The overall scene of invitations was increased by a huge margin in January and February 2016 which gradually reduced the invitation waiting time in the Skill Select. Due to this, the pro-rata occupations got dashed and resulted in lower minimum point scores, such as Accountants, ICT Business Analysts and Software & Application Programmers.
Likewise, the numbers have gone way down to 1,300 per invitation round, whereas the minimum point scores for the pro-rata occupations have again caught a grip and have started increasing.
This write-up says it very precisely about the number of invitations issued and minimum points scored for the Skilled Independent Subclass 189 and Family Sponsored 489. We, at Aussizz also glances 'in-depth' to the situations of the pro-rata occupations such as Accountants, ICT Business Analysts and Software & Application Programmers.
Skilled Independent Subclass 189
The overall number of invitations for Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa per invitation round has decreased to 2,600 per month, down from 4,800 in January and 3,200 in February.
The minimum score required is 60 points for an invitation for the 189 category. The waiting time can be 3 weeks or more (gradually increasing) for this category for the minimum required score i.e. 60 points.
The points above and the waiting times are not for the occupations which are allocated on the basis of pro-rata. Information related to pro-rata occupations is mentioned below:
The invitations for accountants got a mighty hike in January and February 2016, which presently is way below to 200 per month.
The minimum score required for the accountants went down to 65 points in the month of February but has successfully climbed to 70 points. The waiting period for the ones with 70 points has decreased to a week.
ICT Business and System Analysts
Furthermore, the invitations for ICT Business and system Analysts reached heights in January and February but presently are back to the bottom, with only 22 invitations issued on 9th March for this occupation.
As an outcome of a really low number of invitations received, the least score required has increased from 60 to 70 for this occupation, which has been the highest amount of increase we have witnessed since Skill Select came into existence.
Software and Applications Programmers
The invitations from this occupation also decreased but not as much when compared to ICT Business Analysts. The invitations issued were 218, which were much lower than January and February, but still on an average when the Financial year was considered.
The points which are required for this invitation have increased to 65, which has also decreased the waiting period to less than a week.
Skilled Regional Sponsored Subclass 489
The invitations that were been issued stayed very limited for Family sponsored Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 visa, only 5 issues per invitation round.
The points which are required for this invitation have increased to 70, which has also decreased the waiting period to less than a week.
The total number of invitations has been lowered down strongly for the Skilled Independent 189 Visa, due to which the waiting period for most of the occupations has been increased and the minimum point score for a pro rata occupational invitation has increased as well.