Northern Territory

Northern territory subclass 491 & 190 nomination Guidelines

Eligibility

Northern territory Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visa and Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa

Minimum requirements

To migrate to Australia under a skilled visa, you and your dependant family members on the application must satisfy the Department of Home Affairs requirements.

A summary of key minimum requirements are:

Age

You must be under aged 45 years at the time of nomination.

Skills assessments

You will need a full skills assessment from a relevant Australian skills assessment and assessing authority, for the skilled occupation that you have nominated.

A skills assessment is an independent assessment of whether you have the skills and / or experience to undertake an occupation in Australia. For information about which skills assessment body provides an assessment for your occupation, go to the Department of Home Affairs website.

English

The minimum English language requirement is an outcome of competent unless otherwise specified by assessing / licensing or registration body or on the Northern Territory (NT) Migration Occupation List. Competent means the equivalent of at least IELTS 6.0 in each band level.

NT Government accepts all English tests approved by the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs.

For a list of language tests accepted and the comparison of test scores go to the Department of Home Affairs website.

Points test

Meet the skilled migration points test of 65 or higher.

In addition to the above, you must also meet the Northern Territory (NT) Government requirements.

These requirements can be changed at any time by the NT Government. NT nominations are issued at the discretion of the NT Government, and meeting these requirements does not guarantee a nomination.

If you already live in Australia

The Northern Territory (NT) Government grants nominations under the subclass 491 and 190 visas for individuals who meet the visa eligibility criteria set by the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs and can demonstrate strong employment outcomes in the NT and a long-term commitment to the NT workforce.

The NT Government considers a range of factors to inform decisions on applications for nomination. The following guidelines are intended to assist potential applicants, and are subject to change at the discretion of the NT Government. Each application will be assessed on its own merits. NT nominations are issued at the discretion of the NT Government, and meeting these guidelines do not guarantee a nomination.

Specific guidelines are provided for applicants in the following categories:

Eligible NT graduates

International student graduates who have studied in the NT will be eligible for a subclass 190 nomination if you have:

  • successfully completed one or more qualifications after studying in the NT, at an NT-based institution for two years in a single tertiary course or a set of nested tertiary courses, and
  • lived in the NT for a period of at least six continuous months immediately after the date of completion* of your last qualification, while holding a visa that allows full-time work (this requirement does not apply to students who completed all course requirements in semester one 2020 and produce a letter of completion dated prior to 1 August 2020), and
  • demonstrated genuine and sustained efforts to obtain employment** from an NT employer in your nominated occupation or a closely related skilled occupation.

 

International student graduates who are unable to live in the NT for six months after completing two years of study in the NT will only be considered for a subclass 491 nomination. You must provide evidence of making genuine efforts to obtain employment** from an NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related skilled occupation.

You will be expected to demonstrate genuine efforts and progress towards being employed in the NT in your nominated occupation both during and after your studies. These applications will be considered on a case-by-case basis.

* Date of completion is the date on which you were notified that you have met all academic course requirements. This is the date when the final exam results or notice of course completion were available or published.

** Genuine and sustained efforts to obtain employment can be demonstrated through evidence of a number of applications made over a period of time for jobs in relevant occupations in the NT, and other supporting evidence such as membership in relevant professional associations, or positive feedback from industry contacts in the NT.

 

Please note the following general information:

  • if you or any of your migrating dependants are currently living interstate, you will not be eligible for the Northern Territory (NT) nomination
  • if you or any of your migrating dependants are currently on a student visa and are currently studying in an NT institution, you will not be eligible for NT nomination
  • if you have already been nominated for a subclass 489 or 491 visa by the NT, you will not be eligible for a subclass 190 nomination.

If you apply from outside Australia

If you are currently living outside Australia, you will generally only be offered a subclass 491 nomination.

Offshore applicants must have been employed in their nominated occupation for at least 12 months out of the last 24 months prior to your application, or have relevant Australian qualifications.

Offshore applicants must have an offer of full-time relevant employment in the NT, if the NT Migration Occupation List requires it.

For documents required view how to apply.

Please note, that the NT has limited places for nomination, which means that applications must be of a very high standard to be nominated. Meeting the above requirements does not guarantee a nomination.

Commitment to the NT

Accepting a nomination from Australia’s NT Government means that you are agreeing to the following conditions:

  • live and work in the NT in your skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation for at least three years from visa grant
  • let the NT Government know the status of your visa application – you need to do this when your visa is granted and when you arrive
  • regularly provide your current contact details to the NT Government
  • participate in surveys conducted by the NT Government.

Other NT residents

An NT resident applicant includes those on temporary visas with work rights, currently residing in the NT.

NT resident applicants will be eligible for a subclass 190 nomination if you:

  • demonstrate that you have been residing in the NT for at least two consecutive years immediately prior to application
  • demonstrate that none of your migrating dependants are residing in another part of Australia, and
  • demonstrate full-time employment in the NT in an eligible occupation continuously for at least two years immediately prior to applying for NT nomination and demonstrate the employment is available for at least a further 12 months.

 

NT resident applicants will be considered for a subclass 491 nomination if you meet the following requirements:

  • applicants who started living in the NT prior to 1 July 2020, must:
    • demonstrate that you have been residing in the NT for at least six consecutive months immediately prior to application
    • demonstrate that none of your migrating dependants are residing in another part of Australia, and
    • demonstrate full-time employment in the NT in an eligible occupation for at least six consecutive months immediately prior to applying for NT nomination and demonstrate the employment is available for at least a further 12 months.
  • applicants who start living in the NT on or after 1 July 2020, must:
    • demonstrate that you have been residing in the NT for at least 12 consecutive months
    • demonstrate that none of your migrating dependants are residing in another part of Australia, and
    • demonstrate full-time employment in the NT in an eligible occupation for at least six consecutive months immediately prior to applying for NT nomination and demonstrate that the employment is available for at least a further 12 months.

 

An eligible occupation for this purpose is:

  • the occupation identified in the skills assessment (nominated occupation), or
  • an occupation that is related to the nominated occupation. In order to be related to the nominated occupation, the majority of time in the position must be spent on tasks that align with the skills and knowledge required to undertake the nominated occupation.

 

The employment must also meet the following additional requirements:

  • the position must be based in the NT, and the employer must have a record of trading in the NT for at least 12 months
  • positions that are based at serviced office spaces or involve hot-desking arrangements will generally not be considered favourably
  • you must be paid at market salary.

 

Applicants who have not been employed in an eligible occupation will generally not qualify for NT nomination.

Applicants who have been employed on a full-time basis for at least six consecutive months in an occupation that is not an eligible occupation may qualify for a subclass 491 nomination on an exceptional and case by case basis if you are able to demonstrate the following:

  • the employer has made genuine efforts to recruit locally and the position cannot be filled by an Australian citizen or permanent resident – at a minimum, evidence should include copies of advertisements placed, and a statement from the employer detailing the number of applicants and reasons as to why no Australian citizens or permanent residents have not been recruited
  • there is a genuine need for the position in the business – at a minimum, evidence should include a detailed statement from the employer explaining the need for the position and how the vacancy arose
  • you have made genuine and sustained efforts to obtain employment in your nominated occupation or a related occupation in the NT – at a minimum, evidence must include copies / screenshots of applications made for relevant jobs and any feedback received.

 

Applicants who are on a Temporary Work (Skilled)(subclass 457) or Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482) must provide a letter of support from your current subclass 457 or subclass 482 sponsoring business stating that they:

  • support your visa application
  • understand that you will not be tied to their business once the subclass 491 / subclass 190 visa is granted.

 

The NT Government may contact your employer. There may be circumstances where the need for support from your current employer can be waived.

 

 

If you are offered an NT Government nomination, a declaration form will be issued which will outline these obligations and you will be required to acknowledge, sign, and return.

Migration NT considers a number of factors in assessing commitment to the NT, including:

  • length of residency in the NT
  • previous travel to the NT
  • connections to the NT (for example, close family members being long-term residents of the NT).

 

Occupation

You must have a skilled occupation that is on the Australian Government’s current list of eligible skilled occupations.

The Northern Territory Migration Occupation List (NTMOL) provides an indication as to which of the eligible skilled occupations are in demand in the NT. Offshore applicants must read the NTMOL to determine their eligibility.

 

Employability

You must provide strong evidence of good employment prospects in the NT either in your skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation.

You can show you have good employment prospects by providing:

  • an offer of employment letter from an NT employer
  • a statement describing how your skills and experience meet NT employer needs
  • evidence that your occupation has been advertised in the NT multiple times and detailed explanations of how your qualifications and experience match the job vacancies
  • evidence of positive feedback from potential NT employers.

 

Please see specific information on the required evidence on employability for onshore and offshore applicants.

 

Financial capacity (for applicants outside the NT)

You must provide a list of all your financial assets in Australian dollars. You must provide verifiable documents evidence of those assets. For example, clear colour copies of bank statements, share certificates, property valuations and jewellery evaluations.

The table below gives you detail on the assets you need and the summary you have to provide.

Family composition Minimum value of net assets
Individual applicant AU$35 000
Applicant and spouse AU$50 000
Applicant and spouse plus one child AU$60 000
Applicant and spouse plus two children AU$65 000

 

How to submit your Northern Territory nomination application

All applications and supporting documents must be submitted in the Northern Territory (NT) Government online application system.

Documents you must provide

All applications must provide the following documents:

  • a clear colour copy of your skills assessment from the relevant Australian skills assessment and assessing authority, for the skilled occupation you have nominated
  • a detailed current curriculum vitae or resume
  • clear colour copies of your letters of completion, academic transcripts and certificates of qualifications
  • clear colour copies of your identity page of your passport and all dependent family members included in your application
  • evidence of your visa, if you are in Australia or have previously worked or studied in Australia
  • where required, verifiable evidence of your English proficiency – the NT Government accepts all English tests approved by Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs. If you have undertaken a PTE Academic test, please ensure that you provide in your application the score report code.
  • if you are claiming points for your partner’s skills, a clear colour copy of your partner’s skills assessment
  • if you are claiming points for your partner’s English level, verifiable evidence of their English proficiency
  • a written letter about your commitment to the NTwhich needs to include:
    1. your commitment to living and working in your skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation in the NT for at least three years from when the visa is granted
    2. why you want to live in the NT
    3. how the NT lifestyle would suit your way of life more than that of any other city in Australia, and
    4. be no longer than two pages.

You may need to provide additional documents

If you are living in the NT you must provide:

  • bank statements for the 12 months immediately before your application that clearly shows your day-to-day spending in the NT as evidence you have been living in the NT, and
  • payslips for six months from a NT employer – this is not required for NT graduates*
  • for NT graduates – evidence of making genuine and sustained efforts to obtain employment in your skilled occupation in the NT; must include copies or screenshots of job applications, membership in professional associations in the NT, contact with NT employers and other supporting evidence, such as positive feedback from industry contacts in the NT
  • evidence of residency in the NT for you and your migrating dependants for the required period, for example, tenancy agreements, utility bills.

*Please also read important information if you already live in Australia.

If you are currently living outside Australia (overseas), you must provide:

  • verifiable evidence of full-time employment in your nominated occupation for at least 12 months out of the last 24 months or evidence that you have Australian qualifications, prior to your nomination application to MigrationNT
  • evidence that you have researched into living and working in the NT showing that you understand the climate, relocation costs and living expenses (websites copied and pasted into your submission will not be not accepted)
  • when required, evidence of a full-time (at least 35 hours per week) employment offer in your nominated occupation or in a closely related skilled occupation
    • the term of employment must be for at least 12 months
    • you should provide a copy of your offer letter or contract and this must include details of your employer, their address, phone number and Australian business number
    • this offer will be verified with the business
  • evidence of job applications to relevant vacancies in the NT
  • evidence of making contact with relevant NT employers and receiving positive feedback on your employability (auto-generated responses from job websites and employer HR departments are insufficient)
  • a statement describing your understanding of the NT employment market for your occupation / industry and how your skills and experience are in line with NT employer needs (a generic statement is insufficient on its own)
  • evidence of strong connections to the NT, for example, signed letters of support from long-term residents in the NT detailing their willingness and ability to support you
  • evidence of your financial capacity to move, settle and live in Australia, as listed below:
Family composition Minimum value of net assets
Individual applicant AU$35 000
Applicant and spouse AU$50 000
Applicant and spouse plus one child AU$60 000
Applicant and spouse plus two children AU$65 000
    • you must provide a summary sheet showing the values in Australian dollars
    • you must provide verifiable documented evidence that you have access to or ownership of the required amount of net assets
    • assets can include cash; residential and commercial property; and personal property such as gold, jewellery, vehicles, etc
    • you must provide evidence of the value, for example, independent valuations and purchase receipts
    • medical insurance policies, fixed deposits, public provident funds and government savings scheme investments can be used however the maturity dates must be within a reasonable period, or alternatively the funds must be able to be withdrawn early
    • while offers of support from family members will be considered and will assist your application, you still need to evidence that you have sufficient financial capacity in your own right as outlined above.

Quality of documents

All documents submitted:

  • must be in English
  • documents in language other than English, must be accompanied by an official English language translation
  • must be in Adobe PDF or Microsoft Word DOC / DOCX formats.

 

 

Source: https://theterritory.com.au/migrate/migrate-to-work/northern-territory-government-visa-nomination/eligibility#item-4

Disclaimer: The above set criteria and details about The eligibility of 485 PSW Visa have been copied from https://theterritory.com.au/migrate/migrate-to-work/northern-territory-government-visa-nomination/eligibility#item-4 ‘as is’ and no alterations have been made. This article is published on 23/06/2020 at 02.45 PM AEST on this website. The document is provided for general information purposes only. Your use of any of this information is at your own risk, and you should not use any of this information without first seeking legal and other professional advice. The provision of this document (and the documents themselves) do not constitute legal advice or opinions of any kind, or any advertising or solicitation. No lawyer-client, advisory, fiduciary or other relationship is created between VIVID EDUCATION and any person accessing or otherwise using any of the information. Vivid Education and its affiliates (and any of their respective directors, officers, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, and employees) will not be liable for any damages, losses, or causes of action of any nature arising from any use of any of this information.

Northern territory

Northern Territory Migration Occupation List

Northern Territory Migration Occupation List

Australia’s Northern Territory (NT) Migration Occupation List includes occupations that are in demand in the NT.

Offshore applicants must read the NT Migration Occupation List to determine their eligibility.

How to understand the NT Migration Occupation List

Occupations marked with an * require:

  • mandatory licensing or registration requirement, and
  • demonstrated English level either sufficient to meet licensing / registration or a minimum IELTS 6.0 score in each band or equivalent (whichever is higher).

Occupations marked with !! require you to have high-level communication skills.

All other occupations not marked require a level of English of at least IELTS 6.0 in each band or equivalent from one of the English testing systems accepted by the Department of Home Affairs.

Northern Territory Migration Occupation List (A-F)

ANZSCO code Occupation Comments
141999 Accommodation and hospitality managers (nec)
221111 Accountant (general) Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
All offshore applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
231111* Aeroplane pilot Subclass 491 only
234112 Agricultural scientist
342111* Airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic
323111 Aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics)
323112* Aircraft maintenance engineer (mechanical)
253211 Anaesthetist Subclass 491 only
261311 Analyst programmer
121111 Aquaculture farmer Subclass 491 only
362212 Arborist
312111 Architectural draftsperson
139911 Arts administrator or manager
252711 Audiologist
321111 Automotive electrician
351111 Baker
121312 Beef cattle farmer Subclass 491 only
351211 Butcher or small goods maker
394111 Cabinetmaker
342411* Cabler (data and telecommunications)
141111 Cafe or restaurant manager
399512 Camera operator (film, television or video)
141211 Caravan park and camping ground manager Subclass 491 only
253312 Cardiologist
331212 Carpenter
331211 Carpenter and joiner
351311 Chef
134111 Child care centre manager
252111 Chiropractor
233211 Civil engineer
312211 Civil engineering draftsperson
599915 Clinical coder Subclass 491 only
272311 Clinical psychologist All offshore applicants must have an IELTS test result with no component / band less than 7.0 (or equivalent)
272611 Community arts worker Subclass 491 only
411711 Community worker
263111 Computer network and system engineer Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
149311 Conference and event organiser
312114 Construction estimator Subclass 491 only
133111 Construction project manager
511111 Contract administrator
351411 Cook
132111 Corporate services manager
272199 Counsellors (nec) All offshore applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
149212 Customer service manager All offshore applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
252311 Dental specialist
411213 Dental technician
411214 Dental therapist Subclass 491 only
252312 Dentist Subclass 491 only
253911 Dermatologist
261312 Developer programmer Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
253917 Diagnostic and interventional radiologist
321212 Diesel motor mechanic
411712 Disabilities services officer
411311 Diversional therapist
451211 Driving instructor Subclass 491 only
272112 Drug and alcohol counsellor
241111 Early childhood (pre‑primary school) teacher
249111 Education adviser
134499 Education managers (nec)
272312 Educational psychologist All offshore applicants must have an IELTS test result with no component / band less than 7.0 (or equivalent)
233311 Electrical engineer
312312 Electrical engineering technician
342211 Electrical linesworker Subclass 491 only
341111* Electrician (general)
342314* Electronic instrument trades worker (general)
342315* Electronic instrument trades worker (special class)
233411 Electronics engineer
253912 Emergency medicine specialist
133211 Engineering manager
233999 Engineering professionals (nec)
411411* Enrolled nurse
234312 Environmental consultant
251311 Environmental health officer Subclass 491 only
234313 Environmental research scientist
149913 Facilities manager
272113 Family and marriage counsellor
411713 Family support worker
451815 First aid trainer Subclass 491 only
323211 Fitter (general)
323212 Fitter and turner
323213 Fitter-welder
121213 Fruit or nut grower

 

Northern Territory Migration Occupation List (G-O)

ANZSCO code Occupation Comments
399212 Gas or petroleum operator Subclass 491 only
334114* Gasfitter
253111* General practitioner All offshore applicants must have an IELTS test result with no component / band less than 7.0 (or equivalent)
234411 Geologist
234412 Geophysicist
233212 Geotechnical engineer
333111 Glazier
232411 Graphic designer
391111 Hairdresser
313111 Hardware technician Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
134299!! Health and welfare services managers (nec) All applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
251911 Health promotion officer
251511 Hospital pharmacist
141311 Hotel or motel manager
223111!! Human resource advisor Subclass 491 only

All applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent

132311 Human resource manager
261111 ICT business analyst Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
135199 ICT managers (nec)
135112 ICT project manager Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
262112 ICT security specialist Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
263212 ICT support engineer
263213 ICT systems test engineer
611211 Insurance agent
253317 Intensive care specialist
232511 Interior designer
272412 Interpreter
331213 Joiner
362213 Landscape gardener
224611* Librarian
221112 Management accountant All offshore applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
225113 Marketing specialist Offshore applicants must  provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
233512 Mechanical engineer Offshore applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
312511 Mechanical engineering draftsperson Subclass 491 only
251211 Medical diagnostic radiographer
253314 Medical oncologist
322311 Metal fabricator
312912 Metallurgical or materials technician
234912 Metallurgist
241311 Middle school teacher (AUS) / intermediate school teacher (NZ)
254111 Midwife
312913 Mine deputy
233611 Mining engineer (excluding petroleum)
121216 Mixed crop farmer Subclass 491 only
321211 Motor mechanic (general)
321213 Motorcycle mechanic
253318 Neurologist
253513 Neurosurgeon
254311* Nurse manager All offshore applicants must have an IELTS test result with no component / band less than 7.0 (or equivalent)
254411* Nurse practitioner All offshore applicants must have an IELTS test result with no component / band less than 7.0 (or equivalent)
253913 Obstetrician and gynaecologist
251312 Occupational health and safety adviser
252411* Occupational therapist All offshore applicants must have an IELTS test result with no component / band less than 7.0 (or equivalent)
253914 Ophthalmologist
251411 Optometrist
224712 Organisation and methods analyst
253514 Orthopaedic surgeon
232214 Other spatial scientist
253515 Otorhinolaryngologist

 

Northern Territory Migration Occupation List (P-Z)

ANZSCO code Occupation Comments
253321 Paediatrician
324111 Panelbeater
351112 Pastrycook
253915 Pathologist
233612 Petroleum engineer
311215 Pharmacy technician All offshore applicants must have an IELTS test result with no component / band less than 7.0 (or equivalent)
252511* Physiotherapist
334111* Plumber (general)
322312 Pressure welder
241213 Primary school teacher
133511 Production manager (forestry)
133513 Production manager (mining)
511112 Program or project administrator
612112 Property manager Subclass 491 only
253411 Psychiatrist
272399 Psychologists (nec)
139914 Quality assurance manager
223112 Recruitment consultant
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)
254421* Registered nurse (medical practice)
254418* Registered nurse (medical)
254422* Registered nurse (mental health)
254425* Registered nurse (paediatrics)
254423* Registered nurse (perioperative)
254424* Registered nurse (surgical)
254499* Registered nurses (nec)
253322 Renal medicine specialist
253112 Resident medical officer
251513* Retail pharmacist All offshore applicants must have an IELTS test result with no component / band less than 7.0 (or equivalent)
131112 Sales and marketing manager All offshore applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
241411 Secondary school teacher
322211 Sheetmetal trades worker
231213* Ship’s master Subclass 491 only
321214 Small engine mechanic
272499 Social professionals (nec)
272511 Social worker
261313 Software engineer Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
271311 Solicitor
251214 Sonographer
399516 Sound technician
241599 Special education teachers (nec)
139999 Specialist managers (nec) except:
(a) ambassador; or
(b) archbishop; or
(c) bishop
253311 Specialist physician (general medicine)
253399 Specialist physicians (nec)
252712 Speech pathologist All offshore applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent, no component less than 7.0
All applicants must have the minimum test score required for registration (ie OET 3As 1B minimum)
272115 Student counsellor
133611 Supply and distribution manager All offshore applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
253511 Surgeon (general)
312116 Surveying or spatial science technician Subclass 491 only
232212 Surveyor
452315 Swimming coach or instructor
262113 Systems administrator Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
261112 Systems analyst Offshore applicants must provide evidence of having received an offer of employment by a NT employer in their nominated occupation or a closely related occupation
249311 Teacher of English to speakers of other languages
241512* Teacher of the hearing impaired
212317 Technical director
263311 Telecommunications engineer
342413* Telecommunications linesworker
263312 Telecommunications network engineer
253324 Thoracic medicine specialist
272413 Translator Subclass 491 only
224512 Valuer
121221 Vegetable grower (AUS) / market gardener (NZ)
324311 Vehicle painter Subclass 491 only
234711* Veterinarian
361311 Veterinary nurse
212318 Video producer
242211 Vocational education teacher Subclass 491 only
All offshore applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
322313 Welder (first class)
134214!! Welfare centre manager All applicants must have a minimum IELTS of 7.0 overall or equivalent
272613 Welfare worker
223113 Workplace relations adviser Subclass 491 only
411716 Youth worker

Source: https://theterritory.com.au/migrate/migrate-to-work/northern-territory-government-visa-nomination/northern-territory-migration-occupation-list

Disclaimer: The above set criteria and details about The eligibility of 485 PSW Visa have been copied from https://theterritory.com.au/migrate/migrate-to-work/northern-territory-government-visa-nomination/northern-territory-migration-occupation-list  ‘as is’ and no alterations have been made. This article is published on 23/06/2020 at 02.35 PM AEST on this website. The document is provided for general information purposes only. Your use of any of this information is at your own risk, and you should not use any of this information without first seeking legal and other professional advice. The provision of this document (and the documents themselves) do not constitute legal advice or opinions of any kind, or any advertising or solicitation. No lawyer-client, advisory, fiduciary or other relationship is created between VIVID EDUCATION and any person accessing or otherwise using any of the information. Vivid Education and its affiliates (and any of their respective directors, officers, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, and employees) will not be liable for any damages, losses, or causes of action of any nature arising from any use of any of this information.

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NSW 491 visa

NSW Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491)

Applications open

Applications must be submitted by 5 pm Friday, 26 June 2020.

Who can apply?

You can only apply for NSW nomination if you are eligible for this visa subclass AND:

If you do not meet all of these requirements you are not able to apply for NSW nomination. Applications that do not meet these requirements will be declined. The NSW nomination fee is not refundable.

Please carefully review the full list of requirements and instructions on how to apply below.

For further information, we strongly encourage you to read  Frequently Asked Questions.

The Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) is a provisional points-tested visa that allows skilled workers and their families to live, study and work in designated regional areas of Australia for a period of 5 years.

NSW Treasury nominates eligible highly skilled workers for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) to drive economic growth in regional NSW.

Eligibility

You can apply for NSW nomination if you meet all of following requirements outlined below:

Nomination requirements

You must:

  1. have an occupation on the NSW Stream 1 Regional Skilled Occupation List, and;
  2. be living in a designated regional area of NSW.

There is no minimum time-frame for how long you have been residing in regional NSW, however you must be able to demonstrate your place of residence through evidence. Information on what evidence is required is included in our application form.

Age

You must be aged under 45 when we nominate you to apply for the visa.

Points claim

When you submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect you will be given a points score based on the claims you have made. If you do not obtain a score of at least 65 points, you are not eligible to be invited to apply for NSW nomination.

You must provide evidence supporting your points claims with your application to NSW.

To see how points are awarded, please refer to the points calculator.

English language

At the time of applying to NSW, you must have at least competent English.

If you are a citizen of the USA, UK, Canada, Republic of Ireland or New Zealand, you are not required to complete an English language test.

Occupation

You must hold a valid skills assessment in an occupation that exactly matches one that appears on the NSW Regional Skilled Occupation List.

Your commitment to regional NSW

You must commit to living and working in a designated regional area of NSW for the duration of your visa.

How to apply

Step 1 – Submit your Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect, the Home Affairs’ online registration system

Before applying for NSW nomination, you must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) in SkillSelect, the Home Affairs’ online registration system, nominating NSW as your preferred state.

The date that your EOI was submitted has no impact on your application. Read more about SkillSelect.

You will be provided with a unique number after submitting your EOI in SkillSelect. You must include this number with your application to NSW.

All claims made in your EOI must be accurate and current. You are required to provide evidence for all claims in your EOI with your application to NSW. This includes where you currently reside and your skilled employment history (if applicable).

Step 2 – Prepare your documents and complete the NSW nomination application form

Complete the following application form:

When you lodge your application to NSW, you must provide:

  • A detailed resume or CV,
  • Your valid skills assessment,
  • English language test results, or a copy of your passport bio page if you are exempt,
  • Evidence of your employment and residency in a designated regional area in NSW and
  • Supporting documents for your EOI points claims

If you are asked for further documentation relating to your application, you will need to provide it within 14 calendar days to enable our assessment team to consider it. Otherwise, your application may be refused.

Step 3 – Complete your application fee payment

NSW nomination fees are payable via the link below using Visa or MasterCard. Application fees are non-refundable.

After completing your online payment, you will be sent your receipt by email to the address entered during the payment step. You must provide a copy of this receipt with your application.

Pay your A$330 NSW nomination fee here.

Step 4 – Submit your application to NSW Treasury

Submit your application via email to regional.migration@treasury.nsw.gov.au. Along with your completed NSW nomination application form, you must include all supporting documents, and your application payment receipt.

This must be sent in one email only, with the subject line for your email in the following format:

  • Application – EOI number – SURNAME Given name – DOB
  • For example: Application – E0123456789 – SMITH John – 01/01/1990

When attaching your support documents, you must:

  • Use PDF format for all your documents,
  • Ensure your email does not exceed 50MB,
  • If the size of your supporting documents is greater than 50MB, only attach your most important documents. A case officer will contact you if they require further information when assessing your application.

Step 5 – After you have submitted your application

After you have submitted your application to NSW, you will receive an email from NSW Treasury acknowledging your application has been received.

Please do not contact us for an update on your application.

Please do not write to regional.migration@treasury.nsw.gov.au. Emails that are not applications to this address will be deleted.

Step 6 –  Wait for your application outcome

Our standard processing time is four weeks; however, this can vary.

You may request we expedite your application only if the following situations apply to you:

  • your current visa is expiring within six weeks of submitting your application, or;
  • your skills assessment or English language test result will expire within four weeks of submitting your application, or;
  • you are losing points, which will reduce your total score to below 65 points, within four weeks of submitting your application. If you will lose points, and this does not reduce your total score below 65 points, you cannot request we expedite your application.

 

Source: https://www.business.nsw.gov.au/live-and-work-in-nsw/visas-and-immigration/skilled-work-regional-visa-subclass-491

Disclaimer: The above set criteria and details about The eligibility of 485 PSW Visa have been copied from https://www.business.nsw.gov.au/live-and-work-in-nsw/visas-and-immigration/skilled-work-regional-visa-subclass-491  ‘as is’ and no alterations have been made. This article is published on 19/06/2020 at 10.26 AM on this website. The document is provided for general information purposes only. Your use of any of this information is at your own risk, and you should not use any of this information without first seeking legal and other professional advice. The provision of this document (and the documents themselves) do not constitute legal advice or opinions of any kind, or any advertising or solicitation. No lawyer-client, advisory, fiduciary or other relationship is created between VIVID EDUCATION and any person accessing or otherwise using any of the information. Vivid Education and its affiliates (and any of their respective directors, officers, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, and employees) will not be liable for any damages, losses, or causes of action of any nature arising from any use of any of this information.

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Subclass 485 (Post study work) PSW visa eligibility criteria

Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)

Post-Study Work Stream

This visa is for international students who have recently graduated with a degree from an Australian institution. It lets you live, work, and study in Australia, temporarily.

With this visa, you can

  • stay in Australia for between 2 to 4 years after you have finished your studies
  • travel, work or study in Australia during your stay
  • bring your immediate family members to stay with you

Eligibility:

You must meet all the following eligibility prior to your visa application.

 

Be this age

You must be under 50 years of age.

 

Have this visa

This stream is only available if you applied for, and were granted, your first student visa to Australia on or after 5 November 2011.

If you held your first student visa prior to this date, even as a child on your parent’s student visa, then you will not be eligible to apply for this stream.

DHA will process your visa application if:

  • you are the main holder of a current student visa, (but not one supported by the Defence or Foreign Affairs and Trade Minister)
  • you held a student visa within the past 6 months before your application and you now have a Bridging Visa A or Bridging Visa B, granted on the basis of a valid application for a visa
  • you held a student visa within the past 6 months before your application and you now hold a substantive visa
  • your student visa was cancelled, but in the past 28 days the Tribunal has notified you of a decision to set aside and substitute the Minister’s decision not to revoke the cancellation

DHA can’t grant you this visa if they have previously granted you a subclass 485 or a subclass 476 visa as a primary visa holder.

 

Meet the Australian study requirement

In the past 6 months before you applied for this visa you must have met the Australian study requirement. You will meet this if you are awarded at least one degree, diploma or trade qualification and:

  • your course was a CRICOS-registered course
  • you successfully completed all course requirements
  • your study was in English
  • you completed your course as a result of at least two academic years (92 weeks) study
  • you were physically in Australia for at least 16 calendar months to complete the study
  • you held an Australian study visa that allowed you to study

To meet the 2 academic year component of the Australian study requirement, you may combine courses in some circumstances.

 

Hold an eligible qualification at degree-level or above

The Post-study Work Stream of the subclass 485 visa is for international students with eligible qualifications, regardless of their field of study. You must have also met the Australian study requirement within the past six months, which means:

  • your course is CRICOS-registered
  • you successfully completed all course requirements
  • your study was in English
  • you completed your study over at least two academic years (92 weeks)
  • you were physically in Australia for at least 16 calendar months to complete the study
  • you held an Australian visa that allowed you to study

Qualifications

The qualification that you have completed must be an eligible degree. This means a:

  • Bachelor’s degree
  • bachelor (honours) degree
  • masters by coursework degree
  • masters (extended) degree
  • masters by research degree
  • doctoral degree

If you have studied a standalone diploma or trade qualification, you are not eligible to be granted a visa in this stream.

 

Have studied with an Australian education provider

Your course must have been with an Australian education provider who is registered on CRICOS  and offer degree-level programs.

 

Have this passport or this level of English language

You can either show that you hold a valid passport from the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland, or prove your English proficiency. To do this, show evidence that in the last 3 years, you achieved:

Test Score
International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Overall score of at least 6 with a minimum score of 5 for each of the 4 parts
Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT) Total score of at least 64 with a minimum score of 4 for listening, 4 for reading, 14 for writing and 14 for speaking
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) Overall score of at least 50 with a minimum score of 36 for each of the 4 parts
Occupational English Test (OET) At least B for each of the 4 parts
Cambridge C1 Advanced test Overall at least 169 with a minimum score of at least 154 in each of the 4 test components

 

Have adequate health insurance

You are personally liable for all your healthcare costs while you are in Australia. Medical insurance helps limit your financial liability.

You must have adequate health cover for the whole of your stay to be granted this visa. Your cover should cover you for medically necessary treatment, including transport.

Reciprocal healthcare agreements

Some countries have a reciprocal healthcare agreement with Australia. Find out more from Services Australia about reciprocal healthcare agreements.

 

Meet health requirement

You and any family who apply for the visa with you must meet the health requirement.

 

Meet character requirement

You and any family members aged 16 years and over who apply for the visa must meet the character requirement.

 

Sign the Australian values statement

If you are 18 years of age or older, you must:

 

Have no debt to the Australian Government

If you or any family members owe the Australian Government money, you or they must have paid it back or arranged to pay it back.

 

Not have had a visa canceled or a previous application refused

You might not be eligible for this visa if you have had a visa canceled or refused while you were in Australia.  Check if visa cancellation affects your eligibility.

 

 

Source: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/temporary-graduate-485/post-study-work#Eligibility

Disclaimer: The above set criteria and details about The eligibility of 485 PSW Visa have been copied from https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/temporary-graduate-485/post-study-work#Eligibility  ‘as is’ and no alterations have been made. The document is provided for general information purposes only. Your use of any of this information is at your own risk, and you should not use any of this information without first seeking legal and other professional advice. The provision of this document (and the documents themselves) do not constitute legal advice or opinions of any kind, or any advertising or solicitation. No lawyer-client, advisory, fiduciary or other relationship is created between VIVID EDUCATION and any person accessing or otherwise using any of the information. Vivid Education and its affiliates (and any of their respective directors, officers, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, and employees) will not be liable for any damages, losses, or causes of action of any nature arising from any use of any of this information.

 

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Australian Study Requirement

Meeting the Australian study requirement

 

When applying for the Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) Points-tested, the Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) or the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491), to meet the Australian study requirement you must have completed either:

  • a single eligible qualification that requires at least 2 academic years study, or
  • more than 1 qualification that results in a total of at least 2 academic years study resulting in an eligible qualification.

You must have completed your study in Australia, in a total of no less than 16 calendar months, while you held a visa authorising you to study.

Your course, or courses, resulting in the award of an eligible degree, diploma or trade qualification, must be registered on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) and instruction must be completed in English.

Note: if applying for a Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485), you must have completed your study in the 6 months immediately before making an application.

Course requirements

Each qualification you have completed and are relying on to meet this requirement must:

  • be either a bachelors degree or higher, a diploma, an advanced diploma, or a trade qualification
  • have been undertaken at an Australian educational institution in Australia
  • have been taught in English
  • be registered on CRICOS
  • have been undertaken while you held a visa authorising you to study

Note: You cannot use English language proficiency courses or enabling programs to meet the Australian study requirement.

The 2 academic years study requirement

Two academic years of study equals 92 weeks that contribute towards 1 or more acceptable qualifications.

What is meant by 2 academic years study

Two academic years study, or 92 weeks of registered study, is based on the duration of the course as registered by CRICOS.

You can take longer to complete your course, but you will only be credited with the number of weeks that CRICOS determines as the standard duration. For example, if you take 92 weeks to successfully complete a course that CRICOS says should take 78 weeks, you will only receive credit for 78 weeks only.

Only study successfully completed count towards the 2 academic years. You cannot include failed subjects.

Credits and exemptions

Credit for prior learning may reduce the amount of study undertaken.

Example: If your course is CRICOS-registered for 138 weeks (3 years) and has 24 equal weighted units, you will have completed 2 academic years when you have successfully completed 16 units of that course. This means you can use study credits of up to 8 units and still complete 2 academic years of study.

You cannot count the credited units towards meeting the Australian study requirement if:

  • you are already using them towards meeting the Australian study requirement as part of another course
  • you received the credit for study within Australian in a non-CRICOS registered course
  • you received the credit for study completed overseas

Credit for study of non-award courses or study completed overseas can only be used to the extent it is accepted by your education provider as part of ‘recognised prior learning’ (RPL) and cannot be used to meet the Australian study requirement directly.
Note: Your academic transcript should show how credits from prior learning contribute to your qualification for these credits to be counted towards meeting the Australian study requirement. This leaves no doubt that the credits are part of the award of the qualification.

Minimum of 16 months study in Australia

The Australian study requirement cannot be met in less than 16 calendar months.

This period begins when the course commences (generally from the start of lectures and excluding orientation periods) to the date at when all academic requirements have been completed

Example: If your course is CRICOS registered for 92 weeks (2 years) and you received credit based on study in another course also registered with CRICOS, then you could use these credits towards meeting the Australian study requirement even if you did not receive a qualification for this other course. The actual period of study on which the credits were based may also be used to meet the 16 month requirement.

However, if your study credits shorten the amount of time you physically studied your course in Australia to less than 16 calendar months, then, you may not meet the Australian study requirement.

If this happens you have several options, including:

  • have the university cancel the credits and complete these subjects for your qualification
  • complete extra units, such as elective units, that the university accepts as award units for the qualification

You may wish to complete an extra eligible qualification that can be used together to meet the Australian study requirement. Your extra qualification must be of sufficient CRICOS-registered duration to make up for the credited units from your course (or courses), bringing the total to at least 92 weeks.

Overlap of qualifications

You can undertake overlapping qualifications. For example, students applying under the Graduate Work stream of the subclass 485 visa could complete a Diploma in Finance and then a Diploma in Accounting where 2 units in the last qualification were granted as credit from the earlier qualification.

Where qualifications overlap, you can’t count the period of study more than once.

If you complete more than one qualification but use only the most recent qualification to meet the Australian study requirement, any credit you receive in the most recent qualification from the previous qualification counts towards meeting the Australian study requirement.

The actual period of study within the previous qualification can also be used to meet the 16-month requirement.

Study outside Australia

You can still meet the Australian study requirement if your course included study overseas, provided you complete at least 2 academic years of study in no less than 16 months in Australia in a CRICOS registered course.

Example: You would have completed 2 academic years study in Australia if you undertook a 3-year, 6-semester bachelor degree as follows:

  • semester 1 – outside Australia
  • semester 2 – in Australia
  • semester 3 – in Australia
  • semester 4 – in Australia
  • semester 5 – outside Australia
  • semester 6 – in Australia

The pattern of study does not matter as long as the Australian study requirement is met.

You must complete at least 16 months of study while you are physically present in Australia.

You will not have met the Australian study requirements if you:

  • have studied solely at an overseas campus of an Australian educational institution, or
  • studied online or by correspondence with an Australian educational institution while outside Australia.

Evidence to attach to your application

Provide a certified copy of the completion letter from your education provider that shows:

  • the date the course started and ended
  • whether you did any distance learning
  • certified copies of course transcripts
  • the date of course completion
  • the location of the campus where you studied
  • whether you studied full-time or part-time
  • the language in which you received instruction

If you received credit for a course that you intend to use, to show that you have met the conditions of the Australian study requirement, the completion letter must state as such.

Completion date

Applications for a subclass 485 visa must be made within six months of the date of course completion.

The date of course completion is the date you first met the academic requirement for the award or your degree, diploma or trade qualification and were advised in writing by:

  • letter
  • publication in a newspaper
  • publication on the internet
  • email
  • bulletin board at the tertiary institution.

This date should not be confused with the date of conferral of award. The date of conferral is the date that the student actually receives their qualification, for example, at a graduation ceremony.

Source: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/temporary-graduate-485/australian-study-requirement

Disclaimer: The above set criteria and details about The Australian Study Requirement have been copied from https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/temporary-graduate-485/australian-study-requirement ‘as is’ and no alterations have been made. The document is provided for general information purposes only. Your use of any of this information is at your own risk, and you should not use any of this information without first seeking legal and other professional advice. The provision of this document (and the documents themselves) do not constitute legal advice or opinions of any kind, or any advertising or solicitation. No lawyer-client, advisory, fiduciary or other relationship is created between VIVID EDUCATION and any person accessing or otherwise using any of the information. Vivid Education and its affiliates (and any of their respective directors, officers, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, and employees) will not be liable for any damages, losses, or causes of action of any nature arising from any use of any of this information.

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Proposed Occupation Changes 2020

Proposed 2020 Occupation Changes

Skilled Migration Occupation Lists Review

On 13 December 2019, the Department of Employment, Skills, Small and Family Business published a Traffic Light Bulletin outlining proposed changes to the skilled migration occupation lists and called for public submissions.

Please note the Traffic Light Bulletin is a draft for consultation purposes only. It does not represent a decision of Government.

If an occupation does not appear on the Traffic Light Bulletin then no change is proposed to the current status of that occupation. The current skilled migration occupation lists can be found HERE.

In developing the Traffic Light Bulletin the Department has applied an updated methodology for undertaking its analysis. The updated methodology is now available.

The next update to Australia’s skilled migration occupation lists is scheduled to be announced in March 2020.

CLICK HERE TO SEE THE PROPOSED CHANGES.

ACT Occupation list 2020

ACT Occupation List 2020

About the ACT Occupation List

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

  • Skilled Regional (provisional) subclass 491 visa.
  • Skilled Nominated (permanent) subclass 190 visa.

The ACT Occupation List identifies the skills that are currently in demand in Canberra (for skilled migration purposes). The ACT Occupation List is not linked to specific job vacancies and it is not a guarantee of a job in a nominated occupation. You must be satisfied that there are sufficient employment opportunities in your nominated occupation before you apply for ACT nomination. You will compete for employment vacancies with all people in the labour market as part of a normal selection process. Your success will depend on employer requirements, your relevant skills, your experience and your level of English language ability.

New residents generally do not meet the criteria of employers with employment opportunities that require Australian Citizenship or a security clearance.

 

ACT Occupation List updates

While a major analysis of the demand for occupations will generally be undertaken twice a year, usually in January and July, the demand for each occupation will be reviewed on an ongoing basis. Once it is determined that the demand for an occupation has been met, the occupation will be closed without further notice.

 

ACT Occupation List

Occupation Caveats: The following caveats apply to certain ‘open’ occupations on the ACT Occupation List. If you wish to nominate an ‘open’ occupation but you cannot comply with any ‘caveat’, the occupation is deemed to be ‘closed’.  If your occupation is closed or deemed to be closed, you (or a spouse/ partner) cannot claim Matrix points for an ‘open’ occupation in any category.
** Employment Caveat. Minimum one year ACT employment contract in nominated occupation:

  • with an Australian medium to large enterprise (50 plus employees) located in the ACT; or 
  • an appointment for an academic position at an ACT tertiary institution. 
## Minimum one year employment contract with an ACT employer in the nominated occupation.
^^  Australian Registration or licencing is required
OPEN  OCCUPATIONS – 190 and 491 NOMINATION
ANZSCO Occupation Status
131112 Sales & Marketing Manager Open
131113 Advertising Manager Open
131114 Public Relations Manager Open
132511 Research and development manager ** Only Open if caveat is met
133111 Construction Project Manager Open
133211 Engineering Manager Open
225311 Public Relations Professional Open
232111 Architect Open
232112 Landscape Architect Open
232411 Graphic Designer Open
232412 Illustrator Open
232414 Web Designer Open
233211 Civil Engineer Open
233212 Geotechnical Engineer Open
233213 Quantity Surveyor Open
233214 Structural Engineer Open
233311 Electrical Engineer Open
233411 Electronics Engineer Open
233511 Industrial Engineer Open
233512 Mechanical Engineer Open
233513 Production or plant engineer Open
233911 Aeronautical Engineer Open
233912 Agricultural Engineer Open
233913 Biomedical Engineer Open
233914 Engineering Technologist Open
233915 Environmental Engineer Open
233999 Engineering Professionals nec Open
233916 Naval Architect** Only Open if caveat is met
234111 Agricultural Consultant** Only Open if caveat is met
234112 Agricultural Scientist** Only Open if caveat is met
234211 Chemist ** Only Open if caveat is met
234312 Environmental Consultant ** Only Open if caveat is met
234313 Environmental Research Scientist ** Only Open if caveat is met
234399 Environmental Scientists nec ** Only Open if caveat is met
234411 Geologist ** Only Open if caveat is met
234412 Geophysicist ** Only Open if caveat is met
234413 Hydrogeologist ** Only Open if caveat is met
234511 Life Scientist (general) ** Only Open if caveat is met
234517 Microbiologist ** Only Open if caveat is met
234518 Zoologist ** Only Open if caveat is met
234599 life scientists (nec) ** Only Open if caveat is met
234513 Biochemist ** Only Open if caveat is met
234514 Biotechnologist ** Only Open if caveat is met
234515 Botanist** Only Open if caveat is met
234516 Marine Biologist** Only Open if caveat is met
234611 Medical Laboratory Scientist** Only Open if caveat is met
234914 Physicist ** Only Open if caveat is met
234999 Natural and Physical Science Professionals nec ** Only Open if caveat is met
242111 University Lecturer ** Only Open if caveat is met
251211 Medical Diagnostic Radiographer Open
251212 Medical Radiation Therapist Open
251213 Nuclear Medicine Technologist Open
251214 Sonographer Open
251511 Hospital Pharmacist ## Only Open if caveat is met
251512 Industrial Pharmacist ## Only Open if caveat is met
251513 Retail Pharmacist ## Only Open if caveat is met
252411 Occupational Therapist Open
252511 Physiotherapist Open
252711 Audiologist Open
252712 Speech Pathologist Open
253111 General Practitioner Open
253112 Resident Medical Officer Open
254111 Midwife Open
254311 Nurse Manager Open
254411 Nurse Practitioner Open
254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care) Open
254413 Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health) Open
254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health) Open
254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency) Open
254416 Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) Open
254417 Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation) Open
254418 Registered Nurse (Medical) Open
254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) Open
254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health) Open
254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative) Open
254424 Registered Nurse (Surgical) Open
254425 Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) Open
254499 Registered Nurses (nec) Open
261111 ICT Business Analyst ** Only Open if caveat is met
261112 Systems Analyst** Only Open if caveat is met
261211 Multimedia Specialist Open
261212 Web Developer Open
261311 Analyst Programmer** Only Open if caveat is met
261312 Developer Programmer** Only Open if caveat is met
261313 Software Engineer** Only Open if caveat is met
261314 Software Tester** Only Open if caveat is met
261399 Software and Applications Prog. nec** Only Open if caveat is met
262111 Database Administrator** Only Open if caveat is met
262112 ICT Security Specialist** Only Open if caveat is met
262113 Systems Administrator** Only Open if caveat is met
263111 Computer Network & Systems Engineer** Only Open if caveat is met

 

263112 Network Administrator** Only Open if caveat is met
263113 Network Analyst** Only Open if caveat is met
263211 ICT Quality Assurance Engineer** Only Open if caveat is met
263212 ICT Support Engineer** Only Open if caveat is met
263213 ICT Systems Test Engineer** Only Open if caveat is met
263299 ICT Support and Test Engineers (nec) ** Only Open if caveat is met
263311 Telecommunications Engineer** Only Open if caveat is met
263312 Telecommunications Network Engineer** Only Open if caveat is met
272111 Careers Counsellor Open
272112 Drug & Alcohol Counsellor Open
272113 Family & Marriage Counsellor Open
272114 Rehabilitation Counsellor Open
272115 Student Counsellor Open
272311 Clinical Psychologist Open
272312 Educational Psychologist Open
272313 Organisational Psychologist Open
272314 Psychotherapist Open
272399 Psychologists (nec) Open
272511 Social Worker Open
272612 Recreation Officer Open
272613 Welfare Worker Open
321211 Motor Mechanic (General) Open
321212 Diesel Motor Mechanic Open
321213 Motorcycle Mechanic Open
321214 Small Engine Mechanic Open
322311 Metal Fabricator Open
322313 Welder (First Class) Open
324111 Panel beater Open
331111 Bricklayer Open
331112 Stonemason Open
332211 Painting Trades Workers Open
333211 Fibrous Plasterer Open
333212 Solid Plasterer Open

 

334111 Plumber (General) ^^ Only Open if caveat is met
334112 Aircon. & Mechanical Services Plumber  ^^ Only Open if caveat is met
334113 Drainer  ^^ Only Open if caveat is met
334114 Gasfitter  ^^ Only Open if caveat is met
334115 Roof Plumber  ^^ Only Open if caveat is met
341111 Electrician (General) ^^ Only Open if caveat is met
341112 Electrician (Special Class) ^^ Only Open if caveat is met
341113 Lift Mechanic  ^^ Only Open if caveat is met
342111 Air-con & Refrigeration Mechanic  ^^ Only Open if caveat is met
391111 Hairdresser Open
394111 Cabinetmaker Open
411411 Enrolled Nurse Open

 

 

Closed occupations – 190 and 491 NOMINATION

ANZSCO Occupation Status
121212 Flower Grower Closed
121215 Grape Grower Closed
121221 Vegetable Grower Closed
121311 Apiarist Closed
121321 Poultry Farmer Closed
132111 Corporate Services Manager Closed
132211 Finance Manager Closed
132311 Human Resource Manager Closed
133411 Manufacturer Closed
133511 Production Manager (Forestry) Closed
133512 Production Manager (Manufacturing) Closed
133513 Production Manager (Mining) Closed
133611 Supply and Distribution Manager Closed
134111 Child Care Centre Manager Closed
134212 Nursing Clinical Director Closed
134213 Primary Health Organisation Manager Closed
134214 Welfare Centre Manager Closed
134299 Health & Welfare Services Managers (nec) Closed
134311 School Principal Closed
134499 Education Managers (nec) Closed
135112 ICT Project Manager Closed
135199 ICT Managers (nec) Closed
139911 Arts Administrator or Manager Closed
139912 Environmental Manager Closed
139913 Laboratory Manager Closed
139914 Quality Assurance Manager Closed
139999 Specialist Managers nec Closed
141111 Cafe or Restaurant Manager Closed
141311 Hotel or Motel Manager Closed
141999 Accommodation and Hospitality Managers nec Closed
149212 Customer Service Manager Closed
149311 Conference & Event Organiser Closed
149413 Transport Company Manager Closed
149913 Facilities Manager Closed
211112 Dancer or Choreographer Closed
211212 Music Director Closed
211213 Musician (Instrumental) Closed
211299 Music Professionals (nec) Closed
211311 Photographer Closed
212111 Artistic Director Closed
212212 Book or Script Editor Closed
212312 Director (Film, Television, Radio or Stage) Closed
212314 Film & Video Editor Closed
212315 Program Director (Television or Radio) Closed
212316 Stage Manager Closed
212317 Technical Director Closed
212318 Video Producer Closed
212411 Copywriter Closed
212412 Newspaper or Periodical Editor Closed
212413 Print Journalist Closed
212415 Technical Writer Closed
212416 Television Journalist Closed
212499 Journalist & other writers (nec) Closed
221111 Accountant (General) Closed
221112 Management Accountant Closed
221113 Taxation Accountant Closed
221211 Company Secretary Closed
221213 External Auditor Closed
221214 Internal Auditor Closed
222111 Commodities Trader Closed
222112 Finance Broker Closed
222113 Insurance Broker Closed
222199 Financial Brokers (nec) Closed
222211 Financial Market Dealer Closed
222213 Stockbroking Dealer Closed
222299 Financial Dealers (nec) Closed
222311 Financial Investment Adviser Closed
222312 Financial Investment Manager Closed
223112 Recruitment Consultant Closed
223211 ICT Trainer Closed
224111 Actuary Closed
224112 Mathematician Closed
224113 Statistician Closed
224212 Gallery or Museum Curator Closed
224213 Health Information Manager Closed
224214 Records Manager Closed
224311 Economist Closed
224511 Land Economist Closed
224512 Valuer Closed
224611 Librarian Closed
224711 Management Consultant Closed
224712 Organisation & Methods Analyst Closed
224914 Patents Examiner Closed
224999 Information and Org. Professionals (nec) Closed
225111 Advertising Specialist Closed
225113 Marketing Specialist Closed
225211 ICT Account Manager Closed
225212 ICT Business Development Manager Closed
225213 ICT Sales Representative Closed
225499 Technical Sales Representatives (nec) Closed
232212 Surveyor Closed
232213 Cartographer Closed
232214 Other Spatial Scientist Closed
232311 Fashion Designer Closed
232312 Industrial Designer Closed
232313 Jewellery Designer Closed
232511 Interior Designer Closed
232611 Urban & Regional Planner Closed
233111 Chemical Engineer Closed
233112 Materials Engineer Closed
233215 Transport Engineer Closed
233611 Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum) Closed
233612 Petroleum Engineer Closed
234113 Forester Closed
234212 Food technologist Closed
234711 Veterinarian Closed
234911 Conservator Closed
234912 Metallurgist Closed
234913 Meteorologist Closed
241111 Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher Closed
241311 Middle School Teacher Closed
241411 Secondary School Teacher Closed
241213 Primary School Teacher Closed
241511 Special Needs Teacher Closed
241512 Teacher of the Hearing Impaired Closed
241513 Teacher of the Sight Impaired Closed
241599 Special Education Teachers (nec) Closed
249111 Education Adviser Closed
249211 Art Teacher (Private Tuition) Closed
249212 Dance Teacher (Private Tuition) Closed
249214 Music Teacher (Private Tuition) Closed
249299 Private Tutors & Teachers (nec) Closed
249311 Teacher of English to speakers of other languages Closed
251111 Dietitian Closed
251112 Nutritionist Closed
251312 Occupational Health and Safety Adviser Closed
251411 Optometrist Closed
251412 Orthopist Closed
251911 Health Promotion Officer Closed
251912 Orthotist or Prosthetist Closed
251999 Health Diagnostic & Promotion Prof. Closed
252111 Chiropractor Closed
252112 Osteopath Closed
252211 Acupuncturist Closed
252213 Naturopath Closed
252214 Traditional Chinese Medicine Practitioner Closed
252299 Complementary Health Therapists (nec) Closed
252311 Dental Specialist Closed
252611 Podiatrist Closed
253311 Specialist Physician (General Medicine) Closed
253312 Cardiologist Closed
253313 Clinical Haematologist Closed
253314 Medical Oncologist Closed
253315 Endocrinologist Closed
253316 Gastroenterologist Closed
253317 Intensive Care Specialist Closed
253318 Neurologist Closed
253321 Paediatrician Closed
253322 Renal Medicine Specialist Closed
253323 Rheumatologist Closed
253324 Thoracic Medicine Specialist Closed
253399 Specialist Physicians (nec) Closed
253411 Psychiatrist Closed
253511 Surgeon (General) Closed
253512 Cardiothoracic Surgeon Closed
253513 Neurosurgeon Closed
253514 Orthopaedic Surgeon Closed
253515 Otorhinolaryngologist Closed
253516 Paediatric Surgeon Closed
253517 Plastic & Reconstructive Surgeon Closed
253518 Urologist Closed
253521 Vascular Surgeon Closed
253911 Dermatologist Closed
253912 Emergency Medicine Specialist Closed
253913 Obstetrician & Gynaecologist Closed
253914 Ophthalmologist Closed
253915 Pathologist Closed
253917 Diagnostic & Interventional Radiologist Closed
253918 Radiation Oncologist Closed
253999 Medical Practitioners (nec) Closed
254211 Nurse Educator Closed
254212 Nurse Researcher Closed
271111 Barrister Closed
271311 Solicitor Closed
271299 Judicial & Other Legal Professionals (nec) Closed
272412 Interpreter Closed
272499 Social Professionals (nec) Closed
311211 Anaesthetic Technician Closed
311212 Cardiac Technician Closed
311213 Medical Laboratory Technician Closed
311215 Pharmacy Technician Closed
311299 Medical Technicians (nec) Closed
311312 Meat Inspector Closed
311399 Primary Products Inspectors nec Closed
311411 Chemistry Technician Closed
311412 Earth Science Technician Closed
311413 Life Science Technician Closed
311499 Science Technicians (nec) Closed
312111 Architectural Draftsperson Closed
312113 Building Inspector Closed
312199 Arch, Building & Surveying Technicians (nec) Closed
312211 Civil Engineering Draftsperson Closed
312212 Civil Engineering Technician Closed
312311 Electrical Engineering Draftsperson Closed
312312 Electrical Engineering Technician Closed
312512 Mechanical Engineering Technician Closed
312912 Metallurgical or Materials Technician Closed
312913 Mine Deputy Closed
313111 Hardware Technician Closed
313112 ICT Customer Support Officer Closed
313113 Web Administrator Closed
313199 ​ICT Support Technicians (nec) Closed
313211 Radio Communications Technician Closed
313212 Telecommunications Field Engineer Closed
313213 Telecommunications network planner Closed
313214 Tele. Technical Officer or Technologist Closed
321111 Automotive Electrician Closed
322113 Farrier Closed
322211 Sheet metal Trades Worker Closed
322312  Pressure welder Closed
323111 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics) Closed
323112 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) Closed
323113 Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Structures) Closed
323211 Fitter (General) Closed
323212 Fitter & Turner Closed
323213 Fitter-Welder Closed
323214 Metal Machinist (First Class) Closed
323299 Metal Fitters & Machinists (nec) Closed
323313 Locksmith Closed
323314 Precision Instrument Maker & Repairer Closed
323412 Toolmaker Closed
324211 Vehicle Body Builder Closed
324212 Vehicle Trimmer Closed
331211 Carpenter & Joiner Closed
331212 Carpenter Closed
331213 Joiner Closed
333111 Glazier Closed
333311 Roof Tiler Closed
333411 Wall & Floor Tiler Closed
342212 Technical Cable Jointer Closed
342311 Business Machine Mechanic Closed
342313 Electronic Equipment Trades Worker Closed
342314 Electronic Instrument Tr. Worker (General) Closed
342315 Elect.  Instr. Trades Worker (Special Class) Closed
342411 Cabler (Data & Telecommunications) Closed
342413 Telecommunications Lines worker Closed
351111 Baker Closed
351112 Pastry cook Closed
351211 Butcher or Smallgoods Maker Closed
351311 Chef Closed
351411 Cook Closed
361111 Dog Handler or Trainer Closed
361112 Horse Trainer Closed
361199 Animal Attendants & Trainers (nec) Closed
361311 Veterinary Nurse Closed
362111 Florist Closed
362211 Gardener (General) Closed
362212 Arborist Closed
362213 Landscape Gardener Closed
362311 Greenkeeper Closed
392111 Print Finisher Closed
392311 Printing Machinist Closed
393213 Dressmaker or Tailor Closed
393311 Upholsterer Closed
394211 Furniture Finisher Closed
394213 Wood Machinist Closed
394299 Wood Machinists & Other Wood Trades (nec) Closed
399111 Boat Builder & Repairer Closed
399112 Shipwright Closed
399213 Power Generation Plant Operator Closed
399411 Jeweller Closed
399512 Camera Operator (Film, Television or Video) Closed
399514 Make Up Artist Closed
399516 Sound Technician Closed
399599 Performing Arts Technicians (nec) Closed
399611 Sign writer Closed
411111 Ambulance Officer Closed
411112 Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic Closed
411213 Dental Technician Closed
411311 Diversional Therapist Closed
411611 Massage Therapist Closed
411711 Community Worker Closed
411712 Disabilities Services Officer Closed
411713 Family Support Worker Closed
411715 Residential Care Officer Closed
411716 Youth Worker Closed
452311 Diving Instructor (Open Water) Closed
452312 Gymnastics Coach or Instructor Closed
452313 Horse Riding Coach or Instructor Closed
452314 Snow sport Instructor Closed
452315 Swimming Coach or Instructor Closed
452316 Tennis Coach Closed
452317 Other Sports Coach or Instructor Closed
452321 Sports Development Officer Closed
452411 Footballer Closed
452499 Sportspersons(nec) Closed
511111 Contract Administrator Closed
511112 Program or Project Administrator Closed
599612 Insurance Loss Adjuster Closed
611211 Insurance Agent Closed
639211 Retail Buyer Closed

 

 

REGIONAL OCCUPATION LIST – 491 NOMINATION ONLY

 

121216 mixed crop farmer Closed
121217 sugar cane grower Closed
121299 crop farmers (nec) Closed
121312 beef cattle farmer Closed
121313 dairy cattle farmer Closed
121314 deer farmer Closed
121315 goat farmer Closed
121316 horse breeder Closed
121317 mixed livestock farmer Closed
121318 pig farmer Closed
121322 sheep farmer Closed
121399 livestock farmers (nec) Closed
121411 mixed crop and livestock farmer Closed
132411 policy and planning manager Closed
133112 project builder Closed
133612 procurement manager Closed
134211 medical administrator Closed
134412 regional education manager Closed
139915 sports administrator Closed
141211 caravan park and camping ground manager Closed
142115 post office manager Closed
149111 amusement centre manager Closed
149112 fitness centre manager Closed
149113 sports centre manager Closed
149912 cinema or theatre manager Closed
149914 financial institution branch manager Closed
223111 human resource adviser Closed
223113 workplace relations adviser Closed
224412 policy analyst Closed
224912 liaison officer Closed
225112 market research analyst Closed
231111 aeroplane pilot Closed
231113 flying instructor Closed
231114 helicopter pilot Closed
231213 ship’s master Closed
232413 multimedia designer Closed
234213 wine maker Closed
234311 conservation officer Closed
234915 exercise physiologist Closed
242211 vocational education teacher Closed
251311 environmental health officer Closed
252312 dentist Closed
253211 anaesthetist Closed
271214 intellectual property lawyer Closed
272413 translator Closed
272611 community arts worker Closed
311111 agricultural technician Closed
311214 operating theatre technician Closed
311216 pathology collector Closed
312114 construction estimator Closed
312116 surveying or spatial science technician Closed
312511 mechanical engineering draftsperson Closed
312611 safety inspector Closed
312911 maintenance planner Closed
312999 building and engineering technicians (nec) Closed
324311 vehicle painter Closed
332111 floor finisher Closed
342211 electrical lines worker Closed
361114 zookeeper Closed
362411 nurseryperson Closed
399212 gas or petroleum operator Closed
411211 dental hygienist Closed
411214 dental therapist Closed
441211 emergency service worker Closed
451211 driving instructor Closed
451399 funeral workers (nec) Closed
451711 flight attendant Closed
451815 first aid trainer Closed
452413 jockey Closed
599915 clinical coder Closed
612112 property manager Closed
612115 real estate representative Closed

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Migration Canberra

ACT 491 / 190 Nomination Guidelines

This Guideline is effective from 1 Jan 2020.

ACT NOMINATION

The ACT Skilled Migration Program is a significant contributor to the ACT’s economy and population growth. The aim of the Program is to attract and retain talented people, to build the workforce profile, strengthen and diversify the local economy. The ACT nomination program is aimed at applicants who can demonstrate economic contribution or benefit and/or a genuine commitment to been part of the ACT community as demonstrated by long term ACT residence.

The ACT offers nomination of a Skilled Nominated (permanent) subclass 190 visa and a Skilled Regional (provisional) subclass 491 visa.

These guidelines explain how to express interest in applying for ACT nomination by completing a score-based ‘Canberra Matrix’. The Matrix allocates points against demonstrated economic contribution or benefit, English proficiency, formal qualifications, length of ACT residence/study, investment activity and close family ties. All Matrix scores are then ranked with the highest-ranked candidates invited to apply for ACT nomination.

Please note: You must read the ACT nomination guidelines carefully. If you are invited to apply for ACT nomination, your supporting documents must evidence your eligibility and all Matrix points claimed at the date of Matrix submission.

Submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) with Home Affairs SkillSelect.

You must submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) to migrate to Australia through the Department of Home Affairs SkillSelect. Your nominated occupation must be on the Home Affairs list of eligible skilled occupations. You must:

  • Have a suitable skill assessment in your nominated occupation and meet the Home Affairs points test (currently 65 points).
  • Select the ACT as your preferred location to live in Australia. If the ACT is not selected, you will not meet the genuine commitment criteria for ACT nomination.

If you are invited to apply for ACT nomination and your application is approved, your Home Affairs SkillSelect EOI will be confirmed and Home Affairs will automatically issue the visa invitation.

Choose an ACT nomination pathway – 491 or 190

The ACT offers Territory nomination under the following skilled migration streams:

  • Skilled Regional (provisional) subclass 491 visa.
  • Skilled Nominated (permanent) subclass 190 visa.

You must meet the eligibility criteria for the ACT nomination before you can complete the Canberra Matrix; where you will be scored against criteria to evidence your economic contribution or benefit and/or a genuine commitment to been part of the ACT community as demonstrated by long term ACT residence.

 

 

The Canberra Matrix scoring table:

  • Canberra resident – Matrix scoring table at PART THREE
  • Overseas applicant – Matrix scoring table at PART FIVE

 

How to complete the Canberra Matrix

  • Migration agents acting on behalf of a client must register and create an ACT agents account. The Canberra Matrix can be accessed from the ACT agent portal.
  • Individual candidates not using a migration agent are not required to create an account. The Canberra Matrix can be accessed at the Canberra Create Your Future

Enter your personal information; select either ACT 491 nomination or ACT 190 nomination; select a Matrix score in each of the categories.  Your supporting documentation must evidence your eligibility for ACT nomination and all claims for Matrix points at the date of Matrix submission.

Once you submit the Matrix, you will receive an email with a summary of the Matrix score claimed. The Matrix cannot be updated or withdrawn once it is submitted. If your circumstances change and your claimed points increase/decrease, you must complete a new Matrix; noting that your submission date/time will also change.

The Matrix will automatically expire six months after submission if an invitation is not issued. Once a Matrix has lapsed, it cannot be reactivated.

 

Canberra Matrix – Ranking, selection and invitation

The Canberra Matrix score will be ranked separately for ACT 190 and 491 nomination. The highest ranked candidates in each stream will be invited to apply for ACT nomination.

Separate invitation rounds will be held for the 190 and 491 nomination streams.  Invitations are generally issued on a pro rata monthly basis, though this varies according to ACT Government priorities and current program settings. The number of invitations issued will vary in each round. The cut‑off for selection will depend on the number and quality of Matrix submitted.

If there are more candidates with the same Matrix score than the number of invitation places available, selection may be based on the date and time of the Matrix submission.

Invitations may not be issued when the number of invitations issued in the financial year exceeds demand. The ACT Government may cap the occupations nominated at any time.

Candidates may also be selected and invited if their nomination is deemed to be of significant benefit to the Territory.

Requests for ranking information

Invitations are not guaranteed. The ACT Government will not respond to requests for information on ranking or the likelihood of receiving an invitation.

Candidates will not be prioritised or issued invitations based on personal circumstances. This includes, but is not limited to, visa expiry dates or a change in circumstances.

Part TWO

 

Canberra resident – ACT provisional 491 nomination

Canberra Resident 491 – you must meet the following criteria before you are eligible to submit a Canberra matrix for ACT nomination of a Skilled Regional (provisional) subclass 491 visa:

  • You must be residing in Canberra for at least three months immediately before the date of Matrix submission and continuing until date of any invitation. Residence is defined as living and settled in Canberra. Visiting Canberra for short periods does not meet the residence criteria.
  • You must be working for an ACT employer in Canberra for at least three months immediately before the date of Matrix submission:
    • You must have worked a minimum 20 hours per week for the thirteen weeks immediately before date of Matrix submission. While the employment does not have to be permanent, it must be continuous. Paid annual or personal leave meets the employment criteria. Any claim for unpaid leave (including maternity leave) must be evidenced by a valid medical certificate.
  • You must be in paid employment. Internships, stipends, scholarships and volunteer positions are not considered employment for this criterion.
  • Your employer must be actively operating in the ACT for at least one The terms and conditions of employment must be in accordance with Australian legislation. Your taxable income must not be less than the relevant award or market salary rate.
  • You may work for more than one ACT employer and / or be self- employed. If you are self-employed on an ABN, you must have at least 12 months ACT business activity at date of Matrix submission. Your taxable income must be at least $500 pw for each week of the employment period claimed.
  • If you are employed by a NSW employer who is located in the ‘ACT Region’, you must demonstrate that your work activity is solely located in the ACT.
  • You can nominate any occupation on the ACT Occupation List, even if that occupation is closed:
  • Occupation caveats: certain open occupations on the ACT Occupation List have an employment caveat. If you do not comply with a caveat e.g. have a one year employment contract at date of matrix submission, the occupation is deemed to be closed.
  • If the occupation is closed, or deemed to be closed, you cannot claim Canberra Matrix points in the Nominated Occupation category; nor can you claim points for either you or your spouse/partner for employability in an open

 

 

 

  • If you are nominating an ANZSCO Major Occupation Group 1 (Managers) or Group 2 (Professionals) occupation, you must have a current English test result that meets the Home Affairs level of ‘proficient’ or ‘superior’ English.
  • If you are including a spouse/partner and/or children in your application and they are in Australia, they must have lived in Canberra for the three months immediately before the date of Matrix submission. If they are not living in Canberra, you must attach evidence of their location.
    • If you wish to claim Matrix points for a spouse/partner, you must evidence the relationship at date of matrix submission: either a marriage certificate, civil partnership/union registration, or VEVO (Visa Entitlement Verification Online) secondary applicant status for yourself or spouse/partner.
  • If you wish to claim Matrix points in the spouse/partner employment category, your spouse/partner must hold a current English test result with a competent or higher level of English; or hold an Australian or valid passport as defined by Home Affairs.
  • You must sign a Statutory Declaration committing to continuing to live and work in Canberra for at least two years from date of visa grant (see Attachment A).

Please note: You are not eligible for ACT nomination if you, your spouse/partner or children are living or working in another Australian state or territory.

 

Canberra resident – ACT permanent 190 nomination

Canberra resident 190 – you must meet the following criteria before you are eligible to submit a Canberra Matrix for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (permanent) subclass 190 visa:

  • You must be residing in Canberra for at least six months immediately before the date of Matrix submission and continuing until date of any invitation. Residence is defined as living and settled in Canberra. Visiting Canberra for short periods does not meet the residence criteria.
  • You must meet one of the following three criterion:
  1. Your nominated occupation is open on the ACT Occupation List at date of Matrix submission.
    • Occupation caveats: certain open occupations on the ACT Occupation List have an employment caveat. If you do not comply with a caveat e.g. have an employment contract valid for at least one year at date of Matrix submission, the occupation is deemed to be closed and you are not eligible to complete a 190 Matrix.

OR

 

 

 

 

  1. You are the primary holder of a subclass 457/482 visa sponsored by an ACT employer:
    • You have worked in Canberra for the sponsoring ACT employer for at least six months.
      • The nominated occupation may be open or closed on the ACT occupation
      • The 457/482 visa must have a minimum 12 months validity at date of Matrix submission.

OR

  1. You have at least five years continuous ACT residence immediately before the date of matrix submission and continuing until date of invitation. You may be working in any occupation. Your nominated occupation may be open or closed on the ACT occupation List.
  • You may have interstate or overseas holidays for a maximum of six weeks in any one year period without it affecting a claim for continuous ACT residence.
  • You must attach a copy of your ‘International Movement Record’ from Home Affairs.
  • You must be working fulltime for an ACT employer in Canberra for at least six months at date of matrix submission:
    • You must be working a minimum of 35 hours per week for the 26 weeks immediately before date of Matrix submission. While the employment does not have to be permanent, it must be continuous. Paid annual or personal leave meets the employment criteria. Any claim for unpaid leave (including maternity leave) must be evidenced by a valid medical certificate.
    • You must be in paid employment. Internships, stipends, scholarships and volunteer positions are not considered employment for this criterion.
    • Your employer must be actively operating in the ACT for at least one The terms and conditions of employment must be in accordance with Australian legislation. Your taxable income must not be less than the relevant award or market salary rate.
    • You may work for more than one ACT employer and / or be self- employed. If you are self-employed on an ABN, you must have at least 12 months ACT business activity at date of Matrix submission. Your taxable income must be at least $1000 pw for each week of the employment period claimed.
    • If you are employed by a NSW employer who is located in the ‘ACT Region’, you must demonstrate that your work activity is solely located in the ACT.
  • If you are nominating an ANZSCO Major Occupation Group 1 (Managers) or Group 2 (Professionals) occupation, you must have a current English test result that meets the Home Affairs level of ‘proficient’ or ‘superior’ English.

 

 

  • If you are including a spouse/partner and/or children in your application and they are in Australia, they must have lived in Canberra for at least six months immediately before the date of Matrix submission. If they are not living in Canberra, you must attach evidence of their location.
    • If you wish to claim Matrix points for a spouse/partner, you must evidence the relationship at date of matrix submission: either a marriage certificate, civil partnership/union registration, or VEVO (Visa Entitlement Verification Online) secondary applicant status for yourself or spouse/partner.
  • If you wish to claim Matrix points in the spouse/partner employment category, your spouse/partner must have a current English test result with a competent or higher level of English; or hold an Australian or valid passport as defined by Home Affairs.
  • You must sign a Statutory Declaration committing to continuing to live and work in Canberra for at least two years from date of visa grant (see Attachment A).

Please note: You are not eligible for ACT nomination if you, your spouse/partner or children are living or working in another Australian state or territory.

 

PART THREE

Canberra Matrix scoring – Canberra residents

The Canberra Matrix is completed for both ACT 190 nomination and ACT 491 nomination.

You can only select one option in the drop down menu for each category.  If you are invited to apply for ACT nomination, you must provide evidence to support any Matrix score claimed. Claims must be true at the date of Matrix submission.

 

CANBERRA RESIDENT
CATEGORY OPTION POINTS
 

LENGTH OF Current ACT residence

 

How long have you lived in Canberra in the last eight years?

 

·       Your bank statement must evidence your claimed date of arrival and residence in Canberra.

 

·       You must record any period away from Canberra (seven days or more) in the ‘Summary of ACT residence’ at
Attachment D.

 

·       For each year of residence claimed, you can have holiday’s (up to six weeks per year) without it affecting your claimed period of ACT residency.

 

·       You can study interstate for one or two days a week. However if you have studied more than two days a week interstate, you will not be considered an ACT resident for that period.

 

·       If you have previously worked interstate, you cannot claim ACT residency for that period.

 

·       Living within a 30 minute commute to Canberra is also accepted as long as you are working in the ACT.

 

 

 

Five years plus.

 

 

25

Four to five years. 20
Three to four years. 15
Two to three years. 10
One to two years. 5
Less than one year. 0

 

CANBERRA RESIDENT
English proficiency

What is your English proficiency level as defined by Home Affairs?

 

You must have a valid English test result.

 

Superior. 15
Proficient. 10
Competent. 0
Spouse/partner English proficiency

What is your spouse/partner’s English proficiency as defined by Home Affairs?

They must have a valid English test result to claim points.

Superior/proficient.

Competent.

Not Applicable.

5

0

0
Nominated Occupation

Is your nominated occupation open or closed on the current ACT Occupation List?

Caveats may apply. If you cannot comply with a caveat, the nominated occupation is deemed to be closed and you cannot claim points in this category.

Your nominated occupation is Open on the ACT Occupation List.

Your nominated occupation is closed or deemed to be closed, on the ACT Occupation List.

20

 

0

 

Length of current ACT employment

How long have you worked for an ACT employer in Canberra in the two years immediately before the date of Matrix submission?

·       You may be working in any occupation.

·       While the employment does not have to be fulltime or permanent, you must be working a minimum 20 hours per week for each week that you claim towards the period of employment;

·       You may work for more than one ACT employer.

·       You may also be self-employed on an ABN as long as:

Your net weekly taxable income exceeds $500 for each week of employment claimed; and

Your business has been operating in Canberra for at least 12 months.

 

 

Employed for 12 months plus.

 

 

10

 

Employed for six to 12 months.

 

5

 

Not applicable.

 

0

 

 

 

 

CANBERRA RESIDENT
ACT employment – skill level

Are you currently working for an ACT employer in Canberra in a highly skilled position? You must meet the minimum criteria below:

·       You must be working for the last three months immediately at date of Matrix submission.

·       The employment must be continuous. Any period of unpaid leave must be evidenced by a medical certificate.

·       While the employment does not have to be fulltime or permanent, you must be working a minimum 20 hours per week.

·       Your taxable income must be no less than $50,000 per annum for fulltime employment; or $26 per hour (excluding casual loading) for part time / casual employment.

·       You may work for more than one ACT employer as long as it is in the same occupation and at the same skill level.

·       You may also be self-employed on an ABN as long as:

o   Your weekly income exceeds $500 for each week of employment claimed; and

o   Your business has been operating in Canberra for at least 12 months.

 

·       Your must have a tertiary qualification relevant to your current occupation.

·       Your skilled work experience must be recorded on your SkillSelect EOI.

 

 

You are working in your nominated occupation which is open on the ACT Occupation List. Your occupation must be recorded as ‘relevant’ on your SkillSelect EOI.

 

20

You are the primary holder of a subclass 457 / 482 visa sponsored by an ACT employer. Your occupation must be recorded as ‘relevant’ on your SkillSelect EOI. 15
You are working in an occupation that is open on the ACT Occupation List; but it is not your nominated occupation. 10
You are working in an ANZSCO Skill level 1 to 3 occupation. 5
   Not applicable. 0

 

CANBERRA RESIDENT

Spouse/partner employment

Is your spouse / partner currently working in the ACT or surrounding ‘commuter’ region?

·       They must be working for the three months immediately before the date of Matrix submission.

·       The employment must be continuous. Any period of unpaid leave must be evidenced by a medical certificate.

·       While the employment does not have to be fulltime or permanent, they must be working a minimum 20 hours per week.

·       They must have a valid English test result at a minimum level of ‘competent’ English; hold an Australian passport; or hold a valid passport as defined by Home Affairs.

·       They may work for more than one employer and / or be working on an ABN if they meet the self-employment criteria.  

1.    They are working in an occupation that is open on the ACT Occupation List. They must have a skill assessment relevant to their current employment. Their taxable income must be no less than $26 per hour (excluding causal loading).

2.    They have a current skill assessment and it is relevant to their current ACT employment. Their taxable income must be no less than $26 per hour (excluding causal loading).

3.    They are currently working in any occupation, at any skill level, in Canberra.

 

Spouse/partner employability

4.    If they do not meet the 3 months employment criterion, but they have a:

·      Tertiary qualification (requiring at least 3 years full time continuous study) from an Australian or overseas institution in any occupation; and

·      A valid English test result at a minimum level of ‘competent’ English; or hold an Australian or valid passport as defined by Home Affairs.

 

 

1.     Skill assessment relevant to their current open occupation.

 

15

2.     Skill assessment relevant to their current occupation. 10
3.    Currently working in any occupation. 5
4.    Tertiary qualification in any occupation. 5
    Not applicable.

 

0

 

CANBERRA RESIDENT
teriary Qualification

What tertiary qualification do you hold from an Australian or international educational institution?

Your selected qualification must be recorded on your Home Affairs SkillSelect EOI

 

Doctoral degree.

Master’s Degree

Bachelor degree or trade certificate

Diploma qualification/s – at least two years full time study.

Not applicable.

20

15

10

 

5

0

years of study at an ACT Tertiary Institution.

For how many years did you study a CRICOS* registered course, or attend a Professional Year (PY) program, at an ACT institution in the last eight years?

·       You must have a letter of course completion from the ACT institution to evidence the claimed period and location of study. 

·       You must be resident in Canberra during your claimed period of study. Distance education or online attendance is not accepted.

·       A Professional Year undertaken in the ACT meets the one year study criteria.

·       Two or more courses, including a PY, may be counted to evidence the period of ACT study as long as the courses are not concurrent.

·       The courses do not have to be continuous.

An academic year is at least a total of 46 weeks.

CRICOS* – Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students.

 

Four academic years or more of study.

Three academic years of study.

Two academic years of study.

One academic year of study.

Not applicable.

 

20

15

10

5

0

Close family ties

Do you have a close family member who has lived in Canberra for the last two years?

A close family member is defined as a spouse/ partner, parent, child, brother, sister or grandparent of the main applicant or their spouse/ partner.

Australian citizen/permanent resident spouse/partner, child.

Australian citizen/permanent resident parent, grandparent, brother, sister.

Not applicable.

20

 

10

 

0

 

 

 

 

 

CANBERRA RESSIDENT
Assets in Canberra

1.     You (and a spouse/partner if applicable) have invested at least $250,000 cash to purchase a residential or commercial property in Canberra (purchase of land only does not meet this criteria)? You must hold the Certificate of Title or a rates notice to evidence ownership.

2.     You have purchased/established a business in Canberra. You have majority ownership and minimum $200,000 turnover in one of the last two years.

3.     You have invested in a start-up business in the ACT that is typically technology oriented and has high growth potential.

 

 

1.         Minimum $250,000 cash investment in ACT residential or commercial property.

2.         Minimum $200,000 investment to purchase / establish a business.

3.         $200,000 third party investment in a start-up ACT business.

          Not applicable

 

5

 

 

5

 

5

 

0

 

 

PART FOUR

 

Overseas applicant – ACT provisional 491 nomination

Overseas applicant 491 – you must meet the following eligibility criteria before you can complete the Canberra Matrix for ACT nomination of a Skilled Regional (provisional) subclass 491 visa:

  • You can nominate any occupation on the ACT Occupation List, even if that occupation is closed:
    • Occupation caveats: certain open occupations on the ACT Occupation List have an employment caveat. If you do not comply with a caveat e.g. have an ACT job offer, the occupation is deemed to be closed.
    • If the occupation is closed or deemed to be closed, you cannot claim Matrix points in the ‘Nominated Occupation’ category; nor can you claim points for either you or your spouse/partner for employability in an open
  • You must have a current English test result that meets the Home Affairs level of ‘proficient’ or ‘superior’ English.
  • Your skills and at least 12 months continuous experience (within the last three years) in the nominated occupation must be relevant to the ACT economy. Experience in heavy industry, manufacturing, production, mining; shipping, gas and oil; head office banking and railways for example, are not generally considered relevant industries given the structure of the ACT economy, which is primarily knowledge-based.
    • You must demonstrate employability in Canberra by providing evidence of research into sufficient ACT employment opportunities in your nominated occupation, relevant to your skill set and experience (see Page 25: Employability for overseas residents).
  • If you are claiming Matrix points for a spouse/partner, you must have evidence of the relationship at date of matrix submission: marriage certificate or civil partnership/union registration.
  • If you are claiming points in the spouse / partner employment category your spouse / partner must hold a valid English test result at a minimum level of ‘competent’ English; or hold an Australian or a valid passport as defined by Home Affairs.
  • You must sign a statutory declaration committing to living and working in Canberra for at least two years from date of arrival in Australia (see Attachment A).
  • You must have access to sufficient financial assets to fund your migration and settlement in Canberra while you seek employment. You need to be realistic about employment expectations once you arrive in Canberra as it can take, on average, up to six months to secure employment. This timeframe is only indicative, as the economy and employment market can vary considerably throughout the year.
  • You and/or any dependents must not be the holder of a current Australian visa (or bridging visa), except an Australian visitor visa.
  • You must be overseas at date of Matrix submission and, if ranked and invited to apply for ACT nomination, you must be overseas at date of application for ACT nomination.

Please note: You are not eligible for ACT 190 nomination if you, your spouse/partner or children are living or have lived in another Australian state or territory within the last twelve months at date of matrix submission.

 

Overseas applicant – ACT permanent 190 nomination

Overseas applicant 190 – You must meet the following eligibility criteria before you can complete the Canberra Matrix for ACT nomination of a Skilled Nominated (permanent) subclass 190 visa:

  • You must meet one of the following two criterion:
    1. A minimum one year ACT employment contract in an open nominated occupation. The employment must be with a medium to large enterprise (50 plus employees) located in the ACT; or a paid employment contract for an academic appointment at an ACT tertiary institution. Stipends, scholarships and internships do not meet this criteria

Or

  1. At least five years previous ACT residence within the last eight years. The ACT residence must be continuous up until the date of departure from Australia. Your nominated occupation may be open or closed on the ACT occupation List:
  • You may have travelled interstate or overseas for a maximum of six weeks in any one year period without it affecting a claim for continuous ACT residence.
  • You must attach a copy of your ‘International Movement Record’ from Home Affairs.
  • You have a current English test result that meets the Home Affairs level of ‘proficient’ or ‘superior’ English.
  • You must be currently employed full time. Your skills and at least 12 months continuous experience (within the last three years) in the nominated occupation must be relevant to the ACT economy. Experience in heavy industry, manufacturing, production, mining, shipping, oil/gas, head office banking and railways for example, are not generally considered relevant industries given the structure of the ACT economy, which is primarily knowledge-based.
  • You must provide evidence of research into sufficient ACT employment opportunities in your nominated occupation, relevant to your skill set and experience (see Page 25: Employability for overseas residents).
  • If you are claiming Matrix points for a spouse/partner, you must evidence the relationship at date of matrix submission: marriage certificate or civil partnership/union registration.

 

 

 

  • If you are claiming points in the spouse / partner employment category, your spouse / partner must hold a valid English test result at a minimum level of ‘competent’ English; or hold an Australian or a valid passport as defined by Home Affairs.
  • You must sign a statutory declaration committing to living and working in Canberra for at least two years from date of arrival in Australia (see Attachment A).
  • You must have access to sufficient financial assets to fund your migration and settlement in Canberra while you seek employment. You need to be realistic about employment expectations once you arrive in Canberra as it can take, on average, up to six months to secure employment. This timeframe is only indicative, as the economy and employment market can vary considerably throughout the year.
  • You and/or any dependents must not be the holder of a current Australian visa (or bridging visa), except an Australian visitor visa.
  • You must be overseas at date of Matrix submission and, if ranked and invited to apply for ACT nomination, you must be overseas at date of application for ACT nomination.

Please note: You are not eligible for ACT 190 nomination if you, your spouse/partner or children are living or have lived in another Australian state or territory within the last twelve months at date of matrix submission.

PART FIVE

Canberra Matrix scoring – Overseas applicants

The Canberra Matrix is completed for both ACT 190 nomination and ACT 491 nomination.

You can only select one option in the drop down menu for each category.  If you are invited to apply for ACT nomination, you must provide evidence to support any Matrix score claimed. Claims must be true at the date of Matrix submission. Remember, to apply as an overseas applicant, you must not be in Australia at date of matrix submission; nor at date of an invitation if issued.

OVERSEAS APPLICANT
CATEGORY OPTION POINTS
 

Previous ACT residence; or time spent in the ACT in the last EIGHT years?

 

How long did you previously live in Canberra? Your bank statements must evidence your claimed date of arrival and previous residence in Canberra.

 

Have you visited Canberra and stayed for at least seven consecutive nights?

 

 

More than five years. 20
Three to five years. 15
One to three years. 10
Visited Canberra. 5
Not applicable. 0
Nominated occupation

Is your nominated occupation open or closed on the current ACT Occupation List?

Caveats may apply. If you cannot comply with a caveat, the nominated occupation is deemed to be closed and you cannot claim points in this category.

Your nominated occupation is Open on the ACT Occupation List. 20
Your nominated occupation is closed or deemed to be closed on the ACT Occupation List. 0
English proficiency

 

What is your English proficiency level as defined by Home Affairs?

 

You must a valid English test result.

 

Superior. 15
Proficient. 10
Competent. 0
Spouse/partner English proficiency

 

What is their English proficiency level as defined by Home Affairs?

 

They must have a valid English test result. If claiming competent English, they may also hold an Australian or valid passport as defined by Home Affairs.

 

Superior/proficient. 5
Competent. 0
Not Applicable. 0

 

OVERSEAS APPLICANT
ACT job offer

Do you have a genuine ACT job offer in your nominated occupation?

The employer must be:

·       Actively operating in the ACT for at least two years; and

·       Have a genuine need to employ an overseas skilled worker as the position cannot be filled from the local labour market.

 

Genuine ACT job offer in the nominated occupation.

 

10

Not applicable. 0
Relevant Work experience

 

How long have you worked in your nominated occupation?

·       Your work experience must be relevant to the ACT economy.

·       You must have a current Skill Assessment with point’s advice showing dates of the relevant work experience assessed.

·       Your relevant work experience must be recorded on your SkillSelect EOI.

 

10 years plus continuous employment.

Five years employment in the last eight years.

20

 

10

Three years employment in the last five years. 5
One to three years employment. 0
Spouse/partner employability

 

Is your spouse/partner currently working? They must have:

·            Worked for at least six months in the last 12 months); and

·            A valid English test result at a minimum level of ‘competent’ English; or hold an Australian or valid passport as defined by Home Affairs.

 

1.     They are working in an occupation that is open on the ACT Occupation List and they hold a valid skill assessment that is relevant to their current occupation. If they cannot comply with a caveat e.g. ACT job offer, the nominated occupation is deemed to be closed; or

 

2.     They are working in a skilled occupation and they have a valid skill assessment which is relevant to their current occupation; or

 

3.     They are working in any occupation and they have a qualification from an Australian or overseas institution. Their qualification does not have to be relevant to their current occupation.

 

 

1.     Working in an open occupation with a relevant skill assessment (caveats may apply)

2.     Skill assessment relevant to current occupation.

3.     Tertiary qualification in any occupation (requiring at least 3 years full time continuous study)

      Not applicable.

 

15

 

 

10

 

5

 

0

 

OVERSEAS APPLICANT

tertiary qualification

What qualification do you hold from an Australian or international educational institution?

Your selected qualification must be recorded on your Home Affairs SkillSelect EOI

 

Doctoral degree. 20
Master’s degree. 15

Bachelor degree or trade certificate.
10
Diploma qualification/s – at least two years full-time study. 5
Not applicable. 0
study at an ACT Tertiary Institution

For how many years did you study a CRICOS* registered course at an ACT tertiary institution in the last eight years?

·       You must have a letter of course completion from the ACT institution to evidence the claimed period of study.

·       You must have been resident in Canberra during your claimed period of study. Distance education or online attendance is not accepted.

·       A Professional Year (PY) undertaken in the ACT meets the one year study criteria.

·       Two or more courses, including a PY, may be counted to evidence the period of ACT study as long as the courses are not concurrent.

·       The courses do not have to be continuous.

An academic year is at least a total of 46 weeks.

CRICOS* – Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students.

 

Four academic years or more of study.

 

20

Three academic years of study. 15
Two academic years of study. 10
One academic year of study. 5
Not applicable. 0
Close family ties

Do you have a close family member who has lived in Canberra for the last two years?

A close family member is defined as a spouse/ partner, parent, child, brother, sister or grandparent of the main applicant or their spouse/partner.

Australian citizen/permanent resident spouse/partner, child, parent, grandparent, brother or sister. 20

 

 

Temporary resident visa holder. 5
Not applicable. 0

 

OVERSEAS APPLICANT
Assets in Canberra

1.    Have you made a personal cash investment in Canberra to purchase a residential or commercial property (purchase of land only does not meet this criteria)? While the asset can be in joint names, you must provide evidence of your personal cash investment and majority ownership. You must have a Certificate of Title or a rates notice to evidence ownership.

2.    Have you owned and operated a business in Canberra for the last two years? You must have majority ownership and a minimum $200,000 annual turnover in one of the last two years.

 

1.    Minimum $250,000 cash investment in ACT residential or commercial property.

 

5

2.     $200,000 investment to purchase / establish a business, majority ownership and minimum $200,000 annual turnover. 5

 

      Not applicable. 0

 

PART SIX

 

Invitation to apply for ACT nomination

If you are selected to apply for ACT nomination, you will receive an invitation email with a web link to the online application. Migration agents may access the application via their agent account.

If you do not wish to accept the invitation e.g. you submitted multiple matrix or you cannot evidence the matrix scores claimed, the invitation will lapse after 14 days.

By accepting the invitation and submiting the application for ACT nomination, you have agreed to:

  • Canberra residents: reside in Canberra during the nomination and visa application process. If the ACT nominated visa is approved, you agree to continue residing in Canberra for at least two years from date of visa grant.
  • Overseas applicants: reside in Canberra for at least two years from date of permanent arrival in Australia.

The signed declaration ‘Nomination Obligations to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)’, at Attachment A, must be attached to your application for ACT nomination.

 

Completing the application for ACT nomination

An invitation does not guarantee that ACT nomination will be approved. You must complete the application for ACT nomination and provide the required supporting documents to evidence your eligibility to apply for ACT nomination and the Matrix score that the invitation was based on. Claims must be true at the date of Matrix submission.

See: Document checklist at PART FIVE (page 25)

Your application for ACT nomination must be submitted (with service fee payment confirmed) within 14 days of date of invitation. If the application is not submitted within 14 days, the invitation will automatically expire and cannot be reactivated.

Once payment of the service fee is confirmed by email (within three working days), the application will be lodged and queued for processing.

 

Assessing the application

All applications are processed in submission date order. Any requests for priority processing based on a change of circumstances will not be considered e.g. visa expiry dates, a significant birthday or expiry of mandatory documents.

The standard processing period is 45 working days. For the current processing date click here.

Assessment of your application for ACT nomination will be based solely on the supporting documents provided at the time of lodgement. Additional documentation will not be accepted once the application is submitted.

If the application is incomplete, or it does not clearly evidence the eligibility criteria or Canberra Matrix score claimed as at the date of Matrix submission, the application will be refused. The case officer will not contact you for clarification in this instance.

 

Offer of ACT nomination

Approval: If the application for ACT nomination is approved, your SkillSelect EOI will be confirmed and Home Affairs will simultaneously issue the visa invitation. You will be unable to update the SkillSelect EOI once ACT nomination is confirmed. You will then have 60 days to apply to Home Affairs for the ACT nominated skilled migration visa. ACT nomination does not guarantee that the skilled migration visa will be granted.

Only one ACT nomination place is offered per approved application. The ACT will not re-confirm a new SkillSelect EOI if you have made an error and as a result are unable to apply for the visa.

Refusal: If the application for ACT nomination is refused, you will be informed of the reasons why the supporting documentation was deemed not to have substantiated your application or Matrix score. You may only request a reconsideration of the refusal decision if you can demonstrate that the supporting documents attached at time of application met the eligibility criteria or Matrix score. A request for reconsideration must be in writing. The review officer’s reconsideration will be based solely on the original supporting documents.  Additional documentation will not be accepted.

 

Applying for the ACT nominated skilled migration visa

Once the visa invitation is issued by Home affairs, you must lodge the visa application within 60 days. If the visa application is not lodged within 60 days, the offer of ACT nomination will expire. This timeframe will not be extended.

Please note: If your application for an ACT nominated visa is refused by Home Affairs, the ACT Government will not, under any circumstances, appeal to the Administrative Appeals Tribunal on your behalf.

 

Nomination obligations – living in Canberra

As part of your application for ACT nomination, you signed a declaration agreeing that ACT nomination is exclusive to the ACT and is NOT transferable to any other state or territory in Australia.

The ACT Government expects you to meet your obligations to live in Canberra for at least two years from the date of visa grant / permanent arrival in Australia.  The ACT Government will inform Home Affairs if you do not make a genuine effort to meet your obligations to live in Canberra.

Notification of Home Affairs Visa Decision

You must inform the ACT Skilled Migration team when your visa is granted, by email and attach a copy of the visa grant notification. If you are overseas, you must inform the team of your expected arrival date in Canberra. Email: welcometocanberra@act.gov.au

 

Welcome to Canberra Settlement Service

The ACT Skilled Migration team provides a free settlement service to help ACT-nominated overseas migrants settle in Canberra. The Welcome to Canberra team will:

  • Provide information and advice while you are waiting for your visa, and, if you have questions about living in Canberra, refer you to the relevant websites;
  • Meet with you (by appointment) when you arrive in Canberra and provide initial settlement information and advice—please email welcometocanberra@act.gov.au and give at least four weeks’ notice;
  • Follow up with a phone call or email eight weeks after you have arrived in Canberra.

For more information about the Canberra Settlement Service, email: welcometocanberra@act.gov.au

Monitoring Program

As part of your signed nomination obligations you have agreed to:

  • live and work in Canberra for at least two years from visa grant/arrival in Australia
  • complete settlement surveys at 6, 12, 18 and 24 months after arrival
  • Inform us of any change to your contact details for two years after visa grant/arrival.

 

Disclaimer

The Australian Migration Programme does not guarantee a migration outcome for any temporary resident / international student in Australia. Neither is ACT nomination guaranteed for ACT residents who may be eligible for nomination. The demand for ACT nomination may exceed the Home Affairs allocation of nomination places; and many candidates may not rank highly enough to be selected and invited to apply for nomination.

The ACT Government and its employees are not liable for any inaccuracies or omissions in the information provided to the applicant in the context of their application for ACT nomination. The ACT Government is not responsible for finding employment, accommodation or providing financial incentive or assistance to ACT nominated skilled visa holders or other migrants.

These guidelines are subject to change without notice at any time; and must be read in conjunction with the information on the Canberra Create Your Future website.

PART SEVEN – DOCUMENT CHECKLIST

Mandatory documents

All applications for ACT nomination must include the following supporting documents to evidence your eligibility and Matrix score claimed as at date of Matrix submission.

Once the application is lodged, additional documents will not be accepted or requested by the case officer.

  • Home Affairs SkillSelect EOI summary: showing personal, education, English and employment details submitted
  • Home Affairs SkillSelect points advice.
  • International Movement Record’ from the Department of Home Affairs (if applicable).
  • Current skill assessment in the nominated occupation (all pages of the assessment must be attached).
  • Passport bio-page.

·            Bank statements: must evidence your claimed date of arrival in Canberra. You must provide a bank statement for each year claimed as a period of ACT residence; and from the date of Matrix submission until date of invitation.

o    The bank statements must include your transaction history including regular shopping activity and bill payments. The bank statement must also evidence your claimed period of employment. Salary payments must be highlighted on the bank statement; and the corresponding payments recorded on the ‘Summary of working hours’.

·            Curriculum Vitae (CV) or Resume: which clearly states personal details, educational qualifications and work experience.

·           Declaration of ACT nomination Obligations (at Attachment A): a signed and witnessed declaration that you acknowledge and accept ACT nomination obligations.

  • Summary of Working Hours at Attachment C (Canberra residents only): a clear record of the total hours worked and net salary paid for each pay cycle in the claimed period of ACT employment at date of Matrix submission. The net salary must correspond with the bank statement. You must record every pay period: weekly (minimum 20 hrs), fortnightly (minimum 40 hrs), or monthly (minimum 86.6hrs) for the length of employment claimed. If you did not work in a particular period, you must leave that period blank.  Any period of unpaid personal leave must be evidenced by a medical certificate. If you are working for more than two employers in any claimed period, you can construct your own spreadsheet to clearly evidence the employment claims made.
  • Summary of ACT residence at Attachment D (Canberra residents only): a clear record of your ACT residence and any period of time you were not living in Canberra for more than seven days at a time; including holidays interstate or overseas. The arrival date in Canberra and claimed period of ACT residence must be evidenced by bank statements showing transaction activity in the ACT.

 

  • ACT employment (Canberra residents only):
  • Employees
    • All payslips or pay advice for the claimed period of ACT employment. If your income is consecutively  paid into your bank account, you are only required to provide the first, mid and last payslips to evidence the claimed period of employment (as long as your bank statements evidence the regular net salary payments); and
    • Employment contract or employer statement of service.
  • Cash salary payments:
    • All payslips for the claimed period of ACT employment. If there are corresponding cash deposits of your net income into your bank account (for each pay period) you are only required to provide the first, mid and last payslips to evidence the claimed period of employment (as long as your bank statements evidence the regular salary payments); and
    • Employment contract or employer statement of service; and
    • ‘Pay As You Go (PAYG) payment summary – individual non-business’, to evidence annual salary for the relevant period. If you do not have the PAYG payment summary to evidence the payment of salary in cash, the claim for employment is unlikely to be accepted.
  • For self-employed only:
    • Australian Business Number (ABN); and
    • Evidence of work undertaken e.g. tax invoices; client schedules; work sheets; partner payment summaries; working hours log sheets etc.; and
    • Evidence of 12 months ACT business activity: Australian Tax Office (ATO) Pay as you go (PAYG) instalments for last 12 months; and
    • Bank statements to evidence that your minimum income exceeds $500 per week (or $1000 per week if fulltime) for any claimed period of employment.

Please note: The ACT will not condone the employment of intending migrants where the terms and conditions of employment do not comply with Australian legislation. In addition, Skills Canberra must be satisfied that you are working in a genuine position. If concerns are held that the position is not genuine, or there is evidence of significant churn of employees working in the same position for the same employer, the claim for employment points will not be accepted.

  • ACT employability (Overseas applicants only)
  • Attach evidence that there are currently sufficient ACT employment opportunities in your nominated occupation that are relevant to your skill set and recent experience. The evidence must include the following personal research into employment opportunities in the ACT labour market:

 

  • Five recent advertisements for ACT positions in your nominated occupation that are relevant to your skill set and recent experience. You must provide a copy of the FULL advertisement (saved as a .pdf). It is essential that the date of the job advertisement as well as the location of the job is clearly displayed.
  • The advertisements must be recent – dated no more than six weeks before submission of the application.
  • Web links alone are not acceptable and, if provided without the accompanying FULL advertisement, will result in the criterion not being met.
  • Positions within the Australian Federal Government, either by direct employment or via a contractor, will NOT be accepted as evidence of employability.
  • Positions which require Australian citizenship, or a security clearance will NOT be accepted as evidence of employability.
  • Employment statement explaining how your qualifications, knowledge and experience relate to and meet the requirements for each of the job advertisements.

·            English:

  • Either a valid passport issued by the United Kingdom; Canada; New Zealand; United States of America; or Republic of Ireland (to evidence competent English only); OR
  • A valid English language test result accepted by Home Affairs evidencing the claimed level of English ability.
  • Spouse/partner (if applicable):
  • Passport bio-data page.
  • Evidence of relationship: marriage certificate, civil partnership/union registration, or VEVO secondary applicant status for yourself or spouse/partner.
  • Evidence of ACT residence immediately before date of matrix submission (if applicable)
  • Summary of ACT residence (at Attachment D).
  • Bank statements to evidence the minimum period of ACT residence; and up to the date of invitation.
  • One of the following: phone account; utility account; electronic Confirmation of Enrolment (eCOE); employment payslips; credit / store card statement.
  • If your spouse is not living in Canberra, provide evidence of their location.
  • Commitment statement: In no more than two pages, explain in your own words why you want to live in Canberra for at least two years from visa grant / permanent arrival.

 

  • Current Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO).  Attach a copy of the visa grant notification for the last substantive visa held for main applicant; and partner / spouse if applicable.
  • Financial capacity:
  • For Canberra residents – while you are not required to provide evidence of your financial capacity, you must declare your assets available for settlement when completing the online application.
  • For overseas applicants – signed and witnessed ‘Declaration of Financial Capacity’ at Attachment B.

Service fee: A$300

A non-refundable service fee is charged for processing applications for ACT nomination. The service fee is an administration charge only and does not guarantee the approval of a nomination. The service fee of $300 may be paid by one of the following options:

·            Credit Card – ‘pay now’ or ‘pay later’.

  • Select ‘pay now’ on the online application.
  • Select ‘pay later’ and access ‘Pay an ACT Government Account’

·            Electronic Funds Transfer (EFT) – pay later

  • Westpac Bank – City Walk, Canberra, 2600
    Account name: ‘EDD Operating Account’
    BSB: 032-777

Account Number: 000145
Reference: Application reference number

Please note: your bank may charge a transaction fee for processing the EFT. This charge must be paid by the applicant and is in addition to the service fee.

 

Additional documents to evidence Matrix score claimed

The following documents must be attached to provide evidence of the Matrix score claimed. Once the application is lodged, additional documents will not be accepted or requested by the case officer. The supporting documents must evidence your Matrix claims as at date of Matrix submission.

·            ACT residence:

  • The claimed arrival date in Canberra must be evidenced by a bank statement showing commencement of ACT transaction activity. Note: visits to Canberra do not meet the residence criteria. Your bank statements must reflect that you were living and settled in Canberra.
  • Evidence of a seven day visit to Canberra, including date of arrival; accommodation receipts or evidence of close family ties; and flight itinerary (overseas applicants only).

·            Work experience (overseas applicants only):

  • Current Skill Assessment with point’s advice and dates of the relevant work experience assessed.
  • The SkillSelect EOI must record the relevant work experience.
  • ACT job offer (overseas applicants only):
  • A signed and dated employment contract in your nominated occupation. The contract must include expected employment start date and the roles and responsibilities of the position.
  • Evidence that the position cannot be filled locally: employer statement of genuine need and evidence of Labour Market Testing.
  • Partner/spouse employment (Canberra residents only):
  • Summary of Working Hours (at Attachment C): a clear record of the total hours worked and net salary paid for each pay cycle in the thirteen weeks immediately before date of Matrix submission.
  • Minimum competent level English: current English test result, Australian passport or valid passport as defined by Home Affairs.
  • Bank statement to evidence claimed period of employment; with salary payments highlighted.
  • Employment contract/statement of service; and first, middle and last pay slips for claimed period of employment.
  • Skill assessment relevant to current occupation (if applicable).
  • If not working: academic transcript and completion letter from the tertiary institution to evidence three years full time study.
  • Spouse/partner employability (overseas applicants only):
  • Evidence of six months full time employment; e.g. payslips and employer statement of service.
  • Minimum competent level English: current test result, Australian passport or valid passport as defined by Home Affairs.
  • Open occupation with employment caveat: copy of one year employment contract with an ACT employer (if applicable).
  • Skill assessment relevant to current occupation (if applicable).
    • Academic transcript to evidence three years full time study (if applicable).

 

 

 

  • Tertiary qualification; and period of ACT study:
  • Academic Transcript – record of your enrolment history, including results received, courses attempted, and awards conferred.
  • Course completion letter from tertiary institution
  • Close family
  • Evidence of the relationship: marriage certificate, civil partnership/union registration;
  • Birth certificates to evidence the familial relationship between you and the ACT family member.
  • From your Canberra relative:
    • Evidence of two years ACT residence: bank statements, rates notice, utilities bill or PAYG summary; and
    • Evidence of Australian citizenship or residency.

Please note: Statutory Declarations will NOT be accepted as evidence of relationship.

·            ACT assets

o     Certificate of Title or Rates Notice; purchase contract; and evidence of minimum $250,000 cash investment in ACT residential or commercial property; or

  • Evidence of majority business ownership; ABN; ASIC Business Name Summary; evidence of minimum $200,000 turnover in one of the last two years; Business Activity Statements (BAS) for the last two years;  or
  • Evidence of $200,000 investment in a start‑up business, and description of ACT business activity.

Attaching documents to your application

Supporting documents must be attached in one of the following supported formats to be accepted (MS word, Excel, JPG, GIF, TIF, Acrobat PDF).

Maximum file size for each document is 10 Megabytes (10 MB)

Only one document can be attached per field. Documents already uploaded will be overwritten by trying to attach a second document in the same field.  If you wish to attach additional supporting documents against a criteria, please use the ‘Additional Supporting Documents’ screen.

 

ATTACHMENTS

Attachment A – Nomination obligations

Attachment B – Financial declaration

Attachment C – Summary of working hours (Canberra residents only)

Attachment D – Summary of ACT residence

 

Attachment A

Nomination Obligations to the Australian Capital Territory (ACT)

I (name)………………………………………………………………………………. (DOB)….…/..…../.……

of (address)……………………………………………………………………………………………………………

solemnly and sincerely declare that:

  • The information contained in my application for ACT nomination of a Skilled Migration visa is true and accurate.
  • I have read and understand my obligations in relation to ACT residence as provided in the ACT Nomination Guidelines, and my commitment to reside permanently in Canberra is ongoing and genuine.
  • (For applicants who are Canberra residents): I agree to reside in Canberra during the ACT nomination and visa application process. If the ACT nominated skilled migration visa is approved, I agree to reside in Canberra for at least two years from date of visa grant.
  • (For applicants who are overseas): If the ACT nominated skilled migration visa is approved, I agree to reside in the ACT for at least two years following the date of my permanent arrival in Australia.
  • I understand that the ACT Government reserves its right to withdraw ACT nomination if, at any time until the visa is granted, they are satisfied that I do not have a genuine commitment to live and work in Canberra.
  • My spouse / partner relationship (if applicable) is genuine and will meet the Home Affairs’ requirements relating to spouse / partner relationships.
  • (For applicants who are overseas): I have researched relevant employment opportunities in Canberra and am satisfied that there are sufficient employment opportunities in my nominated occupation relevant to my skill set and experience in Canberra. I am aware that Australian labour market conditions may vary significantly as the employment market fluctuates at different times of the year; and from year to year. I understand that I need to be realistic about employment expectations as it can take, on average, three months to secure employment. I understand that I will compete for employment vacancies with all people in the labour market as part of a normal selection process.
  • I will inform the ACT Skilled Migration team when the visa application is decided by Home Affairs and, if travelling from overseas, my expected arrival date in Canberra.
  • I agree that ACT nomination is exclusive to the ACT and is NOT transferable to any other Australian state or territory. I understand that the ACT Government will inform the Department of Home Affairs if I do not make a genuine effort to reside in Canberra for at least two years from date of visa grant / permanent arrival.
  • I understand that the ACT will monitor my settlement in Canberra for two years from date of visa grant / permanent arrival and I agree to complete the six monthly settlement surveys for the first two years.
  • I have access to sufficient financial resources to support myself (and any dependents) while securing employment in Canberra if my visa application is successful.
  • I understand that the ACT Government is not responsible for finding employment, accommodation or providing a financial incentive to ACT nominated skilled migrants.
  • I understand that the ACT Government or employees of the ACT Government are not liable for any inaccuracies or omissions in the information provided to the applicant in the context of their application for ACT nomination.

The information you provide with your application is collected by Skills Canberra, Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development, a Directorate of the ACT Government and will be used to assess your application for an ACT nomination of a Skilled Migration Visa. For details on the collection of personal information please refer to the Canberra Create Your Future privacy notice. Information you provide in the settlement surveys will be used to monitor your settlement if you are a successful applicant. Depersonalised settlement information may be used to compile statistical reports for ACT Government internal reporting and may be published in media releases. Any information submitted by you in and/or with your application and in the settlement surveys which contains personal information will be stored, used and disclosed in accordance with the requirements of the Information Privacy Act 2014.

 

Signature of applicant: ……………………………………..…………..                               Date: ……./..…./…….

Name of Witness ………………………………………………………….

Signature of witness: ………………………………………………….…..                          Date……./……./……..

 

 

FINANCIAL DECLARATION (overseas applicants only)                                     Attachment B

To be completed by the principal applicant for ACT nomination. Assets of a spouse / partner may be included if they are migrating with principal applicant.

Full name of Applicant  
Date of Birth  
Full name of Spouse/Partner  
Date of Birth  

 

Assets listed must be in name(s) inserted above only.  Assets in another person’s name will not be considered.

Item Name/s of asset holder Amount in local currency Amount in Australian Dollars
Cash/Bank Savings      
Net value of Property/Properties      
Net value of other investments and Maturity Date (if applicable)      
Other Assets (provide details).      
Total      

 

  • I/we ATTEST that I/we have access to sufficient financial resources to fund my/our migration to Australia and settlement in Canberra while securing employment.
  • I/we confirm that this is the net value of resources owned by me/us.

Signature (principal applicant): …………………………………………………………….      Date ……. / ……. / …….

Signature (spouse / partner of principal applicant): …………………………………. Date ……. / ……. / …….

Witnessed and signed by a Notary Public, Justice of the Peace, migration agent, any Government or other official authorised to attest the authenticity and accuracy of information in this pro forma.

………………………………………………………………………
(Signature of official)

Seal/Stamp of Bank or Notary Public (if applicable):

 

 

Attachment C

SUMMARY OF WORKING HOURS

 

Name: ………………………………………………………………………………. (main applicant/spouse)                                                                      

 

Date Matrix submitted: ……/……/……

You must record your employer, occupation and every pay cycle (weekly, fortnight or monthly) for the length of employment claimed.  If you did not work in a particular period, you must leave that pay cycle blank.  Any period of unpaid personal leave must be evidenced by a medical certificate. If you are working for more than two employers in    any claimed period, you can construct your own spreadsheet to clearly evidence the employment claims made.

If the case officer is not satisfied that your ‘summary’ clearly records the total hours worked for each pay period, your claims against the employment criteria will not be accepted. 

 

  Employer:

 

Occupation:

Employer:

 

Occupation:

Total

Hours

worked

Pay Period Hours Net salary Pay date Hours Net salary Pay date
 

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Attachment D

SUMMARY OF ACT RESIDENCE

 

Name: ………………………………………………………………………………. (main applicant / spouse)                                                                      

 

Date Matrix submitted: ……/……/……

Date of arrival in Canberra

 

……/……/……

 

 

 

What period of ACT residence are you claiming (in the last eight years) at date of Matrix submission?

 

Visit to Canberra         

 

Less than one year       

 

One to two years        

 

Two to three years  

 

Three to four years

 

Four to five years

 

Five years plus

 

Are you claiming five years plus continuous ACT residence

 

You must record any period of time (7 days or more) that you spent away from Canberra for each year of residence claimed. You may travel interstate for a maximum of six weeks in any one year period without it affecting your claim for a year of residence; or for continuous ACT residence.

You can study interstate for one or two days a week. However, if you study more than two days a week interstate, you will not be considered an ACT resident for that period. If you work interstate, you cannot claim ACT residence for that period.

Bank statements: Your bank statements must evidence your claimed date of arrival in Canberra.  You must also provide a bank statement (with salary payments highlighted) for each year of residence claimed at date of matrix submission; and until date of invitation to apply for ACT nomination.

 

 

 

YEAR ONE

(the year before date of

matrix submission)

 

Time away from Canberra for 7 days or more – duration dates Number of weeks away from Canberra
Interstate Overseas
…..…/…..…/…..… to …..…/..……/…..…

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   Total number of weeks away from Canberra in Year One: ………

 

 

 

 

YEAR TWO

 

(two years before date

 of matrix submission)

 

Time away from Canberra for 7 days or more – duration dates Number of weeks away from Canberra
Interstate Overseas
…..…/…..…/…..… to …..…/..……/…..…

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Total number of weeks away from Canberra in Year Two: ………
 

YEAR THREE

 

(three years before date

 of matrix submission)

 

Time away from Canberra for 7 days or more – duration dates Number of weeks away from Canberra
Interstate Overseas
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Total number of weeks away from Canberra in Year Three ………
 

YEAR FOUR

 

(four years before date

 of matrix submission)

 

Time away from Canberra for 7 days or more – duration dates Number of weeks away from Canberra
Interstate Overseas
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Total number of weeks away from Canberra in Year Four: ………
 

YEAR FIVE

 

(five years before date

 of matrix submission)

 

Time away from Canberra for 7 days or more – duration dates Number of weeks away from Canberra
Interstate Overseas
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Total number of weeks away from Canberra in Year Five: ………

 

 

 

YEAR SIX

 

(six years before date

 of matrix submission)

 

Time away from Canberra for 7 days or more – duration dates Number of weeks away from Canberra
Interstate  
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Total number of weeks away from Canberra in Year Six: ………
 

YEAR SEVEN

 

(seven years before date

 of matrix submission)

 

Time away from Canberra for 7 days or more – duration dates Number of weeks away from Canberra
Interstate Overseas
…..…/…..…/…..… to …..…/..……/…..…

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Total number of weeks away from Canberra in Year Seven: ………
 

YEAR EIGHT

 

(eight years before date

 of matrix submission)

 

Time away from Canberra for 7 days or more – duration dates Number of weeks away from Canberra
Interstate Overseas
…..…/…..…/…..… to …..…/..……/…..…

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Total number of weeks away from Canberra in Year Eight: ………

 

 

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Study in Australia

Congratulations on making up your mind to study in Australia. One of the best destinations for international students.

Now, these are the general guidelines to achieve your goal!

 

  1. Academic preparation:

Research about your intended course and course provider. You may seek the help of a Qualified Education Agent Counselor for this purpose (TALK TO US).

 

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  1. English language requirement:

You must sit for internationally recognised English language test i.e IELTS, PTE Academic, TOEFL etc.


See below English Language Requirement for different qualifications level 

Qualifications level IELTS Module Minimum Overall Score Each band no Less than
Certificates, diplomas, and advanced diplomas Academic 5.5 5.0
Bachelor degrees Academic 6.0 6.0
Graduate certificates and graduate diplomas Academic 6.5 6.0
Masters degrees Academic 6.5 6.0
Research programs Academic 6.5 6.0

See Below the chart for different testing systems score equivalents

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Try to score at least the minimum requirement for your intended course of study. If you have achieved the desired result, congratulation!! You have achieved the first goal of your dream.

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If you have not achieved the desired score, don’t lose your heart. You may still be eligible to enroll in your desired course by doing ELICOS ( English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) in Australia.

English language provider test Minimum test score Minimum test score where combined with at least 10 weeks ELICOS Minimum test score where combined with at least 20 weeks ELICOS
International English Language Testing System 5.5 5 4.5
Occupational English Test B for each test component N/A N/A
TOEFL internet-based test 46 35 32
Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English) 162 154 147
Pearson Test of English Academic 42 36 30
  1. Applying to Universities/colleges:

You must now send your application to your desired course provider in order to get an offer letter. If the provider finds you eligible for the course you have applied for, they will issue you with an offer letter. We are here to help you process the offer letter on your behalf.

Australian Universities and colleges

 

This brings you one step closer to your dream!!

 

  1. Financial Preparation:

Now you must start preparing your financial documents to support your studies and provide proof to the Australian High Commission.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has financial requirements you must meet in order to receive a student visa for Australia. As of October 2019, the 12-month living costs are:


You – $21,041
Partner or spouse – $7,362
Child – $3,152

In addition to this, you must be able to demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to cover your tuition fees for the first year in Australia, which will be mentioned in your offer letter.

For eg: You are a couple with no child planning study in Australia, and your Tuition fee for the first year is $24,000.

You must be able to demonstrate that you have a minimum of $52,403 to cover your stay in Australia

Tuition fees                                       $ 24,000

Your living expense                         $ 21,041

Your Spouse’s living expense            $   7,362

Total Expense for 1st Year               $52,403

Also in addition to this, you will have to pay for your health cover, which would be approximately $560/year for single, $2900/year for a couple and $5200/year for a family.OSHC

All costs are per year in Australian dollars. To convert to your own currency, visit http://www.xe.com/

 

Providing proof to the Australian High Commission

You can provide proof of your financial capability to Australian High Commission by any of the following ways,

i) If your parents or non-accompanying spouse’s income is at least $62,222 annually and you have enough evidence to prove the income source through government department (e.g. tax assessment), DHA will accept these government documents. For students accompanied by family members, the amount is AUD72,592.

ii) You must provide evidence of the funds to cover your 1-year expenses. It can be bank savings or you can access student loans from the nominated banks by the Australian High Commission. The loan must be in excess to cover your 1st-year expense in Australia. Your parents or non-acconpanying spouse may be able to sponsor you and provide the funds for you.

These are the two acceptable financial requirements you should meet. However, in case of Student loan Australian High Commission may ask you to disclose how will the loan repayment be done. So be prepared with enough evidence to support your document.

 

        5. Applying for Student Visa

Now you are ready with your academic and financial document, it’s time to apply for your student visa.

i) You must have obtained a COE ( confirmation of enrollment) from your provider before applying for your visa. This is when you pay for your tuition fees or satisfy the conditions on your offer letter, your course provider will generate a COE for you.

ii) Visa applications must be lodged online using ImmiAccount

iii) Be prepared for a health checkup.

iv) Be prepared to provide any additional documents when asked by your visa officer. However, we recommend you to provide as much information and documents to support your claim to make the process faster.

If the Australian High Commission is satisfied with your application, you will be issued Visa. Make sure that you know about your visa conditions and obligations.

 

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Points table for Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)

Points table for Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)

Overview

​Points criteria are assessed at the time of invitation.

Age

Age Points
at least 18 but less than 25 years 25
at least  25 but less than 33 years 30
at least  33 but less than 40 years 25
at least  40 but less than 45 years 15

English language skills

English Points
Competent English 0
Proficient English 10
Superior English 20

English language skills

Skilled employment experience

Overseas skilled employment – (outside Australia)

Number of years Points
Less than 3 years 0
At least 3 but less than 5 years 5
At least 5 but less than 8 years 10
At least 8 years 15

Australian skilled employment – (in Australia)

Number of years Points
Less than 1 year 0
At least 1 but less than 3 years 5
At least 3 but less than 5 years 10
At least 5 but less than 8 years 15
At least 8 years 20
  • You can only claim points for employment if the employment was in your nominated skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation; and you were employed for the relevant periods set out in the table, in the 10 years before you are invited to apply.
  • For any Australian employment, you must have held a substantive visa or a Bridging A or Bridging B visa and complied with the conditions of that visa to be eligible for points.

Employed means engaged in an occupation for remuneration for at least 20 hours a week.

Closely-related occupations must be:

  • in the same ANZSCO Unit Group or
  • consistent with a career advancement pathway or
  • recognised by an assessing authority that it is closely related to your nominated occupation, as part of your skills assessment

Under the points test there is a cap on the number of points that can be awarded for employment experience. The maximum number of points that can be awarded is 20, this means that even if you score more than 20 combined points for your employment experience only 20 points will be awarded.

Educational qualifications

Requirement Points
A Doctorate from an Australian educational institution or a Doctorate from another educational institution, that is of a recognised standard. 20
At least a Bachelor degree from an Australian educational institution or at least a Bachelor qualification, from another educational institution, that is of a recognised standard. 15
A diploma or trade qualification from an Australian educational institution. 10
Attained a qualification or award recognised by the relevant assessing authority for your nominated skilled occupation as being suitable for that occupation 10

For points based migration you will receive points for your highest qualification only.

Recognition of your qualifications

The authority undertaking your skills assessment may determine if your qualifications are comparable to the relevant Australian qualification. Assessing authorities are listed against your occupation in the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations. You must have obtained this recognition at the time you are invited to apply for a visa.

If you hold an overseas qualification at bachelor level or above and your skills assessing authority did not offer an opinion on that qualification then it is open to you to contact Vocational Education Training and Assessment Services (VETASSESS) for advice.

VETASSESS can provide an assessment of the comparative educational level of these qualifications against the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Advice from VETASSESS should be provided with your application to support your claim for these points.

To obtain an assessment  contact Vocational Education Training and Assessment Services.

Doctoral requirements (PhD)

You can only be awarded points for a doctoral degree if you have completed a qualification at the relevant level, that is,  a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). You cannot claim these points for the award of other qualifications that give you the right to use to the title of Doctor (that is, general practitioner, dentist, vet).

Specialist education qualification

Requirement Points
A Masters degree by research or a Doctorate degree from an Australian educational institution that included at least 2 academic years study  in a relevant field. 10

The postgraduate degree by research (doctorate or masters) must be awarded from an Australian education institution after at least 2 academic years of study in the following science, technology, engineering, mathematics or specified information and communication technology (ICT) fields:

Natural and physical sciences

  • biological sciences
  • chemical sciences
  • earth sciences
  • mathematical sciences
  • natural and physical sciences
  • other natural and physical sciences
  • physics and astronomy

Information technology

  • computer science
  • information systems
  • information technology
  • other information technology

Engineering and related technologies

  • aerospace engineering and technology
  • civil engineering
  • electrical and electronic engineering and technology
  • engineering and related technologies
  • geomatics engineering
  • manufacturing engineering and technology
  • maritime engineering and technology
  • mechanical and industrial engineering and technology
  • other engineering and related technologies
  • process and resources engineering.

To determine whether your qualification is eligible, see the CRICOS website.

Australian study requirement

Requirement Points
Meet the Australian study requirement 5

You must have at least 1 degree, diploma or trade qualification from an Australian educational institution that meets the Australian study requirement.

Professional Year in Australia

Requirement Points
Completion of a Professional Year in Australia 5

At the time of invitation to apply, you had completed a Professional Year. To be eligible for the award of these points your Professional Year must have been in Accounting, ICT/Computing or Engineering, and:

Credentialled community language

Requirement Points
Hold a recognised qualification in a credentialled community language 5

To be credentialled in a community language and eligible for the award of points you must have been accredited at the paraprofessional level or above, certified at the certified provisional level or above, or have a community language credential for interpreting or translating by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters.

Study in regional Australia

Requirement Points
You must have at least 1 degree, diploma or trade qualification from an Australian educational institution that satisfies the Australian study requirement obtained while living and studying in an eligible area of regional Australia 5

To be eligible for the award of points your educational qualification:

  • must meet the Australian study requirement
  • have been obtained while you lived in, and studied at a campus in, a designated regional area
  • not include study undertaken by distance education

Partner skills

Requirement Points
Your spouse or de facto partner must also be an applicant for this visa and meet age, English and skill criteria

For you to be eligible for the award of these points your partner must be an applicant for the same visa subclass and must not be an Australian permanent resident or an Australian citizen.  Additionally, you will need to provide evidence that when you were invited to apply for this visa that they:

  • were under 45 years old
  • had competent English
  • had nominated a skilled occupation that is on the same skilled occupation list as your nominated skilled occupation
  • had a suitable skills assessment from the relevant assessing authority for their nominated skilled occupation, and the assessment wasn’t for a Subclass 485 visa.
10
Your spouse or de facto partner must also be an applicant for this visa and has competent English

For you to be eligible for the award of these points your partner must be an applicant for the same visa subclass and must not be an Australian permanent resident or an Australian citizen.

5
You are single or your partner is an Australian citizen or permanent resident 10

Source: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/skilled-independent-189/points-table?

 

Disclaimer: The above set criteria and details about The Points Table has been copied from https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/skilled-independent-189/points-table? ‘as is’ and no alterations have been made. The document is provided for general information purposes only. Your use of any of this information is at your own risk, and you should not use any of this information without first seeking legal and other professional advice. The provision of this documents (and the documents themselves) do not constitute legal advice or opinions of any kind, or any advertising or solicitation. No lawyer-client, advisory, fiduciary or other relationship is created between VIVID EDUCATION and any person accessing or otherwise using any of the information. Vivid Education and its affiliates (and any of their respective directors, officers, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers and employees) will not be liable for any damages, losses or causes of action of any nature arising from any use of any of this information.