ACT Critical Skills List – May 2022- 2024

The ACT Critical Skills List is used to determine the eligibility for ACT nomination of the following programs:

  • Skilled Work Regional (provisional) subclass 491 visa.
  • Skilled Nominated (permanent) subclass 190 visa.

From 3 May 2021, only occupations on the ACT Critical Skills List May 2021 will be ranked, and if selected, invited to apply for ACT nomination.

The ACT Critical Skills List will be reviewed every four months and updated as required to ensure that the ACT Migration Program adapts and responds to the evolving critical skills needs of the ACT economy

The ACT Critical Skills List (updated in May 2021) can be found here

ANZSCO MAJOR GroupNomination places available each monthANZSCONOMINATED OCCUPATION
1311Less than 5131112Sales & Marketing Manager
131113Advertising Manager
131114Public Relations Manager (491 only)
1322Less than 5132211Finance Manager
1323Less than 5132311Human Resource manager
1324Less than 10132411Policy and Planning Manager (491 only)
1331Less than 15133111Construction Project Manager
1335Less than 5133512Production Manager (Manufacturing)
1351Less than 5135112ICT Project Manager
135199ICT Managers (nec)
1399Less than 5139911Arts Administrator or Manager
139912Environmental Manager
1411Less than 5141111Cafe and Restaurant Managers
1492Less than 5149211Call or Contact Centre Manager (491 only)
149212Customer Service Manager
2124Less than 5212411Copywriter
212412Newspaper or Periodical Editor
212413Print Journalist
212415Technical Writer
212416Television Journalist
212499Journalist & other writers (nec)
2211Less than 5221111Accountant (General)
221112Management Accountant
221113Taxation Accountant
2212Less than 5221213External Auditor
221214Internal Auditor
2223Less than 5222311Financial Investment Advisers
222312Financial Investment Managers
2231Less than 5223111HR Professional (491 only)
223112Recruitment Consultant
223113Workplace Relations Adviser (491 only)
2244less than 10224412Policy Analyst (491 only)
2247Less than 5 224711Management and Organisation Analysts
224712Organisation and Methods Analyst
2249Less than 5224912Liaison Officer (491 only)
224914Patents Examiner (491 only)
224999Information and Org. Prof. nec (491 only)
2251Less than 5225111Advertising Specialist
225112Market Research Analyst (491 only)
225113Marketing Specialist
2253Less than 5225311Public Relations Professionals
2324Less than 5232411Graphic Designer
232413Multimedia Designer (491 only)
232414Web Designer
2332Less than 5233211Civil Engineer
233212Geotechnical Engineer
233213Quantity Surveyor
233214Structural Engineer
233215Transport Engineer
2339Less than 5233911Aeronautical Engineer
233912Agricultural Engineer
233913Biomedical Engineer
233915Environmental Engineer
2411Less than 5241111Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher
2513Less than 5251311Environmental Health Officer (491 only)
251312Occupational Health and Safety Adviser
2523Less than 5252311Dental Specialist
252312Dentist (491 only)
2524Less than 5252411Occupational Therapist
2525Less than 5252511Physiotherapist
2527Less than 5252711Audiologist
252712Speech Pathologist
2531Less than 5253111General Practitioner
253112Resident Medical Officer
2544Less than 10254411Nurse Practitioner
254412Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
254413Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health)
254414Registered Nurse (Community Health)
254415Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency)
254416Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)
254417Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation)
254418Registered Nurse (Medical)
254421Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)
254422Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
254423Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
254424Registered Nurse (Surgical)
254425Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)
254499Registered Nurses (nec)
2611Less than 20261111ICT Business Analyst
261112Systems Analyst
2613Less than 40261311Analyst Programmer
261312Developer Programmer
261313Software Engineer
261314Software Tester
261399Software and Applications Programmers (nec)
2621Less than 10262111Database Administrator
262112ICT Security Specialist
262113Systems Administrator
2631Less than 5263111Computer Network & Systems Engineer
263112Network Administrator
263113Network Analyst
2632Less than 5263211ICT Quality Assurance Engineer
263212ICT Support Engineer
263213ICT Systems Test Engineer
263299ICT Support and Test Engineers (nec)
2721Less than 5272111Careers Counsellor
272112Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
272113Family and Marriage Counsellor
272114Rehabilitation Counsellor
272115Student Counsellor
272199Counsellors (nec)
2723Less than 5272311Clinical Psychologist
272312Educational Psychologist
272313Organisational Psychologist
272399Psychologist (nec)
2725Less than 5272511Social Worker
2726Less than 5272611Community Arts Worker (491 only)
272612Recreation Officer
272613Welfare Worker
3121Less than 5312111Architectural Draftsperson
312113Building Inspector
312114Construction Estimator (491)
312199Architectural, Building and Surveying Tech (nec)
3131Less than 5313111Hardware Technician
313112ICT Customer Support Officer
313113Web Administrator
313199ICT Support Technicians
3232Less than 5323211Fitter (General)
3312Less than 5331211Carpenter and Joiner
3341Less than 5334111Plumbers
3513Less than 5351311Chef
3514Less than 5351411Cook
3622Less than 5362211Gardener (General
362213Landscape Gardener
3911Less than 5391111Hairdressers
4117Less than 5411711Community Worker
411712Disabilities Services Officer
411713Family Support Worker
411715Residential Care Officer
411716Youth Worker
4523Less than 5452311Sports Development Officer
5111Less than 5511111Contract Administrator
511112Program or Project Administrator

Please note that the occupation ANZSCO: 2724 Interpreter and Translator were removed from the list.

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