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Skillselect Invitation Round April 2020

The Department has recently published the information for the April 11th Skillselect Invitation Round.

Only 50 invitations were issued under the subclass 189 visa stream and 50 under the subclass 491 stream, totaling 100 places. Both streams required a minimum of 95 points to receive an invitation.

Invitation Round April 2020 Points

Accountants still require higher points to receive an invitation – 100 points under independent skilled subclass 189 visa stream; whilst certain engineering professionals and ICT business analysts require 105 points to receive an invitation under family sponsored regional temporary subclass 491 visa.

Subclass Occupation ID Description Minimum points score Latest date of effect
189 2211 Accountants 100 25/03/2020    8:33PM
189 2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 95 16/01/2020     6:41PM
189 2334 Electronics Engineer 95 20/03/2020   8:36PM
491 2334 Electronics Engineer 95 18/03/2020    9:45PM
189 2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 95 18/03/2020  10:04PM
491 2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 105 19/11/2019      7:50PM
189 2339 Other Engineering Professionals 95 23/03/2020  12:45AM
491 2339 Other Engineering Professionals 105 11/12/2019       5:17PM
189 2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 95 13/03/2020    4:10AM
491 2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 105 2/04/2020      3:20PM
189 2613 Software and Applications Programmers 95 24/03/2020    3:15PM
491 2613 Software and Applications Programmers 95 10/04/2020    7:12PM
189 2631 Computer Network Professionals 95 21/03/2020  10:25AM

Invitation Rounds and Current COVID 19 Reality

The Department specified the 2019-2020 Migration program planning levels to have 16.652 places available; however, with the current global crisis with COVID-19, it’s unlikely that this figure will be met especially in light of the current increase in unemployment in Australia.

Invitations for each round since July 2019 are summarized below:

How many places on SkillSelect are still available?

Based on our calculation, the Department has issued 8.650 invitations in total under the independent skilled visa scheme, including both permanent and temporary visas.

It appears that there are still over 8.000 unallocated places for the financial year ending 30 June 2020. We have two invitation rounds left for this financial year, but it’s unlikely that that planning levels will be met due to the COVID-19 Pandemic.

Current Skillselect Occupation Ceiling

The table, below, is a summary of the skilled occupations and the occupation ceiling, with the number of invitations that have been issued under the occupation for the current financial year and places remaining up until 30 June 2020.

 

Occupation Occupation Ceiling Total of Invitations Remaining
2613 Software and Applications Programmers* 8,748 1926 6,822
2211 Accountants* 2,746 654 2,092
2611 ICT Business and Systems Analysts* 2,587 608 1,979
2631 Computer Network Professionals* 2,553 599 1,954
2544 Registered Nurses 17,509 567 16,942
2332 Civil Engineering Professionals 3,772 519 3,253
2621 Database and Systems Administrators and ICT Security Specialists 2,887 489 2,398
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers* 1,600 381 1,219
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers* 1,552 371 1,181
2333 Electrical Engineers 1,000 319 681
2321 Architects and Landscape Architects 2,171 284 1,887
2633 Telecommunications Engineering Professionals 1,000 259 741
2339 Other Engineering Professionals* 1,000 237 763
2334 Electronics Engineers* 1,000 223 777
2331 Chemical and Materials Engineers 1,000 119 881
2345 Life Scientists 1,000 87 913
2725 Social Workers 2,128 85 2,043
2539 Other Medical Practitioners 1,250 82 1,168
2421 University Lecturers and Tutors 3,407 76 3,331
2336 Mining Engineers 1,000 62 938
2414 Secondary School Teachers 8,052 61 7,991
3122 Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1,000 60 940
3513 Chefs 2,738 55​​ 2,683
2531 General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers 3,550 48 3,502
2341 Agricultural and Forestry Scientists 1,000 44 956
2612 Multimedia Specialists and Web Developers 1,000 41 959
2342 Chemists, and Food and Wine Scientists 1,000 37 963
2241 Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians 1,000 35 965
2411 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers 2,294 34 2,260
2247 Management consultant 5,269 28 5,241
2713 Solicitors 4,650 27 4,623
2349 Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals 1,000 21 979
2723 Psychologists 1,832 18 1,814
2322 Cartographers and Surveyors 1,000 17 983
2346 Medical Laboratory Scientists 1,505 17 1,488
3212 Motor Mechanics 6,399 16 6,383
1331 Construction Managers 4,983 15 4,968
2512 Medical Imaging Professionals 1,203 13 1,190
2525 Physiotherapists 1,784 13 1,771
2245 Land Economists and Valuers 1,000 11 989
2527 Speech Professionals and Audiologists 1,000 10 990
3123 Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians 1,000 9 991
2343 Environmental Scientists 1,472 8 1,464
2347 Veterinarians 1,000 7 993
2243 Economists 1,000 6 994
2524 Occupational Therapists 1,082 5 1,077
2533 Internal Medicine Specialists 1,000 5 995
3423 Electronics Trades Workers 1,313 5 1,308

Next Skillselect Invitation Rounds

The increased unemployment rate in Australia may adversely impact the number of invitations in the following two invitation rounds.

As we can see from the table above, none of the skilled occupations have reached their occupation ceiling for the current financial year.

With reference to the current Pandemic, and with a prediction of the high demand for medical practitioners, nurses, psychologists during and after COVID-19, we expect more invitations to be issued under these occupations in the following rounds to address the needs of the Australian community.

Migration Downunder will continue to update you once further information becomes available.

Published Fri 24 April 2020. Tags: , , ,

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