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Ceiling Limit Reached for Most IT & Engineering Jobs in Australia- Now Get your file ready for July, 2017

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 14, Apr 2017

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The key skilled occupations in Australia, i.e. Occupations of IT, Engineering, Accounts, and finance, etc. have reached their ceiling limit for allocation of new skilled visas for the year 2016-17. Most of the occupations under the mentioned categories have now been closed for the new applications until July 01, 2017.

Occupation Ceiling Limit met for IT & Engineering Occupations

The government of Australia every year releases the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) and Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL). These lists contain the high demand occupations across various states and territories of Australia.

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The overseas skilled workers looking to work in Australia can nominate an occupation from one of these lists to apply for a skilled visa.

Occupations Reached the Occupation Ceiling Limit


However, each occupation listed in SOL or CSOL of Australia has a maximum limit (i.e. Occupation Ceiling Limit) of receiving applications for a particular year. The DIBP (Department of Immigration and Border Protection) doesn’t accept the skilled visa applications for a particular occupation, once its Occupation Ceiling Limit is reached.

Currently, most occupations under IT and Engineering category have reached the ceiling limit. In fact a few of them are oversubscribed. The key occupations which have met the ceiling limit are, engineering technologist, aeronautical engineer, environmental engineer, biomedical engineer, naval architect, network administrator, computer network and system engineer, network analyst, etc.

Hence, the people who want to apply for visa nominating these occupations will now have to wait till July, 2017, when the new migration program is going to open for the year 2017-18. In July, 2017, the government will release the new Skilled Occupation List (SOL) and Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL) with fresh quota of applications for every occupation included in these lists.

Status of Accounts and Finance Occupations

The Accounts and finance occupations, i.e. Occupation of Accountant and Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers are also about to reach the maximum limit. Although, few occupations mentioned above are showing few applications left, however, you must confirm the updated status of the occupation ceiling limit for these occupations as there is every chance of limit is met by now.

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You may confirm the updated status of listed occupations in SOL or CSOL by sending a mail at

Get your File ready for July, 2017

If you are willing to live and work in Australia, however, got stuck due to occupation ceiling limit reached, you must coordinate with a registered Australia Visa and Immigration Consultancy Service to get your file ready for the upcoming fresh quota of application in July, 2017.

The competition for the Australian skilled visas is immense; hence, you must get ready with your documents and files well in advance to apply first for the relevant occupation through SkillSelect online system.


Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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