Registered Migration Australia

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


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


Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) - ANZSCO 254413 

Registered Nurse (Community Health) - ANZSCO 254414

Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) - ANZSCO 254415

Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) - ANZSCO 254416

Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation) - ANZSCO 254417

Registered Nurse (Medical) - ANZSCO 254418

Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) - ANZSCO 254421

Registered Nurse (Mental Health) - ANZSCO 254422

Registered Nurse (Perioperative) - ANZSCO 254423

Registered Nurse (Surgical) - ANZSCO 254424

Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) - ANZSCO 254425

Registered Nurses nec - ANZSCO 254499

Occupation Lists

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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