Required Points for SkillSelect in September 20 Round

Required Points for SkillSelect in September 20 Round

By Leila Reypour
MARN 0848264

Results for the 20 September round of SkillSelect have been released

Skilled Independent Subclass 189 and Skilled – Regional Provisional (Subclass 489 – Family sponsored)

The following charts show the points for non-pro rata occupations for clients who were invited to apply in the 30th September 2017 round. The highest ranked clients by points score are invited to apply for the relevant visa, the minimum score for an invitation for a Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa has dropped from 70 to 65 in the latest round. For clients who have equal points scores, the time at which they reached their points score for that subclass (referred to as the visa date of effect) determines their order of invitation. Expressions of Interest with earlier dates of effect are invited before later dates.

Invitations issued on 20 September 2017

Visa Subclass

Points score

Waiting time before invitation (weeks)

Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)

65

1 week

Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489)

60

0

Pro Rata Occupations

Due to high levels of demand, and in keeping with previous years, the below occupation groups will be subject to pro rata arrangements to ensure availability of invitations across the programme year. SkillSelect first allocates available places to Skilled – Independent visas (subclass 189) and then the remaining to Skilled – Regional (Provisional) visas (subclass 489). If all places are taken up by subclass 189 visas then there will be no invitations issued for subclass 489 visas in these occupations.

The points for pro rata occupations were very high in these two rounds and minimum score for accountants and auditors is 85 points

Waiting time before invitation (weeks)

Points score

Occupation

5 days

85

Accountants

7 weeks

75

Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers

8 weeks

65

Electronics Engineer

14 weeks

65

Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers

2 weeks

70

Other Engineering Professionals

3 months

70

ICT Business and System Analysts

6 months

65

Software and Applications Programmers

7 months

65

Computer Network Professionals

Occupation Ceiling

There have been increases in the occupation ceiling for the following pro rata occupations - it is quite possible that the required points score will reduce compared to the 2016-17 program year:

Occupation

Occupation Ceiling Value 2017-18

Invitations to date

Accountants

4785

1434

Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers*

1327

396

Electronics Engineers*

1000

300

Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers*

2178

648

Other Engineering Professionals*

1000

300

ICT Business and Systems Analysts*

1574

468

Software and Applications Programmers*

6202

1860

Computer Network Professionals*

1378

390

Underlying Data

Invitations to date

Occupation Ceiling Value 2017-18

Occupation

34

5400

Construction Managers

9

1155

Engineering Managers

3

1000

Child Care Centre Managers

5

1374

Health and Welfare Services Managers

17

1000

Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians

8

1000

Land Economists and Valuers

64

1474

Architects and Landscape Architects

11

1000

Cartographers and Surveyors

108

1000

Chemical and Materials Engineers

242

3296

Civil Engineering Professionals

133

1042

Electrical Engineers

37

1000

Agricultural and Forestry Scientists

20

1487

Medical Laboratory Scientists

10

1000

0Veterinarians

9

1000

Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals

33

2639

Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers

101

7910

Secondary School Teachers

3

1000

Special Education Teachers

16

1113

Medical Imaging Professionals

1

1000

Optometrists and Orthoptists

0

1000

Other Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professional

5

1000

Chiropractors and Osteopaths

15

1109

Occupational Therapists

23

1464

Physiotherapists

2

1000

Podiatrists

13

1000

Speech Professionals and Audiologists

63

3495

General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers

5

1000

Internal Medicine Specialists

Psychiatrists

3

1000

Surgeons

92

1000

Other Medical Practitioners

3

1090

Midwives

505

16741

Registered Nurses

101

2391

Database and Systems Administrators and ICT Security Specialists

252

1000

Telecommunications Engineering Professionals

0

1000

Barristers

55

4161

Solicitors

9

1750

Psychologists

38

1562

Social Workers

22

1000

Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

16

1000

Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

7

1000

Telecommunications Technical Specialists

0

1000

Automotive Electricians

34

5980

Motor Mechanics

1

1000

Sheetmetal Trades Workers

11

4426

Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers

11

5330

Metal Fitters and Machinists

0

1000

Precision Metal Trades Workers

1

1344

Panelbeaters

7

1271

Bricklayers and Stonemasons

14

6968

Carpenters and Joiners

3

2780

Painting Trades Workers

1

1000

Glaziers

1

2103

Plasterers

0

1407

Wall and Floor Tilers

3

5507

Plumbers

18

9354

Electricians

3

1427

Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics

1

1000

Electrical Distribution Trades Workers

20

1878

Electronics Trades Workers

35

2675

Chefs

2

1905

Cabinetmakers

0

1000

Boat Builders and Shipwrights

References

SkillSelect Website