All occupations which were previously ‘limited’ are now closed.
Please read the nomination guidelines carefully as there are significant changes, including:
Verification: you are no longer required to verify closed occupations.
o Canberra residents and Canberra graduates are not required to be working in the nominated occupation as long as they are working in a skilled occupation (with ANZSCO skill level 1 to 4). However, interstate graduates must still meet the six (6) months employment in the nominated occupation criteria.
o Overseas residents require close ties before applying for a closed occupation. The definition of ‘close family has been tightened to only include parents, brother, sister, grandparents, step parents, step siblings of the main applicant or spouse / partner.
Assessment: The assessment of the application for ACT nomination will be based solely on the supporting documents provided at the time of application. Additional documents will not be accepted after submission The case officers will not be requesting further information. If the application is incomplete, or it does not meet the nomination criteria, the application will be refused.
Applications submitted and lodged prior to 1 October 2014 will be assessed against the August 2014 criteria. Limited occupations previously verified will also be honoured as long as the applications are lodged within 14 days of verification.
The updated ACT nomination criteria and occupation list are available at http://www.canberrayourfuture.com.au/portal/migrating/article/skilled-migration-visas/
Source: Small Business and Skills | Chief Minister, Treasury and Economic Development Directorate | ACT Government