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Australia Skill Select Updates - August 2018

10 Sep 2018


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As per the recently released data by The Department of Home Affairs for the Skill Select Invitation round taking place on 11th August 2018, we present a comparison of results with July. There is a focus on the changes which have an impact on applicants.

Invitations for Australia Skill Select 

  • There was an increase in the number of invitations issued to visa applicants Again.
  • The authorities issued 2490 invitations to prospective 189 visa applicants, which earlier was up 1000 in the last month. Moreover the data shows that immigrants had to score a minimum of 70-75 points to get a chance.
  • Prospective 489 Regional Provisional visa applicants received 10 invitations on 80 points. This shows that there is no change in it from previous month.
  • There was a longer processing times to most pro-rata occupations which saw a decline in point score. Many pro-rata occupations that had the same point score had a processing time of 4 weeks:

 

Occupation ID

Occupation groups

Point score (July)

Date of effect

Point score (August)

Date of effect

2211

Accountants

85

06/07/2018

80

15/03/2018

2212

Auditors, Company Secretaries & Corporate Treasurers

80

16/02/2018

No change

14/03/2018

2334

Electronics Engineer

75

16/06/2018

No change

19/07/2018

2335

Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers

75

19/06/2018

70

04/12/2017

2339

Other Engineering Professionals

80

27/06/2018

75

16/05/2018

2611

ICT Business and Systems Analysts

80

05/07/2018

75

07/04/2018

2613

Software and Applications Programmers

75

11/04/2018

No change

20/06/2018

2631

Computer and Network Professionals

75

11/05/2018

70

27/09/2018

Increase in Pass marks  

Moreover all visa applicants must take note of the fact that the pass mark has increased to 65 from 1 July 2018.

The options in case of not reaching the points score requirement

State and Regional Sponsorship

State sponsorship is a good option for occupations in the 189 pathway.

More occupation choices

Some states and regions can sponsor for MLTSSL, STSOL and ROL occupations. This provides a great opportunity for a migration pathway by seeking sponsorship from a state/territory.

The point score for State 190 and Regional 489

65 is The point score for many states/regions, and there is a 5 point gain in state sponsorship 10 points in regional sponsorship. There can be a higher point score requirement in VIC and NSW

Other ways to increase your points

Candidates can also get extra points by:

  • Increase in level of English,
  • Obtaining Higher education in overseas or Australia,
  • work experience in overseas or Australia,
  • NAATI,
  • Professional Year,
  • Points for Partners,

Conclusion

Some legislative changes will continue to be made to the general skilled migration program and the immigrant aspirants must note them. We at Opulentus will guide the immigrants in this matter.

To get more details related to Immigraiton fill out a Free Evaluation Form or contact us at visas@opulentuz.com or call us 7207111222. One of our experts will meet your expectations and provide answers to queries.


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