New Occupation Ceilings | 2016/17


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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DescriptionOccupation Ceiling Value 2016-2017
Construction Managers5289
Engineering Managers1407
Production Managers3368
Child Care Centre Managers1000
Health and Welfare Services Managers1177
Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers1413
Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians1000
Land Economists and Valuers1035
Marine Transport Professionals1000
Architects and Landscape Architects1391
Cartographers and Surveyors1000
Chemical and Materials Engineers1000
Civil Engineering Professionals2174
Electrical Engineers1254
Electronics Engineers1000
Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers1539
Other Engineering Professionals1000
Agricultural and Forestry Scientists1000
Medical Laboratory Scientists1602
Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals1000
Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers1822
Secondary School Teachers8032
Special Education Teachers1126
Medical Imaging Professionals1000
Optometrists and Orthoptists1000
Orthotist or Prosthetist1000
Chiropractors and Osteopaths1000
Occupational Therapists1000
P hysiotherapists1345
Speech Professionals and Audiologists1000
General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers3495
Internal Medicine Specialists1000
Other Medical Practitioners1315
Registered Nurses16346
ICT Business and Systems Analysts1482
Software and Applications Programmers5662
Computer Network Professionals1426
Telecommunications Engineering Professionals1000
Social Workers1783
Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians1000
Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians1000
Telecommunications Technical Specialists1000
Automotive Electricians1000
Motor Mechanics5597
Sheetmetal Trades Workers1000
Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers4466
Metal Fitters and Machinists6677
Precision Metal Trades Workers1000
Bricklayers and Stonemasons1751
Carpenters and Joiners7718
Painting Trades Workers2871
Wall and Floor Tilers1475
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics1701
Electrical Distribution Trades Workers1000
Electronics Trades Workers1993
Boat Builders and Shipwrights1000

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