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New Occupation Ceilings | 2016/17

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New Occupation Ceilings released for 2016/17

With the new skilled occupation list being release last month, many of our clients have also asked about the new occupation ceilings (or limit on places available) for each occupation.

 
Below is a table that outlines the new ceilings for next year 2016/17.
Notable changes
Accountants has risen from 2525 to 4777. While this is great news for accountants, there will still be strong competition as it’s still below the previous levels from 2013/14 and 2014/15.
Most Engineering occupations have dropped (only slightly) with Electrical Engineers one of the few to rise.
Registered nurses continue to rise up from 13,872 to 16,346 making it still the number 1 occupation in demand.
For trades the biggest occupation is Electricians at 9,345 followed by Carpenters (and Joiners) at 7,718.
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Description Occupation Ceiling Value 2016-2017
Construction Managers 5289
Engineering Managers 1407
Production Managers 3368
Child Care Centre Managers 1000
Health and Welfare Services Managers 1177
Accountants* 4777
Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 1413
Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians 1000
Land Economists and Valuers 1035
Marine Transport Professionals 1000
Architects and Landscape Architects 1391
Cartographers and Surveyors 1000
Chemical and Materials Engineers 1000
Civil Engineering Professionals 2174
Electrical Engineers 1254
Electronics Engineers 1000
Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 1539
Other Engineering Professionals 1000
Agricultural and Forestry Scientists 1000
Medical Laboratory Scientists 1602
Veterinarians 1000
Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals 1000
Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers 1822
Secondary School Teachers 8032
Special Education Teachers 1126
Medical Imaging Professionals 1000
Optometrists and Orthoptists 1000
Orthotist or Prosthetist 1000
Chiropractors and Osteopaths 1000
Occupational Therapists 1000
P hysiotherapists 1345
Podiatrists 1000
Speech Professionals and Audiologists 1000
General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers 3495
Anaesthetists 1000
Internal Medicine Specialists 1000
Psychiatrists 1000
Surgeons 1000
Other Medical Practitioners 1315
Midwives 1017
Registered Nurses 16346
ICT Business and Systems Analysts 1482
Software and Applications Programmers 5662
Computer Network Professionals 1426
Telecommunications Engineering Professionals 1000
Barristers 1000
Solicitors 5154
Psychologists 1532
Social Workers 1783
Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1000
Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1000
Telecommunications Technical Specialists 1000
Automotive Electricians 1000
Motor Mechanics 5597
Sheetmetal Trades Workers 1000
Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers 4466
Metal Fitters and Machinists 6677
Precision Metal Trades Workers 1000
Panelbeaters 1000
Bricklayers and Stonemasons 1751
Carpenters and Joiners 7718
Painting Trades Workers 2871
Glaziers 1000
Plasterers 2149
Wall and Floor Tilers 1475
Plumbers 5169
Electricians 9345
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics 1701
Electrical Distribution Trades Workers 1000
Electronics Trades Workers 1993
Chefs 2854
Cabinetmakers 1568
Boat Builders and Shipwrights 1000
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