ACT Occupation List

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The Guidelines and ACT Occupation List were revised on 1 October 2014. Please review the documents carefully before applying to ensure you are still eligible.

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: 190kB (Updated 14 Oct 14) 190 Guidelines: 3.3MB (Updated 14 Oct 14)

Visit the guidelines page for further infomation 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. If the status of the nominated occupation is ‘limited’, the occupation must be verified by the Migration and Information Services (MIS) Unit, ACT Government, before your application can be lodged.

ACT Occupation List: 301kB (Updated 1 Oct 14) ACT Occupation List: 3.3MB (Updated 1 Oct 14)

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 'limited' or '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.