Australian 2017 – 2018 Occupation Ceiling

2017 - 2018 Australian occupation ceilings

Each year the Australian government publishes their Australian Occupations Ceilings list.

The Australian Occupations ceiling governs the number of invitations the government will issue to migrants applying for Australian Migration when applying using one of the Australian Occupations In Demand.

If you are applying for An Australian visa, keep in mind that there is not an infinite number of places available. Relatively speaking, visa places are limited and for certain occupations, the chances of receiving an invitation to emigrate to Australia are particularly difficult.

As an example, for the 2017  – 2018 migration year, If you are a Registered Nurse, Electrician or a secondary school teacher, the occupation ceilings for these occupations reaches over 34000 places.

On the flip side, if you are Veterinarian, a glazier or a midwife, you have a little over 3000 places available before the Australian Occupation Ceiling caps the places available for the current migration year.

For the full listing of occupations and occupation ceiling values for the 2017 – 2018 migration tear, See the list below.

2017 – 2018 Australian Occupation Ceilings

Occupation ID

Description

Occupation Ceiling Value 2017-18

2211

Accountants*

4785

2241

Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians

1000

2341

Agricultural and Forestry Scientists

1000

3421

Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics

1427

2321

Architects and Landscape Architects

1474

2212

Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers*

1327

3211

Automotive Electricians

1000

2711

Barristers

1000

3991

Boat Builders and Shipwrights

1000

3311

Bricklayers and Stonemasons

1271

3941

Cabinetmakers

1905

3312

Carpenters and Joiners

6968

2322

Cartographers and Surveyors

1000

3513

Chefs

2675

2331

Chemical and Materials Engineers

1000

1341

Child Care Centre Managers

1000

2521

Chiropractors and Osteopaths

1000

3122

Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

1000

2332

Civil Engineering Professionals

3296

2631

Computer Network Professionals*

1318

1331

Construction Managers

5400

2621

Database and Systems Administrators and ICT Security Specialists

2391

2411

Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers

2639

3422

Electrical Distribution Trades Workers

1000

3123

Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

1000

2333

Electrical Engineers

1042

3411

Electricians

9354

2334

Electronics Engineers*

1000

3423

Electronics Trades Workers

1878

1332

Engineering Managers

1155

2531

General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers

3495

3331

Glaziers

1000

1342

Health and Welfare Services Managers

1374

2611

ICT Business and Systems Analysts*

1574

2335




Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers*

2178

2533

Internal Medicine Specialists

1000

2245

Land Economists and Valuers

1000

2512

Medical Imaging Professionals

1113

2346

Medical Laboratory Scientists

1487

3232

Metal Fitters and Machinists

5330

2541

Midwives

1090

3212

Motor Mechanics

5980

2524

Occupational Therapists

1109

2514

Optometrists and Orthoptists

1000

2339

Other Engineering Professionals*

1000

2519

Other Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals

1000

2539

Other Medical Practitioners

1000

2349

Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals

1000

3322

Painting Trades Workers

2780

3241

Panelbeaters

1344

2525

Physiotherapists

1464

3332

Plasterers

2103

3341

Plumbers

5507

2526

Podiatrists

1000

3233

Precision Metal Trades Workers

1000

2534

Psychiatrists

1000

2723

Psychologists

1750

2544

Registered Nurses

16741

2414

Secondary School Teachers

7910

3222

Sheetmetal Trades Workers

1000

2725

Social Workers

1562

2613

Software and Applications Programmers*

6202

2713

Solicitors

4161

2415

Special Education Teachers

1000

2527

Speech Professionals and Audiologists

1000

3223

Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers

4426

2535

Surgeons

1000

2633

Telecommunications Engineering Professionals

1000

3132

Telecommunications Technical Specialists

1000

2347

Veterinarians

1000

3334

Wall and Floor Tilers

1407

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