New Australia Skill Select Updates for immigrant applicants

New Australia Skill Select Updates for immigrant applicants

The Department of Home Affairs Australia conducted the Skill Select invitation round on 11th August 2018. 2490 invitations were issued under the Subclass 189 Visa which saw a rise from 1000 invitations being issued in July 2018. Applications selected were in the 70-75 points range.

10 invitations were issued under the Subclass 489 Visa with applicants scoring 80 points receiving the invite. There is no change in points compared to the round in July, as per the Dept. of Home Affairs News.

Pro-rata occupations had a longer processing time and most saw a drop in points with others remaining as is.

Occupation ID Occupation Groups Points Score in July Date of Effect Points score in Aug Date of effect
2631 Computer and Network Professionals 75 11/05/2018 70 27/09/2018
2613 Software and Application Programmers 75 11/04/2018 No change 20/06/2018
2611 ICT Business and Systems Analyst 80 05/07/2018 75 07/04/2018
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 80 27/06/2018 75 16/05/2018
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 75 19/06/2018 70 04/12/2017
2334 Electronics Engineer 75 16/06/2018 No change 19/07/2018
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries, and Corporate Treasurers 80 16/02/2018 No change 14/03/2018
2211 Accountants 85 06/07/2018 80 15/03/2018

Points required for the Australian Permanent Residency Visa was increased from 60 to 65 points on 1st July 2018.

Since the points required under the Subclass 189 pathway is high, aspiring immigrants stand a better chance to apply under the State Sponsorship option (Subclass 190 Visa). Also, applicants under the Subclass 189 should have their occupation listed on the MLTSSL. However, for the Subclass 190 Visa occupations listed under the MLTSSL, STSOL and ROL are considered. Hence applicants have a greater chance of migration if applying under the State or Territory sponsorship.

The points score required for most states in regions in Australia is still 65. This is including, either:

  1. 5 points for State or Territory sponsorship
  2. 10 points for Sponsorship from a regional area in Australia

You may increase your points through the following:

  1. Improving your English Language proficiency scores
  2. Obtaining higher education from Australia
  3. Obtaining work experience in Australia
  4. NAATI

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