The “Big Three” occupations that were previously favourites- Accountants, ICT Professionals and Engineers are facing increasing hurdles to receive an invitation from SkillSelect.

Since 2015, the occupation ceiling which determines the number of GSM visa applications that can be granted has been reduced from 5,000 places to 2,500.

All three of these occupations have been subjected to pro-rata arrangements due to high numbers of applications submitted to the SkillSelect system, it is likely that these applicants of these affected occupations, will take a longer time to receive an ITA.

If you would like more information, please do not hesitate to contact us. AIMS consists of a team of professional migration agents and solicitors who provide excellent assistance to people who intend to migrate to Australia or Australian residents or citizens who wish to bring their family. Whether you are seeking to study or work or establish a business in Australia, we can advise you on your visa options and assist you in securing the right visa.  For more information or to set up a consultation with one of our agents, just give AIMS a call on 03-9078 6819 or email us at