Skill Select Update April 2019
The April Skill Select invitation round information has just been released and the figures are surprising and totally shocking!
The latest round saw invitations sent to a meager 100 subclass 189 visa applicants, and the standard 10 Subclass 489 family sponsored applicants.
As we get closer to the end of invitation quotas have dropped significantly in what appears to be a plan to manage the numbers of visas granted this financial year.
Point scores for non-pro rata occupations has increased:
The points score for non-pro rata 189 has jumped up to 80 points, with only a one month waiting time at this score.
No change to 489 Family Sponsored visas:
Invitations for this subclass remain at 10 per month, requiring a point score of 80. Wait times have crept up to around 5 months from lodgement of an EOI.
Pro-rata occupations are classified as those for which there is more demand for places than there are places available. These occupations usually have a point score higher than the non-pro rata occupations.
11 April 2019 Invitation Rounds scores for pro-rata occupations are:
|Occupation ID||Description||Minimum Points Score|
|2212||Auditors, Company Secretaries & Corporate Treasurers||85|
|2335||Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers||80|
|2339||Other Engineering Professionals||80|
|2611||ICT Business and System Analysts||85|
|2613||Software and Applications Programmers||80|
|2631||Computer Network Professionals||80|
As can be seen from the table, the minimum points score for Accountants increased to 90, Auditors and ICT Business and Systems Analysts are up to 85 points, and all other pro-rata occupations have increased to 80 as well. This is due to the smaller number of invitations issued in this round, and could change again if the quota is increased in upcoming rounds.