The ACT Occupation list 2019 – Canberra

There are now 84 occupations available on the Australian Capital Territory’s (ACT) Occupation List.

Following the new federal occupation list released last week, the territory have updated their list of eligible occupations for State/Territory nomination.

The new changes to the Occupation List were made to reflect the current demand of the labour market in Canberra.

The ACT Occupation List can be used to determine eligibility in ACT, under the following two programs:

  • ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa
  • Employer Nomination under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS)  

Last year saw the ACT make significant changes to their nomination processes.

According to the ACT Government, applicants’ that wish to apply for the ACT (subclass 190) nomination must formally express an interest by completing a score-based ‘Canberra Matrix’.

This matrix seeks to quantify the overall economic contribution, benefit and commitment of a potential migrant toward joining the ACT community.

Applying for a ACT nomination of a skilled nominated (subclass 190) visa occurs in two main stages:

  1. You must first express an interest in applying for ACT 190 nomination by completing the Canberra Matrix. Scores of 20 and above will be ranked and the highest ranked candidates will receive an invitation to apply for the nomination. 
  2. Once you have been invited to apply for the ACT 190 nomination, you must submit an online application. There is also a service fee, payable within 14 days of lodging your application. Attaching the relevant documents as evidence of your eligibility, including your Matrix score, is key to obtaining a positive outcome. If you cannot provide substantial evidence, or the Matrix score that your application was based on, then the application will not meet the nomination criteria for ACT (subclass 190) nomination and you will not be granted your visa.

Make sure to read the ‘Guidelines for applying for ACT nomination’ before you submit your expression of interest (EOI). If you need help submitting your EOI, or lodging your visa application, call Results Migration and we will guide you through the application process.

On March 12, the ACT issued 363 invitations for skilled workers to apply for their chosen visa and occupation.

There will be another round of invitations issued on the 28 March, 2019.

Once the demand for an occupation is met, the occupation will be closed, so make sure to apply for your chosen occupation as soon as possible.

Here is the current Occupation List as (18 March 2019).

ANZSCO Occupation  
131112 Sales & Marketing Manager  
131113 Advertising Manager  
133111 Construction Project Manager  
225311 Public Relations Professional  
232111 Architect  
232112 Landscape Architect  
232411 Graphic Designer  
232412 Illustrator  
232414 Web Designer  
232511 Interior Designer  
233211 Civil Engineer  
233212 Geotechnical Engineer  
233213 Quantity Surveyor  
233214 Structural Engineer  
233911 Aeronautical Engineer  
233911 Agricultural Engineer  
233913 Biomedical Engineer  
233914 Engineering Technologist  
233915 Environmental Engineer  
233916 Naval Architect  
241111 Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher  
241213 Primary School Teacher  
249311 Teacher of English to speakers of other languages  
251211 Medical Diagnostic Radiographer  
251212 Medical Radiation Therapist  
251213 Nuclear Medicine Technologist  
251214 Sonographer  
252411 Occupational Therapist  
252511 Physiotherapist  
252711 Audiologist  
252712 Speech Pathologist  
253111 General Practitioner  
253112 Resident Medical Officer  
254111 Midwife  
254311 Nurse Manager  
254411 Nurse Practitioner  
254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care)  
254413 Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health)  
254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health)  
254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency)  
254416 Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)  
254417 Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation)  
254418 Registered Nurse (Medical)  
254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)  
254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health)  
254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative)  
254424 Registered Nurse (Surgical)  
254425 Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)  
254499 Registered Nurses (nec)  
261212 Web Developer  
271311 Solicitor  
272311 Clinical Psychologist  
272312 Educational Psychologist  
272313 Organisational Psychologist  
272314 Psychotherapist  
272399 Psychologists (nec)  
272511 Social Worker  
272612 Recreation Officer  
272613 Welfare Worker  
321211 Motor Mechanic (General)  
321212 Diesel Motor Mechanic  
321213 Motorcycle Mechanic  
321214 Small Engine Mechanic  
322311 Metal Fabricator  
322313 Welder (First Class)  
324111 Panel beater  
331111 Bricklayer  
331112 Stonemason  
332211 Painting Trades Workers  
333211 Fibrous Plasterer  
333212 Solid Plasterer  
334111 Plumber (General)*  
334112 Aircon. & Mechanical Services Plumber *  
334113 Drainer *  
334114 Gasfitter *  
334115 Roof Plumber *  
341111 Electrician (General) *  
341112 Electrician (Special Class) *  
341113 Lift Mechanic *  
342111 Air-conditioning & Refrigeration Mechanic *  
351311 Chef  
391111 Hairdresser  
394111 Cabinetmaker  
411411 Enrolled Nurse  
  *  Registration or licencing is required  


If your chosen occupation has been affected by these changes and you would like to discuss your visa options, Results Migration are a experienced team of immigration lawyers and migration agents that can answer any questions you may have. Call Results Migration on 1800 808 717 or email us on to book your free consultation today!

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