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ACT occupation list 2018

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) Occupations List 2018 includes all the occupations that are currently in demand in Canberra 2018 (for migration purposes). Candidates who wish to live and work in Canberra under Australian immigration can nominate any of the occupations listed on the ACT occupation list 2018.

The ACT occupation List 2018 is used to determine the eligibility for ACT support of the following 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.

a) For skilled visa applicants-

The ACT Occupation List 2018 determines if the occupation is available for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (subclass190) visa. 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.

Opened Occupations

If your occupation is open on the current ACT occupation list 2018 and you qualify the nomination criteria, you are eligible to apply for ACT nomination of a skilled nominated (subclass 190) visa.

Closed Occupations:

Canberra residents: If you are living in Canberra and working in skilled occupation, and if you meet the nomination criteria than, you can apply for ACT nomination of a closed occupation listed on the ACT occupation list 2018.

Overseas residents: If you have close ties in Canberra (family member or job opportunities);OR  you have completed a PhD at an ACT university, and you meet the nomination criteria, you may be eligible to apply for ACT nomination.


The ACT Occupation List 2018 does not guarantee job in a nominated occupation. It only suggests that there are sufficient job opportunities in your nominated occupation before you apply for ACT nomination. You have to compete with other candidates for job opportunities in the labour market as part of a normal selection process. Your chances of succeeding will depend on employer requirements, your relevant skills, your work experience, and your level of English language ability.

New residents generally do not meet the criteria of employers who require citizenship or security clearance.

b)  For Employer Sponsored Nomination applicants

Employers seeking to nominate highly skilled workers under the Direct Entry pathway of the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) must seek the support of the Regional Certifying Body (RCB) before the RSMS nomination can be assessed by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

Before you apply for RCB support, you must read the ‘Guidelines for applying for Regional Certifying Body support of an employer nomination’

Applying for Regional Certifying Body (RCB) support

As part of the application for RCB support, employers should show that the position cannot be filled from the local labour market.

If the nominated occupation is currently open on the ACT Occupation List 2018, the application for RCB support is allowed to meet this criterion.

If the nominated occupation has a status of ‘closed’, or is not listed on the ACT Occupation List 2018, the application for RCB support does not meet this criterion.

You should refer to the RCB guidelines for other pathways to determine that the position cannot be filled from the local labour market.

ACT State nomination processing time – Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa

The average ACT State nomination processing time varies according to your location:

  • Streamlined PhD nomination: the average processing time is 1 week.
  • Canberra resident: the average processing time is 3 months.
  • Overseas residents: the average processing time is 6 months.

ACT Employer nomination processing time –

The average ACT Employer nomination processing time is 2 months. Applicants should note that this timeframe may vary depending on demand.



Anzsco Occupations Status
134214 Welfare Centre Manager Open
212411 Copywriter Open
212412 Newspaper or Periodical Editor Open
212413 Print Journalist Open
212415 Technical Writer Open
212416 Television Journalist Open
212499 Journalist & other writers (nec) Open
225311 Public Relations Professional Open
232111 Architect Open
232112 Landscape Architect Open
232411 Graphic Designer Open
232412 Illustrator Open
232414 Web Designer Open
233211 Civil Engineer Open
233212 Geotechnical Engineer Open
233213 Quantity Surveyor Open
233214 Structural Engineer Open
233215 Transport Engineer Open
233311 Electrical Engineer Open
233411 Electronics Engineer Open
233511 Industrial Engineer Open
233512 Mechanical Engineer Open
241111 Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Open
251211 Medical Diagnostic Radiographer Open
251212 Medical Radiation Therapist Open
251213 Nuclear Medicine Technologist Open
251214 Sonographer Open
251411 Optometrist Open
251412 Orthopist Open
251513 Retail Pharmacist Open
252411 Occupational Therapist Open
252511 Physiotherapist Open
252711 Audiologist Open
252712 Speech Pathologist Open
253111 General Practitioner Open
253112 Resident Medical Officer Open
254311 Nurse Manager Open
254411 Nurse Practitioner Open
254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care) Open
254413 Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health) Open
254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health) Open
254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Open
254416 Registered Nurse (Developmental Open
254417 Registered Nurse (Disability & Open
254418 Registered Nurse (Medical) Open
254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) Open
254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health) Open
254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative) Open
254425 Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) Open
254499 Registered Nurses (nec) Open
271311 Solicitor Open
272111 Careers Counsellor Open
272112 Drug & Alcohol Counsellor Open
272113 Family & 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
272399 Psychologists (nec) Open
272499 Social Professionals (nec) Open
272511 Social Worker Open
272612 Recreation Officer Open
272613 Welfare Worker Open
321211 Motor Mechanic (General) Open
321212 Diesel Motor Mechanic Open
321213 Motorcycle Mechanic Open
321214 Small Engine Mechanic Open
351311 Chef Open
391111 Hairdresser Open


Closed Occupations
ANZSCO Occupation Status
131112 Sales & Marketing Manager Closed
131113 Advertising Manager Closed
132211 Finance Manager Closed
132311 Human Resource Manager Closed
132511 Research and development manager Closed
133111 Construction Project Manager Closed
133211 Engineering Manager Closed
133411 Manufacturer Closed
133512 Production Manager (Manufacturing) Closed
133513 Production Manager (Mining) Closed
133611 Supply and Distribution Manager Closed
134111 Child Care Centre Manager Closed
134299 Health & Welfare Services Managers (nec) Closed
134311 School Principal Closed
134499 Education Managers (nec) Closed
135112 ICT Project Manager Closed
135199 ICT Managers (nec) Closed
139911 Arts Administrator or Manager Closed
139913 Laboratory Manager Closed
139914 Quality Assurance Manager Closed
139999 Ambassador Closed
141111 Cafe or Restaurant Manager Closed
141311 Hotel or Motel Manager Closed
141999 Accom. & Hospitality Managers (nec) Closed
142114 Hair or Beauty Salon Manager Closed
142115 Post Office Manager Closed
149112 Fitness Centre Manager Closed
149113 Sports Centre Manager Closed
149212 Customer Service Manager Closed
149311 Conference & Event Organiser Closed
149413 Transport Company Manager Closed
149913 Facilities Manager Closed
211112 Dancer or Choreographer Closed
211212 Music Director Closed
211299 Music Professionals (nec) Closed
211311 Photographer Closed
211499 Visual Arts & Crafts Professionals (nec) Closed
212111 Artistic Director Closed
212212 Book or Script Editor Closed
212312 Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage) Closed
212314 Film & Video Editor Closed
212315 Program Director (Television or Radio) Closed
212316 Stage Manager Closed
212317 Technical Director Closed
212318 Video Producer Closed
221111 Accountant (General) Closed
221112 Management Accountant Closed
221113 Taxation Accountant Closed
221211 Company Secretary Closed
221213 External Auditor Closed
221214 Internal Auditor Closed
222111 Commodities Trader Closed
222112 Finance Broker Closed
222113 Insurance Broker Closed
222199 Financial Brokers (nec) Closed
222211 Financial Market Dealer Closed
222213 Stockbroking Dealer Closed
222299 Financial Dealers (nec) Closed
222311 Financial Investment Adviser Closed
222312 Financial Investment Manager Closed
223112 Recruitment Consultant Closed
223211 ICT Trainer Closed
224111 Actuary Closed
224112 Mathematician Closed
224212 Gallery or Museum Curator Closed
224213 Health Information Manager Closed
224214 Records Manager Closed
224511 Land Economist Closed
224512 Valuer Closed
224611 Librarian Closed
224711 Management Consultant Closed
224712 Organisation & Methods Analyst Closed
224914 Patents Examiner Closed
224999 Information and Org. Professionals (nec) Closed
225111 Advertising Specialist Closed
225113 Marketing Specialist Closed
225211 ICT Account Manager Closed
225212 ICT Business Development Manager Closed
225213 ICT Sales Representative Closed
225499 Technical Sales Representatives (nec) Closed
231111 Aeroplane Pilot Closed
231113 Flying instructor Closed
231114 Helicopter Pilot Closed
232212 Surveyor Closed
232213 Cartographer Closed
232214 Other Spatial Scientist Closed
232311 Fashion Designer Closed
232312 Industrial Designer Closed
232313 Jewellery Designer Closed
232511 Interior Designer Closed
232611 Urban & Regional Planner Closed
233111 Chemical Engineer Closed
233112 Materials Engineer Closed
233513 Production or plant engineer Closed
233911 Aeronautical Engineer Closed
233912 Agricultural Engineer Closed
233913 Biomedical Engineer Closed
233914 Engineering Technologist Closed
233915 Environmental Engineer Closed
233916 Naval Architect Closed
234111 Agricultural Consultant Closed
234112 Agricultural Scientist Closed
234113 Forester Closed
234411 Geologist Closed
234611 Medical Laboratory Scientist Closed
234711 Veterinarian Closed
234914 Physicist (medical physicist only) Closed
241213 Primary School Teacher Closed
241311 Middle School Teacher Closed
241411 Secondary School Teacher Closed
241511 Special Needs Teacher Closed
241512 Teacher of the Hearing Impaired Closed
241513 Teacher of the Sight Impaired Closed
241599 Special Education Teachers (nec) Closed
249111 Education Adviser Closed
249211 Art Teacher (Private Tuition) Closed
249212 Dance Teacher (Private Tuition) Closed
249214 Music Teacher (Private Tuition) Closed
249299 Private Tutors & Teachers (nec) Closed
249311 Teacher of English SOL Closed
251111 Dietitian Closed
251112 Nutritionist Closed
251312 Occupational Health and Safety Adviser Closed
251511 Hospital Pharmacist Closed
251512 Industrial Pharmacist Closed
251911 Health Promotion Officer Closed
251912 Orthotist or Prosthetist Closed
251999 Health Diagnostic & Promotion Prof. Closed
252111 Chiropractor Closed
252112 Osteopath Closed
252211 Acupuncturist Closed
252213 Naturopath Closed
252214 Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Closed
252299 Complementary Health Therapists (nec) Closed
252311 Dental Specialist Closed
252312 Dentist Closed
252611 Podiatrist Closed
253211 Anaesthetist Closed
253311 Specialist Physician (General Medicine) Closed
253312 Cardiologist Closed
253313 Clinical Haematologist Closed
253314 Medical Oncologist Closed
253315 Endocrinologist Closed
253316 Gastroenterologist Closed
253317 Intensive Care Specialist Closed
253318 Neurologist Closed
253321 Paediatrician Closed
253322 Renal Medicine Specialist Closed
253323 Rheumatologist Closed
253324 Thoracic Medicine Specialist Closed
253399 Specialist Physicians (nec) Closed
253411 Psychiatrist Closed
253511 Surgeon (General) Closed
253512 Cardiothoracic Surgeon Closed
253513 Neurosurgeon Closed
253514 Orthopaedic Surgeon Closed
253515 Otorhinolaryngologist Closed
253516 Paediatric Surgeon Closed
253517 Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Closed
253518 Urologist Closed
253521 Vascular Surgeon Closed
253911 Dermatologist Closed
253912 Emergency Medicine Specialist Closed
253913 Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Closed
253914 Ophthalmologist Closed
253915 Pathologist Closed
253917 Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologist Closed
253918 Radiation Oncologist Closed
253999 Medical Practitioners (nec) Closed
254111 Midwife Closed
254211 Nurse Educator Closed
254212 Nurse Researcher Closed
261111 ICT Business Analyst Closed
261112 Systems Analyst Closed
261212 Web Developer Closed
261311 Analyst Programmer Closed
261312 Developer Programmer Closed
261313 Software Engineer Closed
261314 Software Tester Closed
262111 Database Administrator Closed
262112 ICT Security Specialist Closed
262113 Systems Administrator Closed
263111 Computer Network & Systems Engineer Closed
263112 Network Administrator Closed
263113 Network Analyst Closed
263211 ICT Quality Assurance Engineer Closed
263212 ICT Support Engineer Closed
263213 ICT Systems Test Engineer Closed
263299 ICT Support and Test Engineers (nec) Closed
263311 Telecommunications Engineer Closed
263312 Telecommunications Network Engineer Closed
271111 Barrister Closed
271299 Judicial & Other Legal Professionals (nec) Closed
272412 Interpreter Closed
311211 Anaesthetic Technician Closed
311212 Cardiac Technician Closed
311213 Medical Laboratory Technician Closed
311215 Pharmacy Technician Closed
311299 Medical Technicians (nec) Closed
311312 Meat Inspector Closed
311411 Chemistry Technician Closed
311412 Earth Science Technician Closed
311413 Life Science Technician Closed
311499 Science Technicians (nec) Closed
312111 Architectural Draftsperson Closed
312112 Building Associate Closed
312113 Building Inspector Closed
312199 Arch, Building & Surveying Technicians (nec) Closed
312211 Civil Engineering Draftsperson Closed
312212 Civil Engineering Technician Closed
312311 Electrical Engineering Draftsperson Closed
312312 Electrical Engineering Technician Closed
312512 Mechanical Engineering Technician Closed
312912 Metallurgical or Materials Technician Closed
312913 Mine Deputy Closed
313111 Hardware Technician Closed
313112 ICT Customer Support Officer Closed
313113 Web Administrator Closed
313199 ICT Support Technicians (nec) Closed
313211 Radio Communications Technician Closed
313212 Telecommunications Field Engineer Closed
313214 Tele. Technical Officer or Technologist Closed
321111 Automotive Electrician Closed
322113 Farrier Closed
322211 Sheet metal Trades Worker Closed
322311 Metal Fabricator Closed
322313 Welder (First Class) Closed
323111 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics) Closed
323112 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) Closed
323113 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures) Closed
323211 Fitter (General) Closed
323212 Fitter & Turner Closed
323213 Fitter-Welder Closed
323214 Metal Machinist (First Class) Closed
323215 Textile, Clothing & Footwear Mechanic Closed
323299 Metal Fitters & Machinists (nec) Closed
323313 Locksmith Closed
323314 Precision Instrument Maker & Repairer Closed
323316 Watch & Clock Maker & Repairer Closed
323412 Toolmaker Closed
324111 Panel beater Closed
324211 Vehicle Body Builder Closed
324212 Vehicle Trimmer Closed
331111 Bricklayer Closed
331112 Stonemason Closed
331211 Carpenter & Joiner Closed
331212 Carpenter Closed
331213 Joiner Closed
332211 Painting Trades Workers Closed
333111 Glazier Closed
333211 Fibrous Plasterer Closed
333212 Solid Plasterer Closed
333311 Roof Tiler Closed
333411 Wall & Floor Tiler Closed
334111 Plumber (General) Closed
334112 Aircon. & Mechanical Services Plumber Closed
334113 Drainer Closed
334114 Gasfitter Closed
334115 Roof Plumber Closed
341111 Electrician (General) Closed
341112 Electrician (Special Class) Closed
341113 Lift Mechanic Closed
342111 Airconditioning & Refrigeration Mechanic Closed
342212 Technical Cable Jointer Closed
342311 Business Machine Mechanic Closed
342313 Electronic Equipment Trades Worker Closed
342315 Elect. Instr. Trades Worker (Special Class) Closed
342411 Cabler (Data & Telecommunications) Closed
342413 Telecommunications Linesworker Closed
351111 Baker Closed
351112 Pastrycook Closed
351211 Butcher or Smallgoods Maker Closed
351411 Cook Closed
361111 Dog Handler or Trainer Closed
361199 Animal Attendants & Trainers (nec) Closed
361311 Veterinary Nurse Closed
362111 Florist Closed
362211 Gardener (General) Closed
362212 Arborist Closed
362213 Landscape Gardener Closed
362311 Greenkeeper Closed
392111 Print Finisher Closed
392311 Printing Machinist Closed
393213 Dressmaker or Tailor Closed
393311 Upholsterer Closed
394111 Cabinetmaker Closed
394211 Furniture Finisher Closed
394213 Wood Machinist Closed
394299 Wood Machinists & Other Wood Trades (nec) Closed
399111 Boat Builder & Repairer Closed
399112 Shipwright Closed
399211 Chemical Plant Operator Closed
399213 Power Generation Plant Operator Closed
399312 Library Technician Closed
399411 Jeweller Closed
399512 Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video) Closed
399514 Make Up Artist Closed
399516 Sound Technician Closed
399599 Performing Arts Technicians (nec) Closed
399611 Sign writer Closed
411111 Ambulance Officer Closed
411112 Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic Closed
411213 Dental Technician Closed
411311 Diversional Therapist Closed
411411 Enrolled Nurse Closed
411611 Massage Therapist Closed
411711 Community Worker Closed
411712 Disabilities Services Officer Closed
411713 Family Support Worker Closed
411715 Residential Care Officer Closed
411716 Youth Worker Closed
452311 Diving Instructor (Open Water) Closed
452312 Gymnastics Coach or Instructor Closed
452313 Horse Riding Coach or Instructor Closed
452314 Snow sport Instructor Closed
452315 Swimming Coach or Instructor Closed
452316 Tennis Coach Closed
452317 Other Sports Coach or Instructor Closed
452321 Sports Development Officer Closed
452411 Footballer Closed
452499 Sportspersons (nec) Closed
511111 Contract Administrator Closed
511112 Program or Project Administrator Closed
599612 Insurance Loss Adjuster Closed
611211 Insurance Agent Closed
639211 Retail Buyer Closed

The ACT occupations List 2018 not only help in filling the occupations that have shortage of skilled workers in the state but it also helps overseas immigrants suggesting that there are adequate employment opportunities in their nominated occupation.


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