Australia SkillSelect Update July 2019

Australia SkillSelect Update July 2019

The first round of the current economic year has began what will surely be a trend for the remainder of the SkillSelect program until June 2020. Due to the reduction in locations in the Skilled Migration stream, only 1000 subclass 189 visa applications were sent. Surprisingly, however, 100 invites supported by the Subclass 489 family were given, probably owing to the imminent completion of the 489 program in November.

Point scores for non-profit occupations have stayed constant:

The points rating for non-pro rata 189 stayed at 80 points, with a waiting period of about two months.

The score for the 489 Family Sponsored Visa has reduced:

The lowest score for this round’s invite was 80 points, with an invite waiting for 6 months.

Pro-rata occupations:

Pro-rata occupations are categorized as those in which there is more demand for locations than locations are accessible. Usually, these occupations have a point score greater than non-pro-rate occupations.

11 July 2019 Invitation Rounds scores for pro-rata occupations are:

Occupation IDDescriptionMinimum Points ScoreLatest date of EOI
2211Accountants8514/12/2018 12:46pm
2212Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers859/03/2019 11:46pm
2334Electronics Engineer805/05/2019 7:01pm
2335Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers8010/05/2019 2:51pm
2339Other Engineering Professionals801/04/2019 4:39pm
2611ICT Business and System Analysts8012/04/2019 11:53pm
2613Software and Applications Programmers8013/05/2019 7:10am
2631Computer Network Professionals8013/05/2019 7:32am

Occupation Ceilings

Half of the applications were made to four primary occupational organizations: Software and Applications Programers (264), Architects and Landscape Architects (124), Accountants (83), and ICT Business and Systems Analysts (79). Three of these fit into the pro-rata system as shown in the chart above, which means they are probable to fill up very rapidly and rivalry for them will be very large.

Information regarding this:-

The first step would be to see if there’s any way of performing better on the point test. This may be through partner skill points, higher English, or additional work experience.

Secondly, you may need to consider state sponsorship for a 190 visa or regional 489 visa (note that the final 489 invitations will be issued on September 10).

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