Australia May 2019 Skill Select Update

Australia May 2019 Skill Select Update

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Australia May 2019 Skill Select Update


Invitation rounds for Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) and Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) visas will be run once a month.

Invitation rounds are anticipated to run on the 11th day of each month. Dates for the rounds are subject to change.

Invitation numbers in each round may vary depending on the number of applications being processed by the department.

Note: State or territory government nominations for Skilled Regional (provisional) visas (subclass 489) will not be impacted.

May 2019 Skill Select Update

The 2018/2019 financial year is likely to end on a whimper rather than a bang, following the release of the May Skill Select invitation round results. Again, only a tiny 100 subclass 189 visa invitations were sent, along with the now expected maximum of 10 Subclass 489 family sponsored invitations.

The pro-rata occupations are now sitting at 71% of their quota ceiling, so either the program will not fill or we will have a big month in June. We expect the former – but are hoping for the latter.

Point scores for non-pro rata occupations has stayed the same:

The points score for non-pro rata 189 has remained at 80 points, with just over a month’s waiting time.

Points score for the 489 Family Sponsored visa has increased:

Applicants now require a point score of 85, but will only wait one month for an invitation.

Pro-rata occupations:

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.

9 May 2019 Invitation Rounds scores for pro-rata occupations are: Latest date of EOI

Occupation ID Description Minimum Points Score
2211 Accountants 90
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 85
2334 Electronics Engineer 85
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 85
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 80
2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 85
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 80
2631 Computer Network Professionals 80

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