Green List for Electrical Engineering Technician

To work out whether you meet the definition of Electrical Engineering Technician as per Appendix 13 of the Operational Manual, check against the details below.
Details on eligibility for Straight to Residency or Green List Work to Residence pathways and streamlined Accredited Employer Work Visa
Minimum pay requirement
$29.66 per hour
Work experience
Non-Degree Post-Study Work Visa
Based on Operation Manual Appendix 13 published on 11 August 2023


Green List Tier 1

Occupational Group




ANZSCO Description

Conducts tests of electrical systems, prepares charts and tabulations, and assists in estimating costs in support of Electrical Engineers and Engineering Technologists. Registration or licensing may be required.

Green List Requirements

One of the following:

  • 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 (listed - see Note 2)
  • 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

Minimum Pay Requirement

A minimum hourly pay rate of $29.66 is required.

Residency Pathway

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.

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