Australian government releases Australia Occupation Ceilings for every program year to allocate the number of visa invitations against Australia's in-demand occupation. Once this ceiling or limit has met, no further visa invitations can be issued against the same occupation.
Although there is no limit on accepting the number of EOIs (Expression of Interest), it applies to the issuance of many invitations only.
The rightmost column in the list below indicates the number of issued visa places for a particular occupation on a particular date.
Australia Occupation Ceiling List- 2020-21
|Occupation ID||Description||Occupation Ceiling Value 2020-21||Invitations to 21/01/2021|
|1341||Child Care Centre Managers||1,000||0|
|1342||Health and Welfare Services Managers||1,666||<20|
|1399||Other Specialist Managers||4,188||0|
|2111||Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers||1,000||0|
|2121||Artistic Directors, and Media Producers and Presenters||1,000||0|
|2212||Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers*||1,619||0|
|2241||Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians||1,000||0|
|2245||Land Economists and Valuers||1,000||0|
|2321||Architects and Landscape Architects||1,452||0|
|2322||Cartographers and Surveyors||1,000||0|
|2331||Chemical and Materials Engineers||1,000||65|
|2332||Civil Engineering Professionals||3,919||141|
|2335||Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers*||2,682||48|
|2339||Other Engineering Professionals*||1,000||32|
|2341||Agricultural and Forestry Scientists||1,000||<20|
|2342||Chemists, and Food and Wine Scientists||1,000||<20|
|2344||Geologists, Geophysicists and Hydrogeologists||1,000||<20|
|2346||Medical Laboratory Scientists||1,536||242|
|2349||Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals||1,056||24|
|2411||Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers||3,321||0|
|2414||Secondary School Teachers||8,716||0|
|2415||Special Education Teachers||1,721||0|
|2421||University Lecturers and Tutors||5,042||0|
|2512||Medical Imaging Professionals||1,161||<20|
|2514||Optometrists and Orthoptists||1,000||0|
|2519||Other Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals||1,000||0|
|2521||Chiropractors and Osteopaths||1,000||0|
|2527||Speech Professionals and Audiologists||1,000||0|
|2531||General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers||4,257||24|
|2533||Internal Medicine Specialists||1,000||108|
|2539||Other Medical Practitioners||1,168||150|
|2611||ICT Business and Systems Analysts*||2,273||0|
|2612||Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers||1,000||0|
|2613||Software and Applications Programmers*||8,405||0|
|2621||Database and Systems Administrators and ICT Security Specialists||2,667||0|
|2631||Computer Network Professionals*||2,245||0|
|2633||Telecommunications Engineering Professionals||1,000||76|
|3122||Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians||1,000||<20|
|3123||Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians||1,000||<20|
|3132||Telecommunications Technical Specialists||1,000||<20|
|3222||Sheetmetal Trades Workers||1,000||0|
|3223||Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers||4,866||0|
|3232||Metal Fitters and Machinists||6,335||0|
|3233||Precision Metal Trades Workers||1,000||0|
|3311||Bricklayers and Stonemasons||1,712||0|
|3312||Carpenters and Joiners||6,812||0|
|3322||Painting Trades Workers||3,303||0|
|3334||Wall and Floor Tilers||1,000||0|
|3421||Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics||1,581||0|
|3422||Electrical Distribution Trades Workers||1,000||0|
|3423||Electronics Trades Workers||2,047||0|
|3611||Animal Attendants and Trainers||1,239||0|
|3991||Boat Builders and Shipwrights||1,000||0|
|4523||Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials||1,262||0|
*Occupations that are subject to pro rata arrangements.
For Accountants (2211) the occupational ceiling also reflects volumes in other skilled visa categories.
The status of available invitations for an occupation is subject to change depending on the current situation. Hence, to clarify the exact status or to get assistance to apply for a visa against any occupation, you may contact our Australia immigration expert on Toll-Free No. 78-18-000-777 or drop an e-mail to us at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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