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 ID||Description ||Ceiling Value||Results |
|2335||Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers||2040||155|
|2412||Primary School Teachers||8940||12|
|2631||Computer Network Professionals||1800||109|
(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 ID||Description||Points |
|Visa date of|
|2331||Chemical and Materials Engineers||65||2013-07-22|
|2339||Other Engineering Professionals||65||2013-07-25|
|2611||ICT Business and Systems Analysts||65||2013-07-20|
|2613||Software and Applications Programmers||60||2013-05-28|
|2633||Telecommunications Engineering Professionals||65||2013-07-26|
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