ACT Skilled Migration Program January 2021

The ACT Skilled Migration Program 2021 is now open.  There are NO changes to the eligibility  criteria for ACT nomination and the Matrix scoring criteria.

ACT Critical Skills List January 2021

The ACT Critical Skills List was reviewed and updated on 11 January 2021

2020-21 Ranking and selection process

·      Only Matrix with a nominated occupation on the ACT Critical Skills List January 2021 will be selected and, if ranked, invited to apply for ACT nomination.

·      If Nominated occupation was removed from the ACT Critical Skills List January 2021, their Matrix will NOT be selected and will automatically lapse after six months.

·      457 / 482 visa holders who have a Matrix score of 60 plus points will be invited to apply for ACT nomination.

OVERSEAS APPLICANTS. The Canberra Matrix remains closed to overseas applicants.

Next invitation round – 15 January 2021

The first 2021 Matrix invitation round will be held on Friday 15/01/2021.  Matrix will be only ranked if for occupation has been added / retained on the ACT Critical Skills List January 2021; or they meet the 457 / 482 criteria.

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) offers Territory nomination to Canberra Residents under the following skilled migration streams:

• Skilled Work Regional (provisional) subclass 491 visa.

• Skilled Nominated (permanent) subclass 190 visa.

ACT Critical Skills List     


The ACT Critical Skills List was reviewed and updated on 11 January 2021. The Canberra Matrix is currently closed to overseas applicants.

132411Policy and Planning Manager (491 only)
133512Production Manager (Manufacturing)
135112ICT Project Manager
135199ICT Managers (nec)
139911Arts Administrator or Manager
139912Environmental Manager
149211Call or Contact Centre Manager (491 only)
149212Customer Service Manager
212412Newspaper or Periodical Editor
212413Print Journalist
212415Technical Writer
212416Television Journalist
212499Journalist & other writers (nec)
221111Accountant (General)
221112Management Accountant
221113Taxation Accountant
224412Policy Analyst (491 only)
224912Liaison Officer (491 only)
224914Patents Examiner (491 only)
224999Information and Organisation Prof. nec (491 only)
232112Landscape Architect
232411Graphic Designer
232414Web Designer
233211Civil Engineer
233212Geotechnical Engineer
233213Quantity Surveyor
233214Structural Engineer
233215Transport Engineer
233911Aeronautical Engineer
233912Agricultural Engineer
233913Biomedical Engineer
241111Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher
251311Environmental Health Officer (491 only)
251312Occupational Health and Safety Adviser
252311Dental Specialist
252312Dentist (491 only)
252411Occupational Therapist
252712Speech Pathologist
253111General Practitioner
253112Resident Medical Officer
254411Nurse 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)
261111ICT Business Analyst
261112Systems Analyst
261311Analyst Programmer
261312Developer Programmer
261313Software Engineer
261314Software Tester
261399Software and Applications Programmers nec
262111Database Administrator
262112ICT Security Specialist
262113Systems Administrator
263111Computer Network & Systems Engineer
263112Network Administrator
263113Network Analyst
263211ICT Quality Assurance Engineer
263212ICT Support Engineer
263213ICT Systems Test Engineer
263299ICT Support and Test Engineers (nec)
272111Careers Counsellor
272112Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
272113Family and Marriage Counsellor
272114Rehabilitation Counsellor
272115Student Counsellor
272199Counsellors nec
272311Clinical Psychologist
272312Educational Psychologist
272313Organisational Psychologist
272399Psychologist (nec)
272413Translator (491 only)
272499Social Professionals (nec)
272511Social Worker
272611Community Arts Worker (491 only)
272612Recreation Officer
272613Welfare Worker
331211Carpenter and Joiner
342111Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics
362211Gardener (General
362213Landscape Gardener
411711Community Worker
411712Disabilities Services Officer
411713Family Support Worker
411715Residential Care Officer
411716Youth Worker
452311Sports Development Officer
511111Contract Administrator
511112Program or Project Administrator

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