Skilled Migration Snapshot – 20 Dec 2017 SkillSelect result

SkillSelect Snapshot

The Department of Home Affairs has published the 20 December 2017 round of SkillSelect result. 

There were 305 invitations issued. Of which, 300 were allocated to subclass 189 visa and the remaining five were for subclass 489 applicants. 

Similar to the last two rounds, only applicants with 75 points or above were invited. 

Based on our analysis, it shows that the DHA is now focus on clearing the backlog for some IT related occupations and other non-pro-rata occupations, such as Social Worker and Registered Nurse. We can see the Software and Occupation Programmers got the most invitations (80) in this round and  ICT Business and System Analysts came second (52).

In contrast, there were fewer invitations to Accountants (36) and even no invitation to Auditors.  

The table below set out the invitations of this round by occupation:

Occupation IDOccupationNo. of invitation 20/12/2017 round 
2613Software and Applications Programmers*80
2611ICT Business and Systems Analysts*52
2339Other Engineering Professionals*26
2335Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers*18
2725Social Workers17
2631Computer Network Professionals*12
2544Registered Nurses10
2633Telecommunications Engineering Professionals6
2334Electronics Engineers*5
2332Civil Engineering Professionals5
2621Database and Systems Administrators and ICT Security Specialists4
2514Optometrists and Orthoptists4
2531General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers3
2414Secondary School Teachers3
2539Other Medical Practitioners2
2341Agricultural and Forestry Scientists2
2333Electrical Engineers2
2322Cartographers and Surveyors2
2321Architects and Landscape Architects2
2241Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians2
3232Metal Fitters and Machinists1
2521Chiropractors and Osteopaths1
2512Medical Imaging Professionals1
2346Medical Laboratory Scientists1
2331Chemical and Materials Engineers1
1342Health and Welfare Services Managers1
1332Engineering Managers1
 Total 305

* represents pro-rata occupations

Source: DHA 20 December 2017 round

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