Occupation Ceilings for 2017-18 Program Year Released
The Department of Immigration has finally released the occupation ceilings for the 2017-18 Program Year.
It appears to be good news for accountants, Software Engineers and Mechanical Engineers with significantly higher ceilings for these occupations.
Results of the 12 July SkillSelect Round have also been released and this gives a good idea of the minimum points required at the moment for an invitation.
Pro Rata Occupations There have been increases in the occupation ceiling for the following pro rata occupations - it is quite possible that the required points score will reduce compared to the 2016-17 program year: Accountants: Increased by 2285 places to 4785Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers: Increased by 639 places to 2178Software and Applications Programmers: Increased by 540 places to 6202ICT Business and Systems Analysts: Increased by 92 places to 1574 The following occupations had a reduced occupation ceiling - as a result the required points or waiting times may increase: Computer Network Professionals: Decreased by 108 places to 1318Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers: Decreased by 86 places to 1327 Ceilings for the following occupations are unchanged at 1000 places: Electronics EngineersOther Engineering Professionals We also have the results of the 12 July SkillSelect Round - we saw required points for pro rata occupations being very high. This is most likely a result of a 3-month backlog of EOIs in the system, and we would expect these to reduce over the next few months: