Skilled Migration News – Jan 2024

Skilled Migration News - January 2024

SkillSelect Invitation Round Updates 

The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) released the first invitation round result in 2023/24 program year. The invitation round result of 18 December 2023. The results were as follows:

 

·      The DHA has sent out 8300 and 79 invitations for subclass 189 visa Skilled Independent visa and subclass 491, Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa – Family Sponsoredrespectively. 

 

·      We can see that most invitations were issued for occupations in the education and healthcare sectors, which are in line with governmental priorities.

 

The table below analysed the occupations and their respective minimum score, that were issued invitations in the SkillSelect invitation round on 18 December 2023.

 

Occupation*

189

491

Audiologist

65

70

Child Care Centre Manager

65

N/A*

Chiropractor

65

N/A*

Clinical Haematologist

65

N/A*

Clinical Psychologist

70

90

Dermatologist

80

N/A*

Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist

65

N/A*

Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher

65

65

Educational Psychologist

70

N/A*

Emergency Medicine Specialist

65

N/A*

Endocrinologist

95

N/A*

General Practitioner

65

N/A*

Intensive Care Specialist

65

N/A*

Medical Diagnostic Radiographer

65

65

Medical Laboratory Scientist

65

75

Medical Oncologist

65

N/A*

Medical Practitioners nec

65

75

Medical Radiation Therapist

65

N/A*

Midwife

65

70

Neurosurgeon

80

N/A*

Nuclear Medicine Technologist

65

N/A*

Nurse Practitioner

65

N/A*

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

65

N/A*

Occupational Therapist

65

70

Ophthalmologist

80

N/A*

Optometrist

65

N/A*

Orthopaedic Surgeon

65

N/A*

Orthotist or Prosthetist

65

N/A*

Osteopath

65

N/A*

Paediatrician

65

N/A*

Pathologist

80

N/A*

Physiotherapist

65

65

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

70

N/A*

Podiatrist

65

N/A*

Psychiatrist

65

N/A*

Psychologists nec

65

65

Registered Nurse (Aged Care)

65

65

Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)

65

N/A*

Registered Nurse (Community Health)

65

N/A*

Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)

65

65

Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)

70

N/A*

Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)

65

90

Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)

65

N/A*

Registered Nurse (Medical)

65

65

Registered Nurse (Mental Health)

65

N/A*

Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)

65

85

Registered Nurse (Perioperative)

65

N/A*

Registered Nurse (Surgical)

65

N/A*

Registered Nurses nec

65

65

Secondary School Teacher

65

70

Social Worker

65

70

Sonographer

65

N/A*

Special Education Teachers nec

65

N/A*

Special Needs Teacher

65

N/A*

Specialist Physician (General Medicine)

65

N/A*

Specialist Physicians nec

65

N/A*

Speech Pathologist

65

85

Surgeon (General)

80

N/A*

Source: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skillselect/invitation-rounds

 

State nomination updates

State nomination statistics for subclass 190 and state requirement updates

The DHA has published the latest state/territory nomination statistics for those who received state/territory governments’ nominations between 1 July 2023 and 31 December 2023

 

 

ACT

NSW

NT

QLD

SA

TAS

VIC

WA

Subclass 190

454

966

234

505

830

370

1,722

913

Subclass 491 – State/Territory nominated 

407

295

243

264

591

261

304

420

Subclass 188

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

0

 

 

Processing times

 

According to the DHA, the latest estimated visa application processing time for the following visas are as follows: 

Subclass 189 (points-tested stream) 

– 50% processed in 11 months, 90% processed in 12 months 

 

Subclass 190 (state nomination)       

 – 50% processed in 11 months, 90% processed in 12 months 

This is for indicative purposes only. Please bear in mind that processing times are impacted each month by changes in application volumes, seasonal peaks, complex cases, and incomplete applications.

 

 

Should you require migration assistance about skilled migration to Australia, please do not hesitate to contact FortuneChance Migration Advisory at visa@fortunechance.com.au.

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