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Occupation Ceilings For 2019 and 2020 Finally Announced

Occupation Ceilings For 2019 and 2020 Finally Announced

BREAKING NEWS: Occupation Ceilings for 2019-2020 Announced

This week the Department of Home Affairs has published the occupation ceilings list for the new 2019 – 2020 financial year.

The occupation ceilings list may apply to skilled visas requiring invitation (Expression of Interest – EOI), including under the skilled independent visa (subclass 189) and skilled regional (provisional) visa subclass 489, the latter visa to be replaced by Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa commencing 16 November 2019.

Occupation groups dominating the occupation ceilings list are: 

  • 2544 – Registered Nurses with occupation ceilings set at 17,509 and is quickly filling up 
  • 3312 – Carpenters and Joiners with maximum 8,536 invitations
  • 2613 – Software and Applications Programmers  occupation ceilings set at 8,748
  • 3411 – Electricians is allocated 8,624 nominations 
  • 2414 – Secondary School Teachers have 8,052
  • 1213 – Livestock Farmers with 5,934 nominations
  • 2247 – Management consultant with occupation ceiling of 5,269

This occupation ceilings list does not apply to State or Territory Nominated Skilled Nomination Visa (subclass 190), Employer Sponsored, and Business Innovation and Investment visas.

List of the occupation ceilings for 2019-2020 fiscal year, as of 22 July 2019, is as shown below. 

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Occupation group code Occupation group description Occupation Ceiling FY2019-2020
1213 Livestock Farmers 5,934
1331 Construction Managers 4,983
1332 Engineering Managers 1,000
1341 Child Care Centre Managers 1,000
1342 Health and Welfare Services Managers 1,785
1399 Other Specialist Managers 3,044
2111 Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers 1,000
2112 Music Professionals 1,000
2121 Artistic Directors, and Media Producers and Presenters 1,098
2211 Accountants  2,746
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers  1,552
2241 Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians 1,000
2243 Economists 1,000
2245 Land Economists and Valuers 1,000
2247 Management consultant 5,269
2321 Architects and Landscape Architects 2,171
2322 Cartographers and Surveyors 1,000
2331 Chemical and Materials Engineers 1,000
2332 Civil Engineering Professionals 3,772
2333 Electrical Engineers 1,000
2334 Electronics Engineers 1,000
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers  1,600
2336 Mining Engineers 1,000
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 1,000
2341 Agricultural and Forestry Scientists 1,000
2342 Chemists, and Food and Wine Scientists 1,000
2343 Environmental Scientists 1,472
2344 Geologists, Geophysicists and Hydrogeologists 1,000
2345 Life Scientists 1,000
2346 Medical Laboratory Scientists 1,505
2347 Veterinarians 1,000
2349 Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals 1,000
2411 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers 2,294
2414 Secondary School Teachers 8,052
2415 Special Education Teachers 1,111
2421 University Lecturers and Tutors 3,407
2512 Medical Imaging Professionals 1,203
2514 Optometrists and Orthoptists 1,000
2519 Other Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals 1,000
2521 Chiropractors and Osteopaths 1,000
2524 Occupational Therapists 1,082
2525 Physiotherapists 1,784
2526 Podiatrists 1,000
2527 Speech Professionals and Audiologists 1,000
2531 General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers 3,550
2533 Internal Medicine Specialists 1,000
2534 Psychiatrists