Australia Skill Select update for August 2019

Australia Skill Select update for August 2019

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The results of the August Skill Select round of Australia were shocking, to say the least. Even though this is just the beginning of a new program year, the Subclass 189 saw only 100 invitations. This was a 90% decrease in the number of invitations as compared to the previous draw. Also, most of the invites went to candidates scoring 85 points or above. The low invitation numbers could be disappointing for prospective immigrants to Australia. 

100 invitations were issued under the family-sponsored Subclass 489 Visa keeping in mind the impending termination of the visa. The minimum score for an invite was 80 points. The latest date of EOI was January 2019. 

Occupations whose demand exceeds the number of available visa places are called pro-rata occupations. 

Here are the cut-off scores for the pro-rata occupations in the August Skill Select round: 

Occ. ID  Occ. Name  Minimum score  Latest date of EOI 
2211  Accountants  90  20-07-2019 8:54 pm 
2334  Electronics Engineers  85  15-07-2019 2:50 pm 
2212  Auditors, Company Secy and Corp. Treasurers  85  11-03-2019 7:14 pm 
2335  Industrial, Mechanical & Production Engg.  85  31-07-2019 3:21 pm 
2611  ICT Business & System Analysts  85  30-07-2019 12:04 pm 
2339  Other Engg. Professionals  90  07-08-2019 4:41 pm 
2631  Computer Network Professionals  80  14-07-2019 8:37 pm 
2613  Software & Applications Programmer  85  31-07-2019 7:57 pm 

Looking at the ongoing high cut-off, candidates who are scoring low should consider the new Regional Visas that will become effective from November 2019.  

Applicants who are living and working in Australia should consider applying under the Subclass 190 Visa, as per SBS News. However, states and territories could have other requirements like additional work experience or higher English scores. 

Y-Axis offers a wide range of visa services and products for aspiring overseas immigrants including Australia General Skilled Migration Program via RMAAustralia Skilled Regional VisaAustralia Temporary Skilled Work Visa, and Australia Temporary Graduate Visa Subclass 485. We work with Registered Migration Agents in Australia. 

If you are looking to Visit, Study, Work, Invest or Migrate to Australia, talk to Y-Axis, the World’s No.1 Immigration & Visa Consultant. 

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