new health roles added to green list straight to residence


The Government is adding 32 new health sector roles to the Green List and will move all Green List health roles to the Straight to Residence pathway.

The roles being added to the Green List are across the health system and considered critical and nationally important. The new roles also cover specialisations within those fields.

The list includes roles in social services, education, and the justice sector that support the delivery of health services.

Eligible people will be able to apply from 29 May 2023.

To apply for the Straight to Residence visa applicants must meet the requirements for their occupation as shown in the Green List.

List of health sector roles going on the Green List:

  1. Addiction practitioner/alcohol & drug clinician
  2. Audiometrist
  3. Chiropractor
  4. Clinical dental technician
  5. Clinical physiologists (sleep, renal, exercise, respiratory, neurology, and cardiac)
  6. Counsellor
  7. Dental specialists
  8. Dental technician
  9. Dental therapist
  10. Dentist
  11. Dietician
  12. Dispensing optician
  13. Drug and alcohol counsellor
  14. Enrolled nurse
  15. Genetic counsellor
  16. Medical laboratory pre-analytical technician
  17. Medical resonance imaging technologist
  18. Nuclear medicine technologist
  19. Nurse practitioner
  20. Optometrist
  21. Oral health therapist
  22. Orthotic and prosthetic technician
  23. Orthotist/prosthetist
  24. Osteopath
  25. Paramedic/emergency medical technician
  26. Perfusionist (cardiac)
  27. Pharmacist
  28. Physiotherapist
  29. Play therapist (hospital)
  30. Social worker
  31. Speech language therapist
  32. Sterile processing technician

Existing roles on Green List Work to Residence pathway moving to Straight to Residence pathway:

  1. Anaesthetic Technician
  2. Audiologist
  3. Medical imaging technologist
  4. Medical laboratory technician
  5. Medical radiation therapist
  6. Occupational therapist.
  7. Podiatrist
  8. Sonographer

Existing roles on Green List Straight to Residence pathway:

  1. Clinical Psychologists
  2. Medical laboratory scientist
  3. Medical practitioners
  4. Midwife
  5. Orthoptist
  6. Physicist (Medical)
  7. Psychologists
  8. Registered Nurse

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