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:

You can also claim points in the Canberra Matrix if your occupation in 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.

We may not invite you to apply if the monthly cap for your occupation has been reached.

Current ACT Critical Skills List

The ACT Critical Skills List was last updated on 1 September 2021. It applies to all Canberra Matrix, regardless of when they were submitted.

We will update the list every four months to make sure that the ACT Skilled Migration Program adapts and responds to the evolving critical skills needs of the ACT economy.

ACT Critical Skills List

ANZSCO Unit Group Nomination places available each monthANZSCO Nominated Occupation
Advertising, public relations and sales managers (1311) Less than 5 131112 Sales & Marketing Manager
131113 Advertising Manager
131114 Public Relations Manager (491 only)
Corporate Services Manager (1321)Less than 5132111Corporate Services Manager
Finance managers (1322) Less than 5 132211 Finance Manager
Human resource managers (1323) Less than 5 132311 Human Resource manager
Policy and planning managers (1324) Less than 10 132411 Policy and Planning Manager(491 only)
Construction managers (1331) Less than 15 133111 Construction Project Manager
Production managers (1335) Less than 5 133512 Production Manager (Manufacturing)
Supply, distribution and procurement managers (1336)Less than 5133611Supply, Distribution Manager
133612Procurement Manager
ICT managers (1351) Less than 5 135112 ICT Project Manager (491 only)
135199 ICT Managers (nec)
Other specialist managers (1399) Less than 5 139911 Arts Administrator or Manager
139912 Environmental Manager
139915Sports Administrator (491 only)
Café and restaurant managers (1411) Less than 5 141111 Cafe and Restaurant Managers
Call or contact centre and customer service managers (1492) Less than 5 149212Customer Service Manager
Conference and Event Organisers (1493)Less than 5149311Conference and Event Organisers
Hospitality, Retail and Service Managers (1499)Less than 5149913Facilities manager
Journalists and other writers (2124) Less than 5 212411 Copywriter
212412 Newspaper or Periodical Editor
212413 Print Journalist
212415 Technical Writer
212416 Television Journalist
212499 Journalist & other writers (nec)
Accountants (2211) Less than 5 221111 Accountant (General)
221112 Management Accountant
221113 Taxation Accountant
Auditors, company secretaries and corporate treasurers (2212) Less than 5 221213External Auditor
221214 Internal Auditor
Human Resource Professionals (2231) Less than 5 223111 Human Resource Adviser (491 only)
223112 Recruitment Consultant
223113 Workplace Relations Adviser (491 only)
Intelligence and policy analysts (2244) less than 10 224412 Policy Analyst (491 only)
Management and organisation analysts (2247) Less than 5  224711 Management Consultant
224712 Organisation and Methods Analyst
Other information and organisation professionals (2249) Less than 5 224912 Liaison Officer(491 only)
224914 Patents Examiner(491 only)
224999 Information and Org. Prof. nec(491 only)
Advertising and marketing professionals (2251) Less than 5 225111 Advertising Specialist
225112 Market Research Analyst (491 only)
225113 Marketing Specialist 
Public relations professionals (2253) Less than 5 225311 Public Relations Professionals
Architects and landscape architects (2321)Less than 5232111Architect
232112Landscape Architect
Graphic and web designers, and illustrators (2324) Less than 5 232411 Graphic Designer
232412 Illustrator
232413 Multimedia Designer (491 only)
232414 Web Designer
Other engineering professionals (2339) Less than 5 233911 Aeronautical Engineer
233912 Agricultural Engineer
233913 Biomedical Engineer
233915 Environmental Engineer
Veterinarians (2347)Less than 5234711Veterinarian
Early childhood (pre-primary school) teachers (2411) Less than 5 241111 Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher
University lecturers and tutors (2421)Less than 5242111University Lecturers
Civil engineering professionals (2332) Less than 5 233211 Civil Engineer
233212 Geotechnical Engineer
233213 Quantity Surveyor
233214 Structural Engineer
233215 Transport Engineer
Occupational and environmental health professionals (2513) Less than 5 251311 Environmental Health Officer (491 only)
251312 Occupational Health and Safety Adviser
Pharmacists (2515)Less than 5251511Hospital Pharmacists
251513Retail Pharmacists
Electrical engineers (2333)Less than 5233311Electrical Engineers
Electronics engineers (2334)Less than 5233411Electronics Engineers
Dental practitioners (2523) Less than 5 252311 Dental Specialist
252312 Dentist(491 only)
Occupational therapists (2524) Less than 5 252411 Occupational Therapist
Physiotherapists (2525) Less than 5 252511 Physiotherapist
Audiologists and speech pathologists / therapists (2527) Less than 5 252711 Audiologist
252712 Speech Pathologist
General practitioners and resident medical officers (2531) Less than 5 253111 General Practitioner
253112 Resident Medical Officer
Registered nurses (2544) Less than 10 254411 Nurse Practitioner
254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
254413 Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health)
254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health)
254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency)
254416 Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)
254417 Registered Nurse (Disability & 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) Less than 20 261111 ICT Business Analyst 
261112 Systems Analyst
Multimedia specialists and web developers (2612)Less than 5261211Multimedia Specialists
261212Web developer
Software and applications programmers (2613) Less than 40 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) Less than 10 262111 Database Administrator
262112 ICT Security Specialist
262113 Systems Administrator
Computer network professionals (2631) Less than 5 263111 Computer Network & Systems Engineer
263112 Network Administrator
263113 Network Analyst
ICT support and test engineers (2632) Less than 5 263211 ICT Quality Assurance Engineer
263212 ICT Support Engineer
263213 ICT Systems Test Engineer
263299 ICT Support and Test Engineers (nec)
Solicitors (2713)Less than 5271311Solicitors
Counsellors (2721) Less than 5 272111 Careers Counsellor
272112 Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
272113 Family and Marriage Counsellor
272114 Rehabilitation Counsellor
272115 Student Counsellor
272199 Counsellors (nec)
Psychologists (2723) Less than 5 272311 Clinical Psychologist
272312 Educational Psychologist
272313 Organisational Psychologist
272314 Psychotherapist
272399 Psychologist (nec)
Social workers (2725) Less than 5 272511 Social Worker
Welfare, recreation and community arts workers (2726) Less than 5 272611 Community Arts Worker(491 only)
272612 Recreation Officer
272613 Welfare Worker
Architectural, building and surveying technicians (3121) Less than 5 312111 Architectural Draftsperson
312113 Building Inspector
312114 Construction Estimator(491)
312199 Architectural, Building and Surveying Tech (nec)
ICT support technicians (3131) Less than 5 313111 Hardware Technician
313112 ICT Customer Support Officer
313113 Web Administrator
313199 ICT Support Technicians
Motor mechanics (3212)Less than 5321211Motor Mechanics
321212Diesel motor mechanic
321213Motorcycle mechanic
321214Small engine mechanic
Metal fitters and machinists (3232) Less than 5 323211 Fitter (General)
323214 Metal Machinist
Carpenters and joiners (3312) Less than 5 331211 Carpenter and Joiner
331212 Carpenters 
331213 Joiner
Electricians (3411)Less than 5341111Electrician
341113Lift Mechanic
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic (3421)Less than 5342111Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics
Plumbers (3341) Less than 5  334111 Plumbers
Chefs (3513) Less than 5  351311 Chef
Cooks (3514) Less than 5 351411 Cook
Gardeners (3622) Less than 5 362211 Gardener (General
362212 Arborist
362213 Landscape Gardener
Hairdressers (3911) Less than 5 391111 Hairdressers
Enrolled and mothercraft nurses (4114)Less than 5411411Enrolled Nurses
Welfare support workers (4117) Less than 5 411711 Community Worker
411712 Disabilities Services Officer
411713 Family Support Worker
411715 Residential Care Officer
411716 Youth Worker
Sports coaches, instructors and officials (4523) Less than 5 452321 Sports Development Officer
Contract, program and project administrators (5111) Less than 5 511111 Contract Administrator
511112 Program or Project Administrator