Green List roles

Search the Green List to see if your role is Tier 1 Straight to Residence or Tier 2 Work to Residence. When you find your role check the qualifications, registration or experience you need for a Straight to Residence or Work to Residence Visa application.

Use the Green List search to see if your role is Tier 1 Straight to Residence or Tier 2 Work to Residence. Check what qualifications, registration or experience you need for a Straight to Residence or Work to Residence visa application.

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

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Anaesthetic Technician

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Tier 2 role eligible for work to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence
If you are working in this role, and are eligible, you can apply for residence after 2 years working in New Zealand. The earliest you could apply would be September 2023.
Qualifications, registration or experience required

You will need:

  • NZ registration with the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand.

Anaesthetist

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have:

  • NZ provisional general, general, provisional vocational or vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (a letter of eligibility for one of these forms of registration issued by the Medical Council of New Zealand is acceptable).

Audiologist

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Tier 2 role eligible for work to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence
If you are working in this role, and are eligible, you can apply for residence after 2 years working in New Zealand. The earliest you could apply would be September 2023.
Qualifications, registration or experience required

You will need:

  • NZ membership with the New Zealand Audiological Society.

Automotive Electrician

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Tier 2 role eligible for work to residence
Industry
Trades
Pathway to residence
If you are working in this role, and are eligible, you can apply for residence after 2 years working in New Zealand. The earliest you could apply would be September 2023.
Qualifications, registration or experience required

You will need:

  • 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).

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have:

  • NZ provisional general, general, provisional vocational or vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (a letter of eligibility for one of these forms of registration issued by the Medical Council of New Zealand is acceptable).

Chemical Engineer

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Engineering
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have one of these minimum qualifications, registration or experience:

  • 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.
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

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.

Chief Information Officer

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
ICT, electronics and telecommunications roles
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

Remuneration for the employment must be $57.69 per hour or above, or the equivalent annual salary.

For Straight to Residence only, where the employment or offer of employment is based on a contract for services the remuneration must be $86.54 per hour or the equivalent annual salary and a minimum of 10 years’ work in a relevant role is required.

Civil Engineer

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Engineering
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have one of these minimum qualifications, registration or experience:

  • 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.
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

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.

Civil Engineering Technician

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Engineering
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have one of these minimum qualifications, registration or experience:

  • 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.
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, 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.

Clinical Psychologist

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have:

  • NZ registration with the New Zealand Psychologists Board.

Construction Project Manager

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Construction
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have one of these minimum qualifications, registration or experience:

  • 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.
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, 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.

Dairy Cattle Farmer (Dairy Cattle Farm Manager) including Dairy Farm Manager, Assistant Dairy Farm Manager and Dairy Herd Manager

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Tier 2 role eligible for work to residence
Industry
Agriculture
Qualifications, registration or experience required

You will need:

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

Dermatologist

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have:

  • NZ provisional general, general, provisional vocational or vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (a letter of eligibility for one of these forms of registration issued by the Medical Council of New Zealand is acceptable).

Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have:

  • NZ provisional general, general, provisional vocational or vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (a letter of eligibility for one of these forms of registration issued by the Medical Council of New Zealand is acceptable).

Diesel Motor Mechanic (including Heavy Vehicle Inspector)

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Tier 2 role eligible for work to residence
Industry
Trades
Pathway to residence
If you are working in this role, and are eligible, you can apply for residence after 2 years working in New Zealand. The earliest you could apply would be September 2023.
Qualifications, registration or experience required

You will need:

  • 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).

Early Childhood (pre-primary school) Teacher – registered

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Tier 2 role eligible for work to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence
You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.
Qualifications, registration or experience required

You will need:

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

Educational Psychologist

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have:

  • NZ registration with the New Zealand Psychologists Board.

Electrical Engineer

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Engineering
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have one of these minimum qualifications, registration or experience:

  • 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.

Electrical Engineering Technician

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Engineering
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have one of these minimum qualifications, registration or experience:

  • 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.
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, 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.

Electrician (general)

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Tier 2 role eligible for work to residence
Industry
Trades
Pathway to residence
If you are working in this role, and are eligible, you can apply for residence after 2 years working in New Zealand. The earliest you could apply would be September 2023.
Qualifications, registration or experience required

You will need:

  • NZ registration as an electrician or a Limited Certificate (excluding a Trainee Limited Certificate) as an electrician from the Electrical Workers Registration Board.

Electronic engineering technician

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Engineering
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have one of these minimum qualifications, registration or experience:

  • 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.
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, 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.

Electronics Engineer

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Engineering
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have one of these minimum qualifications, registration or experience:

  • 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.
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

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.

Engineering Professionals nec

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Engineering
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have one of these minimum qualifications, registration or experience:

  • 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.
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

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.

Environmental Engineer

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Engineering
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have one of these minimum qualifications, registration or experience:

  • 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.
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

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.

Environmental Research Scientist

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Primary industries and science roles
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have:

  • A qualification at NZQF Level 8 or higher in the focus areas of environmental studies, environmental management, or environmental engineering. NZQF Level 8 qualifications must have either the minimum equivalent of 360 credits which includes the requirements of a New Zealand major in the focus areas, or a minimum equivalent of 120 credits in the focus areas and a relevant underpinning bachelor’s degree at NZQF Level 7.

Food Technologist

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Primary industries and science roles
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have one of the following:

  • Bachelor of Food Technology with Honours (Food Product Technology) or (Food Process Engineering) (NZQF Level 8)
  • A qualification at NZQF Level 7 or higher in the focus areas of nutrition, food science, food technology or food engineering. NZQF Level 7 qualifications must have a minimum equivalent of 360 credits which includes the requirements of a New Zealand major in the focus areas, and NZQF Level 8 qualifications must have either the minimum equivalent of 360 credits which includes the requirements of a New Zealand major in the focus areas, or a minimum equivalent of 120 credits in the focus areas and a relevant underpinning bachelor’s degree at NZQF Level 7.

General Practitioner

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have:

  • NZ provisional general, general, provisional vocational or vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (a letter of eligibility for one of these forms of registration issued by the Medical Council of New Zealand is acceptable).

Geotechnical Engineer

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Engineering
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have one of these minimum qualifications, registration or experience:

  • 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.
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

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.

ICT managers nec

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
ICT, electronics and telecommunications roles
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

Remuneration for the employment must be $57.69 per hour or above, or the equivalent annual salary.

For Straight to Residence only, where the employment or offer of employment is based on a contract for services the remuneration must be $86.54 per hour or the equivalent annual salary and a minimum of 10 years’ work in a relevant role is required.

ICT Project Manager

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
ICT, electronics and telecommunications roles
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

Remuneration for the employment must be $57.69 per hour or above, or the equivalent annual salary.

For Straight to Residence only, where the employment or offer of employment is based on a contract for services the remuneration must be $86.54 per hour or the equivalent annual salary and a minimum of 10 years’ work in a relevant role is required.

ICT Security Specialist

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
ICT, electronics and telecommunications roles
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

Remuneration for the employment must be $57.69 per hour or above, or the equivalent annual salary.

For Straight to Residence only, where the employment or offer of employment is based on a contract for services the remuneration must be $86.54 per hour or the equivalent annual salary and a minimum of 10 years’ work in a relevant role is required.

Industrial Engineer

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Engineering
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have one of these minimum qualifications, registration or experience:

  • 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.
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

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.

Materials Engineer

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Engineering
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have one of these minimum qualifications, registration or experience:

  • 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.
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

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.

Mechanical Engineer

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Engineering
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have one of these minimum qualifications, registration or experience:

  • 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.
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

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.

Medical diagnostic (Medical Imaging Technologist)

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Tier 2 role eligible for work to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence
If you are working in this role, and are eligible, you can apply for residence after 2 years working in New Zealand. The earliest you could apply would be September 2023.
Qualifications, registration or experience required

You will need:

  • NZ registration with the Medical Radiation Technologists Board.

Medical Laboratory Scientist

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence
To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.
Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have:

  • NZ registration with the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand.

Medical Laboratory Technician

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Tier 2 role eligible for work to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence
If you are working in this role, and are eligible, you can apply for residence after 2 years working in New Zealand. The earliest you could apply would be September 2023.
Qualifications, registration or experience required

You will need:

  • NZ registration with the Medical Sciences Council of New Zealand.

Medical Radiation Therapist

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Tier 2 role eligible for work to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence
If you are working in this role, and are eligible, you can apply for residence after 2 years working in New Zealand. The earliest you could apply would be September 2023.
Qualifications, registration or experience required

You will need:

  • NZ registration the Medical Radiation Technologists Board.

Midwife

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Tier 2 role eligible for work to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence
If you are working in this role, and are eligible, you can apply for residence after 2 years working in New Zealand. The earliest you could apply would be September 2023.
Qualifications, registration or experience required

You will need:

  • NZ registration with the Midwifery Council of New Zealand.

Multimedia Specialist

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
ICT, electronics and telecommunications roles
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

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

For Straight to Residence only, where the employment or offer of employment is based on a contract for services the remuneration must be $68.51 per hour or the equivalent annual salary and a minimum of 10 years’ work in a relevant role is required.

Neurosurgeon

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have:

  • NZ provisional general, general, provisional vocational or vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (a letter of eligibility for one of these forms of registration issued by the Medical Council of New Zealand is acceptable).

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have:

  • NZ provisional general, general, provisional vocational or vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (a letter of eligibility for one of these forms of registration issued by the Medical Council of New Zealand is acceptable).

Occupational Therapist

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Tier 2 role eligible for work to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence
If you are working in this role, and are eligible, you can apply for residence after 2 years working in New Zealand. The earliest you could apply would be September 2023.
Qualifications, registration or experience required

You will need:

  • NZ registration with the Occupational Therapy Board of New Zealand.

Ophthalmologist

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have:

  • NZ provisional general, general, provisional vocational or vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (a letter of eligibility for one of these forms of registration issued by the Medical Council of New Zealand is acceptable).

Organisational Psychologist

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have:

  • NZ registration with the New Zealand Psychologists Board.

Orthopaedic Surgeon

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have:

  • NZ provisional general, general, provisional vocational or vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (a letter of eligibility for one of these forms of registration issued by the Medical Council of New Zealand is acceptable).

Orthoptist

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have:

  • NZ membership with the New Zealand Orthoptics Society Inc.

Other spatial scientist

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Primary industries and science roles
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have:

  • 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.

Otorhinolaryngologist

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have:

  • NZ provisional general, general, provisional vocational or vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (a letter of eligibility for one of these forms of registration issued by the Medical Council of New Zealand is acceptable).

Physicist (medical)

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have:

  • 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.

Plumber (general)

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Tier 2 role eligible for work to residence
Industry
Trades
Pathway to residence
If you are working in this role, and are eligible, you can apply for residence after 2 years working in New Zealand. The earliest you could apply would be September 2023.
Qualifications, registration or experience required

You will need:

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

Podiatrist

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Tier 2 role eligible for work to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence
If you are working in this role, and are eligible, you can apply for residence after 2 years working in New Zealand. The earliest you could apply would be September 2023.
Qualifications, registration or experience required

You will need:

  • NZ registration with the New Zealand Podiatry Board.

Production or Plant Engineer

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Engineering
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have one of these minimum qualifications, registration or experience:

  • 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.
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

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.

Project Builder (including Building Project Manager and Site Foreman)

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Construction
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have one of these minimum qualifications, registration or experience:

  • 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.

Psychiatrist

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have:

  • NZ provisional general, general, provisional vocational or vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (a letter of eligibility for one of these forms of registration issued by the Medical Council of New Zealand is acceptable).

Psychologists nec

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have:

  • NZ registration with the New Zealand Psychologists Board.

Psychotherapist

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have:

  • NZ registration with the Psychotherapists Board of Aotearoa New Zealand.

Quantity surveyor

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Construction
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have one of these minimum qualifications, registration or experience:

  • 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).

Radiation Oncologist

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have:

  • NZ provisional general, general, provisional vocational or vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (a letter of eligibility for one of these forms of registration issued by the Medical Council of New Zealand is acceptable).

Registered nurse (aged care)

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Tier 2 role eligible for work to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence
If you are working in this role, and are eligible, you can apply for residence after 2 years working in New Zealand. The earliest you could apply would be September 2023.
Qualifications, registration or experience required

You will need:

  • NZ registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Registered nurse (child and family health)

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Tier 2 role eligible for work to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence
If you are working in this role, and are eligible, you can apply for residence after 2 years working in New Zealand. The earliest you could apply would be September 2023.
Qualifications, registration or experience required

You will need:

  • NZ registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Registered nurse (community health)

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Tier 2 role eligible for work to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence
If you are working in this role, and are eligible, you can apply for residence after 2 years working in New Zealand. The earliest you could apply would be September 2023.
Qualifications, registration or experience required

You will need:

  • NZ registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Registered nurse (critical care and emergency)

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Tier 2 role eligible for work to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence
If you are working in this role, and are eligible, you can apply for residence after 2 years working in New Zealand. The earliest you could apply would be September 2023.
Qualifications, registration or experience required

You will need:

  • NZ registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Registered nurse (developmental disability)

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Tier 2 role eligible for work to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence
If you are working in this role, and are eligible, you can apply for residence after 2 years working in New Zealand. The earliest you could apply would be September 2023.
Qualifications, registration or experience required

You will need:

  • NZ registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation)

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Tier 2 role eligible for work to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence
If you are working in this role, and are eligible, you can apply for residence after 2 years working in New Zealand. The earliest you could apply would be September 2023.
Qualifications, registration or experience required

You will need:

  • NZ registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Registered nurse (medical practice)

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Tier 2 role eligible for work to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence
If you are working in this role, and are eligible, you can apply for residence after 2 years working in New Zealand. The earliest you could apply would be September 2023.
Qualifications, registration or experience required

You will need:

  • NZ registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Registered nurse (medical)

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Tier 2 role eligible for work to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence
If you are working in this role, and are eligible, you can apply for residence after 2 years working in New Zealand. The earliest you could apply would be September 2023.
Qualifications, registration or experience required

You will need:

  • NZ registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Registered nurse (mental health)

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Tier 2 role eligible for work to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence
If you are working in this role, and are eligible, you can apply for residence after 2 years working in New Zealand. The earliest you could apply would be September 2023.
Qualifications, registration or experience required

You will need:

  • NZ registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Registered nurse (paediatrics)

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Tier 2 role eligible for work to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence
If you are working in this role, and are eligible, you can apply for residence after 2 years working in New Zealand. The earliest you could apply would be September 2023.
Qualifications, registration or experience required

You will need:

  • NZ registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Registered nurse (perioperative)

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Tier 2 role eligible for work to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence
If you are working in this role, and are eligible, you can apply for residence after 2 years working in New Zealand. The earliest you could apply would be September 2023.
Qualifications, registration or experience required

You will need:

  • NZ registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Registered nurse (surgical)

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Tier 2 role eligible for work to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence
If you are working in this role, and are eligible, you can apply for residence after 2 years working in New Zealand. The earliest you could apply would be September 2023.
Qualifications, registration or experience required

You will need:

  • NZ registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Registered nurses nec

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Tier 2 role eligible for work to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence
If you are working in this role, and are eligible, you can apply for residence after 2 years working in New Zealand. The earliest you could apply would be September 2023.
Qualifications, registration or experience required

You will need:

  • NZ registration with the Nursing Council of New Zealand.

Resident Medical Officer

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have:

  • NZ provisional general, general, provisional vocational or vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (a letter of eligibility for one of these forms of registration issued by the Medical Council of New Zealand is acceptable).

Secondary School Teacher

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Tier 2 role eligible for work to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence
If you are working in this role, and are eligible, you can apply for residence after 2 years working in New Zealand. The earliest you could apply would be September 2023.
Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have NZ registration with the Teaching Council of Aotearoa New Zealand and a provisional practising certificate issued by them.

Your employment must be in 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).

Software Engineer

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
ICT, electronics and telecommunications roles
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

Remuneration for the employment must be $57.69 per hour or above, or the equivalent annual salary.

For Straight to Residence only, where the employment or offer of employment is based on a contract for services the remuneration must be $86.54 per hour or the equivalent annual salary and a minimum of 10 years’ work in a relevant role is required.

Sonographer

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Tier 2 role eligible for work to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence
If you are working in this role, and are eligible, you can apply for residence after 2 years working in New Zealand. The earliest you could apply would be September 2023.
Qualifications, registration or experience required

You will need:

  • NZ registration with the Medical Radiation Technologists Board.

Specialist Physician nec

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have:

  • NZ provisional general, general, provisional vocational or vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (a letter of eligibility for one of these forms of registration issued by the Medical Council of New Zealand is acceptable).

Structural Engineer

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Engineering
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have one of these minimum qualifications, registration or experience:

  • 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.
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

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.

Surgeon (General)

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have:

  • NZ provisional general, general, provisional vocational or vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (a letter of eligibility for one of these forms of registration issued by the Medical Council of New Zealand is acceptable).

Surveyor

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Construction
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have one of these minimum qualifications, registration or experience:

  • 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).

Telecommunications Engineer

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Engineering
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have one of these minimum qualifications, registration or experience:

  • 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.
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, 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.

Telecommunications Network Engineer

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Engineering
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have one of these minimum qualifications, registration or experience:

  • 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.
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, 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.

Urologist

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have:

  • NZ provisional general, general, provisional vocational or vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (a letter of eligibility for one of these forms of registration issued by the Medical Council of New Zealand is acceptable).

Vascular Surgeon

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have:

  • NZ provisional general, general, provisional vocational or vocational registration with the Medical Council of New Zealand (a letter of eligibility for one of these forms of registration issued by the Medical Council of New Zealand is acceptable).

Veterinarian

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Tier 1 role eligible for straight to residence
Industry
Health and social services
Pathway to residence

To be eligible you must be working for an accredited employer or have a job offer from one. If you meet all the visa requirements you can apply for a Straight to Residence Visa now.

You can apply in New Zealand or come on a work visa and apply. You can also apply from outside New Zealand.

Qualifications, registration or experience required

You must have:

  • NZ registration with the Veterinary Council of New Zealand.

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