DIBP Occupation Ceilings

An occupation ceiling will be applied to invitations to apply to migrate under the points based skilled visas of the general skilled migration programme. There will be a limit on how many invitations are issued in these subclasses for a particular occupation to ensure that the migration programme is not dominated by a small number of occupations.

Occupational ceilings do not apply to, State or Territory Nominated, Employer Sponsored or Business Innovation and Investment visa subclasses.

As there are high levels of interest from prospective skilled migrants in the below occupations, pro rata arrangements for this occupational group will apply. These arrangements are subject to change throughout the programme years:

  • ICT Business and Systems Analysts
  • Software and Applications Programmers
  • Accountants.

The table below shows the occupation ceilings for the 2014-2015 programme year for each occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) by four-digit ANZSCO code unit group, and the number of invitations issued for each occupation in the current programme year to date:

Occupations ceilings for the 2014-15 programme year

Occupation ID

Description

Ceiling Value

Results to date

1331

Construction Managers

5178

60

1332

Engineering Managers

1428

16

1335

Production Managers

3132

1

1341

Child Care Centre Managers

1000

2

1342

Health and Welfare Services Managers

1356

21

2211

Accountants

5478

2033

2212

Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers

1188

281

2241

Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians

1000

39

2245

Land Economists and Valuers

1000

16

2312

Marine Transport Professionals

1000

13

2321

Architects and Landscape Architects

1476

101

2322

Cartographers and Surveyors

1000

28

2326

Urban and Regional Planners

1000

34

2331

Chemical and Materials Engineers

1000

157

2332

Civil Engineering Professionals

2850

479

2333

Electrical Engineers

1332

162

2334

Electronics Engineers

1000

237

2335

Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers

1680

563

2336

Mining Engineers

1000

57

2339

Other Engineering Professionals

1000

353

2341

Agricultural and Forestry Scientists

1000

61

2346

Medical Laboratory Scientists

1092

34

2347

Veterinarians

1000

28

2349

Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals

1000

12

2411

Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers

1404

43

2414

Secondary School Teachers

7002

229

2415

Special Education Teachers

1044

7

2512

Medical Imaging Professionals

1014

32

2513

Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals

1470

56

2514

Optometrists and Orthoptists

1000

10

2521

Chiropractors and Osteopaths

1000

19

2523

Dental Practitioners

1000

114

2524

Occupational Therapists

1000

38

2525

Physiotherapists

1188

72

2526

Podiatrists

1000

4

2527

Speech Professionals and Audiologists

1000

17

2531

General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers

3672

159

2532

Anaesthetists

1000

11

2533

Internal Medicine Specialists

1000

28

2534

Psychiatrists

1000

12

2535

Surgeons

1000

6

2539

Other Medical Practitioners

1000

206

2541

Midwives

1000

19

2544

Registered Nurses

15042

1248

2611

ICT Business and Systems Analysts

1620

640

2613

Software and Applications Programmers

5004

1888

2631

Computer Network Professionals

1788

545

2633

Telecommunications Engineering Professionals

1000

228

2711

Barristers

1000

1

2713

Solicitors

3426

93

2723

Psychologists

1248

51

2725

Social Workers

1968

75

3122

Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

1000

26

3123

Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

1000

19

3132

Telecommunications Technical Specialists

1000

12

3211

Automotive Electricians

1000

1

3212

Motor Mechanics

6444

63

3222

Sheetmetal Trades Workers

1000

0

3223

Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers

4482

26

3232

Metal Fitters and Machinists

6816

30

3233

Precision Metal Trades Workers

1000

0

3311

Bricklayers and Stonemasons

1506

27

3312

Carpenters and Joiners

7164

98

3322

Painting Trades Workers

2448

4

3331

Glaziers

1000

1

3332

Plasterers

1980

9

3334

Wall and Floor Tilers

1110

1

3341

Plumbers

4464

52

3411

Electricians

7854

101

3421

Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics

1626

11

3422

Electrical Distribution Trades Workers

1000

1

3423

Electronics Trades Workers

2580

13

3513

Chefs

2547

39

3991

Boat Builders and Shipwrights

1000

0

4112

Dental Hygienists, Technicians and Therapists

1000

9

Source: Skillselect.gov.au

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