It is almost with a sigh of release that the Australian Immigration has ‘almost’ returned to normality with 1500 invitations to apply for an Australian skilled independent visa issued during October, This is a big increase to the 100 invitations issued during both August and September this year.
I can only hope that whatever backlog they were dealing with over the past few months has since cleared.
No invitations were issued for Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489); however, before we all panic, this is due to the introduction of the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visa on 16 November 2019 we wrote about a month or so ago.
Australia Visa Invitations issued by points scored – October 2019
The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 11 October 2019 round
As the chart above suggests, the average number of points required to receive an EOI invitation was 85 points during October. Let’s take a look at the points required for some of the sought after pro-rata occupations.
Point scores for the pro-rata occupations in the October 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||Occupation ID||Description||Minimum points score||Latest date of effect|
|189||2211||Accountants||90||6/09/2019 10:29 am|
|189||2212||Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers||85||12/04/2019 9:46 am|
|189||2334||Electronics Engineer||80||4/06/2019 12:07pm|
|189||2335||Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers||80||11/12/2018 6:39 pm|
|189||2339||Other Engineering Professionals||80||3/04/2019 6:42 pm|
|189||2611||ICT Business and System Analysts||80||20/03/2019 6:34 pm|
|189||2613||Software and Applications Programmers||80||9/04/2019 8:56pm|
|189||2631||Computer Network Professionals||80||20/05/2019 10:05 am|
So this brings us to a total of 3000 invitations offered during the October invitation round.
Did you receive an invitation last month? We’d love to hear from you in our comments below!