Australia Accountant Visa Places Cut In Half – Here Is Why

Australia Accountant Visa 2020 - 2021 Occupation Ceiling

Those of you with a keen eye may have noticed a significant reduction in the number of places allocated to Accountants in the 2021 – 2021 Australian Occupation Ceiling numbers we announced last week.

For the 2020 – 2021 Migration Year, only 1000 Australia Accountant Visa places were allocated. This figure compares to 2746 places in the 2019 – 2020 Migration year, and over 4000 in previous years.

It’s fair to say that those in the accountancy profession face a lot of competition with applicants requiring 90 points or more to be considered for an Australian Visa invitation.

Australia Accountant Visa Places – Why the Cut?

The Australian Department of Home Affairs (the department that controls Australias Migration intake) has confirmed that the 1000 places in the Accountant occupational ceiling are just for 189 and 491 family-sponsored visas. (It is not shared with other skilled categories)

Unlike previous years, the migration department has already taken off the forecasted invitations attributable to company and state nominations.

Theoretically, this accounts for approx 1700 places. This is why we are left with the 1000 places published for Accountants in the 2020 – 2021 Australian Migration Year. Note that this is a maximum and does not mean that 1000 invites will be issued.

In Short. If you are an accountant, don’t panic! However, keep in mind that competition for places under this occupation type will be as fierce as always so make sure you do everything you can to maximise your points when submitting your expression of interest.

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