Cut-off increasing for high demand occupations in Australia

Australia Work Visa

Recent SkillSelect results show that more invitations are being issued to those scoring 85 points. 

Engineering, Accounting and IT are some of the high demand occupations in Australia. You would require a minimum of 85 to 95 points to get an invitation. 

It is becoming increasingly difficult for new migrants especially foreign students to obtain an ITA (Invitation to Apply). 

The last SkillSelect invitation round was held on 11th June. Here are the results of the same. 

ID  Occupation  Min. points score  Latest date of effect 
2211  Accountants  95  10.6.2019 10:14 o 
2212  Auditors, Company Secy. & Corp. Treasurers  90  28.5.2019 5:08 pm 
2334  Electronics Engineer  90  10.6.2019 2:06 pm 
2335  Industrial, Prod. & Mechanical Engg.  85  20.5.2019 10:18 pm 
2339  Other Engineering Professionals  85  23.5.2019 4:08 pm 
2611  ICT Business & System Analysts  85  10.5.2019 3:16 pm 
2613  Software & Appl. Programmers  85  7.06.2019 11:32 am 
2631  Comp. Network Professionals  85  31.5.2019 12:32 am 


The Dept. of Home Affairs is currently facing visa applications backlog. This is forcing them to keep the invitation number to just 100, as quoted by SBS News. 

In May too, only 100 invitations were issued in the SkillSelect round. 

Australia currently is facing a backlog of 12,300 for the Skilled Independent Visa. For the Partner Visa, the backlog is around 80,000. 

The SkillSelect Invitation round invites candidates who have obtained the highest scores. If two candidates who have the same score, then the one who has lodged the EOI earlier is selected. 

To submit an Expression of Interest, you need to score at least 65 points. However, not many people scoring 65 points have been invited in the recent SkillSelect rounds. 

The number of invitations being issued in each round may differ depending on the number of applications that are being processed by the Dept. of Home Affairs. 

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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