ACT – Skilled Visas for Medical Professionals

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) for Medical Professionals

This stream is for Points-tested skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer or family member of nominated by a state or territory government. To found out if you are eligible and the process for the visa, please refer to our Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) (Points-Tested) Stream page.

Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) Visas for Medical Professionals

Unlike the 189 visa, both 190 and 491 visas require skilled workers to be nominated by a state or territory government. The main difference between these two visas is that the 491 visa is a temporary visa (5 year validity). Skilled workers will have a pathway to permanent residency once they live and work in regional area for 3 years. For more information, please visit our Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) page.

Australian Capital Territory

Subclass 190 – Canberra Resident Applicant

  1. Your occupation is on the ACT Critical Skills List below – Medical Professionals List
  2. Must be living in Canberra for the last 6 months and continue until the date of invitation
  3. Must be working in Canberra for at least 6 months (min. 35 hours per week)
  4. Have ‘Proficient’ or Superior’ English

Subclass 190 – Overseas Applicant

  1. Your occupation is on the ACT Critical Skills List below – Medical Professionals List
  2. Must be living overseas for at least 12 months
  3. Must have a job offer in your nominated occupation from a medium to a large Australian enterprise (50+ employees). Your offered position must be located in Canberra and be available for at least 2 years
  4. Have ‘Proficient’ or ‘Superior’ English

Subclass 491 – Canberra Resident Applicant

  1. Your occupation is on the ACT Critical Skills List below – Medical Professionals List
  2. Must be living in Canberra for the last 3 months and continue until the date of invitation
  3. Must be working in Canberra for at least 3 months (min. 20 hours per week)
  4. Have ‘Proficient or ‘Superior’ English

Subclass 491 – Overseas Applicant

  1. Your occupation is on the ACT Critical Skills List below – Medical Professionals List
  2. Must be living overseas for at least 12 months
  3. Must be working full-time in your nominated occupation for the last 12 months
  4. Have ‘Proficient’ or ‘Superior’ English

ACT Critical Skills List – Medical Professionals

Occupation

190 Visa 491 Visa

Places Available Each Month

Retail Pharmacists (ANZSCO 251513) Y Y Less than 5
Dental Specialist (ANZSCO 252311) Y Y Less than 5
Dentist (ANZSCO 252312) N Y Less than 5
Occupational Therapist (ANZSCO 252411) Y Y Less than 5
Physiotherapist (ANZSCO 252511) Y Y Less than 5
Audiologist (ANZSCO 252711) Y Y Less than 5
Speech Pathologist (ANZSCO 252712) Y Y Less than 5
General Practitioner (ANZSCO 253111) Y Y Less than 5
Resident Medical Officer (ANZSCO 253112) Y Y Less than 5
Nurse Practitioner (ANZSCO 254411) Y Y Less than 10
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (ANZSCO 254412) Y Y Less than 10
Registered Nurse (Child & Family Health) (ANZSCO 254413) Y Y Less than 10
Registered Nurse (Community Health) (ANZSCO 254414) Y Y Less than 10
Registered Nurse (Critical Care & Emergency) (ANZSCO 254415) Y Y Less than 10
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) (ANZSCO 254416) Y Y Less than 10
Registered Nurse (Disability & Rehabilitation) (ANZSCO 254417) Y Y Less than 10
Registered Nurse (Medical) (ANZSCO 254418) Y Y Less than 10
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice) (ANZSCO 254421) Y Y Less than 10
Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (ANZSCO 254422) Y Y Less than 10
Registered Nurse (Perioperative) (ANZSCO 254423) Y Y Less than 10
Registered Nurse (Surgical) (ANZSCO 254424) Y Y Less than 10
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) (ANZSCO 254425) Y Y Less than 10
Registered Nurse (nec) (ANZSCO 254499) Y Y Less than 10
Clinical Psychologist (ANZSCO 272311) Y Y Less than 5
Educational Psychologist (ANZSCO 272312) Y Y Less than 5
Organisational Psychologist (ANZSCO 272313) Y Y Less than 5
Psychotherapist (ANZSCO 272314) Y Y Less than 5
Psychologists (nec) (ANZSCO 272399) Y Y Less than 5
Enrolled Nurse (ANZSCO 411411) Y Y Less than 5

*The ACT Critical Skills List was last updated January 2022

Jamie Lim

Jamie is an Australian Regulated Migration Advisor (RMA 1799460).  Jamie has extensive immigration services experience across multiple visa subclasses and specialises in employer sponsored visas. He has a wide range of experience in corporate migration, including employer-sponsored visas and immigration compliance, and has managed small to large multinational corporate clients. Jamie also has specific experience with medical professionals, skills assessments, state sponsorships as well as partner visas. Book a time with Jamie here.

Jamie holds a Bachelor of Laws (Hons) from Monash University. Jamie speaks Mandarin Chinese as a second language.

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