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SEPTEMBER 2020 INVITATION ROUND RESULTS – Opportunity for PMSOL & Disappointment for Accountants; ICT Business & System Analysts and Auditors

SEPTEMBER 2020 INVITATION ROUND RESULTS – Opportunity for PMSOL & Disappointment for Accountants; ICT Business & System Analysts and Auditors

 

The Department of Home Affairs has released the invitation September 2020 round for Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491).

 

The number of invitations issued on 11 September 2020

Visa subclass

Number

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)

350

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored

150

 

Points Cut-off Score

Visa subclass

Minimum points score

Latest date of effect month

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)

65

07/2020

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored

75

08/2020

 

Pro-rata occupations

No invitations were issued for pro-rata occupations. 

Subclass

Occupation ID

Description

Minimum points score

Latest date of effect month

Invitations from 01/07/2020 to 11/09/2020

189/491

2211

Accountants

N/A

N/A

0

189/491

2212

Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers

N/A

N/A

0

189/491

2334

Electronics Engineer

N/A

N/A

Less than 20

189/491

2335

Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers

N/A

N/A

48

189/491

2339

Other Engineering Professionals

N/A

N/A

Less than 20

189/491

2611

ICT Business and System Analysts

N/A

N/A

0

189/491

2613

Software and Applications Programmers

N/A

N/A

0

189/491

2631

Computer Network Professionals

N/A

N/A

0

 

Occupation ceilings

Occupation ID

Description

Occupation Ceiling Value 2020-21

Invitations to 11/09/2020

2544

Registered Nurses

17,859

335​​

2346

Medical Laboratory Scientists

1,536

240

2332

Civil Engineering Professionals

3,919

141

2333

Electrical Engineers

1,348

98

2539

Other Medical Practitioners

1,168

78

2633

Telecommunications Engineering Professionals

1,000

76

2331

Chemical and Materials Engineers

1,000

65

2533

Internal Medicine Specialists

1,000

55

2335

Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers*

2,682

48

2723

Psychologists

1,545

28

2531

General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers

4,257

24

2336

Mining Engineers

1,000

20

2334

Electronics Engineers*

1,000

<20

1342

Health and Welfare Services Managers

1,666

<20

2339

Other Engineering Professionals*

1,000

<20

2341

Agricultural and Forestry Scientists

1,000

<20

2342

Chemists, and Food and Wine Scientists

1,000

<20

2345

Life Scientists

1,000

<20

2512

Medical Imaging Professionals

1,161

<20

2524

Occupational Therapists

1,461

<20

2525

Physiotherapists

1,685

<20

2535

Surgeons

1,000

<20

2541

Midwives

1,333

<20

3122

Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

1,000

<20

3123

Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

1,000

<20

3132

Telecommunications Technical Specialists

1,000

<20

2211

Accountants*

1,000

0

2212

Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers*

1,619

0

2611

ICT Business and Systems Analysts*

2,273

0

2613

Software and Applications Programmers*

8,405

0

2631

Computer Network Professionals*

2,245

0

2713

Solicitors

4,535

0

 

 

Our View

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While September invitation numbers (Subclass 189 – 350; Subclass 491 – 150) have increased slightly comparing with August invitations (Subclass 189 – 110; Subclass 491 – 90), the overall invitations for new financial year are keeping low.

Surprisingly, Subclass 189’s the minimum points score has dropped to 65. But this may not have any help the current 189 visa applicants and future applicants.

In our view, Subclass 189 application is a highly competitive process and the migration planning quota for skilled migration program has dropped heavily after Migration Budget Planning announcement.  It would become more difficult for people who are interested in applying for skilled migration program visas.  

As you can see from the above the latest occupation ceiling, the invitations are focused on occupations that are critical to post-COVID-19 recovery, including those on Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List; those with critical skills and those within critical sectors.  

Top 5 occupations are invited so far are:

  • Registered nurse 335
  • Medical Laboratory Scientists 240
  • Civil Engineering Professionals 141
  • Electrical Engineers 98
  • Other Medical Practitioners 78

The Department of Home Affairs will consider inviting candidates based on the following order:

1. Those occupations are critical to assist in the COVID-19 response

2. Visa applicants with highest points score

3. For visa applicants with equal points score, the earlier date they reached their points score (date of effect) determines their order of invitation.

4. Visa applicants who submitted their EOI with earlier dates of effect are invited before later dates. 

 

Accountants; ICT & Software Engineer

These occupation invitations are issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 11 September 2020.

There have been zero or No invitations for:

  • Accountant
  • Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers
  • ICT Business and System Analysts
  • Software and Applications Programmers
  • Computer Network Professionals

This is very disappointing news for those who have put extra efforts to gain points.

 

Sources:

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skillselect/invitation-rounds

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skillselect/occupation-ceilings

https://www.workvisalawyers.com.au/news/all/critical-skills-sectors-pmsol.html

 

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