ACT Occupation List
ACT NOMINATION - Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa
Do you have the skills we need in Canberra? If the type of work you do is in demand it will be identified on the ACT Occupation List.
As a skilled migrant you can apply for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa if the status of your nominated occupation is shown as ‘open’ on the ACT Occupation List and you meet the nomination criteria as shown in the guidelines.
ACT residents working in a skilled occupation may be eligible to apply for ACT nomination, even if the occupation is listed as ‘closed’ on the ACT Occupation List.
The occupations identified do not relate to a specific job vacancy, nor represent a guarantee of a job in a specific occupation. Your success finding employment will depend on the employer requirements, relevant skills and experience and level of English ability. As a new resident you may not be eligible to apply for some Federal Government positions where citizenship or security clearance is required.
Before you apply for ACT nomination, you must read the ‘Guidelines for applying for ACT nomination’ and make sure that you meet the nomination criteria. You must also meet the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa criteria before you can apply for ACT nomination.
ACT Occupation List - As of 19/04/2017 the Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) has been replaced by the Short term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL). There has been a removal of 200 occupations from the CSOL in creating the STSOL.
A new ACT Occupation list based on the STSOL will be announced in July.
Employer sponsored - applying for RCB support
Employers seeking to apply to the Regional Certifying Body (RCB) for support of an Employer nomination must demonstrate that the position cannot be filled from the local labour market.
If the nominated occupation is listed as 'open' on the current ACT Occupation list, the application for RCB support is deemed to meet this criteria.
Occupations listed as 'closed' do not meet the criteria. You should refer to the RCB guidelines for other pathways to demonstrate that the position cannot be filled from the local labour market.
Before you apply for RCB support, you must read the ‘Guidelines for applying for RCB Support' and make sure that you meet the RCB criteria.