Australia Skill Select update for May 2019

Australia Skilled Visa

Australia conducted the latest Skill Select Invitation round on May 9th. With the release of the latest Skill Select results, it is quite evident that the current financial year will not have a big finish.

Once again, only 100 invitations were issued under the Subclass 189 Visa. Also, the usual 10 invitations under the Subclass 489 Visa were also issued, as quoted by SBS News.

The pro-rata occupations have already filled up 71% of their quota ceiling. Now we need to wait and watch whether there will be leftover quota or June ends up as a big month.

There was no change for the points score for the pro-rata occupations. The minimum score for the pro-rata occupations under the Subclass 189 Visa remained at 80 points.

The points score for the Subclass 489 Family Sponsored Visa has increased to 85 points. The waiting time for an invite is 1 month at present.

Pro-rata occupations are defined as the ones for which the demand is much more than the number of visa spots available. Thus, they have a higher score requirement than other non pro-rata occupations.

Here are the scores for the May 9th Skill Select round:

Occupation IDOccupation NameMinimum ScoreLatest EOI date
2631Computer Network Professionals8020/03/2019 6:53 pm
2613Software and Applications Programmers8010/02/2019 3:58 pm
2611ICT Business and System Analyst8503/05/2019 8:13 pm
2339Other Engineering Professionals8018/01/2019 3:13 pm
2335Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers8022/03/2019 4:31 pm
2334Electronics Engineer8502/05/2019 12:44 pm
2212Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers8528/12/2018 5:43 pm
2211Accountants9001/05/2019 6:46 am

It is anybody’s guess whether the month of June will change the situation. However, the quota for the Subclass 189 will be reset on the 1st of July. Once the quotas reopen, there are higher chances of more invitations being issued.

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