News Change of invitation process for 6 occupations


Staff member
The department has continued to receive high numbers of EOIs for below six occupations:
  • Chemical and Materials Engineers
  • ICT Business and Systems Analysts
  • Electronics Engineers
  • Telecommunications Engineering Professionals
  • Other Engineering Professional
  • Software and Applications Programmers
Some of these are close to reaching their ceiling for this program year. To prevent this from occurring and to allow intending migrants in these occupations to receive invitations throughout the program year, invitations for these occupations will now be issued on a pro rata basis for each twice monthly invitation round over the program year.

The total ceiling will remain the same for these occupations in the 2013–2014 program year as displayed in the occupational ceiling table with the relevant occupations marked with an asterisk (*). As a result of this new methodology the invitation process and cut offs will be impacted just for these six occupations.