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    ACT Critical Skills List Update July 2022

    Jul 12,2022

    Act-Critical Skills List Update July 2022

    With the beginning of the new financial year, the ACT Critical Skills List has also updated on 11 July 2022. This list identifies the current in-demand occupations in the ACT. If you are a candidate for Australia PR and want to apply for ACT nomination under subclass 491 or subclass 190 then this list is most important to you. Find out the ANZSCO Unit Group & code, Nomination places available each month, and the Nominated Occupation list with this article.

    About ACT Nomination

    As per the DHA (Department of Home Affairs), the Australia Capital Territory is allowed to give a nomination to inland and overseas candidates under two visa subclasses,

    However, to apply under these subclasses, candidates need to be eligible as per the Department of Home Affairs criteria.

    • Age should be under 45 years at the time of invitation
    • Your nominated occupation must be under the eligible skilled occupations’ relevant list
    • Candidates must have a valid as well as a positive skills assessment of the nominated occupation.
    • According to the DHA’s points criteria, candidates must achieve at least 65 points.

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    ACT Critical Skills List Update

    As per the recent update, the critical skills list or ACT has been updated on 11 July 2022. The updated list will be applicable for all the Canberra Matrix. Irrespective of when the EOIs were submitted. Here is the list of the updated critical skills list,

    ACT Critical Skills List – July 2022

    ANZSCO Occupation Unit GroupAvailable Nomination PlacesANZSCOLatest Nominated Occupation
    Advertising, Public Relations and Sales Managers (1311)5 or less131112Sales and Marketing Manager
    131113Advertising Manager
    131114Public Relations Manager (491 only)
    Corporate Services Manager (1321)5 or less132111Corporate Services Manager
    Finance Managers (1322)5 or less132211Finance Manager
    Human Resource Managers (1323)5 or less132311Human Resource manager
    Policy and Planning Managers (1324)10 or less132411Policy and Planning Manager (491 only)
    Construction Managers (1331)15 or less133111Construction Project Manager
    133112Project Builder (491 only)
    Production Managers (1335)5 or less133511Production Manager (forestry)
    133512Production Manager (manufacturing)
    Supply and Distribution Manager (1336)5 or less133611Supply and Distribution Manager
    133612Procurement Manager (491 only)
    Child Care Centre Manager (1341)5 or less134111Child Care Centre Manager
    Health and Welfare Services Managers (1342)5 or less134211Medical Administrator (491 only)
    134212Nursing Clinical Director
    134213Primary Health Organisation Manager
    134214Welfare Centre Manager
    134299Health and Welfare Services Managers (nec)
    Other Education Managers (1344)5 or less134412Regional Education Manager (491 only)
    134499Education Managers (nec)
    ICT managers (1351)5 or less135112ICT Project Manager
    135199ICT Managers (nec)
    Other Specialist Managers (1399)5 or less139911Arts Administrator or Manager
    139912Environmental Manager
    139913Laboratory Manager
    139914Quality Assurance Manager
    139915Sports Administrator (491 only)
    139999Specialist Managers (nec)
    Café and Restaurant Managers (1411)5 or less141111Cafe or Restaurant Manager
    Hotel and Motel Managers (1413)5 or less141311Hotel or Motel Manager
    Retail Managers (1421)5 or less142115Post Office Manager (491 only)
    Call or Contact Centre and Customer Service Managers (1492)5 or less149212Customer Service Manager
    Conference and Event Organisers (1493)5 or less149311Conference and Event Organiser
    Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers (1499)5 or less149912Cinema or Theatre Manager (491 only)
    149913Facilities Manager
    149914Financial Institution Branch Manager (491 only)
    Journalists and Other Writers (2124)5 or less212411Copywriter
    212412Newspaper or Periodical Editor
    212413Print Journalist
    212415Technical Writer
    212416Television Journalist
    212499Journalist and Other Writers (nec)
    Accountants (2211)5 or less221111Accountant (General)
    221112Management Accountant
    221113Taxation Accountant
    Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers (2212)5 or less221211Company Secretary
    221213External Auditor
    221214Internal Auditor
    Financial Investment Advisers and Managers (2223)5 or less222311Financial Investment Adviser
    222312Financial Investment Manager
    Human Resource Professionals (2231)5 or less223111Human Resource Adviser (491 only)
    223112Recruitment Consultant
    223113Workplace Relations Adviser (491 only)
    Intelligence and Policy Analysts (2244)10 or less224412Policy Analyst (491 only)
    Management and Organisation Analysts (2247)5 or less 224711Management Consultant
    224712Organisation and Methods Analyst
    Other Information and Organisation Professionals (2249)5 or less224912Liaison Officer (491 only)
    224914Patents Examiner
    224999Information and Organisation Professionals (nec)
    Advertising and Marketing Professionals (2251)5 or less225111Advertising Specialist
    225112Market Research Analyst (491 only)
    225113Marketing Specialist
    Public Relations Professionals (2253)5 or less225311Public Relations Professional
    Surveyors and Spatial Scientists (2322)5 or less232212Surveyor
    232214Other Spatial Scientist
    Graphic and Web Designers, and Illustrators (2324)5 or less232411Graphic Designer
    232413Multimedia Designer (491 only)
    232414Web Designer
    Civil Engineering Professionals (2332)5 or less233211Civil Engineer
    233212Geotechnical Engineer
    233213Quantity Surveyor
    233214Structural Engineer
    233215Transport Engineer
    Electrical Engineers (2333)5 or less233311Electrical Engineer
    Electronics Engineers (2334)5 or less233411Electronics Engineer
    5 or less5 or less233511Industrial Engineer
    233512Mechanical Engineer
    233513Production or Plant Engineer
    Other Engineering Professionals (2339)5 or less233911Aeronautical Engineer
    233912Agricultural Engineer
    233913Biomedical Engineer
    233914Engineering Technologist
    233915Environmental Engineer
    233916Naval Architect
    233999Engineering Professionals (nec)
    Environmental Scientists (2343)5 or less234311Conservation Officer (491 only)
    234312Environmental Consultant
    234313Environmental Research Scientist
    234399Environmental Scientist (nec)
    Veterinarians (2347)5 or less234711Veterinarian
    Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals (2349)5 or less234911Conservator
    234915Exercise Physiologist (491 only)
    234999Natural and Physical Science Professionals (nec)
    Early Childhood (2411)5 or less241111Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher
    Primary School Teachers (2412)5 or less241213Primary School Teacher
    Secondary School Teachers (2414)5 or less241411Secondary School Teacher
    Special Education Teachers (2415)5 or less241511Special Needs Teacher
    241512Teacher of the Hearing Impaired
    241513Teacher of the Sight Impaired
    241599Special Education Teachers (nec)
    University Lecturers and Tutors (2421)5 or less242111University Lecturer
    Vocational Education Teachers / Polytechnic Teachers (2422)5 or less242211Vocational Education Teacher (491 only)
    Medical Imaging Professionals (2512)5 or less251211Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
    251212Medical Radiation Therapist
    251213Nuclear Medicine Technologist
    Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals (2513)5 or less251311Environmental Health Officer (491 only)
    251312Occupational Health and Safety Adviser
    Pharmacists (2515)5 or less251511Hospital Pharmacist
    251512Industrial Pharmacist
    251513Retail Pharmacist
    Health Diagnositic and Promotion Professionals (2519)5 or less251999Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals (nec)
    Dental Practitioners (2523)5 or less252311Dental Specialist
    252312Dentist (491 only)
    Occupational Therapists (2524)5 or less252411Occupational Therapist
    Physiotherapists (2525)5 or less252511Physiotherapist
    Audiologists and Speech Pathologists / Therapists (2527)5 or less252711Audiologist
    252712Speech Pathologist
    General Practitioners and Resident Medical Officers (2531)5 or less253111General Practitioner
    253112Resident Medical Officer
    Anaesthetists (2532)5 or less253211Anaesthetists
    Specialist Physicians (2533)5 or less253312Cardiologist
    253317Intensive Care Specialist
    Psychiatrists (2534)5 or less253411Psychiatrists
    Other Medical Practitioners (2541)5 or less253912Emergency Medicine Specialist
    253917Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist
    253999Specialist Physicians (nec)
    Midwives (2541)5 or less254111Midwife
    Nurse Managers (2543)5 or less254311Nurse Manager
    Registered Nurses (2544)15 or less254411Nurse Practitioner
    254412Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
    254413Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
    254414Registered Nurse (Community Health)
    254415Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
    254416Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)
    254417Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)
    254418Registered Nurse (Medical)
    254421Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)
    254422Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
    254423Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
    254424Registered Nurse (Surgical)
    254425Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)
    254499Registered Nurses (nec)
    ICT Business and Systems Analysts (2611)20 or less261111ICT Business Analyst
    261112Systems Analyst
    Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers (2612)5 or less261211Multimedia Specialist
    261212Web developer
    Software and Applications Programmers (2613)40 or less261311Analyst Programmer
    261312Developer Programmer
    261313Software Engineer
    261314Software Tester
    261399Software and Applications Programmers (nec)
    Database and Systems Administrators, and ICT Security Specialists (2621)10 or less262111Database Administrator
    262112ICT Security Specialist
    262113Systems Administrator
    Computer Network Professionals (2631)5 or less263111Computer Network and Systems Engineer
    263112Network Administrator
    263113Network Analyst
    ICT Support and Test Engineers (2632)5 or less263211ICT Quality Assurance Engineer
    263212ICT Support Engineer
    263213ICT Systems Test Engineer
    263299ICT Support and Test Engineers (nec)
    Solicitors (2713)5 or less271311Solicitor
    Counsellors (2721)5 or less272111Careers Counsellor
    272112Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
    272113Family and Marriage Counsellor
    272114Rehabilitation Counsellor
    272115Student Counsellor
    272199Counsellors (nec)
    Psychologists (2723)5 or less272311Clinical Psychologist
    272312Educational Psychologist
    272313Organisational Psychologist
    272399Psychologists (nec)
    Social Professionals (2724)5 or less272412Interpreter
    272413Translator (491 only)
    272499Social Professionals (nec)
    Social Workers (2725)5 or less272511Social Worker
    Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers (2726)5 or less272611Community Arts Worker (491 only)
    272612Recreation Officer
    272613Welfare Worker
    Medical Technicians (3112)5 or less311211Anaesthetic Technician
    311212Cardiac Technician
    311213Medical Laboratory Technician
    311214Operating Theatre Technician (491 only)
    311215Pharmacy Technician
    311216Pathology Collector (491 only)
    311299Medical Technicians (nec)
    Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians (3121)5 or less312111Architectural Draftsperson
    312113Building Inspector
    312114Construction Estimator (491 only)
    312116Surveying or Spatial Science Technician (491 only)
    312199Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians (nec)
    ICT Support Technicians (3131)5 or less313111Hardware Technician
    313112ICT Customer Support Officer
    313113Web Administrator
    313199ICT Support Technicians (nec)
    Motor Mechanics (3212)5 or less321211Motor Mechanic (General)
    321212Diesel motor mechanic
    321213Motorcycle mechanic
    321214Small engine mechanic
    Panelbeaters (3241)5 or less324111Panelbeater
    Bricklayers and Stonemasons (3311)5 or less331111Bricklayer
    Carpenters and Joiners (3312)5 or less331211Carpenter and Joiner
    Painting Trades Workers (3322)5 or less332211Painting Trades Worker
    Plasterers (3332)5 or less333211Fibrous Plasterer
    333212Solid Plasterer
    Plumbers (3341)5 or less334111Plumber (General)
    334112Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber
    334115Roof Plumber
    Electricians (3411)5 or less341111Electrician (General)
    341112Electrician (Special Class)
    341113Lift Mechanic
    Bakers and Pastrycooks (3511)5 or less351111Baker
    Chefs (3513)5 or less351311Chef
    Cooks (3514)5 or less351411Cook
    Animal Attendants and Trainers (3611)5 or less361111Dog Handler or Trainer
    361112Horse Trainer
    361114Zookeeper (491 only)
    361199Animal Attendants and Trainers (nec)
    Gardeners (3622)5 or less362211Gardener (General)
    362213Landscape Gardener
    Hairdressers (3911)5 or less391111Hairdresser
    Enrolled Nurses (4114)5 or less411411Enrolled Nurse
    Massage Therapists (4116)5 or less411611Massage Therapist
    Welfare Support Workers (4117)5 or less411711Community Worker
    411712Disabilities Services Officer
    411713Family Support Worker
    411715Residential Care Officer
    411716Youth Worker
    Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials (4523)5 or less452312Gymnastics Coach or Instructor
    452313Horse Riding Coach or Instructor
    452314Snowsport Instructor
    452315Swimming Coach or Instructor
    452316Tennis Coach
    452317Other Sports Coach or Instructor
    452321Sports Development Officer
    Contract, Program and Project Administrators (5111)5 or less511111Contract Administrator
    511112Program or Project Administrator

    ACT Expression Of Interest

    It is necessary to submit a valid Expression on Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect. SkillSelect is an online application system that is managed by the DHA. To apply for the ACT nomination candidates must need to meet the Department of Home Affairs visa criteria. Moreover, candidates need to meet the DHA’s criteria regularly even if candidates received invitations from the ACT.

    Based on the SkillSelect EOI the ACT confirms the nomination approval and on this basis, the DHA will issue the Invitation To Apply for the skilled migration visa. ACT cannot confirm nominations if candidates do not meet the DHA’s criteria or the SkillSelect EOI is expired.

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    As per the update now the updated list will be considered for the upcoming ACT nominations. Based on the current labour market demand in the ACT the list has been declared and will revise in the future. Based on the Canberra Matrix, if candidates are working in the nominated occupations or even nominated under the listed above critical skills occupation list they can claim the points.

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