Occupation ceilings for the 2018-19 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.

Occupation ceilings for the 2018-19 program year

Occupation ID Description Occupation Ceiling Value 2018-19 Invitations to 11/08/2018
1213 Livestock Farmers 4,841 0
1331 Construction Managers 5,982 7
1332 Engineering Managers 1,131 8
1341 Child Care Centre Managers 1,000 1
1342 Health and Welfare Services Managers 1,302 2
2211 Accountants* 3,753 300
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers* 1,342 107
2241 Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians 1,000 15
2245 Land Economists and Valuers 1,000 8
2247 Management consultant 3,894 45
2321 Architects and Landscape Architects 1,251 67
2322 Cartographers and Surveyors 1,000 13
2331 Chemical and Materials Engineers 1,000 102
2332 Civil Engineering Professionals 3,510 230
2333 Electrical Engineers 1,000 116
2334 Electronics Engineers* 300 24
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers* 1,780 142
2339 Other Engineering Professionals* 700 56
2341 Agricultural and Forestry Scientists 1,000 29
2346 Medical Laboratory Scientists 1,600 28
2347 Veterinarians 1,000 20
2349 Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals 1,000 5
2411 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers 2,488 49
2414 Secondary School Teachers 8,480 86
2415 Special Education Teachers 1,000 1
2512 Medical Imaging Professionals 1,224 2
2514 Optometrists and Orthoptists 1,000 0
2519 Other Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals 1,000 2
2521 Chiropractors and Osteopaths 1,000 6
2524 Occupational Therapists 1,227 15
2525 Physiotherapists 1,613 17
2526 Podiatrists 1,000 1
2527 Speech Professionals and Audiologists 1,000 17
2531 General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers 3,348 79
2533 Internal Medicine Specialists 1,000 7
2534 Psychiatrists 1,000 2
2535 Surgeons 1,000 4
2539 Other Medical Practitioners 1,145 177
2541 Midwives 1,000 6
2544 Registered Nurses 17,322 293
2611 ICT Business and Systems Analysts* 1,466 117
2613 Software and Applications Programmers* 7,271 581
2621 Database and Systems Administrators and ICT Security Specialists 2,660 204
2631 Computer Network Professionals* 2,167 173
2633 Telecommunications Engineering Professionals 1,000 182
2711 Barristers 1,000 0
2713 Solicitors 3,770 38
2723 Psychologists 2,228 14
2725 Social Workers 2,125 37
3122 Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1,000 9
3123 Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1,000 3
3132 Telecommunications Technical Specialists 1,000 6
3211 Automotive Electricians 1,000 0
3212 Motor Mechanics 6,099 9
3222 Sheetmetal Trades Workers 1,000 0
3223 Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers 4,639 2
3232 Metal Fitters and Machinists 6,989 2
3233 Precision Metal Trades Workers 1,000 0
3241 Panelbeaters 1,000 0
3311 Bricklayers and Stonemasons 1,594 1
3312 Carpenters and Joiners 8,372 5
3322 Painting Trades Workers 3,277 2
3331 Glaziers 1,000 0
3332 Plasterers 2,081 0
3334 Wall and Floor Tilers 1,259 0
3341 Plumbers 5,766 2
3411 Electricians 9,303 12
3421 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics 1,836 0
3422 Electrical Distribution Trades Workers 1,019 0
3423 Electronics Trades Workers 1,769 10
3513 Chefs 2,821 12
3941 Cabinetmakers 1,421 0
3991 Boat Builders and Shipwrights 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.