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Australia has released the Occupation Ceilings for Program Year 2020-2021

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 13, Aug 2020

abc The Australian government has finally released the Occupation Ceilings for the program year 2020-2021. The list was being awaited eagerly, as both Australia immigration applicants as well as the experts wanted to know about the allocation of visa places against the high demand occupations of Australia. Lets' find out the details of the new ceiling list

What is Occupation Ceiling?

The Department of Home Affairs, Australia releases the occupation-ceiling list for every program year. This list indicates how many visa invitations can be issued for each high demand occupation of Australia in a program year. It also indicates the number of issued invitations on a particular date. A country cannot issue indefinite number of visas for any particular occupation, as this will create a chaos and disorder in the job market.

Click here to see the complete Australia Occupation Ceiling List 2020-21

Hence, the government decides a ceiling or limit for inviting skilled visa for every occupation. Once this ceiling or limit reached for any particular occupation, no further visas can be issued against that occupation.

Australia Occupation Ceiling 2020-21

The latest occupation list released by the government indicates the status of issued visa invitations as on 14-07-2020. Find below the list of top 10 occupations with most visa invitations for this program year, i.e. 2020-21:

Top 10 Occupation with highest Ceiling Value

Occupation ID Description Occupation Ceiling Value 2020-21 Invitations to 14/07/2020
2544 Registered Nurses 17,859 40
2414 Secondary School Teachers 8,716 0
2613 Software and Applications Programmers* 8,405 0
3411 Electricians 8,021 0
1331 Construction Managers 7,145 0
3312 Carpenters and Joiners 6,812 0
3232 Metal Fitters and Machinists 6,335 0
3341 Plumbers 5,861 0
3212 Motor Mechanics 5,205 0
2421 University Lecturers and Tutors 5,042 0

In the current list, the occupation of Registered Nurse (occupation id-2544) leads the tally with highest ceiling value of 17,859 invitations, followed by Secondary School teacher (occupation id- 2414) and Software and Application programs (occupation id-2613).

Top IT Occupations with highest Ceiling Value

The occupation of Software and Applications Programmers is right on top of the list with a ceiling value of 8,405 invitations, followed by Database and Systems Administrators and ICT Security Specialists (2,667 invitations) and ICT Business and Systems Analysts (2,273).

Occupation ID Description Occupation Ceiling Value 2020-21 Invitations to 14/07/2020
2613 Software and Applications Programmers* 8,405 0
2621 Database and Systems Administrators and ICT Security Specialists 2,667 0
2611 ICT Business and Systems Analysts* 2,273 0
2631 Computer Network Professionals* 2,245 0
2612 Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers 1,000 0

Note: *Occupations, which are subject to pro rata arrangements.

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Rajneesh Kumar

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