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DIAC update regarding occupation ceilings

immigration-dept-380x246DIAC has issued a recent update on those occupations which are approaching their application limits under the current points system:

‘We (DIAC) have continued to receive high numbers of Expressions Of Interest from people in the following six occupations:

2331 Chemical and Materials Engineers
2334 Electronics Engineers
2339 Other Engineering Professionals
2611 ICT Business and Systems Analysts
2613 Software and Applications Programmers
2633 Telecommunications Engineers.

Due to this high level of demand, there will be limitations on the number of invitations issued for the remainder of the 2013-14 program year.

Half of the remaining places will be allocated for state or territory government nominations and the other half will be allocated for the invitation rounds for Skilled Independent and Skilled Regional (Provisional). These arrangements will commence on 2 September 2013.’


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