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ACT Visa Program of Australia reopened with New Point Based System- ACT Occupation List Revised

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 05, Dec 2018

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The Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has reopened its visa program with a new point based system. The ACT has replaced the earlier first come, first served system of accepting the applications. Moreover, Australian Capital Territory (ACT) has also revised its skilled occupation list on 29th November. The government has removed few existing occupations from the list while adding some new ones. Let's know more about the new point system of ACT and updated list for the same.

New ACT Visa Program

ACT has opened its visa program again which was closed earlier this year on 29th June for revaluation. After reviewing and consulting with different entities, the government has announced the visa program with a new system few weeks back.

Australian Capital Territory government has replaced the earlier first come, first served invitation method and designed a completely unique point based invitation system. This system is complete dissimilar to other point system applicable in various other national and state point systems. The interested candidates require obtaining at least 20 points based on the ACT parameters, apart from fulfilling the national point requirements.

Presence in the territory

New system of ACT program would seek strong presence in the region from the candidates, before they actually apply for the visa. The points are likely to be given for different aspects or factors, i.e. study in Canberra or duration of stay, English language skills, language proficiency level of the partner, etc. can earn some valuable points. The candidates will get the invitation based on their scored points.

Points for the occupation

If the occupation of the applicant lies in the list of open occupations, he/she will get 10 points. However, no points will be allocated for the occupations closed already. ACT government has updated its occupation list on November 29, 2018. Some occupations have been removed, while some of them has been added in the list.

Click on the link below to check the updated ACT Occupation list.

Updated ACT Skilled Occupation List

Here are the list of occupations closed recently by the ACT government:

List of Closed Occupations

  • Corporate Services Manager
  • Nursing Clinical Director
  • Primary Health Organisation Manager
  • Welfare Centre Manager
  • Copywriter
  • Newspaper or Periodical Editor
  • Print Journalist
  • Technical Writer
  • Television Journalist
  • Journalist & other writers (nec)
  • Transport Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Optometrist
  • Orthopist
  • Retail Pharmacist
  • Careers Counsellor
  • Drug & Alcohol Counsellor
  • Family & Marriage Counsellor
  • Rehabilitation Counsellor
  • Student Counsellor
  • Counsellors (nec)
  • Social Professionals (nec)
  • Social Worker

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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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