In the latest Skill Select update for February 2019, the number of invitations issued dropped to 1,490. In the previous round, 2,490 invitations were issued.
For Subclass 189, the cut-off score for non pro-rata occupations remained at 70. Since the number of invitations issues have decreased, the most recently lodged EOI was for the month of November 2018. This has increased the wait time to more than 3 months.
For the Subclass 489 Family Sponsored Visa, 10 invitations are issued per month with a cut-off score of 80. The processing time is around 4 months from the time the EOI is lodged.
Here are the point scores for the pro-rata occupations in the February 2019 round:
|Occupation ID||Name||Minimum points|
|2212||Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers||80|
|2335||Industrial, Mechanical, and Production Engineers||75|
|2339||Other Engineering Professionals||75|
|2611||ICT Business and System Analysts||75|
|2613||Software and Application Programmers||75|
|2631||Computer Network Professionals||75|
The points for Accountant has increased to 85. Auditors remained the same at 80 points. The points for the rest of the pro-rata occupations have also increased to 75. This is most likely due to the decreased number of invitations issued in the February round. The minimum score could drop if the number of invitations increases in subsequent rounds, as per SBS News.
Australia updated the MLTSSL, ROL, and STSSL on 11th March 2019. Following the same, South Australia has also updated its occupation list.
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