New Zealand Psychologists Board, or with the Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Physicist (medical) ANZSCO 234914

One of the following minimum requirements:

  • Certification by the Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers (ACPSEM) in Medicine as a Medical Physicist
  • Registration or eligibility for registration on the ACPSEM Register of Qualified Medical Physics Specialists
  • Registration as a Clinical Scientist with the Health and Care Professions Council, United Kingdom and Membership of the Institute of Physics and Engineering Medicine, United Kingdom
  • Certification as a Medical Physicist by the American Board of Radiology in Medical Physics
  • Certification of Competence in Clinical Medical Physics as a Member of the Canadian College of Physics in Medicine.

Orthoptist ANZSCO 251412

NZ registration with the New Zealand Orthoptics Society Inc.

Veterinarian ANZSCO 234711

NZ registration with the Veterinary Council of New Zealand.

Primary industries and science roles

Other spatial scientist ANZSCO 232214

A bachelor's degree at NZQF Level 7, or a higher qualification with the minimum equivalent of 360 credits, which includes the requirements of a New Zealand major in the focus areas of computer science or geography

Environmental research scientist ANZSCO 234313

A NZQF Level 8 or higher qualification with the minimum equivalent of 360 credits, which includes the requirements of a New Zealand major in the focus areas of environmental studies, environmental management, or environmental engineering

Food technologist ANZSCO 234212

One of the following:

  • Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours (Food Product Technology) or (Food Process Engineering) (NZQF Level 8)
  • A bachelor's degree at NZQF Level 7, or a higher qualification with the minimum equivalent of 360 credits, which includes the requirements of a New Zealand major in the focus areas of nutrition or food science.

ICT, electronics and telecommunications roles

Chief information officer ANZSCO 135111

Remuneration for the employment must be NZD $57.69 an hour or more, or the equivalent annual salary.

ICT project manager ANZSCO 135112

Remuneration for the employment must be NZD $57.69 an hour or more, or the equivalent annual salary.

ICT managers nec ANZSCO 135199

Remuneration for the employment must be NZD $57.69 an hour or more, or the equivalent annual salary.

Software engineer ANZSCO 261313

Remuneration for the employment must be NZD $57.69 an hour or more, or the equivalent annual salary.

ICT security specialist ANZSCO 232112

Remuneration for the employment must be NZD $57.69 an hour or more, or the equivalent annual salary.

Multimedia specialist ANZSCO 261211

Remuneration for the employment must be NSD $45.67 an hour or above, or the equivalent annual salary.

Occupations that are eligible for work to residence

If you are working in any of these occupations, and are eligible, you can apply for residence after 2 years working in New Zealand.

We will provide more detail on this residence pathway.

Health and social services

Anaesthetic technician ANZSCO 311211

NZ registration in the scope of practice as an Anaesthetic Technician by the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand

Medical diagnostic (medical imaging technologist) ANZSCO 251211

NZ registration in the scope of practice as a Medical Imaging Technologist with the Medical Radiation Technologists Board.

Medical laboratory technician ANZSCO 311213

NZ registration in the scope of practice as a Medical Laboratory Technician by the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand.

Medical radiation therapist ANZSCO 251212

NZ registration in the scope of practice as a Radiation Therapist with the Medical Radiation Technologists Board

Occupational therapist ANZSCO 252411

NZ registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand

Sonographer ANZSCO 251214

NZ registration in the scope of practice as a Sonographer with the Medical Radiation Technologists Board

Podiatrist ANZSCO 252611

NZ registration with the New Zealand Podiatry Board.

Audiologist ANZSCO 252711

NZ registration with the New Zealand Audiological Society.

Registered nurse (aged care) ANZSCO 254412

NZ registration in the relevant scope of practice with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Registered nurse (child and family health) ANZSCO 254413

NZ registration in the relevant scope of practice with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Registered nurse (community health) ANZSCO 254414

NZ registration in the relevant scope of practice with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Registered nurse (critical care and emergency) ANZSCO 254415

NZ registration in the relevant scope of practice with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Registered nurse (developmental disability) ANZSCO 254416

NZ registration in the relevant scope of practice with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation) ANZSCO 254417

NZ registration in the relevant scope of practice with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Registered nurse (medical) ANZSCO 254418

NZ registration in the relevant scope of practice with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Registered nurse (medical practice) ANZSCO 254421

NZ registration in the relevant scope of practice with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Registered nurse (mental health) ANZSCO 254422

NZ registration in the relevant scope of practice with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Registered nurse (perioperative) ANZSCO 254423

NZ registration in the relevant scope of practice with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Registered nurse (surgical) ANZSCO 254424

NZ registration in the relevant scope of practice with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Registered nurse (paediatrics) ANZSCO 254425

NZ registration in the relevant scope of practice with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Registered nurses nec ANZSCO 254499

NZ registration in the relevant scope of practice with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Midwife ANZSCO 254111

NZ registration in the relevant scope of practice with the Midwifery Council of New Zealand

Secondary school teacher ANZSCO 241411

NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand, and:

  • a provisional practising certificate issued by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand, and
  • employment must be for a position as a teacher in one of the following subjects:
    • Science (including chemistry, biology, physics, agricultural and horticultural science, and earth and space science)
    • Mathematics (including statistics and calculus)
    • Technology (including digital technologies, computer science, construction and mechanical technologies, materials technologies, and processing technologies)
    • Pacific languages (including languages of Tokelau, Niue, Cook Islands, Sāmoa, Tonga, Tuvalu, Fiji, Rotuma, and Kiribati)

Early childhood (pre-primary School) teacher – registered ANZSCO 241111

NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand, and a provisional practising certificate issued by the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Trades roles

Automotive electrician ANZSCO 321111

A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements of one of the strands of the New Zealand Certificate in Automotive Electrical Engineering (NZQF Level 4)

Diesel motor mechanic (including heavy vehicle inspector) ANZSCO 321212

A certificate at NZQF Level 4, or a higher qualification, which includes the credit and knowledge requirements of the New Zealand Certificate in Heavy Automotive Engineering (NZQF Level 4)

Electrician (general) ANZSCO 341111

NZ registration as an electrician or a limited certificate as an electrician from the Electrical Workers Registration Board

Plumber (general) ANZSCO 334111

NZ registration as either a certifying plumber, tradesman plumber; or journeyman plumber with the New Zealand Plumbers, Gasfitters and Drainlayers Board.

Agriculture roles

Dairy cattle farmer (dairy cattle farm manager) ANZSCO 121313 including dairy farm manager, assistant dairy farm manager and dairy herd manager.

A minimum of 3 years’ experience working on a commercial farm in a relevant role.

Washington and Sydney Accord engineering degrees

Where a Washington Accord accredited undergraduate engineering degree is required, 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 programmes of the signatory country.

To determine if an engineering degree awarded is Washington Accord accredited, refer to the links from the International Engineering Alliance on their website.

Washington Accord | International Engineering Alliance

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.

Sydney Accord | International Engineering Alliance

Note

Engineering New Zealand changed its name from the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand Incorporated (IPENZ) in 2017. A letter, certificate or registration from the Institution of Professional Engineers New Zealand Incorporated (IPENZ) may be used to meet the requirement for a letter, certificate or registration from Engineering New Zealand.