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Nursing categories

Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO)


The following occupations relate specifically to Nursing Managers and Registered Nurses

All listed occupations on this page are classified as Skill Level 1.

Occupations at Skill Level 1 have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. At least five years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualification. In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job-training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.


Note: New or changes to skills assessing authorities have been specified for the following occupations;
Nurse Manager (ANZSCO 254311): ANMAC
Nurse Educator (ANZSCO 254211): ANMAC
Nurse Researcher (ANZSCO 254212): ANMAC


nursing manager


Child Care Centre Manager - ANZSCO 134111


Medical Administrator (Aus) / Medical Superintendent (NZ) - ANZSCO 134211


Nursing Clinical Director - ANZSCO 134212


Primary Health Organisation Manager - ANZSCO 134213


Welfare Centre Manager - ANZSCO 134214


Health and Welfare Services Managers nec - ANZSCO 134299



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Occupation ceilings

There exists an occupation ceiling for certain descriptions in this unit group.

Occupation ceilings do not apply to State or Territory Nominated, Employer Sponsored or Business Innovation and Investment visa subclasses


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Licensing and/or Professional Associations

In many occupations you must be registered with or obtain a license from a local authority in the state or territory where you want to practise your occupation. Contact the local authority in your relevant state or territory to enquire about the licensing or registration requirements. It may benefit to become a member of a relevant industry association for your occupation which could help with your employment and visa application prospects.

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