The ACT Government has announced that it is now able to nominate certain ICT occupations which DIAC had previously removed from their list. [See MIA Notice -6 August 2013]
The ACT Government has provided the following advice:
After consultation with the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) the ACT is pleased to advise that offers of ACT nomination will re-commence on 3/09/2013 for the following occupations.
Please note the distribution of these places will be issued on a pro rata basis over the 2013/14 program year.
ICT Business and Systems Analysts
ANZSCO Major group: 2611
Telecommunications Engineering Professionals
ANZSCO Major group: 2633
Other Engineering Professional
ANZSCO Major group: 2339
Software and Applications Programmers
ANZSCO Major group: 2613
ANZSCO Major group: 2334
Chemical and Materials Engineers
ANZSCO Major group: 2311
Please refer to the ACT nomination guidelines for verification of a limited or closed occupation.
The latest ACT Guidelines and Occupation List are available on the ACT Government website.
Other States and Territories
The other State and Territory Governments have not made announcements about this at this stage.