The Department has released the SkillSelect 2016/17 occupation ceilings
MIA Members are advised to proceed with caution if advising clients using these the new occupation ceilings, as some anomalies in the published ceilings have been identified.
While the occupation of Accountant appears to have a markedly increased ceiling, the asterisk beside the occupation indicates the following note:
*The occupation ceiling for Accountants was set at two and half per cent for the 2015-16 programme year, a further reduced ceiling of two and a half per cent will apply for the 2016-2017 programme year.
The increase in Accountant places from the 2525 to 4777 in this latest release does not reflect this note.
A similar note has been added to the occupation of Chef.
The MIA has sought urgent clarification from the Department and will inform Members as soon as this is received.