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SkillSelect update - 16 October 2018

16 October 2018

#Immigration Law

Rebecca Macmillan

Published by Rebecca Macmillan

SkillSelect update - 16 October 2018

On 1 July 2018 the minimum points required for the Subclass 189 Skilled Independent, Subclass 190 Skilled Nominated, and Subclass 489 Skilled Regional (Provisional) increased from 60 to 65. In addition the Department of Home Affairs are now issuing invitations for these visas once a month instead of every two weeks.

Below is a summary of the invitation round issued on 11 September 2018:

Total number of invitations issued:

  • Subclass 189 – 2490
  • Subclass 489 (Family Steam) – 10

Subclass 189 invitations issued by point score:

  • 100 points – 5
  • 95 points – 5
  • 90 points – 5
  • 80 points – 545
  • 75 points – 1,202
  • 70 points - 605

Subclass 489 invitations issued by point score:

  • 90 points – 5
  • 80 points – 5
  • 70 points - <5

Due to high levels of demand, the following occupations have higher points score requirements:

OccupationMinimum point scoreDate of effect (invitations issued up to)
Accountants8025/05/2018 9:59am
Auditors, Company Secretaries, Corporate Treasurers801/05/2018 10:54am
Electronics Engineer7015/11/2017 10:32am
Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers7018/01/2018 9:55pm
Other Engineering Professionals703/07/2018 6:37pm
ICT Business and Systems Analysts7528/05/2018 6:25pm
Software Applications and Programmers7520/08/2018 3:13pm
Computer Network Professionals7017/01/2018 11:36am


For the subclass 489 visa, this visa is still quite competitive with invitations being issued to those who scored more than 80 points and had submitted an Expression of Interest on or before 11:22am on 10 July 2018.

For the subclass 189 visa, invitations are being issued to those who scored more than 70 points and had submitted an Expression of Interest on or before 5:55pm on 21 June 2018.

We will provide an update on the October invitation round as soon as the statistics are available.

Author: Rebecca MacMillan

Contacts:

Brisbane
Rachel Drew, Partner 
T: +61 7 3135 0617 
E: rachel.drew@holdingredlich.com 

Cairns
Rebecca Macmillan, Registered Migration Agent
T: +61 7 4230 0412
E: rebecca.macmillan@holdingredlich.com

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Rebecca Macmillan

Published by Rebecca Macmillan

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