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Skills Select Invitation Rounds – April 2019

The Australia government has released the results of the latest SkillsSelect invitation round and compared to previous invitation rounds the number of invites issued to candidates who have submitted an EOI appears considerably lower than previous months with only 110 invitations issued versus 1500 issued During March

Skills Select Invitation Rounds – April 2019

Skills Select Invitation Rounds – April 2019 – Invitation Process

As in previous months; the highest ranked candidates by points score are invited to apply for the relevant visa first. For candidates who have equal points scores, the time at which they reached their points score for that subclass (referred to as the date of effect) determines their order of invitation. Expressions of Interest with earlier dates of effect are invited before later dates.

Point scores by occupation - skillsselect 11 April 2019.
Point scores by occupation – Skillsselect 11 April 2019.

Point scores and the dates of effect cut off for the pro rata occupations in the 11 April 2019 invitation round.

Due to high levels of demand, and in keeping with previous years, the above occupation groups will be subject to pro-rata arrangements to ensure availability of invitations across the program year.

With a few months to go in the current financial year. Competition for certain roles is starting to hit an all-time high with applicants with a background in Accountancy requiring a minimum of 90 points. There has also been a bump in the number of points required if you are an Auditor or ICT professional. Last month 75 points would have got you across the line. During April, the minimum points required was 80 points!

How are you tracking?

Is this good news or bad news for your hopes for a new life down under? Are you already hitting 85 or 90 points plus or do you still have some way to go?

We’d love to hear from you. Let us know in our comments.

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1 year ago

Hi Mark

What is your best guess as to what the same chart will look like for June/July 2019? Do you think there will be a surge of invitations again, perhaps with lower points score cut-offs (giving us mere-mortals hope of getting an invitation)?

1 year ago
Reply to  Mark

I’m only on 60 points at the moment, on a 190 visa that would be 65 points (At least I hope it works that way, or do I need 65 points before the 5 bonus points?)… waiting on my IELTS results, trying to get my writing up to 8 so I can have 70 points before the 5 bonus points, then I might scrape in in July.

1 year ago

Hey, My wife and I are in a similar predicament, but we have 65 points. There’s really no surefire way of knowing if you meet or don’t meet the criteria. People with low points have been known to get the invite based on what their occupation is. Your best bet might be to do your PTE, because its easier to score higher than in IELTS. Having said that, i truly hope that you get your invite soon. I understand the anxiety involved, and I hope you get some real good news in the days to come. May your australian dreams… Read more »

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