Australia Skill Select update for September 2018

Australia Skill Select update for September 2018

Australia Skill Select update for September 2018

The latest Skill Select Invitation Round was conducted by the Department of Home Affairs on September 11, 2018.

The required score for an invitation for the Subclass 189 Visa remained at 70 for non-pro rata occupations. The waiting time saw a slight increase to 12 weeks.

Majority of the pro rata occupations remained unchanged. However, the score required for the occupation of Electronics Engineer went down to 70 from 75 in the latest round. However, the wait time was significantly longer at 10 months.

The September round saw 2490 invitations being issued in the Subclass 189, as per SBS News. 10 invitations were issued in the Subclass 489, which is the same as the August round.

Here is a summary of the September Skill Select round:

Pro Rata Occupations Current Required Score Invitations issued till Sep 11 Target Remaining places % Filled
Accountants 80 636 3753 3117 16.95
Auditors, Company Secretaries, and Corporate Treasurers 80 227 1342 1115 16.92
Software and Application Programmers 75 1231 7271 6040 16.93
ICT Business and System Analysts 75 248 1466 1218 16.92
Industrial, Mechanical, and Production Engineers 70 301 1780 1479 16.91
Electronics Engineer 70 51 300 249 17.0
Other Engineering Professionals 75 119 700 581 17.0
Computer Network Professionals 70 367 2167 1800 16.94

The number of invitations issued till date is:

Invitations Issued Current Score required Invitations issued  till Sep 11
Subclass 189 70 5980
Subclass 489 80 30

The Australian Government is currently considering giving regional migration priority as metropolitan cities like Melbourne and Sydney are struggling with congestion. It plans to add more occupations to the Regional Occupation List (ROL) which currently supports the regional sponsored programs.

More invitations are expected to be issued by the Govt. to Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 applicants in the future.

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