Australia Skill Select update for November 2019

Australia Skilled Visa

After a great October Skill Select round, the November Skill Select round was pretty low. Australia issued just 250 invitations in the 11th November round. 

With the launch of the new Regional Visas on 16th November, everyone is waiting to see how the December Skill Select round looks like. 

The minimum cut-off score to secure an invitation in this round was 85 points. The most recent EOI which got an invitation was lodged in October. 

Occupations, where the demand is more in comparison to the number of available visa spots, are called pro-rata occupations. The competition in such occupations is quite fierce, and it is almost impossible to secure an invitation unless you have high scores. 

The scores for the pro-rata occupations in the 11th November Skill Select round are: 

Occupation ID  Occupation Name  Minimum req. score  Latest date of EOI 
2211  Accountants  90  10/4/2019 5:53 pm 
2631  Computer Network Professionals  85  28/10/2019 9:19 pm 
2212  Auditors, CS and Corp. Treasurers  85  19/06/2018 3:18 pm 
2613  S/W and Application Programmers  85  31/10/2019 9:45 am 
2334  Electronics Engg  85  21/10/2019 12:14 am 
2611  ICT Business & Sys. Analysts  80  23/10/2019 12:15 am 
2335  Industrial, Mech. & Prod. Engg  95  10/11/2019 6:56 pm 
2339  Other Engg. Professionals  85  29/10/2019 7:53 am 

The most number of invitations, once again, went to Software and Applications Programmers. They received 57 invitations out of a total of 250, which accounts for almost 22%. Next in line were Civil Engineers with 37 invitations, followed by Registered Nurses with 24 invitations and Accountants with 19. 

A couple of invitations were also issued to Physiotherapists, Solicitors, and Agricultural and Forestry Scientists. 

With a new points system introduced on 16th November, it will be interesting to watch what the new minimum cut-off score would be in the upcoming rounds. 

With the current cut-off scores being very high, applicants with partners should see if they can earn additional points for skill assessment or competent English. 

Australia Visa aspirants should also seriously consider the state nomination route, particularly for the regional areas. With Australia changing the definition of “regional” there are a large number of major towns and hubs that immigrants can consider. 

Y-Axis offers a wide range of visa services and products for aspiring overseas immigrants including Australia General Skilled Migration Program via RMA, Australia Skilled Regional Visa, Australia 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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