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Skill Select Update - April 2019

By Migration Agent Sydney | Migration Agent Sydney | 24 Apr 2019

The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the April 2019 Skill Select round - 

Graph showing the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 11 April 2019 round

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

Invitations issued in the April round of Skilled Select have dropped dramatically, together with a subsequent increase in the points held by invited applicants.

Skilled Independent visa - Subclass 189 - 100 invitations, minimum points score 80

Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa - Subclass 489 - 10 invitations - minimum points score 80

Minimum points - occupations with high level of demand 

  • Accountants - 90 points
  • Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers - 85 points
  • Business and System Analysts - 85 points
  • Electronics Engineer - 80 points
  • Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers - 80 points
  • Other Engineering Professionals - 80 points
  • Software and Applications Programmers - 80 points
  • Computer Network Professionals - 80 points

Invitations issued year to date

Skilled Independent visa Subclass 189 - 22,700

Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa Subclass 489 - 100


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