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.
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|
|Child Care Centre Managers||1000|
|Health and Welfare Services Managers||1177|
|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|
|Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers||1539|
|Other Engineering Professionals||1000|
|Agricultural and Forestry Scientists||1000|
|Medical Laboratory Scientists||1602|
|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|
|Speech Professionals and Audiologists||1000|
|General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers||3495|
|Internal Medicine Specialists||1000|
|Other Medical Practitioners||1315|
|ICT Business and Systems Analysts||1482|
|Software and Applications Programmers||5662|
|Computer Network Professionals||1426|
|Telecommunications Engineering Professionals||1000|
|Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians||1000|
|Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians||1000|
|Telecommunications Technical Specialists||1000|
|Sheetmetal Trades Workers||1000|
|Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers||4466|
|Metal Fitters and Machinists||6677|
|Precision Metal Trades Workers||1000|
|Bricklayers and Stonemasons||1751|
|Carpenters and Joiners||7718|
|Painting Trades Workers||2871|
|Wall and Floor Tilers||1475|
|Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics||1701|
|Electrical Distribution Trades Workers||1000|
|Electronics Trades Workers||1993|
|Boat Builders and Shipwrights||1000|