The Australia government has released the results of the last SkillsSelect invitation round for 2018 – 2019 migration year. Similar to Mays invitation rounds, the number of invitations issued is extremely low with only 110 invitations issued throughout the whole month!
Unlike Mays result, the minimum number of points required to receive an invitation increased with 85 points being required in June vs the 80 points needed in May. For the Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) 90 points were needed in June vs.the 85 points last month.
|Visa subclass||Minimum points score||Latest date of effect|
|Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)||85||10/06/2019 3:56pm|
|Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489)||90||05/06/2019 3:27pm|
Point scores and the dates of effect cut off for the pro rata occupations in the 9 May 2019 invitation round.
Due to high levels of demand, and in keeping with previous years, the below occupation groups are subject to pro-rata arrangements to ensure availability of invitations across the program year.
SkillSelect first allocates available places to Skilled – Independent visas (subclass 189) and then the remaining to Skilled – Regional (Provisional) visas (subclass 489). I
If all places are taken up by subclass 189 visas, then there will be no invitations issued for subclass 489 visas in these occupations.
|Occupation ID||Description||Minimum points score||Latest date of effect|
|2212||Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers||90||28/05/2019 5:08pm|
|2334||Electronics Engineer||90||10/06/2019 2:06pm|
|2335||Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers||85||20/05/2019 10:18pm|
|2339||Other Engineering Professionals||85||23/05/2019 4:08pm|
|2611||ICT Business and System Analysts||85||10/05/2019 3:16pm|
|2613||Software and Applications Programmers||85||7/06/2019 11:32am|
|2631||Computer Network Professionals||85||31/05/2019 12:32am|
As in previous months, Accountants require the most points (95 points) which are an increase of 5 points over last month, This would suggest that competition for places under this particular occupation remain high.
Invitations issued during the 2018-19 program year
|Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)||1,000||2,490||2,490||4,340||4,340||2,490||2,490||1,490||1,490||100||100||100||22,920|
|Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489)||10||10||10||10||10||10||10||10||10||10||10||10||120|
The above figures do not include invitations issued for State, and Territory Governments nominated visa subclasses.
State and Territory Governments nominate throughout the month for specific points tested skilled migration and business innovation and investment visas.
That’s a Wrap!
So that’s a wrap for the 2018 – 2019 Migration year as we wait with bated breath for any updates that might benefit wannabe Aussies in the 2019 – 2020 Australian Migration year.
As a minimum, I’m expecting to see some changes to the Australian Skills Occupations list which may benefit people who currently do not qualify due to not having an occupation considered in demand.
What occupations are going to be added? Only time will tell but please be rest assured that we will share the updated 2019 – 2020 Australian Skilled occupations list as soon as it becomes available.