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Occupation ceilings 2019/2020

Occupation ceilings

This document is published to give the readers an idea of the occupation ceilings & the number of invitations on the previous year. You can use this data to plan your studies & training accordingly.

Click Here to Check Current Occupation Ceilings for the 2020/2021 Program year.


An ‘occupation ceiling’ might be applied to invitations issued under the independent, skilled regional (provisional) visas. This means there will be a limit on how many EOIs can be selected for skilled migration from an occupation group. This ensures that the skilled migration program is not dominated by a small number of occupations. Once this limit is reached, no further invitations for that particular occupation group will be issued for that program year. Invitations will then be allocated to intending migrants in other occupation groups even if they are lower ranking.

The table below shows the occupation ceilings for the 2019-2020 program year for each occupation on the list of eligible skilled occupations by the four-digit ANZSCO code unit group.

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.

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

Occupation ceilings for the 2019-20 program year.


Occupation ID

Description Occupation Ceiling Value 2019-20 Invitations to 11/04/2020
1213 Livestock Farmers 5,934 0
1331 Construction Managers 4,983 <20
1332 Engineering Managers 1,000 <20
1341 Child Care Centre Managers 1,000 <20
1342 Health and Welfare Services Managers 1,785 0
1399 Other Specialist Managers 3,044 <20
2111 Actors, Dancers and Other Entertainers 1,000 0
2112 Music Professionals 1,000 <20
2121 Artistic Directors, and Media Producers and Presenters 1,098 0
2211 Accountants* 2,746 654
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers* 1,552 371
2241 Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians 1,000 35
2243 Economists 1,000 <20
2245 Land Economists and Valuers 1,000 <20
2247 Management consultant 5,269 28
2321 Architects and Landscape Architects 2,171 284
2322 Cartographers and Surveyors 1,000 <20
2331 Chemical and Materials Engineers 1,000 119
2332 Civil Engineering Professionals 3,772 519
2333 Electrical Engineers 1,000 319
2334 Electronics Engineers* 1,000 223
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers* 1,600 381
2336 Mining Engineers 1,000 62
2339 Other Engineering Professionals* 1,000 237
2341 Agricultural and Forestry Scientists 1,000 44
2342 Chemists, and Food and Wine Scientists 1,000 37
2343 Environmental Scientists 1,472 <20
2344 Geologists, Geophysicists and Hydrogeologists 1,000 <20
2345 Life Scientists 1,000 87
2346 Medical Laboratory Scientists 1,505 <20
2347 Veterinarians 1,000 <20
2349 Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals 1,000 21
2411 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers 2,294 34
2414 Secondary School Teachers 8,052 61
2415 Special Education Teachers 1,111 <20
2421 University Lecturers and Tutors 3,407 76
2512 Medical Imaging Professionals 1,203 <20
2514 Optometrists and Orthoptists 1,000 0
2519 Other Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals 1,000 0
2521 Chiropractors and Osteopaths 1,000 <20
2524 Occupational Therapists 1,082 <20
2525 Physiotherapists 1,784 <20
2526 Podiatrists 1,000 0
2527 Speech Professionals and Audiologists 1,000 <20
2531 General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers 3,550 48
2533 Internal Medicine Specialists 1,000 <20
2534 Psychiatrists 1,000 <20
2535 Surgeons 1,000 <20
2539 Other Medical Practitioners 1,250 82
2541 Midwives 1,218 <20
2544 Registered Nurses 17,509 567
2611 ICT Business and Systems Analysts* 2,587 608
2612 Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers 1,000 41
2613 Software and Applications Programmers* 8,748 1926
2621 Database and Systems Administrators and ICT Security Specialists 2,887 489
2631 Computer Network Professionals* 2,553 599
2633 Telecommunications Engineering Professionals 1,000 259
2711 Barristers 1,000 <20
2713 Solicitors 4,650 27
2723 Psychologists 1,832 <20
2725 Social Workers 2,128 85
3122 Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1,000 60
3123 Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1,000 <20
3132 Telecommunications Technical Specialists 1,000 <20
3211 Automotive Electricians 1,000 <20
3212 Motor Mechanics 6,399 <20
3222 Sheetmetal Trades Workers 1,000 0
3223 Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers 3,983 <20
3232 Metal Fitters and Machinists 7,007 0
3233 Precision Metal Trades Workers 1,000 0
3241 Panelbeaters 1,000 0
3311 Bricklayers and Stonemasons 1,610 0
3312 Carpenters and Joiners 8,536 <20
3322 Painting Trades Workers 3,330 <20
3331 Glaziers 1,000 0
3332 Plasterers 2,100 0
3334 Wall and Floor Tilers 1,682 0
3341 Plumbers 5,060 0
3411 Electricians 8,624 <20
3421 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics 1,851 0
3422 Electrical Distribution Trades Workers 1,000 0
3423 Electronics Trades Workers 1,313 <20
3513 Chefs 2,738 55​​
3611 Animal Attendants and Trainers 1,051 0
3941 Cabinetmakers 2,112 0
3991 Boat Builders and Shipwrights 1,000 0
4523 Sports Coaches, Instructors and Officials 4,071 0
4524 Sportspersons 1,000 0

*Occupations that are subject to pro-rata arrangements. For Accountants (2211) the occupational ceiling also reflects volumes in other skilled visa categories.


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Guidelines on how to apply to study in Australia.

Congratulations on making up your mind to study in Australia. One of the best destinations for international students.

Now, these are the general guidelines to achieve your goal!


  1. Academic preparation:

Research about your intended course and course provider. You may seek the help of a Qualified Education Agent Counselor for this purpose.

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Our Student Portal provides transparency to students, where they can get the information first hand and make an informed decision. Students do not have to depend on somebody else to get information about courses, fees, locations, scholarships, and entry requirements.

The most important factor to consider while selecting a course to study is that it should be relevant or in line with your previous qualification and/or work experience.

Academic Entry Requirements for Nepalese Students In Australian Education providers

Each Individual Course Provider will have its own entry requirements. However, we can generalise it for most courses as below

Qualification level Academic Requirements
Cert I – cert IV 10+2 with 60% Aggregate Score
Diploma 10+2 with 60% Aggregate Score
Bachelor level 10+2 with 65% Aggregate Score
Masters Bachelor Level with 50% Minimum Score.


QEAC Q072      QEAC L250


As Nepal is a Level 3 (high risk) country for student visa purposes to Australia, students will have a better chance of visa approval when applied to Level 1 education institutions in Australia.




  1. English language requirement:

You must sit for an internationally recognised English language test i.e IELTS, PTE Academic, TOEFL, etc.

See below English Language Requirement for different qualifications level 

Qualifications level IELTS Module Minimum Overall Score Each band no Less than
Certificates, diplomas, and advanced diplomas Academic 5.5 5.0
Bachelor degrees Academic 6.0 5.5
Graduate certificates and graduate diplomas Academic 6.5 6.0
Masters degrees Academic 6.5 6.0
Research programs Academic 6.5 6.0

Some courses like Nursing require an IELTS score of 7.0 or higher.

See Below the chart for different testing systems score equivalents


Try to score at least the minimum requirement for your intended course of study. If you have achieved the desired result, congratulation!! You have achieved the first goal of your dream.


If you have not achieved the desired score, don’t lose your heart. You may still be eligible to enroll in your desired course by doing ELICOS ( English Language Intensive Courses for Overseas Students) in Australia.

English language provider test Minimum test score Minimum test score where combined with at least 10 weeks ELICOS Minimum test score where combined with at least 20 weeks ELICOS
International English Language Testing System 5.5 5 4.5
Occupational English Test B for each test component N/A N/A
TOEFL internet-based test 46 35 32
Cambridge English: Advanced (Certificate in Advanced English) 162 154 147
Pearson Test of English Academic 42 36 30

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  1. Applying to Universities/colleges:

You must now send your application to your desired course provider in order to get an offer letter. If the provider finds you eligible for the course you have applied for, they will issue you with an offer letter. We are here to help you process the offer letter on your behalf.

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This brings you one step closer to your dream!!


  1. Financial Preparation:

Now you must start preparing your financial documents to support your studies and provide proof to the Australian High Commission.

The Department of Immigration and Border Protection has financial requirements you must meet in order to receive a student visa for Australia. As of October 2019, the 12-month living costs are:

You – $21,041
Partner or spouse – $7,362
Child – $3,152

In addition to this, you must be able to demonstrate that you have sufficient funds to cover your tuition fees for the first year in Australia, which will be mentioned in your offer letter.

For eg: You are a couple with no child planning study in Australia, and your Tuition fee for the first year is $24,000.

You must be able to demonstrate that you have a minimum of $52,403 to cover your stay in Australia

Tuition fees                                       $ 24,000

Your living expense                         $ 21,041

Your Spouse’s living expense            $   7,362

Total Expense for 1st Year               $52,403

Also in addition to this, you will have to pay for your health cover, which would be approximately $560/year for single, $2900/year for a couple and $5200/year for a family.

All costs are per year in Australian dollars. To convert to your own currency, visit



Providing proof to the Australian High Commission

You can provide proof of your financial capability to Australian High Commission by any of the following ways,

i) If your parents or non-accompanying spouse’s income is at least $62,222 annually and you have enough evidence to prove the income source through government department (e.g. tax assessment), DHA will accept these government documents. For students accompanied by family members, the amount is AUD72,592.

ii) You must provide evidence of the funds to cover your 1-year expenses. It can be bank savings or you can access student loans from the nominated banks by the Australian High Commission. The loan must be in excess to cover your 1st-year expense in Australia. Your parents or non-acconpanying spouse may be able to sponsor you and provide the funds for you.

These are the two acceptable financial requirements you should meet. However, in case of Student loan Australian High Commission may ask you to disclose how will the loan repayment be done. So be prepared with enough evidence to support your document.


        5. Applying for Student Visa

Now you are ready with your academic and financial document, it’s time to apply for your student visa.

i) You must have obtained a COE ( confirmation of enrollment) from your provider before applying for your visa. This is when you pay for your tuition fees or satisfy the conditions on your offer letter, your course provider will generate a COE for you.

ii) Visa applications must be lodged online using ImmiAccount

iii) Be prepared for a health checkup.

iv) Be prepared to provide any additional documents when asked by your visa officer. However, we recommend you to provide as much information and documents to support your claim to make the process faster.

If the Australian High Commission is satisfied with your application, you will be issued Visa. Make sure that you know about your visa conditions and obligations.




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The document is provided for general information purposes only. Your use of any of this information is at your own risk, and you should not use any of this information without first seeking legal and other professional advice. The provision of these documents (and the documents themselves) do not constitute legal advice or opinions of any kind, or any advertising or solicitation. No lawyer-client, advisory, fiduciary or other relationship is created between VIVID EDUCATION and any person accessing or otherwise using any of the information. Vivid Education and its affiliates (and any of their respective directors, officers, agents, contractors, interns, suppliers, and employees) will not be liable for any damages, losses or causes of action of any nature arising from any use of any of this information.

Diploma of Nursing

Diploma of Nursing Course details

Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 nursing)


This qualification covers the application of nursing skills and knowledge required to be eligible for registration with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia in line with some state/territory nursing and midwifery regulatory authorities.

Enrolled nurses, under the direction and supervision of registered nurses, assist with the provision of acute, preventative, curative and rehabilitative nursing care in hospitals, aged-care facilities, the community and other healthcare settings.


Full-time – 80 weeks

Further Study Pathways

After completing HLT51612 Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 nursing), students are eligible to apply for registration as an Enrolled Nurse/Division 2 with AHPRA.

After achieving HLT51612 Diploma of Nursing (Enrolled-Division 2 nursing), students may undertake further study with higher qualifications within the Health Training Package e.g. Advanced Diploma level or may articulate to higher education into a Degree level program.

Employment Opportunities

Graduates of this program will have employment opportunities as an Enrolled/Division 2 Nurse in a range of health care settings such as acute hospital care, aged care, rehabilitation, mental health, community care, palliative care.

Mode of study

This course is delivered using a combination of delivery modes including:

  • Lectures
  • Tutorials
  • Self-directed learning
  • Practical “hands-on” skills development in simulated nursing skills laboratory
  • Professional practice experience



Assessment is both formative and summative and may include a combination of:

  • Questioning
  • Scenarios
  • Role play/simulation
  • Case studies
  • Projects
  • Skills assessment
  • Observation in the workplace


Entry Requirements

To ensure an appropriate learning opportunity, prospective students would need to demonstrate a capacity to undertake study at Diploma level. This can be demonstrated via the following:

    • Aged 18 years or above
    • Successful completion of Year 12 or the equivalent level of study
    • Mature aged candidate (> 21 years of age) with no completion of Year 12 or equivalent level of study
    • Minimum English level of IELTS test score of 6.0 or higher across all bands (For International Students)
    • Completion of a relevant Australian Certificate III or IV qualification e.g. Aged Care, Health Services Assistance
    • Attend an interview with the Nursing Course Coordinator and nursing trainer
    • Police clearance certificate (from home country)

    Also, prospective learners are required to undertake VETASSESS Language, Literacy and Numeracy test, when in Australia, with a pass in all three components. This can be undertaken before or during study period one. A pass in the numeracy component must be achieved before the learner can progress to study period two.

Additional Requirements

  • National Police check
  • Working with Children Check
  • Immunisation status before commencing professional practice experience (recommended to have immunisation records from home country).



Immunisation is the responsibility of the student. It is recommended that an informed, individual choice is made about this matter. Students should refer to a General Practitioner of their choice for discussion and advice.

Students will come into contact with a large variety of clients while attending professional experience. Some clients may have a communicable disease. Nurses are categorised as a Category A Health Care Worker. These workers are defined as being at risk of exposure to contaminated blood and body fluids (DoH, 2010).

For the protection of students and of potential clients, evidence of immunisation status is required from a General Practitioner prior to the commencement of Professional Practice Experience. For further information on recommended immunisation for Category A Health Care Workers, please refer to the Department of Health website at


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