Know the changes to the immigration rules for ACT in Australia

Know the changes to the immigration rules for ACT in Australia

Australian Capital Territory

With effect from 1st July 2019, ACT (Australian Capital Territory) has announced changes to the immigration rules for the Subclass 190 Visa. It has also released a new occupation list for its state sponsorship program. 

The new occupation list will be effective for the below: 

  1. Support from RCB (Regional Certifying Body) for the Employer Nomination Scheme  
  1. Getting a nomination from ACT for the Subclass 190 Visa 

Here are the changes that have been made to the current list. 

Occupations removed from the list: 

  1. 263312- Telecommunications Network Engineer 
  1. 234611- Medical Laboratory Scientist 
  1. 234519- Life Scientist nec 
  1. 234518- Zoologist 
  1. 234517- Microbiologist 
  1. 234212- Food Technologist 

These occupations have now been moved to the CLOSED status: 

  1. 351311- Chef 
  1. 271311- Solicitor 
  1. 249311- Teacher of English to speakers of other languages 
  1. 241213- Primary School Teacher 
  1. 232511- Interior Designer 
  1. 133111- Construction Project Manager 

These occupations have now been moved to the OPEN status: 

  1. 232611- Urban and Regional Planner 
  1. 233999- Engineering Professionals nec 
  1. 234111- Agricultural Consultant** 
  1. 234211- Agricultural Scientist** 
  1. 234211- Chemist** 
  1. 234312- Environmental Consultant** 
  1. 234313- Environmental Research Scientist** 
  1. 234399- Environmental Scientist nec** 
  1. 234411- Geologist** 
  1. 234515- Botanist** 
  1. 234412- Geophysicist** 
  1. 263299- ICT Support & Test Engineers nec** 
  1. 234413- Hydrogeologist** 
  1. 234514- Biotechnologist** 
  1. 234511- General Life Scientist** 
  1. 263212- ICT Support Engineer** 
  1. 234513- Biochemist** 
  1. 234516- Marine Biologist** 
  1. 242111- University Lecturer ## 
  1. 263211- ICT Quality Assurance Engineer** 
  1. 251511- Hospital Pharmacist ## 
  1. 261112- Systems Analyst** 
  1. 251513- Retail Pharmacist ## 
  1. 262111- Database Administrator** 
  1. 261211- Multimedia Specialist 
  1. 261399- Software and Applications Programmers nec** 
  1. 261311- Analyst Programmer** 
  1. 263213- ICT Systems Test Engineer** 
  1. 261312- Developer Programmer** 
  1. 262112- ICT Security Specialist** 
  1. 261313- Software Engineer** 
  1. 262113- Systems Administrator** 
  1. 263311- Telecommunications Engineer** 
  1. 261314- Software Tester** 
  1. 132511- Research and Development Manager** 
  1. 261111- ICT Business Analyst** 
  1. 263111- Computer Network and Systems Engineer** 
  1. 263112- Network Administrator** 
  1. 263113- Network Analyst** 

Please note: 

**: Employment caveat 

##: Should have at least a 1-year job contract with an employer in ACT for the nominated occupation, as per SBS News. 

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