SKILL SELECT – OCCUPATIONS LESS THAN 25 ABOUND


Update - Latest SkillSelect Invitation Round April 10, 2015


Australia is targeting 128,550 residency visas for skilled migrants, 60,885 for Family-stream applicants and 565 for special eligibility migrants or an overall target of 190,000 for the 2014-2015 Migration Program which includes those under the Humanitarian Program, set at 13,750 places.


Like New Zealand and Canada, Australia has a selection system in place called SkillSelect. In contrast to the two other Commonwealth nations, Australia sets a ceiling for each occupation on the list. The ceiling intends to ensure that Australia does not get skilled workers in only a small number of occupations.


Occupational ceilings do not apply to, State or Territory Nominated, Employer Sponsored or Business Innovation and Investment visa subclasses.

For occupations with high levels of interest pro rata arrangements apply. Currently, software and applications Programmers as well as accountants are the two occupations in this category.


As of April 9, the occupation ceilings show nineteen occupations with applicants less than 25. Of the 19, two occupations still have no  applicants: Sheetmetal trades workers and Boatbuilders, Shipwrights. 


The other occupations with less than 25 applicants are shown in the order of applications received and in process.

§  Aircondition and Refrigeration Mechanics – 21

§  Psychiatrists – 21

§  Optometrists,Orthoptists - 21

§  Telecommunication, Technical Specialists – 21

§  Anaesthetists – 17

§  Podiatrists – 16

§  Surgeons – 14

§  SPED Teachers - 14

§  Painting Trades Workers - 13

§  Child Care Center Managers – 12

§  Production Managers – 3

§  Barristers – 3

§  Electrical Distribution Workers – 3

§  Automotive Electricians – 2

§  Glaziers – 2

§  Wall and Floor Tilers – 2

COMPLETE SET OF OCCUPATION CEILINGS

 

The table below shows the occupation ceilings for the 2014-2015 programme year for each occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) by four-digit ANZSCO code unit group, and the number of invitations issued for each occupation in the current programme year to date:


Occupation ceilings for the 2014-15 programme year

Occupation ID

Description

Ceiling Value

Results to date

1331

Construction Managers

5178

104

1332

Engineering Managers

1428

36

1335

Production Managers

3132

3

1341

Child Care Centre Managers

1000

12

1342

Health and Welfare Services Managers

1356

41

2211

Accountants

5478

4902

2212

Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers

1188

618

2241

Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians

1000

67

2245

Land Economists and Valuers

1000

28

2312

Marine Transport Professionals

1000

26

2321

Architects and Landscape Architects

1476

233

2322

Cartographers and Surveyors

1000

58

2326

Urban and Regional Planners

1000

62

2331

Chemical and Materials Engineers

1000

305

2332

Civil Engineering Professionals

2850

864

2333

Electrical Engineers

1332

323

2334

Electronics Engineers

1000

438

2335

Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers

1680

1081

2336

Mining Engineers

1000

110

2339

Other Engineering Professionals

1000

675

2341

Agricultural and Forestry Scientists

1000

115

2346

Medical Laboratory Scientists

1092

72

2347

Veterinarians

1000

76

2349

Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals

1000

26

2411

Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers

1404

100

2414

Secondary School Teachers

7002

444

2415

Special Education Teachers

1044

14

2512

Medical Imaging Professionals

1014

76

2513

Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals

1470

96

2514

Optometrists and Orthoptists

1000

21

2521

Chiropractors and Osteopaths

1000

31

2523

Dental Practitioners

1000

215

2524

Occupational Therapists

1000

81

2525

Physiotherapists

1188

134

2526

Podiatrists

1000

16

2527

Speech Professionals and Audiologists

1000

43

2531

General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers

3672

358

2532

Anaesthetists

1000

17

2533

Internal Medicine Specialists

1000

45

2534

Psychiatrists

1000

21

2535

Surgeons

1000

14

2539

Other Medical Practitioners

1000

473

2541

Midwives

1000

25

2544

Registered Nurses

15 042

2109

2611

ICT Business and Systems Analysts

1620

1620

2613

Software and Applications Programmers

5005

4505

2631

Computer Network Professionals

1788

1130

2633

Telecommunications Engineering Professionals

1000

389

2711

Barristers

1000

3

2713

Solicitors

3426

170

2723

Psychologists

1248

108

2725

Social Workers

1968

156

3122

Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

1000

60

3123

Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

1000

32

3132

Telecommunications Technical Specialists

1000

21

3211

Automotive Electricians

1000

2

3212

Motor Mechanics

6444

134

3222

Sheetmetal Trades Workers

1000

0

3223

Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers

4482

49

3232

Metal Fitters and Machinists

6816

47

3233

Precision Metal Trades Workers

1000

1

3311

Bricklayers and Stonemasons

1506

50

3312

Carpenters and Joiners

7164

189

3322

Painting Trades Workers

2448

13

3331

Glaziers

1000

2

3332

Plasterers

1980

16

3334

Wall and Floor Tilers

1110

2

3341

Plumbers

4464

86

3411

Electricians

7854

157

3421

Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics

1626

21

3422

Electrical Distribution Trades Workers

1000

3

3423

Electronics Trades Workers

2580

28

3513

Chefs

2547

85

3991

Boat Builders and Shipwrights

1000

0

4112

Dental Hygienists, Technicians and Therapists

1000

23

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