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DEPARTMENT OF IMMIGRATION PUSHES UP SKILLSELECT POINTS – PUSHES DOWN ON INVITATIONS (SkillSelect March 2019)

The Department has just released the details of SkillSelect’s 11 March 2019 invitation round. The number of invitations for visa subclass 189 on this round remained the same at 1,490. The number of invitations for subclass 489 remained the same at 10.

 

Unlike previous rounds, no-one was invited with less than 75 points for subclass 189. Number of invitations for that subclass:

75 points: 884
80 points: 386
85 points: 214
90 or higher: less than 5

 

The minimum points score for the occupations listed on SkillSelect’s website remained the same, as follows:

Accountants: 85
Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers: 80
Electronics Engineer: 75
Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers: 75
Other Engineering Professionals: 75
ICT Business and System Analyst: 75
Software and Applications Programmers: 75
Computer Network Professionals: 75

 

The minimum points score for subclass 489 increased from 80 to 85.

 

As predicted in earlier posts, the Department of Immigration is making the SkillSelect Process more competitive than at any other time in the history of the current program.

 

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