ACT Skilled Migration Program closed to overseas applicants until July 2017

Effective 14 September 2016, if you are living overseas you cannot apply for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa until July 2017. 

Canberra residents

This action does not affect Canberra based applicants. You are still able to apply for ACT nomination if you meet the nomination criteria.

Streamlined PhD nominations

The ACT will accept applications for streamlined nomination from ACT PhD alumni living overseas.  If you meet the nomination criteria, email for advice on how to lodge the online application. 

ACT Occupation List will be updated in July 2017

The demand for ACT occupations will be reassessed in July 2017. The updated ACT Occupation List will be published when the ACT Migration Program reopens to overseas applicants in July 2017, 

Other Learning Centres

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Beside the major institutions in Canberra there are dozens of government, private and community based organisations offer opportunities for learning in the ACT and in the surrounding region. A range of adult and community education services are available. Regardless of your area of interest you are sure to find something that suits you.

What if you can't make it to Canberra to study? Distance education could be the perfect solution for you.

Distance education programs allow you to obtain a qualification from a local institution while remaining in your home country, or to combine study at home with study in Canberra. Most of the institutions in Canberra offer options for distance education across a number of academic disciplines.