Reopen of ACT’s Visa Program with new Point based System & Revised Skilled Occupation List

Posted on December 6, 2018

The Australian Capital Territory (ACT)  has renewed its visa program with the points based system. With this, it has successfully replaced its previous first-come, first-serve system. Additionally, on 29th November 2018, Australian Capital Territory has updated its skilled occupation list by removing and adding few occupations. For information about the changes and updates, let us check the below information.

After its closure on 29th June 2018, the government reviewed and reopened the visa program with a new points based system. This change has made the system completely different from the previous system. According to the ACT parameters and requirements, the interested candidates have to gain at least 20 points.

In order to be part of the ACT’s new visa program, the candidates have to launch an Expression of Interest by meeting the Eligibility Requirements of the ACT.

Candidates planning for Australia PR through the new ACT program should have a strong presence in the region. Since, the system is points-based, candidates have to get a good score in order to get eligibility and an Invitation to Apply (ITA) for Australian Permanent Residency. The points are allotted on various factors, such as for having a study or stay in Canberra, language skills of the primary and secondary member, etc.

Changes in New Updated Skilled Occupation List of the ACT:

The government of the ACT has re-framed its skilled occupation list for candidates aiming Australia PR status. There are few occupations which have been removed and added. Hence, the candidates who are willing to qualify for the ACT, should also have their occupation listed in the Skilled Occupation List. The Occupations which have been declared as closed are:

CLOSED OCCUPATIONS
Corporate Services Manager
Nursing Clinical Director
Primary Health Organization Manager
Welfare Centre Manager
Copywriter
Newspaper or Periodical editor
Print Journalist
Technical Writer
Television Journalist
Journalist and other writers
Transport Engineer
Electrical Engineer
Electronics Engineer
Industrial Engineer
Mechanical Engineer
Optometrist
Orthopist
Retail Pharmacist
Careers Counsellor
Drug and Alcohol Counsellor
Family and Marriage Counsellor
Rehabilitation Counsellor
Student Counsellor
Social Professionals
Social Worker
Counsellors

Planning to be part of the new ACT visa program? Contact our Australia Immigration Consultants for a quick assistance. Call @ 040-40307077.