Canberra Matrix Calculator

Length of current ACT residence

How long have you lived in Canberra in the last eight years?

 5+ years (25 points)

 4 - 5 years (20 points)

 3 - 4 years (15 points)

 2 - 3 years (10 points)

 1 - 2 years (5 points)

 Less than 1 year (0 points)

Score: 0

English proficiency

What is your English proficiency level as defined by Home Affairs?

 Superior (15 points)

 Proficient (10 points)

 Competent (0 points)

Score: 0

Spouse/Partner English proficiency

What is your spouse/partner’s English proficiency?

 Superior/Proficient (5 points)

 Competent (0 points)

 Not Applicable (0 points)

Score: 0

Nominated occupation

Is your nominated occupation on the ACT Critical Skills List?

 Your nominated occupation is ON the ACT Critical Skills List (20 points)

 Your nominated occupation is NOT on the ACT Critical Skills List (0 points)

Score: 0

Length of ACT employment

How long have you worked for an ACT employer in Canberra in the two years immediately before the date of Matrix submission?

 Employed for 12+ months (10 points)

 Employed for 6+ months (5 points)

 Not Applicable (0 points)

Score: 0

ACT employment - skill level

Are you currently working for an ACT employer in Canberra in a highly skilled position?

 You are working in your nominated occupation which is on the current ACT Critical Skills List. Your occupation must be recorded as ‘relevant’ on your SkillSelect EOI. (20 points)

 You are the primary holder of a subclass 457 / 482 visa and you are working for the ACT employer who sponsored your visa. Your occupation must be recorded as ‘relevant’ on your SkillSelect EOI (15 points)

 You are working in an occupation that is on the current ACT Critical Skills List; but it is not your nominated occupation (10 points)

 You are working in an occupation that has an ANZSCO skill level 1 to 3 (5 points)

 Not applicable (0 points)

Score: 0

Spouse/Partner Employment

Is your spouse / partner currently working in the ACT or surrounding ‘commuter’ region?

 They are working in an occupation on the ACT Critical Skills List. They must have a skill assessment relevant to their current employment. Their taxable income must be no less than $26 per hour (excluding casual loading) (15 points)

 They have a current skill assessment and it is relevant to their current ACT employment. Their gross income must be no less than $26 per hour (excluding casual loading) (10 points)

 They are currently working in any occupation, at any skill level, in Canberra. (5 points)

 They do not meet the 3 months employment criterion, but they: Have a tertiary qualification (requiring at least 3 years full time continuous study) from an Australian or overseas institution in any occupation; and Meet the Home Affairs requirement for ‘competent’ English or have an Australian passport (5 points)

 Not applicable (0 points)

Score: 0

Tertiary Qualification

What tertiary qualification do you hold from an Australian or international educational institution?

 Doctoral degree (20 points)

 Master's degree (15 points)

 Bachelor's degree or trade certificate (10 points)

 Diploma qualification/s - at least two years full time study (5 points)

 Not applicable (0 points)

Score: 0

Years of Study at an ACT Tertiarry Institution

For how many years did you study fulltime to complete a CRICOS* registered course, and / or attend a Professional Year (PY) program, at an ACT institution in the last eight years?

 4+ academic years (20 points)

 3 academic years (15 points)

 2 academic years (10 points)

 1 academic years (5 points)

 Not applicable (0 points)

Score: 0

Close Family Ties

Do you have a close family member who has lived in Canberra for the last two years?

 Australian citizen/permanent resident spouse/partner, child. (20 points)

 Australian citizen/permanent resident parent, grandparent, brother, sister. (10 points)

 Not applicable (0 points)

Score: 0

Assets in Canberra

You (and a spouse/partner if applicable) have invested at least $250,000 cash to purchase a residential or commercial property in Canberra (purchase of land only does not meet this criteria)? You must hold the Certificate of Title or a rates notice to evidence ownership

You have purchased/established a business in Canberra. You have majority ownership and minimum $200,000 turnover in one of the last two years

You have invested in a start-up business in the ACT that is typically technology oriented and has high growth potential

 Minimum $250,000 cash investment in ACT residential or commercial property (5 points)

 Minimum $200,000 investment to purchase / establish a business (5 points)

 $200,000 third party investment in a start-up ACT business (5 points)

 Not applicable (0 points)

Score: 0

Small Business Owner

Are you the majority owner of a registered business located and actively operating in the ACT? You must meet the following minimum criteria:

 Your business has actively traded in Canberra for at least twelve months from the date established or purchased. (20 points)

 Your business has actively traded in Canberra for at least six months from the date established or purchased. (10 points)

 Not Applicable (0 points)

Score: 0

Total Points: 0

Note: If you notice the occupations are empty, it is most likely because there were no matrix submissions entered since the last matrix invitation.

ACT are inviting weekly until 30 June so the chances of applicants being ready every week is unlikely, hence the reduction of points on some occupations.

Code NOMINATED OCCUPATION Minimum Rank: 491
(Invitation Round: 14 Jul 2021)
Minimum Rank: 190
(Invitation Round: 1 Jul 2021)
1312 Advertising, Public Relations and Sales Managers 110
1322 Finance Managers 100 115
1323 Human Resource Managers
1324 Policy and Planning Managers
1331 Construction Project Manager
1335 Production Manager (Manufacturing)
1351 ICT Manager 65
1399 Other Specialist Manager
1411 Cafe and Restaurant Manager 75 90
1492 Customer Service Manager
2124 Journalists and other writers 90
2211 Accountants 100 115
2212 Auditor 100 115
2223 Financial Investment advisers and managers
2231 Human Resource Professionals 65
2244 Policy Analyst 70
2247 Management and Organisation Analysts
2249 Information and Organisation Prof
2251 Marketing specialist 90
2253 Public Relations  Professional
2324 Graphic and Web Designers 85
2332 Civil Engineering professionals 65
2339 Other Engineering professionals
2411 Early Childhood (Pre-Primary School) Teacher
2513 Occupational Health and Safety Adviser
2523 Dental Practitioners
2524 Occupational Therapist 65
2525 Physiotherapist
2527 Audiologists and Speech Pathologists
2531 Generalist medical practitioners
2544 Registered Nurses 65 95
2611 ICT Business and Systems Analyst 65 95
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 65 90
2621 Database and Systems Administrator
2631 Computer Network Professionals 65 85
2632 ICT Support and Test Engineers 65 85
2721 Counsellors
2723 Psychologist
2725 Social Worker
2726 Welfare, Recreation and Community Arts Workers
3121 Architectural, Building and Surveying Technicians 70 100
3131 ICT Support Technicians
3232 Metal Fitters and Machinists
3312 Carpenter and Joiner
3513 Chef 65 90
3514 Cook 65 85
3622 Gardener
3911 Hairdressers 70 85
4117 Welfare Support Worker 100
4523 Sports Development Officer 75
5111 Contract, Program and Project Administrators 85

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