Occupation Ceiling – A Comparison

The 2020/21 Occupation Ceiling has been released recently. The chart above illustrates the differences in value between the current year (2020/21) and the previous year (2019/20). The biggest reduction in the ceiling is for the occupation group: Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials where there is a reduction of 2,809 places as compared to previous year. On the gains, the Construction Managers occupation group saw the biggest gain of 2,162. The chart only illustrates where there is a difference in value between the current year and previous year. Please visit our occupation ceiling page to see the complete list and the actual numbers for each occupation groups.

The table below lists all those occupation groups that saw the same occupation ceiling, and there was no change between the 2 years.

Occupation GroupsOccupation Ceiling Values
Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers1000
Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians1000
Agricultural and Forestry Scientists1000
Automotive Electricians1000
Boat Builders and Shipwrights1000
Cartographers and Surveyors1000
Chemical and Materials Engineers1000
Chemists, and Food and Wine Scientists1000
Child Care Centre Managers1000
Chiropractors and Osteopaths1000
Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians1000
Electrical Distribution Trades Workers1000
Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians1000
Electronics Engineers*1000
Geologists, Geophysicists and Hydrogeologists1000
Internal Medicine Specialists1000
Land Economists and Valuers1000
Life Scientists1000
Mining Engineers1000
Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers1000
Music Professionals1000
Optometrists and Orthoptists1000
Other Engineering Professionals*1000
Other Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals1000
Precision Metal Trades Workers1000
Sheetmetal Trades Workers1000
Speech Professionals and Audiologists1000
Telecommunications Engineering Professionals1000
Telecommunications Technical Specialists1000

Source: Department of Home Affairs

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