Australia Skill Select to become more competitive in 2017-18 for immigrant applicants

Australia Skill Select to become more competitive in 2017-18 for immigrant applicants


Australia Skill Select will become more competitive in 2017-2018 for immigrant applicants. This will be so for almost all occupations on the list and not just for renowned occupations in the pro rata list.

In the previous years of operation of Australia Skill Select 60 points have been adequate to receive an invite to the 189 Australia visa. This was applicable unless your job was on the pro rata list. In 2017 the score has been 65 for some rounds and 70 for certain occupations not included in the pro rata list.

Applicants have needed minimum 75 points to receive an invite for 189 visas in 2017. This is differing from expectations and more compared to the 70 points for 2016.

In all probability, the most crucial factor for an increase in minimum qualifying points for Australia Skill Select is that applicants are asserting increased points for ability in the English language. Earlier it was not the norm for applicants to assert complete points for possessing exemplary English.

Many applicants are attempting the Pearson Test of English Academic and claiming extra points for exemplary English. But even with excellent English, the majority of the applicants must be able to claim only 70 points. This means applicants are claiming additional points for other factors as well. This could include:

Certified Year: It is applicable for only those citizens who have finished their study in Australia in Engineering, IT, or Accounting

Interpreter or Translator Accredited from NAATI: Passing the Interpreter or Translator exam from NAATI gives you extra 5 points

Skills of spouse: You can obtain extra 5 points if your partner satisfies the minimum requirement for English and clears the assessment for skills

Nevertheless, increase in more number of applicants who claimed more than 75 points is really overwhelming. This implies even other factors are also the reason behind this. In the present times, the most challenging part of the General Skilled Immigration application process is obtaining the invite from Skill Select.

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