The ACT Occupation List identifies the skills that are currently in demand in Canberra.

The ACT Occupation List is used to determine the eligibility for ACT support of the following programs:

  • Skilled Migration: 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.

The ACT Occupation List determines if the occupation is available for ACT nomination:

Open Occupations: you can apply for ACT nomination if you meet the nomination criteria.

Closed Occupations: You may be eligible to apply for ACT nomination if you have close ties (job offer or close family) to Canberra and you meet the nomination criteria.

 

Latest update 10 Feb 2015: New Australian Capital Territory – ACT Occupation List Released

ANZSCO Code Occupation Name Status
134111 Child Care Centre Manager Open
232111 Architect Open
232112 Landscape Architect Open
241111 Early Childhood (Pre-Primary ) Teacher Open
251211 Medical Diagnostic Radiographer Open
251212 Medical Radiation Therapist Open
251213 Nuclear Medicine Technologist Open
251214 Sonographer Open
251513 Retail Pharmacist Open
252411 Occupational Therapist Open
252511 Physiotherapist Open
252611 Podiatrist Open
253111 General Medical Practitioner Open
254411 Nurse Practitioner Open
254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care) Open
254413 Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) Open
254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health) Open
254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emerg.) Open
254416 Registered Nurse (Development Disability) Open
254417 Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehab.) Open
254418 Registered Nurse (Medical) Open
254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) Open
254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health) Open
254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative) Open
254424 Registered Nurse (Surgical) Open
254425 Registered Nurse (Paedriatric) Open
254499 Registered Nurse nec “not elsewhere classified” Open
271311 Solicitor Open
272311 Clinical Psychologist Open
272111 Careers Counsellor Open
272112 Drug and Alcohol Counsellor Open
272113 Family and Marriage Counsellor Open
272114 Rehabilitation Counsellor Open
272115 Student Counsellor Open
272199 Counsellors nec Open
272311 Clinical Psychologist Open
272312 Educational Psychologist Open
272313 Organisational Psychologist Open
272314 Psychotherapist Open
272399 Psychologists nec Open
272511 Social Worker Open
272611 Community Arts Worker Open
272612 Recreation Officer Open
272613 Welfare Worker Open
312111 Architectural Draftsperson Open
312112 Building Associate Open
312113 Building Inspector Open
312114 Construction Estimator Open
312115 Plumbing Inspector Open
312116 Surveying or Spatial Science Technician Open
312199 Arch., Building and Surv. Technicians nec Open
321211 Motor Mechanic (General) Open
321212 Diesel Motor Mechanic Open
321213 Motorcycle Mechanic Open
321214 Small Engine Mechanic Open
324111 Panel beater Open
324311 Vehicle Painter Open
334111 Plumber (General) Open
334112 Airconditioning and Mech. Serv. Plumber Open
334113 Drainer Open
334114 Gasfitter Open
334115 Roof plumber Open

 

CLOSED OCCUPATIONS

You may be eligible to apply for ACT nomination of a closed occupation if you have close ties (job offer or close family) to Canberra and you meet the nomination criteria.

The closed occupations include:

Chief Executive or Managing Director
Corporate General Manager
Defence Force Senior Officer
Aquaculture Farmer
Cotton Grower
Flower Grower
Fruit or Nut Grower
Grain, Oilseed or Pasture Grower
Grape Grower
Mixed Crop Farmer
Sugar Cane Grower
Turf Grower
Vegetable Grower
Crop Farmers nec
Apiarist
Beef Cattle Farmer
Dairy Cattle Farmer
Deer Farmer
Goat Farmer
Horse Breeder
Mixed Livestock Farmer
Pig Farmer
Poultry Farmer
Sheep Farmer
Livestock Farmers nec
Mixed Crop and Livestock Farmer
Sales and Marketing Manager
Advertising Manager
Public Relations Manager
Corporate Services Manager
Finance Manager
Human Resource Manager
Policy and Planning Manager
Research and Development Manager
Construction Project Manager
Project Builder
Engineering Manager
Importer or Exporter
Wholesaler
Manufacturer
Production Manager (Forestry)
Production Manager (Manufacturing)
Production Manager (Mining)
Supply and Distribution  Manager
Procurement Manager
Medical Administrator
Nursing Clinical Director
Primary Health Organisation Manager
Welfare Centre Manager
Health and Welfare Serv. Managers
School Principal
Faculty Head
Regional Education Manager
Education Managers nec
Chief Information Officer
ICT Project Manager
ICT Managers nec
Commissioned Defence Force Officer
Commissioned Fire Officer
Commissioned Police Officer
Senior Non-Comm. Defence Member
Art Administrator or Manager
Environmental Manager
Laboratory Manager
Quality Assurance Manager
Sports Administrator
Specialist Managers nec
Cafe or Rest Manager (excl fast food)
Caravan Park/ Camping Manager
Hotel or Motel Manager
Licensed Club Manager
Bed and Breakfast Operator
Retirement Village Manager
Accom.  and Hospitality Managers nec

Antique Dealer
Betting Agency Manager
Hair or Beauty Salon Manager
Post Office Manager
Travel Agency Manager
Amusement Centre Manager
Fitness Centre Manager
Sports Centre Manager
Call or Contact Centre Manager
Customer Service Manager
Conference and Event Organiser
Fleet Manager
Railway Station Manager
Transport Company Manager
Boarding Kennel or Cattery Operator
Cinema or Theatre Manager
Facilities Manager
Financial Institution Branch Manager
Equipment Hire Manager
Actor
Dancer or Choreographer
Entertainer or Variety Artist
Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers nec
Composer
Music Director
Musician (Instrumental)
Singer
Music Professionals nec
Photographer
Painter (Visual Arts)
Potter or Ceramic Artist
Sculptor
Visual Arts and Crafts Prof. Nec
Artistic Director
Media Producer (Excluding Video)
Radio Presenter
Television Presenter
Author
Book or Script Editor
Art Director (Film, Television or Stage)
Director (Film, TV, Radio or Stage)
Director of Photography
Film and Video Editor
Program Director (Television or Radio)
Stage Manager
Technical Director
Video Producer
Film, TV, Radio and Stage Directors
Copywriter
Newspaper or Periodical Editor
Print Journalist
Radio Journalist
Technical Writer
Television Journalist
Journalists and Other Writers nec
Accountant (General)
Management Accountant
Taxation Accountant
Company Secretary
Corporate Treasurer
External Auditor
Internal Auditor
Commodities Trader
Finance Broker
Insurance Broker
Financial Brokers nec
Financial Market Dealer
Futures Trader
Stockbroking Dealer
Financial Dealers nec
Financial Investment Adviser
Financial Investment Manager
Human Resource Adviser
Recruitment Consultant
Workplace Relations Adviser
ICT Trainer
Training and Development Professional
Actuary
Mathematician
Statistician
Archivist
Gallery or Museum Curator
Health Information Manager
Records Manager
Economist
Intelligence Officer
Policy Analyst
Land Economist
Valuer
Librarian
Management Consultant
Organisation and Methods Analyst
Electorate Officer
Liaison Officer
Migration Agent (Aus)
Patents Examiner
Information and Organisation Professional Nec
Advertising Specialist
Market Research Analyst
Marketing Specialist
ICT Account Manager
ICT Business Development Manager
ICT Sales Representative
Public Relations Professional
Sales Representative (Industrial Products)
Sales Rep (Medical and Pharmaceutical)
Technical Sales Representatives nec
Aeroplane Pilot
Air Traffic Controller
Flying Instructor
Helicopter Pilot
Air Transport Professionals nec
Master Fisher
Ship’s Engineer
Ship’s Master
Ship’s Officer
Ship’s Surveyor
Marine Transport Professionals nec
Surveyor
Cartographer
Other Spatial Scientist
Fashion Designer
Industrial Designer
Jewellery Designer
Graphic Designer
Illustrator
Multimedia Designer
Web Designer
Interior Designer
Urban and Regional Planner
Chemical Engineer
Materials Engineer
Civil Engineer
Geotechnical Engineer
Quantity Surveyor
Structural Engineer
Transport Engineer
Electrical Engineer
Electronics Engineer
Industrial Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Production or Plant Engineer
Mining Engineer (Excluding Petroleum)
Petroleum Engineer
Aeronautical Engineer
Agricultural Engineer
Biomedical Engineer
Engineering Technologist
Environmental Engineer
Naval Architect
Engineering Professional nec
Agricultural Consultant
Agricultural Scientist
Forester
Chemist
Food Technologist
Wine Maker
Conservation Officer

Environmental Consultant
Environmental Research Scientist
Park Ranger
Environmental Scientists nec
Geologist
Geophysicist
Hydrogeologist
Life Scientist (General)
Biochemist
Biotechnologist
Botanist
Marine Biologist
Microbiologist
Zoologist
Life Scientists nec
Medical Laboratory Scientist
Veterinarian
Conservator
Metallurgist
Meteorologist
Physicist
Natural and Physical Science Prof nec
Primary School Teacher
Middle School Teacher
Secondary School  Teacher
Special Needs Teacher
Teacher of the Hearing Impaired
Teacher of the Sight Impaired
Special Education Teachers nec
University Lecturer (Suitable for the
University Tutor
Vocational Education Teacher (Non Trades)
Vocational Education Teacher (Trades)
Education Adviser
Education Reviewer
Art Teacher (Private Tuition)
Dance Teacher (Private Tuition)
Drama Teacher (Private Tuition)
Music Teacher (Private Tuition)
Private Tutors and Teachers nec
Teacher (TESOL)
Dietician
Nutritionist
Environmental Health Officer
Occupational Health and Safety Advisor
Optometrist
Orthoptist
Hospital Pharmacist
Industrial Pharmacist
Health Promotion Officer
Orthotist or Prosthetist
Health Diagnostic and Promotion Prof.
Chiropractor
Osteopath
Acupuncturist
Homoeopath
Naturopath
Traditional Chinese Medicine Prac.
Complementary Health Therapists nec
Dental Specialist
Dentist
Audiologist
Speech Pathologist
Resident Medical Officer
Anaesthetist
Specialist Physician (General Medicine)
Cardiologist

Clinical Haematologist
Medical Oncologist
Endocrinologist
Gastroenterologist
Intensive Care Specialist
Neurologist
Paediatrician
Renal Medicine Specialist
Rheumatologist
Thoracic Medicine Specialist
Specialist Physician nec
Psychiatrist
Surgeon (General)
Cardiothoracic Surgeon
Neurosurgeon

Orthopaedic Surgeon
Otorhinolaryngologist
Paediatric Surgeon
Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
Urologist
Vascular Surgeon
Dermatologist
Emergency Medicine Specialist
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
Ophthalmologist
Pathologist
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist
Radiation Oncologist
Medical Practitioners nec
Midwife
Nurse Educator
Nurse Researcher
Nurse Manager

ICT Business Analyst
Systems Analyst
Multimedia Specialist
Web Developer
Analyst Programmer
Developer Programmer
Software Engineer
Software Tester
Software and Applications Prog. nec
Database Administrator
ICT Security Specialist
Systems Administrator
Computer Network and Systems Engineer
Network Administrator
Network Analyst
ICT Quality Assurance Engineer
ICT Support Engineer
ICT Systems Test Engineer
ICT Support and Test Engineers nec
Telecommunications Engineer
Telecommunications Network Engineer
Barrister
Judge
Magistrate
Tribunal Member
Intellectual Property Lawyer
Judicial and Other Legal Professionals nec
Minister of Religion
Historian
Interpreter
Translator
Archaeologist
Agricultural Technician
Anaesthetic Technician
Cardiac Technician
Medical Laboratory Technician
Operating Theatre Technician
Pharmacy Technician
Pathology Collector
Medical Technicians nec
Fisheries Officer
Meat Inspector
Quarantine Officer
Primary Products Inspectors nec
Chemistry Technician
Earth Science Technician
Life Science Technician
School Laboratory Technician
Hydrographer
Science Technicians nec
Civil Engineering Draftsperson
Civil Engineering Technician
Electrical Engineering Draftsperson
Electrical Engineering Technician

Electronic Engineering Draftsperson
Electronic Engineering Technician
Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson
Mechanical Engineering Technician
Safety Inspector
Maintenance Planner
Metallurgical or Materials Technician
Mine Deputy
Building and Engineering Technicians nec
Hardware Technician
ICT Customer Support Officer
Web Administrator
ICT Support Technicians nec
Radio Communications Technician
Telecommunications Field Engineer
Telecommunications Network Planner
Telecommunications Technical Officer
Automotive Electrician
Blacksmith
Electroplater
Farrier
Metal Casting Trades Worker
Metal Polisher
Sheetmetal Trades Worker
Metal Fabricator
Pressure Welder
Welder (First Class)
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics)
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mech.)
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures)
Fitter (General)
Fitter and Turner
Fitter-Welder
Metal Machinist (First Class)
Textile, Clothing and Footwear Mechanic
Metal Fitters and Machinists nec
Engraver
Gunsmith
Locksmith
Precision Instrument Maker and Repairer
Saw Maker and Repairer
Watch and Clock Maker and Repairer

Engineering Patternmaker
Toolmaker
Vehicle Body Builder
Vehicle Trimmer
Bricklayer
Stonemason
Carpenter and Joiner
Carpenter
Joiner
Floor Finisher
Painting trades workers
Glazier
Fibrous Plasterer
Solid Plasterer
Roof Tiler
Wall and Floor Tiler
Electrician (General)
Electrician (Special Class)
Lift Mechanic
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
Electrical Linesworker
Technical Cable Jointer
Business Machine Mechanic
Communications Operator
Electronic Equipment Trades Worker
Electronic Instrument Trades (General)
Electronic Instr.Trades (Special Class)
Cabler (Data and Telecommunications)
Telecommunications Cable Jointer
Telecommunications Linesworker
Telecommunications Technician
Baker
Pastry cook
Butcher or Smallgoods Maker
Chef
Cook
Dog Handler or Trainer
Horse Trainer
Zookeeper
Kennel Hand
Animal Attendants and Trainers nec
Shearer

Veterinary Nurse
Florist
Gardener (General)
Arborist
Landscape Gardener
Green keeper
Nurseryperson
Hairdresser
Print Finisher
Screen Printer
Graphic Pre-press Trades Worker
Printing Machinist
Small Offset Printer
Canvas Goods Fabricator
Leather Goods Maker
Sail Maker
Shoemaker
Apparel Cutter
Clothing Patternmaker
Dressmaker or Tailor
Clothing Trades Workers nec
Upholsterer
Cabinetmaker
Furniture Finisher
Picture Framer
Wood Machinist
Wood Turner
Wood Machinists / Wood Trades Workers
Boat Builder and Repairer
Shipwright
Chemical Plant Operator
Gas or Petroleum Operator
Power Generation Plant Operator
Gallery or Museum Technician
Library Technician
Jeweller
Broadcast Transmitter Operator
Camera Operator (Film, TV or Video)
Light Technician
Make Up Artist
Musical Instrument Maker or Repairer
Sound Technician

Television Equipment Operator
Performing Arts Technicians nec
Sign writer
Diver
Interior Decorator
Optical Dispenser
Optical Mechanic
Plastics Technician
Wool Classer
Fire Protection Equipment Technician
Technicians and Trades Workers nec
Ambulance Officer
Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic
Dental Hygienist
Dental Prosthetist
Dental Technician
Dental Therapist
Diversional Therapist
Enrolled Nurse
Mothercraft Nurse
Aboriginal and T.S Islander Health Worker
Massage Therapist
Community Worker
Disabilities Services Officer
Family Support Worker
Parole or Probation Officer
Residential Care Officer
Youth Worker
Defence Force Member – Other Ranks
Emergency Service Worker
Fire Fighter
Detective
Police Officer
Prison Officer
Driving Instructor
Funeral Director
Funeral Workers nec
Flight Attendant
Travel Attendants nec
First Aid Trainer
Diving Instructor (Open Water)
Gymnastics Coach or Instructor

Horse Riding Coach or Instructor
Snowsport Instructor
Swimming Coach or Instructor
Tennis Coach
Other Sports Coach or Instructor
Dog or Horse Racing Official
Sports Development Officer
Sports Umpire
Other Sports Official
Footballer
Golfer
Jockey
Sportspersons nec
Contract Administrator
Program or Project Administrator
Conveyancer
Legal Executive
Court Bailiff or Sheriff
Insurance Investigator
Insurance Loss Adjuster
Insurance Risk Surveyor
Clinical Coder
Auctioneer
Stock and Station Agent
Insurance Agent
Business Broker
Property Manager
Real Estate Agency Principal
Real Estate Agent
Real Estate Representative
Retail Buyer
Wool Buyer
Driller

 

To determine your eligibility for ACT nomination you must read the ‘Guidelines for applying for ACT nomination’ and make sure that you meet the nomination criteria.
See: http://www.canberrayourfuture.com.au/portal/migrating/article/skilled-visas/.

Note: The ACT Occupation List is not linked to specific job vacancies and it is not a guarantee of a job in a nominated occupation.

Source: http://www.canberrayourfuture.com.au/portal/migrating/article/act-occupation-list/

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