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19th August 2013
Volume 257

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In this edition we cover the contents of the Occupational Ceiling Report from the DIAC.

Occupation Ceiling




Occupation ceilings apply to invitations for migration under the points based visas of the general skilled migration program. There is a limit on how many invitations are issued for general skilled migration for a particular occupation in a financial year. 



For the month of August 2013, the two rounds conducted on the 5th and 19th will comprise a maximum of 2500 invitations for applicants who have submitted an Expression of Interest for the Skilled-Independent (189) or Skilled-Regional (Provisional) visa (489) subclasses.


The occupations and their limit as well as the results to date are listed below for a few occupations that we've received a number of inquiries about, you can find the entire list here:


Occupation IDDescription      Ceiling ValueResults 
To Date
2333Electrical Engineers150047
2335Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers2040155
2412Primary School Teachers894012
2544Registered Nurses13560351
2631Computer Network Professionals1800109

 (Figures released August 6th 2013)


The department is currently working on arrangements for the occupations stalled under the new pro-rata allocation. They expect to arrange the remaining places  and issue invitations in the next round on 2nd September 2013. 


The occupations affected by this update are:


Occupation IDDescriptionPoints 
Visa date of
2331Chemical and Materials Engineers652013-07-22
2334Electronics Engineers602013-05-26
2339Other Engineering Professionals652013-07-25
2611ICT Business and Systems Analysts652013-07-20
2613Software and Applications Programmers602013-05-28
2633Telecommunications Engineering Professionals652013-07-26



These ceiling figures also include the number of people who can be sponsored by State and Territory Government, therefore they also constitute the ceiling for subclass 190 applications.


Please note that these figures were released after the 5th of August invitation rounds. Once the new figures are released after today's rounds we will inform our readers






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