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Latest ACT Occupation List for Canberra

September 2016

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Government has updated their Occupation List as of 1 September 2016. The ACT Occupation List recognises the skills that are currently in demand in Canberra, Australia’s capital city. The demand for all occupations will be reassessed in February 2017.

To apply for a visa based on the occupations listed on the ACT Occupation List, you would need to follow the following Australian visa application programs:

  • Skilled Visas: ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa
  • Employer Nomination: Regional Certifying Body support of an Employer Nomination under the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme

Got the Skills to Live and Work in Canberra?

Skilled Visa Applicants

There are two different classes of occupations (open and closed) that you may be eligible to apply for.

1) Open Occupations: You are eligible to apply for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass190) visa if your occupation is in demand (see the table below) and you meet the nomination criteria.

2) Closed Occupations: You may be eligible to apply for ACT nomination if you have close ties (job offer or close family) in Canberra and you meet the nomination criteria. If you believe you are eligible to apply for a closed occupation (not listed above) please click here to view the different visa options and contact us with your enquiry.

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ACT Occupation List (Open Occupations) - Updated 1 September 2016

Below is the list of open applications from the latest ACT Occupation List. If you think you have the skills and qualifications required to apply for a skilled visa (subclass 190), complete our Skilled Visa Assessment here.

ANZSCO Occupation Status
132111 Corporate Service Manager
133111 Construction Project Manager
133112 Project Builder
212411 Copywriter
212412 Newspaper or Periodical Editor
212413 Print Journalist
212414 Radio Journalist
212415 Technical Writer
212416 Television Journalist
223111 Human Resource Adviser
223112  Recruitment Consultant
223113 Workplace Relations Adviser
225311 Public Relations Professional
232111 Architect
232112  Landscape Architect
233211 Civil Engineer
232411 Graphic Designer
232412  Illustrator
232413 Multimedia Designer
232414 Web Designer
233212 Geotechnical Engineer
233213 Quantity Surveyor
233214 Structural Engineer
233215  Transport Engineer
233511 Industrial Engineer
233512 Mechanical Engineer
233513 Production or Plant Engineer
241111 Early Childhood (Pre-Primary ) Teacher
251211 Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
251212 Medical Radiation Therapist
251213 Nuclear Medicine Technologist
251214 Sonographer
251513 Retail Pharmacist
252411 Occupational Therapist
252511 Physiotherapist
253111 General Medical Practitioner
254411 Nurse Practitioner
254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
254413 Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health)
254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emerg.)
254416 Registered Nurse (Development Disability)
254417 Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehab.)
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 Nurse nec
272111 Careers Counsellor
272112 Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
272113 Family and Marriage Counsellor
272114 Rehabilitation Counsellor
272115 Student Counsellor
272199 Counsellors nec
272311 Clinical Psychologist
272312 Educational Psychologist
272313 Organisational Psychologist
272314 Psychotherapist
272399 Psychologists nec
272511 Social Worker
272611 Community Arts Worker
272612 Recreation Officer
272613 Welfare Worker
312111 Architectural Draftsperson
312112 Building Associate
312113 Building Inspector
312114 Construction Estimator
312115 Plumbing Inspector
312116 Surveying or Spatial Science Technician
312199 Arch., Building and Survey Technicians nec
321211 Motor Mechanic (General)
321212 Diesel Motor Mechanic
321213 Motorcycle Mechanic
321214 Small Engine Mechanic
351311 Chef
612112 Property Manager
612113 Real Estate Agency Principal
612114 Real Estate Agent
612115 Real Estate Representative