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Hello friends,

I've just joined this forum, but I've been reading it for a while.

I have been working in Australia as a metallurgist (on a 457 visa) for about 1.5 years now. I'm applying for the subclass 189 for my occupation (234912 - Metallurgist); however, the SkillSelect's "Occupation Ceilings" list does not have my occupation.

Does this mean that there is no limit for metallurgist? Maybe they didn't put a limit on it because there are not many metallurgists applying.

What do you think? I appreciate your help. :)
 

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Never mind!

I just realised that it is categorised under "2349 - Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals".

The ceiling is only 60 for the whole 2013-14 program year! :eek: And already 9 people have been invited. I won't be able to fill out an EOI until two months later (waiting for my VETASSESS results) and by the time of doing the EOI I will have only 60 points.

Do you think I will have a chance to get an invitation? :confused:

Please let me know what you think. Thank you.
 

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Hi aravindhmohan,

Thank you for your response. The website says that in the whole 2013-2014 program year the ceiling is 60. Do you know when the 2013-14 ends? Is it the end of 2014?
 

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Hi aravindhmohan,

Thank you for your response. The website says that in the whole 2013-2014 program year the ceiling is 60. Do you know when the 2013-14 ends? Is it the end of 2014?
hii fourthird...

2013-2014 ends in june 30 2013... for australia immigration year cycle is.. july 1st 2013 to june 30 2014.
 

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Hi rajfromhyd,

So it started recently (1st July 2013) and already 9 people got invitation (out of the ceiling of 60). My concern is DIAC may not give out invitations easily as only 60 people can get invite in this category until 30 June 2014.

What do you think?
 
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