ACT Occupation List Update

ACT Occupation List: 1 January 2020

The ACT Occupation List effective 1 January 2020, will apply to all Canberra Matrix submitted on or after 1 January 2020. 

The ACT Occupation List identifies the skills that are currently in demand in Canberra (for migration purposes).


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

• Skilled Regional (provisional) subclass 491 visa.

• Skilled Nominated (Permanent) subclass 190 visa.

Newly Added Occupations:

✅ Electrical Engineer

✅ Electronics Engineer

✅ Mechanical Engineer

✅ Engineering Manager

✅ Industrial Engineer

✅ Public Relations Manager

✅ Careers Counsellor

✅ Construction Project Manager

✅ Drug and Alcohol Counselor

✅ Student Counsellor

✅ Rehabilitation Counsellor

✅ Production or Plant Engineer

✅ Family and Marriage Counsellor

✅ Physicist**

✅ Natural and Physical Science Professionals**

Please note that the one with ** has Employment Caveat.

Removed Occupations:

❌ Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher

❌ Urban & Regional Planner

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