The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has released the new occupation ceilings list for the 2017–18 programme year.
Occupation Ceilings refer to the limit of EOI’s that can be selected for skilled migration from a specific occupation group. These limits are applicable to Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) only and are a key element to understand why the minimum points required for an invitation may sometimes be higher than the pass mark of 60 points for certain occupations.
The below are the occupation groups with the higher values assigned:
2544 Registered Nurses: 16741
3411 Electricians: 9354
2414 Secondary School Teachers: 7910
3312 Carpenters and Joiners: 6968
2613 Software and Applications Programmers: 6202
3212 Motor Mechanics: 5980
3341 Plumbers: 5507
1331 Construction Managers: 5400
3232 Metal Fitters and Machinists: 5330
2211 Accountants: 4785
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