Australia Skill Select update for October 2019

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The October Skill Select round brings good news as the number of invitations have increased to 1500. The Subclass 489 Visa was closed in September. Hence, no invitations were issued for this visa. 

The minimum score needed to obtain an invitation in the October draw was 80 points. However, candidates with 85 points received the most number of invitations. 922 invitations were issued to candidates scoring 85 points. Approximately 190 invitations were issued to high scoring candidates scoring 90 points or above. 

Also, there is fierce competition among candidates nominating pro-rata occupations. Pro-rata occupations are the ones where the number of visa spots available is less than the demand for these occupations. 

The scores for the pro-rata occupations in the 11th October draw are as follows: 

Occupation ID  Occupation Name  Minimum score   Latest date of EOI 
2211  Accountants  90  06.09.2019 10:29 am 
2212  Auditors, Company Secy& Corporate Treasurers  85  12.04.2019 9:46 am 
2631  Computer Network Professionals  80  20.05.2019 10:05 am 
2335  Industrial, Mechanical & Production Engineers  80  11.12.2018 6:39 pm 
2613  Software and Application Programmers  80  09.04.2019 8:56 pm 
2334  Electronics Engineer  85  04.06.2019 12:07 pm 
2339  Other Engineering Professionals  80  03.04.2019 6:42 pm 
2611  ICT Business and System Analysts  80  20.03.2019 6:34 pm 

Which occupations got the most number of invitations? 

The majority of invitations went to IT occupations. Maximum invitations (361) were issued to Software and Application Programmers. System Analysts received 107 invitations while Computer Network Professionals got 106. IT occupations got almost one-third of all the invitations issued. 

The other occupations to receive most invitations were: 

  • Registered Nurses- 134 
  • Accountants- 114 
  • Civil Engineering Professionals- 98 
  • Architects and Landscape Architects- 94 
  • Electrical Engineers- 82 
  • Telecommunications Engineering Professionals- 80 
  • Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers- 66 

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