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Quota List of Occupations



                                    QUOTA LIST OF OCCUPATIONS
                                                         (November 2009)

The ACT ‘Skills in Demand List’ (SDL) identifies occupations that are in demand in Canberra. In
order to manage the program successfully and sponsor occupations that will be of benefit to
Canberra’s economy, the SDL has been separated into a Baseline and Quota List.

        SDL ‘Off-List’ Quota. The ACT Government has introduced a ‘Quota’ system, which limits
         the number of places offered in each occupation according to demand. Applicants seeking
         sponsorship for a quota occupation must contact the Skilled and Business Migration team by
         email at, to verify that the quota is still open for the nominated
         occupation before lodging the sponsorship application (see sponsorship guidelines for further

        The SDL Quota List will be updated on a monthly basis to show the current status of the quota
         against each occupation, as demonstrated below:
                         Closed     Closed: Sponsorship places are not available for this occupation.
                         Limited    Limited: Sponsorship places are limited for this occupation.
                         Open       Open: Sponsorship places are available for this occupation.

The occupations listed do not relate to a specific job vacancy, nor represent a guarantee of a job in
a specific occupation. The applicant should understand that the ACT Government is NOT
responsible for finding them employment or for providing any form of financial assistance.
Applicants must compete for positions with all people in the labour market as part of the normal
selection process. Success will depend on employer requirements, relevant skills and experience
and level of English ability.

    Skilled-Sponsored Subclass 176 applicants must meet the following ACT Government sponsorship criteria:
         Managers and Administrators: Minimum five years recent, relevant work experience in the nominated
          occupation and Proficient IELTS* (a score of 7 in each band).
         Professionals: Minimum three years recent, relevant work experience in the nominated occupation; minimum
          IELTS* 7 in speaking (and a minimum score of 7 overall).
         Associate professionals: Minimum three years recent, relevant work experience in the nominated occupation;
          minimum IELTS* 7 in speaking (and a minimum score of 7 overall).
         Trades: Minimum three years recent, relevant experience in the nominated occupation; Competent IELTS* (and
          a minimum score of 6.5 in speaking).

    Skilled-Sponsored Subclass 886 applicants must meet the following ACT Government sponsorship criteria:
         All applicants must meet the minimum English criteria above.
         Canberra graduates must have at least three months post graduate, full time, ACT work experience in the
          nominated quota occupation.
         Interstate graduates must have at least six months, full time, ACT work experience in the nominated occupation.

    *IELTS International English Language Testing System. Note: You will not be required to show evidence of your English language
    ability if you hold a passport from one of the following countries: • United Kingdom • Canada • New Zealand • United States of
    America • Republic of Ireland.

                                                                                              GPO Box 158, Canberra ACT 2601
                                                                                              Phone: 1800 244 650 (Toll Free Australia);
                                                                                              or +61 13 22 81 (International)
ASCO                     MANAGERS AND ADMINISTRATORS                                Quota

1112   General Manager                                                               open
1191   Building and Construction                                                     open

1211   Finance Manager                                                               open
1213   Human Resource Manager                                                        open
1223   Supply and Distribution Manager                                               limited
1224   Information Technology Manager                                                open
1231   Sales and Marketing Manager                                                   open
1291   Policy and Planning Managers        Senior government experience              open

1292   Health Services Manager                                                       limited

1293   Education Manager                                                             limited

1299   Research and Development            Government R&D experience                 open

2113   Life Scientists                     Current ACT employment                    open

       Environmental and Agricultural      Current ACT employment                    open
2114   Science Professionals

2119   Natural and Physical Science        Current ACT employment                    open
2121   Landscape Architects                                                          open
                                           Five years experience in: promotions;     open
       Marketing and Advertising           event management; project management.
                                           Proficient English
2222   Technical Sales Representatives                                              closed
2291   Human Resource Professionals        Five years experience                     open
                                           Proficient English
2292   Librarian                           Proficient English                        open
       Mathematicians, Statisticians       Job offer preferable                      limited
       and Actuaries
       Business and Organisation           Five years experience                     open
2294   Analyst
                                           Proficient English

2295   Property Professionals              Valuer experience                         limited
2299   Business and Information            Five years Senior Government              open
       Professionals                       experience: policy analysis, frontline
                                           management; corporate governance etc.
                                           Proficient English
2391   Medical Imaging Professionals                                                 limited

 2392     Veterinarians                                                                      limited
 2393     Dieticians                                                                         limited
 2411     Teachers – Pre-Primary School          Long day care experience                    open
 2413     Teacher – Secondary school             Mathematics, science, ICT, commerce /       open
                                                 special needs
 2422     Teacher – Vocational Education         ICT/ trades                                 limited
 2493     Education Officer                                                                  open
 2511     Social Workers                                                                     limited
 2512     Welfare and Community Workers                                                      open
 2513     Counsellor                                                                         open
 2514     Psychologists                                                                      open
 2521     Legal Professionals                                                                open
 2522     Economist                                                                          open
 2523     Urban and Regional Planners            Strategic town planning experience, urban   limited
 2533     Designer and Illustrators              Graphic/Industrial designer/illustrator     open
 2534     Journalists and Related                Editor, Print Journalist, or Copywriter     open
          Professionals                          experience
                                                 IELTS ‘8’ in writing

 2543     Occupational and Environmental                                                     closed
          Health professionals

 2549     Other Professionals                    Conservator, Museum or Gallery Curator      open

                                      ICT PROFESSIONAL
                                                 Power Building; Java Script; Delphi;
          Computing Professionals (nec)
                                                 Lotus Notes; Progress; Powerhouse;
          Specialisations NOT on the MODL
                                                 COBOL; Networking/LAN/WAN; IPX;
          must be assessed by the relevant
                                                 SNA; Advanced Web Design; ; CORBA;
2231-79   ACT based body as having at least                                                  open
                                                 HP-UX; VMS; Systems analysis; PKI; E-
          1 year experience in one of the
                                                 Commerce security (non programming);
          following specialisations before the
                                                 GIS (eg: Mapinfo); DB2; Sybase SQL
          sponsorship is lodged
                                                 Server; DB2; Sybase SQL Server;
                                ASSOCIATE PROFESSIONALS
 3121     Building Associate Professionals                                                   open
 3123     Electrical Engineering Associate                                                   limited
 3124     Electronic Engineering Associate                                                   open
 3213     Financial Investment Advisor                                                       closed
 3291     Office Manager                         Proficient English;                         open
 3292     Program or Project Administrator       Proficient English; government project      open
          / Management                           management, engineering, architectural,
                                                 surveying or capital works.
 3293     Real Estate Associate
 3294     Computing Support Technicians                                                      open

3323   Hotel and Motel Manager                                       limited
3421   Welfare Associate Professionals                               open
3997   Library Technician                                            closed
4112   Metal Fitters and Machinists                                  open
4115   Precision Metal trades                                        limited
4122   Structural Steel and Welding                                  closed
4124   Sheet Metal Trades                                            limited
4216   Vehicle Trimmer                                               limited
4313   Electrical Distribution
4315   Electronic and Office Equipment       Supervisor experience
4422   Sign Writers                                                  limited
4621   Nurseryperson                                                 limited
4622   Greenkeeper                                                   limited
4623   Gardeners                                                     open
4911   Graphic Pre Press                                             limited
4912   Printing Machinists and Small
       Offset Printers
4929   Other Wood Tradespersons                                      limited
4982   Glass Trades person                                           limited
4992   Performing Arts Support                                       open


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