Sign up to our Migration Newsletter

Please let us know your name.

Please let us know your email address.

(Optional) I am interested in...
Invalid Input


View our recent newsletters
No further Invitations for Other Engineering Professionals (2339) and Computer Network Professionals (2631)!

All News

No further Invitations for Other Engineering Professionals (2339) and Computer Network Professionals (2631)!

No further Invitations for Other Engineering Professionals (2339) and Computer Network Professionals (2631)!

Updated numbers for occupation ceilings under the SkillSelect Programme!

Every year the Australian migration programme sets an occupation ceiling for each skilled occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL). The occupation ceiling limits the number of invitations (Invitation to Apply) which can be issued to a particular occupation under the SkillSelect programme.

As of 31 March 2017 two groups of occupations have met their respective occupation ceilings and will no longer receive further invitations for this programme year. The two groups of occupations are:

·         Other Engineering Professionals (ANZSCO Group 2339)

·         Computer Network Professional (ANZSCO Group 2631)

If your nominated occupation is from the ANZSCO Group above, you will not receive an Invitation to Apply (ITA) until the invitation rounds from 1 July 2017 onwards.

The occupation ceilings apply to the subclass 189 Skilled Independent Visa and subclass 489 Skilled Regional Sponsored Visa (Relative) categories. State or Territory Nominated visas (subclass 190 and 489), Employer Sponsored (subclass 457, ENS 186 and RSMS 187) or Business Innovation and Investment visa subclasses are not subject to the occupation ceilings.


Other Occupation Groups nearing their Occupation Ceilings

There are many other occupation groups which are reaching the occupations ceilings. The following groups may be reaching their ceilings in the next rounds of invitations:

ANZSCO Group

Occupation Ceiling

Invitations to Date

2211 – Accountants

2500

2296

2212 – Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers

1413

1265

2331 – Chemical and Materials Engineer

1000

599

2332 – Civil Engineering Professionals

2174

1428

2333 – Electrical Engineers

1254

742

2334 – Electronics Engineers

1000

879

2335 – Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers

1539

1467

2611 – ICT Business and Systems Analyst

1482

1440

2613 – Software and Applications Programmers

5662

5198

2633 – Telecommunications Engineering Professionals

1000

796

     

 

Sources:

http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Work/Skil#tab-content-3

 

Comments by Chris Johnston – Principal Lawyer and Registered Migration Agent at Work Visa Lawyers

As the migration programme year 2016-17 comes close to its end the planning numbers or quotas for certain occupations or visa subclasses may be filled. Applications affected by such scenarios will need to wait until 1 July 2017 or later to receive further progress on the application.

Applicants who are keen to move on with their visa application can consider applying for state nomination or sponsorship, as the state nominated visas are not subject to the occupation ceilings. It is however important to note the requirements and obligations of the state sponsorship before applying.

This information is accurate on 31 March 2017

 

Do you need help with an Australian visa application?

At Work Visa Lawyers we are experienced in assisting applicants in all matters relating to Australian visa applications. Our areas of expertise include Skilled Migration visas, Business Skills Migration visas, Employer Sponsored Work Visas, Partner and other Family Migration visas as well as the Administrative Appeals Tribunal (AAT) Review, Judicial Review and Ministerial Intervention.

If you require further information regarding your Australia visa options you can contact us through:

(08) 8351 9956 or +61 8 8351 9956

or   This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

若您需要中文翻译与更多详细资料,请联络Work Visa Lawyers文化联系人员进伟 (Sean)

电邮:This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.
微信:Sean_CW_Choong

QR Code Sean WeChat 2

0

Related Posts

Sign up to our Migration Newsletter

Please let us know your name.

Please let us know your email address.

(Optional) I am interested in...
Invalid Input


View our recent newsletters

Our South Australia Immigration Lawyers

At Work Visa Lawyers we are experienced in assisting applicants in all matters relating to Australian visa applications. Our areas of expertise include Student Visas, Skilled Migration visas, Business visas, Employer-Sponsored visas, Partner, and other Family Migration visas, as well as Migration Review Tribunal, Judicial Review, and Ministerial Intervention. Based in Adelaide South Australia, our Immigration Lawyers and Migration Agents provide migration advice to people and businesses from all over the world.

Copyright © 2019  MARA Code of Conduct   Privacy Policy   Disclaimer  Site Map

Contact us on (+61 8) 8351 9956

Office: 230 Henley Beach Road, Torrensville, SA 5031, Australia

Post: PO Box 3057, Hilton Plaza, South Australia, 5033, Australia

ABN: 75 889 635 782

This site's contents are for general information purposes only
We recommend you seek advice from a Registered Migration Agent and Lawyer
(such as Work Visa Lawyers) in relation to your factual situation and relevant migration laws

Liability limited by a scheme approved under Professional Standards Legislation

Site by Adelaide Websites