April 2019 Skillselect

The April 2019 SkillSelect invitation round information has been released by the Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs). Invitation quotas have dropped significantly in a lead up to the May 2019 Federal Election and the end of the financial year. The figures provided by Home Affairs indicate that since the last round information:

  • The number of invitations for the Subclass 189 (Skilled Independent) visa has been substantially reduced from 1,490 to 100.
  • The minimum points score for a 189 visa invitation is currently 80 points, with a one month processing time Expression of Interest (EOI) at this score.
  • The number of invitations for the Subclass 489 Skilled Regional (Provisional) remained the same at 10, requiring a minimum point score of 80. Processing times are around 5 months from lodgement of an EOI.
  • The minimum points score for pro-rata occupations, or those classified as occupations for which there is more demand for places, are as follows:
  • Accountants: 90
  • Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers: 85
  • Electronics Engineer: 80
  • Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers: 80
  • Other Engineering Professionals: 80
  • ICT Business and System Analyst: 85
  • Software and Applications Programmers: 80
  • Computer Network Professionals: 80
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