SkillSelect

Skilled migration news – January 2019

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1. SkillSelect Update

The Home Affairs announced the invitation round result of 11 November 2018. The results were as follows:

  • The total number of invitations offered in this round remained at 4,350. Of which 4340 were allocated to subclass 189 visa while the remaining ten were for subclass 489 EOI applicants.

     

  • The minimum points to get an invitation remained at 70 points. The cut-off time was now up to 6 November. That means if you get 70 points or above, you probably to get invited in the coming round. 
      
  • The allocation mix between non-prorata and protata is 22:78 

The top 10 occupations to receive an invitation (non pro-rata occupations) are as follows:

 

 

Occupations

Occupation ID

No. of EOI invitations

1

Registered Nurses

2544

351

2

Civil Engineering Professionals

2332

260

3

Database and Systems Administrators and ICT Security Specialists

2621

200

4

Electrical Engineers

2333

147

5

Telecommunications Engineering Professionals

2633

113

6

Other Medical Practitioners

2539

98

7

Chemical and Materials Engineers

2331

68

8

Secondary School Teachers

2414

63

9

Architects and Landscape Architects

2321

52

10

General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers

2531

50

For the pro-rata occupations the minimum points for Electric Engineering were increased by 5 points while the points for others remain at previous level.  Please refer to the table below for details:

Pro-rata arrangement occupations

Occupation ID

Number of invitation in current round

Minimum points currently processed

Minimum points processed in previous round

Software and Applications Programmers

2613

1011

70

70

Accountants

2211

522

80

80

Computer Network Professionals

2631

301

70

70

Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers

2335

247

70

70

ICT Business and Systems Analysts*

2611

204

75

75

Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers

2212

186

80

80

Other Engineering Professionals

2339

97

75

75

Electronics Engineers

2334

42

75

70

Estimated processing time

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

Subclass 189 (points-tested stream) around 7-8 months

Subclass 190 (state nomination) around 7-9 months

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

3. State nomination update

 

State nomination statistics for subclass 190 

The latest state nomination statistics are as follows:

 

Oct 2018

Sep 2018

Cumulative 2018/19

QLD

135

148

465

NSW

353

228

758

VIC

223

284

1,241

WA

0

0

1

SA

103

41

282

TAS

30

33

217

ACT

60

62

278

NT

24

30

114

Total

928

826

3,356

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