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The information has been gathered from DIBP website and other resources to provide an outlook to our clients

Wednesday, November 4, 2015

 

The information has been gathered from DIBP website  and other resources  to provide an outlook to our clients regarding Invitation rounds , cut off dates and occupation ceiling . For  more information  please contact  DIBP website .

 

 

The reports on the 9 & 23 October SkillSelect Invitation Round has been released. The reports suggests that it is getting more difficult to obtain an invitation for Skilled Independent and Skilled Regional Family Sponsored visas. Below is our analysis of the required points score and waiting times for EOI invitations.

 

Skilled Independent Subclass 189

 

In October a smaller number of invitations was issued compared to previous months. 2000 invitations were issued for 189 visas, whereas in the July, August and September there were 2300 invitations issued each month.

 

The majority of applicants invited had a score of 60 or 65. The minimum point score for a 189 invitation was 60 points and approximately 425 applicants received invitations with this score. Based on the October rounds it would take about just over two months to receive an invitation if you have 60 points. If you have 65 points you should receive an invitation next round.

 

Specific information on invitations for Pro Rata occupations for 189 visas is below:

 

Accountants

Only 50 accountants were invited in the October invitation rounds. The minimum point score was 70 for an invitation and approximate waiting time with this score was 8 weeks.

 

ICT Business and System Analysts

The minimum points to receive an invitation was 65 and the waiting time was approximately 11 weeks.

Software and Applications Programmers

The minimum points to receive an invitation was 65 also, if you have 65 points you should receive an invitation next round.

 

Auditors

This occupation ceiling has now been reached and no further invitations will be issued until 1 July 2016.

 

Skilled Regional Family Sponsored Subclass 489

The minimum point score for a family sponsored 489 invitation was 65 points in the October invitation rounds. Only 40 invitations were issued for 489 visas which is less than previous months (80 per month). If you have 65 points the waiting time for a 489 invitation is approximately one month. If you have 60 points, or are in a pro rata occupation, it is unlikely that you would receive an invitation for a 489 family sponsored visa.

 

Next rounds

6th Nov 2015

 

 

 

 

Visa subclass Maximum number
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) 1000
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 20

 

 

20th Nov 2015

 

 

 

Visa subclass Maximum number
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) 1000
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 20

 

 

 

 

Whilst it is still possible to receive invitations with 60 points for 189, applicants with 65 points or more are likely receive invitations with shorter waiting times. 65 is now the minimum score for 489 Family Sponsored and IT Professionals. Accountants can only hope to receive an invitation with 70 points or more.

 

Please note that the above considerations do not apply to State Nominated 489 and 190 applicants as these visa types have no occupational ceiling and are still possible to obtain with 60 points.

 

 

Occupation ceilings

 

An occupation ceiling will be applied to invitations to apply to migrate under the points based skilled visas of the general skilled migration programme. There will be a limit on how many invitations are issued in these subclasses for a particular occupation to ensure that the migration programme is not dominated by a small number of occupations.

 

Occupational ceilings do not apply to, State or Territory Nominated, Employer Sponsored or Business Innovation and Investment visa subclasses.

Due to high levels of demand, the below three occupation groups will be subject to pro rata arrangements to ensure availability of invitations across the programme year:

 

  • ICT Business and System Analysts
  • Software and Applications Programmers

 

 

The table below shows the occupation ceilings for the 2015-2016 programme year for each occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) by four-digit ANZSCO code unit group, and the number of invitations issued for each occupation in the current programme year to date:

 

Occupation ID Description Ceiling Value Results to date
1331 Construction Managers 5640 30
1332 Engineering Managers 1014 12
1335 Production Managers 3582 1
1341 Child Care Centre Managers 1000 6
1342 Health and Welfare Services Managers 1410 20
2211 Accountants 2525 490
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 1000 1000
2241 Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians 1000 20
2245 Land Economists and Valuers 1000 16
2312 Marine Transport Professionals 1000 22
2321 Architects and Landscape Architects 1650 103
2322 Cartographers and Surveyors 1000 18
2331 Chemical and Materials Engineers 1000 138
2332 Civil Engineering Professionals 2970 361
2333 Electrical Engineers 1230 168
2334 Electronics Engineers 1000 253
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 1788 544
2336 Mining Engineers 1000 54
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 1000 382
2341 Agricultural and Forestry Scientists 1000 43
2346 Medical Laboratory Scientists 1362 30
2347 Veterinarians 1000 25
2349 Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals 1000 6
2411 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers 1980 45
2414 Secondary School Teachers 8352 163
2415 Special Education Teachers 1158 6
2512 Medical Imaging Professionals 1092 36
2513 Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals 1578 32
2514 Optometrists and Orthoptists 1000 9
2521 Chiropractors and Osteopaths 1000 12
2524 Occupational Therapists 1000 28
2525 Physiotherapists 1104 47
2526 Podiatrists 1000 9
2527 Speech Professionals and Audiologists 1000 15
2531 General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers 3558 112
2532 Anaesthetists 1000 16
2533 Internal Medicine Specialists 1000 15
2534 Psychiatrists 1000 14
2535 Surgeons 1000 9
2539 Other Medical Practitioners 1000 152
2541 Midwives 1000 11
2544 Registered Nurses 13872 874
2611 ICT Business and Systems Analysts 1536 512
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 5364 1876
2631 Computer Network Professionals 1986 649
2633 Telecommunications Engineering Professionals 1000 200
2711 Barristers 1000 1
2713 Solicitors 3252 88
2723 Psychologists 1212 30
2725 Social Workers 2166 48
3122 Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1000 23
3123 Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1000 6
3132 Telecommunications Technical Specialists 1000 9
3211 Automotive Electricians 1000 15
3212 Motor Mechanics 6108 70
3222 Sheetmetal Trades Workers 1000 0
3223 Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers 4416 12
3232 Metal Fitters and Machinists 8070 20
3233 Precision Metal Trades Workers 1000 1
3241 Panelbeaters 1134 1
3311 Bricklayers and Stonemasons 1656 22
3312 Carpenters and Joiners 7290 64
3322 Painting Trades Workers 2802 11
3331 Glaziers 1000 1
3332 Plasterers 1866 4
3334 Wall and Floor Tilers 1284 3
3341 Plumbers 5130 32
3411 Electricians 8772 59
3421 Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics 1038 4
3422 Electrical Distribution Trades Workers 1000 3
3423 Electronics Trades Workers 2076 20
3513 Chefs 2475 41
3991 Boat Builders and Shipwrights 1000 0
3941 Cabinetmakers 1530 1
4112 Dental Hygienists, Technicians and Therapists    

 

 

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