SCA News Update: 26th October 2018
The Australian Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) have released the SkillSelect results for the invitation round on 11 September 2018.
Statistics in September 2018 remained the same as in the month of August 2018:
Subclass 189: 2,490 invitations
Subclass 489: 10 invitations
These numbers indicate no change to the number of invitations issued in the previous month.
The waiting time of non-pro-rata occupations for the Skill Independent Subclass 189 visa has increased to 12 weeks, but the score remained at 70 points.
The score of pro-rata occupation, Electronic Engineer, was brought down from 75 to 70 points in the last round but with a longer wait-time of approximately 10 months.
The following table depicts the points required to be obtained for pro-rata occupations and the status pertaining invitations.
|Required points||Invitations issued on 11th September 2018||Remaining positions||Filled positions (%)|
|Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers||80||227||1115||16.92%|
|ICT Business and System Analysts||75||248||1218||16.92%|
|Software and Applications Programmers||75||1231||6040||16.93%|
|Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers||70
|Other Engineering Professionals||75||119||581||17.0%|
|Computer Network Professionals||70||367||1800||
In total, The DOHA has issued 5,980 invitations for the Skilled – Independent subclass visa 189 and 30 invitations for Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 in the 2018 – 2019 migration program.
Recent changes to Australian Immigration:
The Australian Government has recently indicated that they may decide to prioritize Regional Skilled Migration. This initiative has come about in order to mitigate issues relating to congestion in major metropolitan cities such as Sydney and Melbourne.
If this decision does come into fruition, the states will be bound to extend their scope to aid this initiative and to add more occupations to the Regional Occupation List which will further support the employer sponsorship and regional sponsorship.
What more to expect if this initiative is implemented:
An increase in the number of Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) applications and an escalating rate of 489 visa subclass applications.
The required point for a 189 invitation is expected to remain the same for non pro-rata occupations in the next round.
Good opportunities are expected to be created in areas not limited to South Australia and Western Australia.
The Australian Government makes an average of 3 legislation changes per month relating the Australian migration. Certain decisions may directly or indirectly affect the application process without your knowledge.
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Andriea Perera – Regional Manager (UAE)
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Jesse Wijeyasinghe – Country Manager (Canada)
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Samith Fernando – Country Manger (UK)
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