The government has published new occupational ceilings for the general skilled migration program for the year 2016-2017.
The ceiling limits have increased for some occupations and decreased for others. It has been increased for engineers, medical practitioners, air-conditioning and refrigeration mechanics, solicitors, psychologists, physiotherapists, registered nurses, medical laboratory scientists, chefs, plasterers and wall and floor tillers. It has been reduced for most IT professionals and civil engineering professionals, architects, metal fitters, social workers, panel beaters, health and welfare service managers. Accountants remain at the same level.
For more information visit: https://www.border.gov.au/Busi/Empl/skillselect