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Updated Occupation Ceilings for Migration Year 2020-21

Under the independent, skilled regional (provisional) visas an ‘occupation ceiling’ may be applied to issue the invitations which mean there is a limit of how many invitations can be issued for skilled migration from a particular occupation group, whereas it has also considered that once the limit has reached then there will be no further invitations for the particular occupation group for that program year. However, it also has indicated that the skilled migration program is not subject to the small number of occupations, the invitation will be allocated to the desire aspirants even from the other occupation groups though their ranking is lower.

The table below shows the occupation ceilings for the 2020-2021 program year for each occupation on the list of eligible skilled occupations by the ANZSCO code unit group.

Top 5 occupations where large number of places were added compared to last year are:

Unit Code Occupation Title Places added compared to last year
1331 Construction Managers 2162
2421 University Lecturers and Tutors 1635
1399 Other Specialist Managers 1144
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 1082
2411 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers 1027

Top 5 occupations where large number of places were removed compared to last year are

Unit Code Occupation Title Places added compared to last year
4523 Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials 2809
2211 Accountants 1746
3312 Carpenters and Joiners 1724
3212 Motor Mechanics 1194
2247 Management consultant 743

Top 5 occupations with highest ceiling values for migration year 2020-21 are

Unit Code Occupation Title Places added compared to last year
2544 Registered Nurses 17859
2414 Secondary School Teachers 8716
2613 Software and Applications Programmers* 8405
3411 Electricians 8021
1331 Construction Managers 7145

Following occupations received more than 20 invitations in July 2020

Occupation ID Occupation Name Occupation Ceiling Value 2020-21 Invitations to 14/07/2020
331 Chemical and Materials Engineers 1000 65
2332 Civil Engineering Professionals 3919 141
2333 Electrical Engineers 1348 98
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers* 2682 48
2336 Mining Engineers 1000 20
2544 Registered Nurses 17859 40
2633 Telecommunications Engineering Professionals 1000 76

Following occupations received less than 20 invitations in July 2020:

Occupation ID Occupation Name Occupation Ceiling Value 2020-21 Invitations to 14/07/2020
2334 Electronics Engineers* 1000 <20
2339 Other Engineering Professionals* 1000 <20
2341 Agricultural and Forestry Scientists 1000 <20
2342 Chemists, and Food and Wine Scientists 1000 <20
2345 Life Scientists 1000 <20
2512 Medical Imaging Professionals 1161 <20
2524 Occupational Therapists 1461 <20
2525 Physiotherapists 1685 <20
2531 General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers 4257 <20
2533 Internal Medicine Specialists 1000 <20
2539 Other Medical Practitioners 1168 <20
2541 Midwives 1333 <20
2723 Psychologists 1545 <20
3122 Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1000 <20
3123 Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1000 <20
3132 Telecommunications Technical Specialists 1000 <20
2334 Electronics Engineers* 1000 <20

Complete list of ceiling values is available on the Department of Home Affairs website.

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