Occupation ceilings in Australia for the 2018-19 program year

Occupation ceilings in Australia for the 2018-19 program year

Occupation ceilings in Australia for the 2018-19 program year

Occupation ceilings in Australia for the 2018-19 program year

Occupation ceilings

An ‘occupation ceiling’ might be applied to invitations issued under the independent, skilled regional (provisional) visas. This means there will be a limit on how many EOIs can be selected for skilled migration from an occupation group. This ensures that the skilled migration program is not dominated by a small number of occupations. Once this limit is reached, no further invitations for that particular occupation group will be issued for that program year. Invitations will then be allocated to intending migrants in other occupation groups even if they are lower ranking. See the ‘occupation ceilings’ tab on this page.

The table below shows the occupation ceilings for the 2018-2019 program years for each occupation on the list of eligible skilled occupations by four-digit ANZSCO code unit group.

Occupation ceiling values are based on a percentage of stock employment figures for each occupation. Stock employment figures are provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and represent the number of people employed in Australia in each occupation.

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

Occupation ceilings for the 2018-19 program year

  1. Construction Managers
  2. Engineering Managers
  3. Child Care Centre Managers
  4. Health and Welfare Services Managers
  5. Other Specialist Managers
  6. Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers
  7. Music Professionals
  8. Artistic Directors, and Media Producers and Presenters
  9. Accountants
  10. Auditors, Company Secretaries, and Corporate Treasurers
  11. Actuaries, Mathematicians, and Statisticians
  12. Economists
  13. Land Economists and Valuers
  14. Management consultant
  15. Architects and Landscape Architects
  16. Cartographers and Surveyors
  17. Chemical and Materials Engineers
  18. Civil Engineering Professionals
  19. Electrical Engineers
  20. Electronics Engineers
  21. Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers
  22. Mining Engineers
  23. Other Engineering Professionals
  24. Agricultural and Forestry Scientists
  25. Chemists, and Food and Wine Scientists
  26. Environmental Scientists
  27. Geologists, Geophysicists and Hydrogeologists
  28. Life Scientists
  29. Medical Laboratory Scientists
  30. Veterinarians
  31. Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals
  32. Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers
  33. Secondary School Teachers
  34. Special Education Teachers
  35. University Lecturers and Tutors
  36. Medical Imaging Professionals
  37. Optometrists and Orthoptists
  38. Other Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals
  39. Chiropractors and Osteopaths
  40. Occupational Therapists
  41. Physiotherapists
  42. Podiatrists
  43. Speech Professionals and Audiologists
  44. General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers
  45. Internal Medicine Specialists
  46. Psychiatrists
  47. Surgeons
  48. Other Medical Practitioners
  49. Midwives
  50. Registered Nurses
  51. ICT Business and Systems Analysts
  52. Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers
  53. Software and Applications Programmers
  54. Database and Systems Administrators and ICT Security Specialists
  55. Computer Network Professionals
  56. Telecommunications Engineering Professionals
  57. Barristers
  58. Solicitors
  59. Psychologists
  60. Social Workers
  61. Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians
  62. Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians
  63. Telecommunications Technical Specialists
  64. Automotive Electricians
  65. Motor Mechanics
  66. Sheetmetal Trades Workers
  67. Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers
  68. Metal Fitters and Machinists
  69. Precision Metal Trades Workers
  70. Panelbeaters
  71. Bricklayers and Stonemasons
  72. Carpenters and Joiners
  73. Painting Trades Workers
  74. Glaziers
  75. Plasterers
  76. Wall and Floor Tilers
  77. Plumbers
  78. Electricians
  79. Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics
  80. Electrical Distribution Trades Workers
  81. Electronics Trades Workers
  82. Chefs
  83. Animal Attendants and Trainers
  84. Cabinetmakers
  85. Boat Builders and Shipwrights
  86. Sports Coaches, Instructors, and Officials
  87. Sportspersons
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