The first of the occupational ceilings have been reached.
- Chemical and Materials Engineers
- ICT Business & System Analysts
- Electronic Engineers
- Plus Telecommunications Engineering Professionals has reached 80 percent of its occupation ceiling.
Once an occupation ceiling has been reached:
- No further invitations can be issued for these occupation groups until 1 July 2013;
- States and territories are not be able to nominate applicants nominating that occupation; and
- An Expression Of Interest in these occupation groups will remain valid for two years from the date it was submitted.