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Matrix Point Calculator

Matrix Point Calculator

ACT Nomination Guidelines of Oct 2021

Canberra Matrix Calculator

Canberra matrix is a separate points-based system from SkillSelect EOI for the purpose of ACT state nomination for subclass 190 and subclass 491

Note: For Canberra 190 and 491, you must have 60+ on the 189 EOI points PLUS 5 points for ACT 190 nomination OR 15 points for ACT 491 nomination (passing the Canberra matrix will give you 5 points for 190 or 15 points for 491) and be successful with Canberra matrix, talk to us if you are confused.

Length of current ACT residence

Points:

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

  • Your bank statements must prove your claimed date of arrival and the claimed period of residence in Canberra.
  • Your residency in Canberra does not have to be continuous.
  • You must record any period away from Canberra (seven days or more) in the ‘Summary of ACT residence’ at Attachment D.
  • Your claimed period of ACT residence does not have to be continuous.
  • You may have holidays away from Canberra for a maximum of six weeks in any year.
  • You can study interstate for one or two days a week. However, if you studied more than two days (one night) a week interstate, you will not be considered an ACT resident for that period.
  • You cannot claim ACT residency for any period that you lived or worked interstate or overseas.
  • You can live in NSW if you are within a 30 minute commute to Canberra e.g., Queanbeyan, Bungendore.

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English proficiency

Points:

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

You must meet the Home Affairs requirement for the level of English claimed.

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Spouse/Partner English proficiency

Points:

What is your spouse/partner's English proficiency?

They must meet the Home Affairs requirement for the level of English claimed or hold an Australian passport.

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Nominated occupation

Points:

Is your nominated occupation on the ACT Critical Skills List?

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Small Business Owner

Points:

Are you the majority owner (at least 51%) of a registered business located and actively operating in the ACT? You must meet the following minimum criteria:

  • The business activity is in the ACT. Interstate / overseas business activity is not accepted
  • Your business must be profitable.
  • Your business must be paying you the following taxable income:
    • 190 nomination: at least $26,000 for six months.
    • 491 nomination: at least $13,000 for three months.
  • You must be employing at least one Australian citizen, permanent resident or New Zealand citizen for at least 13 weeks (minimum 20 hrs pw).
    • You may employ one or more employees. The employment does not have to be continuous.
    • The employment must be in accordance with Australian legislation.
    • The employee/s must be resident in Canberra.
    • You must provide a statutory declaration confirming the employment and citizenship details for each employee.

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Length of ACT employment

Points:

How long have you worked for an ACT employer in Canberra in the last two years?

  • You worked a minimum 20 hours per week for each week claimed towards the period of employment.
  • You may be working in any occupation.
  • You may work for more than one ACT employer and / or be self-employed on an ABN.
  • The employment does not have to be permanent or continuous.
  • If you are claiming any period of self-employment:
    • Your gross (taxable) weekly income must exceed $520 for each week of employment claimed; and
    • Your business must have been operating in Canberra for at least 12 months.

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ACT employment - skill level

Points:

Are you currently working for an ACT employer in Canberra in a highly skilled position? You must meet the minimum criteria below:

  • You worked a minimum 20 hours per week for the last three months.
  • Continuous employment: your employment must be continuous for at least 13 weeks.
  • You may work for more than one ACT employer, operate a small business and/or be self-employed if you are working in the same occupation and at the same skill level.
  • Taxable income
    • Employee: no less than $26 per hour (excluding casual loading).
    • Small Business owner: minimum $13,000 income for last three months.
    • Self-employment on an ABN: minimum $520 per week.
  • Any employment claimed must be recorded on your SkillSelect EOI.

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Spouse/Partner employment

Points:

Is your spouse / partner currently working in the ACT or surrounding ‘commuter’ region? They must meet the minimum criteria below:

  • They must be working a minimum 20 hours per week for the three months immediately before the date of Matrix submission.
  • Continuous employment: their employment must be continuous for at least 13 weeks.
  • They may work for more than one employer and / or be self-employed.
  • Their employer must provide a Statutory Declaration confirming their employment. See Attachment E.
  • They meet the Home Affairs requirement for ‘competent’ English or hold an Australian passport.
  • If they are self-employed on an ABN:
    • Their gross weekly income exceeds $520 for each week of employment claimed; and
    • Their business has been operating in Canberra for at least 12 months.

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  • Spouse employability

Tertiary Qualification

Points:

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

Your selected qualification must be recorded on your Home Affairs SkillSelect EOI.

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Years of Study at an ACT Tertiary Institution

Points:

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 tertiary institution in the last eight years?

  • You must have a letter of course completion from the ACT institution to prove the claimed period and location of study.
  • You must be resident in Canberra during your claimed period of study.
  • Distance education or online attendance is not accepted.
  • A PY undertaken in the ACT meets the one-year study criteria.
  • Two or more courses, including a PY, may be counted to prove the period of ACT study. The courses do not have to be continuous. The courses cannot be concurrent.

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Close family ties in Canberra

Points:

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

They must be an Australian citizen/permanent resident

A close family member is defined as a spouse/ partner, child, parent, brother, sister, aunt, uncle or grandparent of the main applicant or their spouse/ partner.

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Assets in Canberra

Points:

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 rates notice to prove ownership.

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