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Trends in General Skilled Migration – October 2017

Current invitation round

An invitation round for skill select took place on 4 October 2017 with the next round due on 18 October 2017. For the remainder of the year, invitation rounds will be issued twice per month.

The following information may be useful to those who submitted their expression on interest and currently waiting on an outcome:

4 October 2017

Visa subclass

Maximum number

Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)

1250

Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489)

100

18 October 2017

Visa subclass

Maximum number

Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)

1250

Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489)

100

Previous invitation rounds

The results from previous invitation rounds are shown below:

2017

 

State and Territory nominations

Nominations by State and Territory Governments – August 2017

The number of intending migrants who received nominations from State and Territory Governments in August 2017 is shown in the table below:

Visa subclass

ACT

NSW

NT

Qld

SA

Tas.

Vic.

WA

Total

Skilled – Nominated (subclass 190) visa

54

41

48

127

104

 53

149

0

576

Skilled – Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa

0

69

19 

60

267

53

0

0

468

Business Innovation and Investment (subclass 188 visa

3

45

0

42

12

2

122

16

242

Business Talent (Permanent) (subclass 132) visa

0

5

0

17

44

1

0

10

77

Total

57

160

67

246

427

109

271

26

1363

 

Occupation ceilings

The table below shows the occupation ceilings for the 2017-2018 programme year for each occupation on the list of eligible skilled occupations by four-digit ANZSCO code unit group, and the number of invitations that will be issued in this programme year.

Occupation ceiling values are based on a percentage of stock employment figures for each occupation.  Stock employment figures are provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and represent the number of people employed in Australia in each occupation. 

The ceilings ensure the skilled migration programme is not dominated by a narrow group of occupations.

Occupation ceilings do not apply to State or Territory Nominated, Employer Sponsored or Business Innovation and Investment visa subclasses.

Occupation ceilings for the 2017-18 programme year

Occupation ID

Description

Occupation Ceiling Value 2017-18

Invitations to date

1331

Construction Managers

5400

34

1332

Engineering Managers

1155

9

1341

Child Care Centre Managers

1000

3

1342

Health and Welfare Services Managers

1374

5

2211

Accountants*

4785

1434

2212

Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers*

1327

396

2241

Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians

1000

17

2245

Land Economists and Valuers

1000

8

2321

Architects and Landscape Architects

1474

64

2322

Cartographers and Surveyors

1000

11

2331

Chemical and Materials Engineers

1000

108

2332

Civil Engineering Professionals

3296

242

2333

Electrical Engineers

1042

133

2334

Electronics Engineers*

1000

300

2335

Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers*

2178

648

2339

Other Engineering Professionals*

1000

300

2341

Agricultural and Forestry Scientists

1000

37

2346

Medical Laboratory Scientists

1487

20

2347

Veterinarians

1000

10

2349

Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals

1000

9

2411

Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers

2639

33

2414

Secondary School Teachers

7910

101

2415

Special Education Teachers

1000

3

2512

Medical Imaging Professionals

1113

16

2514

Optometrists and Orthoptists

1000

1

2519

Other Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals

1000

0

2521

Chiropractors and Osteopaths

1000

5

2524

Occupational Therapists

1109

15

2525

Physiotherapists

1464

23

2526

Podiatrists

1000

2

2527

Speech Professionals and Audiologists

1000

13

2531

General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers

3495

63

2533

Internal Medicine Specialists

1000

5

2534

Psychiatrists

1000

3

2535

Surgeons

1000

3

2539

Other Medical Practitioners

1000

92

2541

Midwives

1090

3

2544

Registered Nurses

16741

505

2611

ICT Business and Systems Analysts*

1574

468

2613

Software and Applications Programmers*

6202

1860

2621

Database and Systems Administrators and ICT Security Specialists

2391

101

2631

Computer Network Professionals*

1318

390

2633

Telecommunications Engineering Professionals

1000

252

2711

Barristers

1000

0

2713

Solicitors

4161

55

2723

Psychologists

1750

9

2725

Social Workers

1562

38

3122

Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

1000

22

3123

Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

1000

16

3132

Telecommunications Technical Specialists

1000

7

3211

Automotive Electricians

1000

0

3212

Motor Mechanics

5980

34

3222

Sheetmetal Trades Workers

1000

1

3223

Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers

4426

11

3232

Metal Fitters and Machinists

5330

11

3233

Precision Metal Trades Workers

1000

0

3241

Panelbeaters

1344

1

3311

Bricklayers and Stonemasons

1271

7

3312

Carpenters and Joiners

6968

14

3322

Painting Trades Workers

2780

3

3331

Glaziers

1000

1

3332

Plasterers

2103

1

3334

Wall and Floor Tilers

1407

0

3341

Plumbers

5507

3

3411

Electricians

9354

18

3421

Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics

1427

3

3422

Electrical Distribution Trades Workers

1000

1

3423

Electronics Trades Workers

1878

20

3513

Chefs

2675

35

3941

Cabinetmakers

1905

2

3991

Boat Builders and Shipwrights

1000

0

 

General Information on Skill Select:

Department of Immigration and Border Protection regularly updates and publishes information relating to skills select process, information on invitation rounds as well as frequently asked questions.  For further information feel free to visit: http://www.border.gov.au/Trav/Visa-1/189-?modal=/Trav/Work/Skil or email me with your questions: This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it.

 

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