Based on the recent Skill Select update for the month February, 1,490 invitations were issued to apply for Australia PR. The number is a dropped out score when compared to the previous invitation round. The previous invitation round held on 11th January 2019 issued 2,490 invitations.
The Subclass 189 or Skilled Independent Visa experienced a decrease in its number of invitations. The cut-off score for the non-pro-rata occupations was left at 70. This decrease was due to the lodge of Expression of Interest (EOI) in the month of November 2018. This wait time – over 3 months resulted in a decrease of intakes.
Every month with a cut-off score of 80, the Family Sponsored Visa (Subclass 489) issued 10 invitations. After the lodge of the Expression of Interest (EOI), the process time followed over 3 months.
When considering the point scores of the pro-rata occupations in the recent intake, there have been few ups and downs. This was due to the decreased invitation intakes. The occupation – Accountant had its points increased to 85. The occupation – Auditor remained with the same point score of 80. The rest of the pro-rata occupations experienced an increase of point score to 75.
Find the below table for understanding the point-scores for the pro-rata occupations in February 2019 round.
|Occupation ID||Name of the Occupation||Minimum Score|
|2212||Auditors, Company Secretaries, and Corporate Treasurers||80|
|2335||Industrial, Mechanical, and Production||75|
|2339||Other Processing Professionals||75|
|2611||ICT Business and System Analysts||75|
|2613||Software and Application Programmers||75|
|2631||Computer Network Professionals||75|
After the February Skill Select intake, Australia updated its occupation lists – MLTSSL, ROL, and STSSL on 11th March 2019. Later, South Australia followed the same and updated its occupation list.
To know more about the changes in the Skilled Occupation Lists of Australia, you can feel free to speak to our immigration experts.