ACT Occupation List

Scientist at work

SYSTEM MAINTENANCE 28/08/15 – 04/09/15

The ACT Application site is undergoing an upgrade: as such it will be offline from Friday 28 August 2015 until Friday 4 September 2015 inclusive. You will not be able to lodge an application for ACT 190 nomination or RCB support of a RSMS nomination during this time.  

The temporary shutdown will impact on processing times as no applications can be processed during the shutdown. Status updates on applications will also be unavailable.

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 August 2015) 190 Guidelines (Updated August 2015)

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 August 2015) ACT Occupation List (Updated August 2015)

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.

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.