Another 190,000 Australian Permanent Resident Visas from July 2015 to June 2016.

Australia’s Migration Program offers up to 190,000 permanent migration places for the government’s 2015-16 fiscal year. 

The current year migration program designed to meet Australia’s economic and social needs, is comprised of up to:

•   128,550 Skill stream places

•   57,400 Family stream places

•   565 Special Eligibility stream places. 

At least 3,485 Child places will be available outside the managed Migration Programme.

From 2015-16 Child visas (excluding Orphan Relative visas) will no longer be counted under the managed Migration Programme. Additional Child visa places will be available over the next four years as it transitions to a fully demand driven programme by 2019-20.  Removing

Child visas from the managed Migration Programme will ensure planning levels do not act as a barrier or delay to inter-country adoption (or uniting other children with their Australian families). 

Orphan relative visas will form part of the Other Family category within the managed Migration Programme.

Occupation Ceilings

The table below (from the Australian official website) shows the occupation ceilings for the 2015-2016 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 2015-16 programme year.

Occupation ID

Description

Ceiling Value

Results to date

1331

Construction Managers

5640

0

1332

Engineering Managers

1014

0

1335

Production Managers

3582

0

1341

Child Care Centre Managers

1000

0

1342

Health and Welfare Services Managers

1410

0

2211

Accountants

2525

0

2212

Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers

1000

0

2241

Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians

1000

0

2245

Land Economists and Valuers

1000

0

2312

Marine Transport Professionals

1000

0

2321

Architects and Landscape Architects

1650

0

2322

Cartographers and Surveyors

1000

0

2326

Urban and Regional Planners

1000

0

2331

Chemical and Materials Engineers

1000

0

2332

Civil Engineering Professionals

2970

0

2333

Electrical Engineers

1230

0

2334

Electronics Engineers

1000

0

2335

Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers

1788

0

2336

Mining Engineers

1000

0

2339

Other Engineering Professionals

1000

0

2341

Agricultural and Forestry Scientists

1000

0

2346

Medical Laboratory Scientists

1362

0

2347

Veterinarians

1000

0

2349

Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals

1000

0

2411

Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers

1980

0

2414

Secondary School Teachers

8352

0

2415

Special Education Teachers

1158

0

2512

Medical Imaging Professionals

1092

0

2513

Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals

1578

0

2514

Optometrists and Orthoptists

1000

0

2521

Chiropractors and Osteopaths

1000

0

2524

Occupational Therapists

1000

0

2525

Physiotherapists

1104

0

2526

Podiatrists

1000

0

2527

Speech Professionals and Audiologists

1000

0

2531

General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers

3558

0

2532

Anaesthetists

1000

0

2533

Internal Medicine Specialists

1000

0

2534

Psychiatrists

1000

0

2535

Surgeons

1000

0

2539

Other Medical Practitioners

1000

0

2541

Midwives

1000

0

2544

Registered Nurses

13872

0

2611

ICT Business and Systems Analysts

1536

0

2613

Software and Applications Programmers

5364

0

2631

Computer Network Professionals

1986

0

2633

Telecommunications Engineering Professionals

1000

0

2711

Barristers

1000

40

2713

Solicitors

3252

0

2723

Psychologists

1212

0

2725

Social Workers

2166

0

3122

Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

1000

0

3123

Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

1000

0

3132

Telecommunications Technical Specialists

1000

0

3211

Automotive Electricians

1000

0

3212

Motor Mechanics

6108

0

3222

Sheetmetal Trades Workers

1000

0

3223

Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers

4416

0

3232

Metal Fitters and Machinists

8070

0

3233

Precision Metal Trades Workers

1000

0

3241

Panelbeaters

1134

0

3311

Bricklayers and Stonemasons

1656

0

3312

Carpenters and Joiners

7290

0

3322

Painting Trades Workers

2802

0

3331

Glaziers

1000

0

3332

Plasterers

1866

0

3334

Wall and Floor Tilers

1284

0

3341

Plumbers

5130

0

3411

Electricians

8772

0

3421

Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics

1038

0

3422

Electrical Distribution Trades Workers

1000

0

3423

Electronics Trades Workers

2076

0

3513

Chefs

2475

0

3991

Boat Builders and Shipwrights

1000

0

3941

Cabinetmakers

1530

0

4112

Dental Hygienists, Technicians and Therapists

1000

0

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