Australia Skillselect Updates for May 2019

On May 9, 2019, Australia organised the latest Skill Select Invitation round. From the release of the latest Skill Select results, it is quite clear that the existing financial year will not have a big finish. Yet again, only 100 invitations were delivered under the Subclass 189 Visa.  According to the SBS News the typical ten invitations under the Subclass 489 Visa were also issued.

The pro-rata occupations have been filled up to 71% of their quota ceiling. Now we must keep our fingers crossed and wait to see if there will be leftover quota or June ends up as a great month. The points score for the pro-rata occupations has no change whatsoever. Under the Subclass 189 Visa, the minimum score for the pro-rata occupations was constant at 80 points.

The points score for the Subclass 489 Family Sponsored Visa has increased to 85 points. The waiting time for an invite is 1 month at present. Pro-rata occupations are defined as the ones for which the demand is much more than the number of visa spots available. Thus, they have a higher score requirement than other non-pro-rata occupations.

Below are the scores for May 9th Skill Select round:

Occupation ID Occupation Name Minimum Score Latest EOI date
2631 Computer Network Professionals           80 20/03/2019 6:53 pm
2613 Software & Applications Programmers          80 10/02/2019 3:58 pm
2611 ICT Business and System Analyst          85 03/05/2019 8:13 pm
2339 Other Engineering Professionals         80 18/01/2019 3:13 pm
2335 Mechanical, Industrial and Production Engineers         80 22/03/2019 4:31 pm
2334 Electronics Engineer         85 02/05/2019 12:44 pm
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers         85 28/12/2018 5:43 pm
2211 Accountants         90 01/05/2019 6:46 am

It is not expected that the month of June will bring about any change in the situation, but there are hopes for July 1st as quota for Subclass 189 will be reset. There are greater chances of increase in invitations being issued once the quotas are reopened.

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