New ACT Occupation List Effective 1 September 2016

New ACT Occupation List Effective 1 September 2016

September 1, 2016
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The ACT Government has released a new ACT Occupation List effective today, 1 September 2016.

A summary of the list provides the following information:

  • The skills need has eased for restaurant managers, management consultants, solicitors and financial advisers. These occupations are now closed.
  • The demand for skills within corporate management, HR and the creative / design sector is increasing. Occupations within these sectors have now opened.
  • The ‘open’ status of the following occupations remains unchanged indicating a continual high demand for civil engineers, general practitioners, retail pharmacists, early childhood teachers, architects, medical imaging professionals, registered nurses, counsellors, mechanics, psychologists and real estate professionals.

A comparison of occupations identified as ‘in demand’ in September 2016 compared to February 2016 is available here.

Applications for ACT nomination submitted and lodged before 01/09/16 will be assessed against the ‘at time of application’ criteria.

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