Australia Skill Select update for July 2019

Australia Skilled Visa

Australia has conducted the first Skill Select invitation round on 11th July for the program year 2019-20. Immigration intake for Australian PR has been reduced which is evident in the lesser number of invitations being issued. 

1000 invitations were issued for the Subclass 189 Visa and 100 for the Subclass 489 Visa. The Subclass 489 Visa will soon be replaced by the Subclass 491 Visa of Australia. 

The minimum cut-off for non-pro-rata occupations has remained the same at 80 points. The wait time is around 2 months for these occupations. 

The minimum cut-off for the Subclass 489 Visa was 80 points. There is a wait time of 6 months for this visa. 

Pro-rata occupations are the ones where the demand is more than the number of visa places available. The minimum cut-off for these occupations is generally higher than the non-pro-rata ones. 

Here are the results of the 11th July Skill Select round: 

Occ. ID  Description  Minimum cut-off  Latest date of EOI 
2631  Computer Network Professionals  80  13.05.2019 7:32 am 
2334  Electronics Engineer  80  5.05.2019 7:01 pm 
2339  Other Engg. Professionals  80  1.04.2019 4:39 pm 
2335  Industrial, Mech. & Production Engg  80  10.05.2019 2:51 pm 
2211  Accountants  85  14.12.2018 12:46 pm 
2212  Auditors, CS and Corp. Treasurers  85  9.03.2019 11:46 pm 
2611  ICT Business & Systems Analyst  80  12.04.2019 11:53 pm 
2613  S/w and Application Programmers  80  13.05.2019 7:10 am 


Almost half of the ITAs went to the 4 main occupation groups: 

  • Software & Application Programmers: 264 
  • Accountants: 83 
  • Architects & Landscape Architects: 124 
  • ICT Business & System Analysts: 73 

Three of the above occupations fall under the pro-rata scheme. These occupations are very likely to fill up fast and the competition for the same will be high, as per SBS News. 

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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