These professionals have been clear winners and we see a significant increase in their occupational ceiling.

  • Accountants: The ceiling was 2525 in 2015-16 and has increased by 89% to 4,777 for 2016-17.
  • Auditors: The ceiling was 1000 in 2015-16 for auditors has increased by 41% to 1,413 places in 2016-17.

In 2015-16 both occupations were filled. Accountants needed a score of 70 points for an EOI invitation for subclass 189. With a significant increase in the occupational ceiling in 2016-17 one should expect  the minimum score to reduce for accountants.