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Are you an Accountant or ICT Professional? Do you need more points for an Australian Visa application?

Are you an Accountant or ICT Professional? Do you need more points for an Australian Visa application?

Accounting & ICT Professionals need more than 60 points

The SkillSelect invitation round results has been released on 18 January 2017. Based on the result, we can see that the majority invitations by points score are given to the Skilled - Independent (subclass 189) visa applicants. Whilst the Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489) visa requires the same minimum point score of 60 as the 189 visa, it is evident that 189 visa applications gets the priority invitation.

In the last invitation round, Accountants require 70 points score while ICT Professional requires 65 points. The list of ICT Professional are as follows:

  • 225211 - ICT Account Manager
  • 261111 - ICT Business Analyst
  • 225212 - ICT Business Development Manager
  • 313112 - ICT Customer Support Officer
  • 135199 - ICT Managers nec
  • 135112 - ICT Project Manager
  • 263211 - ICT Quality Assurance Engineer
  • 621211 - ICT Sales Assistant
  • 225213 - ICT Sales Representative
  • 262112 - ICT Security Specialist
  • 263299 - ICT Support and Test Engineers nec
  • 263212 - ICT Support Engineer
  • 313199 - ICT Support Technicians nec
  • 263213 - ICT Systems Test Engineer
  • 223211 - ICT Trainer

Read more on the current crisis for Accountant looking to apply for skilled migration  or find out more on the requirements of 70 points to receive an invitation to apply.


How to get extra points? Consider a Professional Year

With the challenge to achieve the required points and the limited invitation to apply, applicants could sign up for the Professional Year Program where successful completion could provide 5 migration points.

One of the Professional Year Program providers being Navitas Professional who is the only provider able to offer the Australian Computer Society (ACS) Professional Year Program, Engineers Australia’s Professional Year in Engineering and Skilled Migration Internship Program - Accounting (SMIPA) nationwide.

The Navitas Professional Year Program is a professional development program combining formal learning and an Australian internship placement. The program gives international graduates the skills to gain employment and excel in their chosen field. Successful completion provides eligibility for migration points towards permanent residency.

Currently there is an extra Professional Year (PY) class available in February at the Navitas Adelaide campus – last chance for the Early Bird discount! The 5th February intake at Navitas is full. Due to high demand, Navitas is running an additional February class commencing Monday 20th February 2017 for Engineering, Accounting and IT graduates. The 20th February intake is the last opportunity to get both the Early Bird discount and scholarship* for SMIPA (Accounting) and ACS (IT) candidates. Don’t miss it!!!

Please contact Navitas at for more information.



This information is accurate on 3 February 2017


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