ACT Occupation List

ACT Occupation List

The ACT Occupation List defines the abilities presently in demand in Canberra (for skilled migration purposes). The ACT Occupancy List is used to determine the eligibility of the following programs for ACT assistance:

1. ACT Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) Visa appointment. By finishing the Canberra Matrix, you can express interest in the nomination of ACT 190 even if the nominated occupation is closed. However, in the nominated occupation category, only open occupations will help you to earn points.

2. Regional Certifying Body support of an Employer Nomination under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme.

The ACT Occupancy List is not associated with particular work vacancies and is not a work guarantee in a nominated job. Before applying for an ACT nomination, you must be satisfied that there are enough job opportunities in your nominated occupation. As part of a standard selection process, you will compete for job vacancies with all individuals on the labor market.

While a significant assessment of occupational demand will usually be carried out twice a year (in February and August), the demand for each occupation will be continuously evaluated. The occupation will be closed without further notice once it is determined that the demand for an occupation has been met.

If your occupation is closed, you cannot claim Canberra Matrix points in the ‘Nominated Occupation’ category.

ANZSCOOccupation2019-07-01 2020-01-01
131112Sales & Marketing ManagerOpenOpen
131113Advertising ManagerOpenOpen
131114Public Relations ManagerClosedOpen
132511Research and development manager **Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
133111Construction Project ManagerClosedOpen
133211Engineering ManagerClosedOpen
225311Public Relations ProfessionalOpenOpen
232111ArchitectOpenOpen
232112Landscape ArchitectOpenOpen
232411Graphic DesignerOpenOpen
232412IllustratorOpenOpen
232414Web DesignerOpenOpen
232611Urban & Regional PlannerOpenClosed
233211Civil EngineerOpenOpen
233212Geotechnical EngineerOpenOpen
233213Quantity SurveyorOpenOpen
233214Structural EngineerOpenOpen
233311Electrical EngineerClosedOpen
233411Electronics EngineerClosedOpen
233511Industrial EngineerClosedOpen
233512Mechanical EngineerClosedOpen
233513Production or plant engineerClosedOpen
233911Aeronautical EngineerOpenOpen
233912Agricultural EngineerOpenOpen
233913Biomedical EngineerOpenOpen
233914Engineering TechnologistOpenOpen
233915Environmental EngineerOpenOpen
233999Engineering Professionals necOpenOpen
233916Naval Architect**Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
234111Agricultural Consultant**Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
234112Agricultural Scientist**Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
234211Chemist **Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
234312Environmental Consultant **Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
234313Environmental Research Scientist **Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
234399Environmental Scientists nec **Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
234411Geologist **Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
234412Geophysicist **Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
234413Hydrogeologist **Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
234511Life Scientist (general) **Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
234517Microbiologist **Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
234518Zoologist **Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
234599life scientists (nec) **Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
234513Biochemist **Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
234514Biotechnologist **Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
234515Botanist**Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
234516Marine Biologist**Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
234611Medical Laboratory Scientist**Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
234914Physicist**ClosedOnly Open if caveat is met
234999Natural and Physical Science Professionals nec**ClosedOnly Open if caveat is met
241111Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) TeacherOpenClosed
242111University Lecturer **Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
251211Medical Diagnostic RadiographerOpenOpen
251212Medical Radiation TherapistOpenOpen
251213Nuclear Medicine TechnologistOpenOpen
251214SonographerOpenOpen
251511Hospital Pharmacist ##Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
251512Industrial Pharmacist ##Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
251513Retail Pharmacist ##Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
252411Occupational TherapistOpenOpen
252511PhysiotherapistOpenOpen
252711AudiologistOpenOpen
252712Speech PathologistOpenOpen
253111General PractitionerOpenOpen
253112Resident Medical OfficerOpenOpen
254111MidwifeOpenOpen
254311Nurse ManagerOpenOpen
254411Nurse PractitionerOpenOpen
254412Registered Nurse (Aged Care)OpenOpen
254413Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health)OpenOpen
254414Registered Nurse (Community Health)OpenOpen
254415Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency)OpenOpen
254416Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)OpenOpen
254417Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation)OpenOpen
254418Registered Nurse (Medical)OpenOpen
254421Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)OpenOpen
254422Registered Nurse (Mental Health)OpenOpen
254423Registered Nurse (Perioperative)OpenOpen
254424Registered Nurse (Surgical)OpenOpen
254425Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)OpenOpen
254499Registered Nurses (nec)OpenOpen
261111ICT Business Analyst **Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
261112Systems Analyst**Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
261211Multimedia SpecialistOpenOpen
261212Web DeveloperOpenOpen
261311Analyst Programmer**Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
261312Developer Programmer**Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
261313Software Engineer**Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
261314Software Tester**Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
261399Software and Applications Prog.nec**Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
262111Database Administrator**Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
262112ICT Security Specialist**Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
262113Systems Administrator**Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
263111Computer Network & Systems Engineer**Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
263112Network Administrator**Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
263113Network Analyst**Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
263211ICT Quality Assurance Engineer**Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
263212ICT Support Engineer**Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
263213ICT Systems Test Engineer**Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
263299ICT Support and Test Engineers (nec)**Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
263311Telecommunications Engineer**Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
263312Telecommunications Network Engineer**Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
272111Careers CounsellorOpenOpen
272112Drug & Alcohol CounsellorOpenOpen
272113Family & Marriage CounsellorOpenOpen
272114Rehabilitation CounsellorOpenOpen
272115Student CounsellorOpenOpen
272311Clinical PsychologistOpenOpen
272312Educational PsychologistOpenOpen
272313Organisational PsychologistOpenOpen
272314PsychotherapistOpenOpen
272399Psychologists (nec)OpenOpen
272511Social WorkerOpenOpen
272612Recreation OfficerOpenOpen
272613Welfare WorkerOpenOpen
321211Motor Mechanic (General)OpenOpen
321212Diesel Motor MechanicOpenOpen
321213Motorcycle MechanicOpenOpen
321214Small Engine MechanicOpenOpen
322311Metal FabricatorOpenOpen
322313Welder (First Class)OpenOpen
324111Panel beaterOpenOpen
331111BricklayerOpenOpen
331112StonemasonOpenOpen
332211Painting Trades WorkersOpenOpen
333211Fibrous PlastererOpenOpen
333212Solid PlastererOpenOpen
334111Plumber (General) ^^Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
334112Aircon. & Mechanical Services Plumber ^^Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
334113Drainer ^^Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
334114Gasfitter ^^Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
334115Roof Plumber ^^Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
341111Electrician (General) ^^Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
341112Electrician (Special Class) ^^Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
341113Lift Mechanic ^^Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
342111Air-con& Refrigeration Mechanic ^^Only Open if caveat is metOnly Open if caveat is met
391111HairdresserOpenOpen
394111CabinetmakerOpenOpen
411411Enrolled NurseOpenOpen

Canberra Resident: 491 nomination eligibility

The current ACT nomination eligibility criteria will apply to 491 nominations from
1 January 2020, including:

  • Minimum three months ACT residence immediately before the date of Matrix submission and continuing until date of any invitation. Residence is defined as living and settled in Canberra. Visiting Canberra for short periods does not meet the residence criteria.
  • Three months continuousemployment (minimum 20 hrs per week) immediately prior to matrix submission.

Canberra Resident: 190 nomination eligibility

New ACT nomination eligibility criteria will apply to 190 nominations from 1 January 2020, including:

  • Six months fulltime (minimum 35 hours pw) continuous paid employment in Canberra at date of matrix submission; AND
  • Must meet one of the following three criterion:
  1. Nominated occupation is open on the ACT Occupation List (don’t forget the caveats); or
  2. Primary 457 / 482 visa holder sponsored by an ACT employer (at least 1 year visa validity at date of Matrix); or
  3. Five years continuous ACT residence at date of Matrix submission.

 

Canberra resident eligibility criteria: changes in common to 190 and 491 nomination

  • Highly skilled employment- Skill Level category: minimum taxable income must be no less than $50,000 per annum; or $26 per hour (excluding casual loading) for part time / casual employment. Employer must be actively operating in the ACT for at least one
  • Matrix score claim – Skill level: skilled employment must be recorded on SkillSelect EOI.
  • Spouse employment: minimum competent English for ALL claims in this category; skill assessment required for working in open occupation claim.

Overseas applicants: 491 nomination

The current ACT nomination eligibility criteria will apply to 491 nominations from
1 January 2020.

Overseas applicants: 190 nomination

Your clients must meet one of the following two criterion:

  1. A minimum one year ACT employment contract in an ‘open’ nominated occupation. The employment must be with an Australian medium to large enterprise (50 plus employees) located in the ACT; or an academic appointment at an ACT tertiary institution.

Or

  1. At least five years previous ACT residence within the last eight years. The ACT residence must be continuous until the date of departure from Australia. The nominated occupation may be open or closed on the ACT occupation List.

Overseas applicant – changes in common to 191 and 491 criteria

Eligibility

  • You must be overseas at date of Matrix submission and, if ranked and invited to apply for ACT nomination, you must be overseas at date of application for ACT nomination.

Matrix Category: Relevant work experience

  • Any claim for length of work experience must be evidenced with a current Skill Assessment with point’s advice showing dates of the relevant work experience assessed.
  • The work experience must also be recorded on the SkillSelect
  • 10 years continuous relevant work experience in the nominated occupation: 20 Matrix points
  • Spouse / partner employment: Skill assessment relevant to current ‘Open’ occupation (caveats may apply) is now mandatory.

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