ACT Critical Skills List

 

What is the ACT Critical Skills List?

The ACT Critical Skills List identifies the occupations in current demand in the ACT. This List is important if you want to apply for ACT nomination for either a:

You can also claim points in the Canberra Matrix if your nominated occupation is on the Critical Skills List or you are working in an occupation on the List.

Cap on occupations

Depending on demand, we may cap the number of ACT nomination places for each occupation on the ACT Critical Skills List.

You may not be invited to apply for ACT nomination if the monthly cap for your nominated occupation has been reached.

Current ACT Critical Skills List

The ACT Critical Skills List was last updated on 11 July 2022. It applies to all Canberra Matrix, regardless of when they were submitted.

We will update the list annually ahead of the new financial year to make sure that the ACT Migration Program adapts and responds to the evolving critical skills needs of the ACT economy.

ACT Critical Skills List - July 2022

ANZSCO Unit Group Nomination places available each monthANZSCO Nominated Occupation
Advertising, Public Relations and Sales Managers (1311) 5 or less 131112 Sales and Marketing Manager
131113 Advertising Manager
131114 Public Relations Manager (491 only)
Corporate Services Manager (1321) 5 or less 132111 Corporate Services Manager
Finance Managers (1322) 5 or less 132211 Finance Manager
Human Resource Managers (1323) 5 or less 132311 Human Resource manager
Policy and Planning Managers (1324) 10 or less 132411 Policy and Planning Manager (491 only)
Construction Managers (1331) 15 or less 133111 Construction Project Manager
133112 Project Builder (491 only)
Production Managers (1335) 5 or less 133511 Production Manager (forestry)
133512 Production Manager (manufacturing)
Supply and Distribution Manager (1336) 5 or less 133611 Supply and Distribution Manager
133612 Procurement Manager (491 only)
Child Care Centre Manager (1341) 5 or less 134111 Child Care Centre Manager
Health and Welfare Services Managers (1342) 5 or less 134211 Medical Administrator (491 only)
134212 Nursing Clinical Director
134213 Primary Health Organisation Manager
134214 Welfare Centre Manager
134299 Health and Welfare Services Managers (nec)
Other Education Managers (1344) 5 or less 134412 Regional Education Manager (491 only)
134499 Education Managers (nec)
ICT managers (1351) 5 or less 135112 ICT Project Manager
135199 ICT Managers (nec)
Other Specialist Managers (1399) 5 or less 139911 Arts Administrator or Manager
139912 Environmental Manager
139913 Laboratory Manager
139914 Quality Assurance Manager
139915 Sports Administrator (491 only)
139999 Specialist Managers (nec)
Café and Restaurant Managers (1411) 5 or less 141111 Cafe or Restaurant Manager
Hotel and Motel Managers (1413) 5 or less 141311 Hotel or Motel Manager
Retail Managers (1421) 5 or less 142115 Post Office Manager (491 only)
Call or Contact Centre and Customer Service Managers (1492) 5 or less 149212 Customer Service Manager
Conference and Event Organisers (1493) 5 or less 149311 Conference and Event Organiser
Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers (1499) 5 or less 149912 Cinema or Theatre Manager (491 only)
149913 Facilities Manager
149914 Financial Institution Branch Manager (491 only)
Journalists and Other Writers (2124) 5 or less 212411 Copywriter
212412 Newspaper or Periodical Editor
212413 Print Journalist
212415 Technical Writer
212416 Television Journalist
212499 Journalist and Other Writers (nec)
Accountants (2211) 5 or less 221111 Accountant (General)
221112 Management Accountant
221113 Taxation Accountant
Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers (2212) 5 or less 221211 Company Secretary
221213 External Auditor
221214 Internal Auditor
Financial Investment Advisers and Managers (2223) 5 or less 222311 Financial Investment Adviser
222312 Financial Investment Manager
Human Resource Professionals (2231) 5 or less 223111 Human Resource Adviser (491 only)
223112 Recruitment Consultant
223113 Workplace Relations Adviser (491 only)
Intelligence and Policy Analysts (2244) 10 or less 224412 Policy Analyst (491 only)
Management and Organisation Analysts (2247) 5 or less 224711 Management Consultant
224712 Organisation and Methods Analyst
Other Information and Organisation Professionals (2249) 5 or less 224912 Liaison Officer (491 only)
224914 Patents Examiner
224999 Information and Organisation Professionals (nec)
Advertising and Marketing Professionals (2251) 5 or less 225111 Advertising Specialist
225112 Market Research Analyst (491 only)
225113 Marketing Specialist 
Public Relations Professionals (2253) 5 or less 225311 Public Relations Professional
Surveyors and Spatial Scientists (2322) 5 or less 232212 Surveyor
232213 Cartographer
232214 Other Spatial Scientist
Graphic and Web Designers, and Illustrators (2324) 5 or less 232411 Graphic Designer
232412 Illustrator
232413 Multimedia Designer (491 only)
232414 Web Designer
Civil Engineering Professionals (2332) 5 or less 233211 Civil Engineer
233212 Geotechnical Engineer
233213 Quantity Surveyor
233214 Structural Engineer
233215 Transport Engineer
Electrical Engineers (2333) 5 or less 233311 Electrical Engineer
Electronics Engineers (2334) 5 or less 233411 Electronics Engineer
Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers (2335) 5 or less 233511 Industrial Engineer
233512 Mechanical Engineer
233513 Production or Plant Engineer
Other Engineering Professionals (2339) 5 or less 233911 Aeronautical Engineer
233912 Agricultural Engineer
233913 Biomedical Engineer
233914 Engineering Technologist
233915 Environmental Engineer
233916 Naval Architect
233999 Engineering Professionals (nec)
Environmental Scientists (2343) 5 or less 234311 Conservation Officer (491 only)
234312 Environmental Consultant
234313 Environmental Research Scientist
234399 Environmental Scientist (nec)
Veterinarians (2347) 5 or less 234711 Veterinarian
Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals (2349) 5 or less 234911 Conservator
234912 Metallurgist
234913 Meteorologist
234914 Physicist
234915 Exercise Physiologist (491 only)
234999 Natural and Physical Science Professionals (nec)
Early Childhood (2411) 5 or less 241111 Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher
Primary School Teachers (2412) 5 or less 241213 Primary School Teacher
Secondary School Teachers (2414) 5 or less 241411 Secondary School Teacher
Special Education Teachers (2415) 5 or less 241511 Special Needs Teacher
241512 Teacher of the Hearing Impaired
241513 Teacher of the Sight Impaired
241599 Special Education Teachers (nec)
University Lecturers and Tutors (2421) 5 or less 242111 University Lecturer
Vocational Education Teachers / Polytechnic Teachers (2422) 5 or less 242211 Vocational Education Teacher (491 only)
Medical Imaging Professionals (2512) 5 or less 251211 Medical Diagnostic Radiographer
251212 Medical Radiation Therapist
251213 Nuclear Medicine Technologist
251214 Sonographer
Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals (2513) 5 or less 251311 Environmental Health Officer (491 only)
251312 Occupational Health and Safety Adviser
Pharmacists (2515) 5 or less 251511 Hospital Pharmacist
251512 Industrial Pharmacist
251513 Retail Pharmacist
Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals (2519) 5 or less 251999 Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals (nec)
Dental Practitioners (2523) 5 or less 252311 Dental Specialist
252312 Dentist (491 only)
Occupational Therapists (2524) 5 or less 252411 Occupational Therapist
Physiotherapists (2525) 5 or less 252511 Physiotherapist
Audiologists and Speech Pathologists / Therapists (2527) 5 or less 252711 Audiologist
252712 Speech Pathologist
General Practitioners and Resident Medical Officers (2531) 5 or less 253111 General Practitioner
253112 Resident Medical Officer
Anaesthetists (2532) 5 or less 253211 Anaesthetists
Specialist Physicians (2533) 5 or less 253312 Cardiologist
253317 Intensive Care Specialist
253318 Neurologist
253321 Paediatrician
253399 Specialist Physicians (nec)
Psychiatrists (2534) 5 or less 253411 Psychiatrists
Other Medical Practitioners (2539) 5 or less 253912 Emergency Medicine Specialist
253917 Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist
Midwives (2541) 5 or less 254111 Midwife
Nurse Managers (2543) 5 or less 254311 Nurse Manager
Registered Nurses (2544) 15 or less 254411 Nurse Practitioner
254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
254413 Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health)
254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
254416 Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)
254417 Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)
254418 Registered Nurse (Medical)
254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)
254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
254424 Registered Nurse (Surgical)
254425 Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)
254499 Registered Nurses (nec)
ICT Business and Systems Analysts (2611) 20 or less 261111 ICT Business Analyst 
261112 Systems Analyst
Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers (2612) 5 or less 261211 Multimedia Specialist
261212 Web developer
Software and Applications Programmers (2613) 40 or less 261311 Analyst Programmer
261312 Developer Programmer
261313 Software Engineer
261314 Software Tester
261399 Software and Applications Programmers (nec)
Database and Systems Administrators, and ICT Security Specialists (2621) 10 or less 262111 Database Administrator
262112 ICT Security Specialist
262113 Systems Administrator
Computer Network Professionals (2631) 5 or less 263111 Computer Network and Systems Engineer
263112 Network Administrator
263113 Network Analyst
ICT Support and Test Engineers (2632) 5 or less 263211 ICT Quality Assurance Engineer
263212 ICT Support Engineer
263213 ICT Systems Test Engineer
263299 ICT Support and Test Engineers (nec)
Solicitors (2713) 5 or less 271311 Solicitor
Counsellors (2721) 5 or less 272111 Careers Counsellor
272112 Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
272113 Family and Marriage Counsellor
272114 Rehabilitation Counsellor
272115 Student Counsellor
272199 Counsellors (nec)
Psychologists (2723) 5 or less 272311 Clinical Psychologist
272312 Educational Psychologist
272313 Organisational Psychologist
272314 Psychotherapist
272399 Psychologists (nec)
Social Professionals (2724) 5 or less 272412 Interpreter
272413 Translator (491 only)
272499 Social Professionals (nec)
Social Workers (2725) 5 or less 272511 Social Worker
Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers (2726) 5 or less 272611 Community Arts Worker (491 only)
272612 Recreation Officer
272613 Welfare Worker
Medical Technicians (3112) 5 or less 311211 Anaesthetic Technician
311212 Cardiac Technician
311213 Medical Laboratory Technician
311214 Operating Theatre Technician (491 only)
311215 Pharmacy Technician
311216 Pathology Collector (491 only)
311299 Medical Technicians (nec)
Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians (3121) 5 or less 312111 Architectural Draftsperson
312113 Building Inspector
312114 Construction Estimator (491 only)
312116 Surveying or Spatial Science Technician (491 only)
312199 Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians (nec)
ICT Support Technicians (3131) 5 or less 313111 Hardware Technician
313112 ICT Customer Support Officer
313113 Web Administrator
313199 ICT Support Technicians (nec)
Motor Mechanics (3212) 5 or less 321211 Motor Mechanic (General)
321212 Diesel motor mechanic
321213 Motorcycle mechanic
321214 Small engine mechanic
Panelbeaters (3241) 5 or less 324111 Panelbeater
Bricklayers and Stonemasons (3311) 5 or less 331111 Bricklayer
331112 Stonemason
Carpenters and Joiners (3312) 5 or less 331211 Carpenter and Joiner
331212 Carpenter
331213 Joiner
Painting Trades Workers (3322) 5 or less 332211 Painting Trades Worker
Plasterers (3332) 5 or less 333211 Fibrous Plasterer
333212 Solid Plasterer
Plumbers (3341) 5 or less 334111 Plumber (General)
334112 Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber
334113 Drainer
334114 Gasfitter
334115 Roof Plumber
Electricians (3411) 5 or less 341111 Electrician (General)
341112 Electrician (Special Class)
341113 Lift Mechanic
Bakers and Pastrycooks (3511) 5 or less 351111 Baker
351112 Pastrycook
Chefs (3513) 5 or less 351311 Chef
Cooks (3514) 5 or less 351411 Cook
Animal Attendants and Trainers (3611) 5 or less 361111 Dog Handler or Trainer
361112 Horse Trainer
361114 Zookeeper (491 only)
361199 Animal Attendants and Trainers (nec)
Gardeners (3622) 5 or less 362211 Gardener (General)
362212 Arborist
362213 Landscape Gardener
Hairdressers (3911) 5 or less 391111 Hairdresser
Enrolled Nurses (4114) 5 or less 411411 Enrolled Nurse
Massage Therapists (4116) 5 or less 411611 Massage Therapist
Welfare Support Workers (4117) 5 or less 411711 Community Worker
411712 Disabilities Services Officer
411713 Family Support Worker
411715 Residential Care Officer
411716 Youth Worker
Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials (4523) 5 or less 452312 Gymnastics Coach or Instructor
452313 Horse Riding Coach or Instructor
452314 Snowsport Instructor
452315 Swimming Coach or Instructor
452316 Tennis Coach
452317 Other Sports Coach or Instructor
452321 Sports Development Officer
Contract, Program and Project Administrators (5111) 5 or less 511111 Contract Administrator
511112 Program or Project Administrator