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    Occupational Ceilings

     

     

     

    Last year several occupations reached their occupational ceilings early and it appears that this may occur again for the 2013/2014 year.

     

     

    The Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) have advised that invitations for certain occupational groups in the points-tested migration program will be issued on a pro-rata basis over the 2013/14 program year. They have advised that the states that at the current time they will not be able to nominate any applicants from these occupations for a 190 visa (whether this remains the case is uncertain?).

     

     

    Occupations impacted by this policy change include:

     

     

    ICT Business and Systems Analysts - 2611

    Chemical and Materials Engineers - 2331

    Electronics Engineers - 2334

    Telecommunications Engineering Professionals - 2633

    Other Engineering Professional - 2339

    Software and Applications Programmers - 2613

     

     

    DIAC have advised that the total of the occupational ceiling will remain the same but the pro-rata approach will mean that invitations will be staggered and issued to selected individuals over the course of 2013/14 in twice monthly occupation rounds.

     

     

    Tee

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    The latest update for the Occupations which reached their ceilings last year is as follows.

     

    DIAC have stated that they will be allocating invitations to apply for the following occupation groups on a pro-rata basis across the year. Details can be found at the SkillSelect website, however for the 05 August round of invitations they have allocated invitations as follows:

     

    Occupation & Code Points Visa date of effect

    [TABLE]

    [TR]

    [TD]2331[/TD]

    [TD]Chemical and Materials Engineers[/TD]

    [TD]65[/TD]

    [TD] 2013-07-22

    23:00:00.310

     

    [/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]2334

    [/TD]

    [TD]Electronics Engineers[/TD]

    [TD]60[/TD]

    [TD] 2013-05-26

    18:01:16.580

     

    [/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]2339[/TD]

    [TD]Other Engineering Professionals[/TD]

    [TD]65

    [/TD]

    [TD] 2013-07-25

    07:41:35.940

     

    [/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]2611[/TD]

    [TD]ICT Business and Systems Analysts[/TD]

    [TD]65

    [/TD]

    [TD] 2013-07-20

    15:30:50.177

     

    [/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]2613[/TD]

    [TD]Software and Applications Programmers[/TD]

    [TD]60[/TD]

    [TD] 2013-05-28

    00:00:49.197

     

    [/TD]

    [/TR]

    [TR]

    [TD]2633[/TD]

    [TD]Telecommunications Engineering Professionals[/TD]

    [TD]65

    [/TD]

    [TD] 2013-07-26

    00:42:26.267

    [/TD]

    [/TR]

    [/TABLE]

     

    So if you are looking to submit and expression of interest under one of these occupations think tactically.

     

    Tee

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    A bit more info on the number of places remaining in these occupation groups re this years occupational quota/celings

     

    Occupation ID # EOIs waiting / # places remaining

    2331 Chemical and Materials Engineers 113 / 179

    2334 Electronics Engineers 178 / 256

    2339 Other Engineering Professionals 214 / 193

    2611 ICT Business and Systems Analysts 691 / 462

    2613 Software and Applications Programmers 1546 / 3467

    2633 Telecommunications Engineering Professionals 205 / 186

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    So if you are looking to submit and expression of interest under one of these occupations think tactically.

     

    Tee

     

    Being in this situation, what do you mean by think tactically?

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    Update on the allocation of places to occupations that have reached their quotas/ceilings

     

    DIAC state "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."

     

    Tee

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    Hi Tee,

     

    We have just lodged an EOI for Building Associate 312112, will we be ok for this?

     

    Bal.

     

    Hi Bal, out of interest, and without me having to trawl through the Gov web site, would you happen to know what exactly a Building Associate is? is there some sort of definition of terms which details this positions roles and/or qualifications, maybe someone else on pia might know or give some leads. It's just that I have a son, along with his family back in England and he may be thinking of coming out to OZ, and he has his own building company you see, so just wondering if there is a connection.

    Keith.

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    The points scores and the visa dates of effect cut-offs for the occupations being issues on a pro-rata basis in the 2 September 2013 invitation round were as follows:

     

    Occupation ID Description Points Score Visa date of effect

    2331 Chemical and Materials Engineers 75 5/01/2013 12.50 am

    2334 Electronics Engineers 65 5/04/2013 9.50 am

    2339 Other Engineering Professionals 75 5/04/2013 9.51 am

    2611 ICT Business and Systems Analysts 75 23/08/2013 12.19 pm

    2613 Software and Applications Programmers 65 9/08/2013 10.44 pm

    2633 Telecommunications Engineering Professionals 75 24/06/2013 12.33 am

     

    Tee

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    The points scores and the visa dates of effect cut-offs for the occupations being issues on a pro-rata basis in the 7 October 2013 invitation round were as follows:

     

    Occupation ID Description Points Score Visa date of effect

    2331 Chemical and Materials Engineers 70 28/09/2013 12.25 pm

    2334 Electronics Engineers 65 11/09/2013 12.54 am

    2339 Other Engineering Professionals 70 20/09/2013 12.04 am

    2611 ICT Business and Systems Analysts 65 26/08/2013 12.19 am

    2613 Software and Applications Programmers 60 7/05/2013 1.18 pm

    2633 Telecommunications Engineering Professionals 65 31/08/2013 12.01 am

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    Hi Tee,

    I have been searching for more information as i soon will apply for a visa in this group - 2613 Software and Applications Programmers.

    Thank you for your posts, they gave me better understanding about this whole issue that's going with Visa this and that.

     

    Could you please help me explain these terms :

    The points scores and the visa dates of effect cut-offs for the occupations being issues on a pro-rata basis in the 7 October 2013 invitation round were as follows:

    2613 Software and Applications Programmers 60 7/05/2013 1.18 pm

    - I understand the point score : 60 - meaning in this round the majority of invitation was sent out for application with 60 points ?

    - About the cut-off date 7/05/2013 1.18 pm: does this mean that : only application submitted before 7th May 13 were processed? -> from May to December 13 = 7 months -> there are 7 months worth amount of applications waiting in queue ? If i submit an EOI, i will have to wait this long?

    - pro-rata basis - i don't understand this point :( - please help me.

     

     

    Cheers.

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    Hi Tee,

    I have been searching for more information as i soon will apply for a visa in this group - 2613 Software and Applications Programmers.

    Thank you for your posts, they gave me better understanding about this whole issue that's going with Visa this and that.

     

    Could you please help me explain these terms :

    The points scores and the visa dates of effect cut-offs for the occupations being issues on a pro-rata basis in the 7 October 2013 invitation round were as follows:

    2613 Software and Applications Programmers 607/05/2013 1.18 pm

    - I understand the point score : 60 - meaning in this round the majority of invitation was sent out for application with 60 points ?

    - About the cut-off date 7/05/2013 1.18 pm: does this mean that : only application submitted before 7th May 13 were processed? -> from May to December 13 = 7 months -> there are 7 months worth amount of applications waiting in queue ? If i submit an EOI, i will have to wait this long?

    - pro-rata basis - i don't understand this point :( - please help me.

     

     

    Cheers.

     

    So the following: 2613 Software and Applications Programmers 60 7/05/2013 1.18 pm

     

    means that invitations were issued to anyone who had submitted an EOI application with more than 60 points (i.e. 65+ points), plus any one who had a "deeming date" up to 7/5/2013 at 1.18pm.

     

    Because this is a popular set of occupations DIBP decided rather than the quota for this occupation be used up early that they would operate a pro-rata system across the whole year. This means that the remaining quota of places was spread out equally across the year. It means that applications will be sent out to a set number of applicants on each occasion with the highest points on each selection.

     

    How long you would expect to wait will depend upon your points score and the other applicants in the pool that you are competing with on the day of the selection.

     

    For example in the most recently published round the following was posted.

    [TABLE]

    [TR]

    [TD][/TD]

    [TD]Software and Applications Programmers[/TD]

    [TD=align: right]60[/TD]

    [TD=align: right]13/6/2013 6.09 pm

    [/TD]

    [/TR]

    [/TABLE]

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