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ACT Occupation List

Scientist at work

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.

Skilled migrants

You must read the Skilled - Nominated (190) visa guidelines in conjunction with the ACT Occupation List.

190 Guidelines (Updated February 2016) 190 Guidelines (Updated February 2016)

Visit the guidelines page for further information on the RSMS and Business Visa guidelines.

As a skilled migrant you can apply for ACT nomination 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.

ACT Occupation List (Updated March 2016) ACT Occupation List (Updated March 2016)

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.

You will also need to meet the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) skilled visa criteria.

Closure of Occupation – Financial Investment Adviser’ ANZSCO 222311

Effective 1 March 2016, ‘Financial Investment Adviser’ ANZSCO 222311 is now closed as the demand for this occupation has been met.  Applications submitted after this date will not meet the ACT nomination ‘open occupation’ criteria.

Employer sponsored

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.