Occupation ceilings for the 2019-20 programme year

The table below shows the occupation ceilings for the program year for each occupation on the list of eligible skilled occupations by four-digit ANZSCO code unit group.

Occupation ceiling values are based on a percentage of stock employment figures for each occupation. Stock employment figures are provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and represent the number of people employed in Australia in each occupation.

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

An ‘occupation ceiling’ might be applied to invitations issued under the independent, skilled regional (provisional) visas. This means there will be a limit on how many EOIs can be selected for skilled migration from an occupation group. This ensures that the skilled migration program is not dominated by a small number of occupations. Once this limit is reached, no further invitations for that particular occupation group will be issued for that program year. Invitations will then be allocated to intending migrants in other occupation groups even if they are lower ranking.

Occupation ceilings for the 2019-20 program year.

Occupation ID Description Occupation Ceiling Value 2019-20 Invitations to 11/07/2019
1213 Livestock Farmers 5,934 0
1331 Construction Managers 4,983 0
1332 Engineering Managers 1,000 0
1341 Child Care Centre Managers 1,000 0
1342 Health and Welfare Services Managers 1,785 0
1399 Other Specialist Managers 3,044 0
2111 Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers 1,000 0
2112 Music Professionals 1,000 0
2121 Artistic Directors, and Media Producers and Presenters 1,098 0
2211 Accountants* 2,746 83
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers* 1,552 47
2241 Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians 1,000 6
2243 Economists 1,000 <5
2245 Land Economists and Valuers 1,000 <5
2247 Management consultant 5,269 5
2321 Architects and Landscape Architects 2,171 124
2322 Cartographers and Surveyors 1,000 <5
2331 Chemical and Materials Engineers 1,000 13
2332 Civil Engineering Professionals 3,772 26
2333 Electrical Engineers 1,000 20
2334 Electronics Engineers* 1,000 30
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers* 1,600 49
2336 Mining Engineers 1,000 5
2339 Other Engineering Professionals* 1,000 30
2341 Agricultural and Forestry Scientists 1,000 <5
2342 Chemists, and Food and Wine Scientists 1,000 6
2343 Environmental Scientists 1,472 <5
2344 Geologists, Geophysicists and Hydrogeologists 1,000 <5
2345 Life Scientists 1,000 11
2346 Medical Laboratory Scientists 1,505 <5
2347 Veterinarians 1,000 0
2349 Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals 1,000 <5
2411 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers 2,294 5
2414 Secondary School Teachers 8,052 5
2415 Special Education Teachers 1,111 0
2421 University Lecturers and Tutors 3,407 <5
2512 Medical Imaging Professionals 1,203 0
2514 Optometrists and Orthoptists 1,000 0
2519 Other Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals 1,000 0
2521 Chiropractors and Osteopaths 1,000 0
2524 Occupational Therapists 1,082 0
2525 Physiotherapists 1,784 <5
2526 Podiatrists 1,000 0
2527 Speech Professionals and Audiologists 1,000 <5
2531 General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers 3,550 14
2533 Internal Medicine Specialists 1,000 0
2534 Psychiatrists 1,000 0
2535 Surgeons 1,000 0
2539 Other Medical Practitioners 1,250 11
2541 Midwives 1,218 0
2544 Registered Nurses 17,509 52
2611 ICT Business and Systems Analysts* 2,587 79
2612 Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers 1,000 7
2613 Software and Applications Programmers* 8,748 265
2621 Database and Systems Administrators and ICT Security Specialists 2,887 34
2631 Computer Network Professionals* 2,553 77
2633 Telecommunications Engineering Professionals 1,000 22
2711 Barristers 1,000 0
2713 Solicitors 4,650 <5
2723 Psychologists 1,832 0
2725 Social Workers 2,128 37
3122 Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1,000 8
3123 Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1,000 0
3132 Telecommunications Technical Specialists 1,000 0
3211 Automotive Electricians 1,000 0
3212 Motor Mechanics 6,399 <5
3222 Sheetmetal Trades Workers 1,000 0
3223 Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers 3,983 0
3232 Metal Fitters and Machinists 7,007 0
3233 Precision Metal Trades Workers 1,000 0
3241 Panelbeaters 1,000 0
3311 Bricklayers and Stonemasons 1,610 0
3312 Carpenters and Joiners 8,536 0
3322 Painting Trades Workers 3,330 <5
3331 Glaziers 1,000 0
3332 Plasterers 2,100 0
3334 Wall and Floor Tilers 1,682 0
3341 Plumbers 5,060 0
3411 Electricians 8,624 <5
3421 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics 1,851 0
3422 Electrical Distribution Trades Workers 1,000 0
3423 Electronics Trades Workers 1,313 <5
3513 Chefs 2,738 <5
3611 Animal Attendants and Trainers 1,051 0
3941 Cabinetmakers 2,112 0
3991 Boat Builders and Shipwrights 1,000 0
4523 Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials 4,071 0
4524 Sportspersons 1,000 0

*Occupations that are subject to pro rata arrangements. For Accountants (2211) the occupational ceiling also reflects volumes in other skilled visa categories.