Skill-Select Australia (4th December, 2015)

Skill-Select Australia (4th December, 2015)

Migration / December 25, 2015 /

SkillSelect is an online service that enables skilled persons who are interested in obtaining an Australian visa to submit an Expression of Interest (EOI) that includes information about their skills and other attributes. SkillSelect then issues invitations to apply to migrate based upon a ranking of the attributes of nominees and subject to ceilings on occupation numbers. 

Skill-Select is a part of the process through which a candidate can get an invitation under his/her nominated occupation and selected visa category. That particular candidate can then go for further process. 

After the second round of invitations in the month of December, the results of the SkillSelect were out on the website of Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). 

Visa Subclass

Number

Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)

700

Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489)

5

The number of invitations received as per the scores are: 

Points

Invitations

60

240 people

65

320 people

70

110 people

75

40 people

80

10 people

There is always a merit list designed by the authority to shortlist the candidates who can apply as per the EOI (Expression of Interest) that they submit. 

The candidates who receive an invitation through Skill-Select can process further. In case if the candidates are securing same points, they are been justified or shortlisted on the basis of the time of submission of their EOI. 

The Expression of Interest for the next date is always submitted in advance or at an early date.

The invitation process and cut-off points which were decided in the month of October are as follows: 

Visa Subclass

Points score

Visa date of effect

Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)

60

8/10/2015 9:55pm

Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489)

65

10/10/2015 12:35pm

If at all the Visas or Invitations are been occupied by subclass 189, then there occurs no space for subclass 489 to get a Visa or any Invitation. 

For the candidates that fall under the category of Pro Rata are been considered:

  1. Accountants
  2. ICT Business and System Analysts
  3. Software and Applications Programmers

 The candidates who fall under the above category are called Pro Rated candidates. 

According to this category, there are fixed number of invitations that are been received as per the qualifications and area that the candidate falls into.

They are: 

Description

Points score

Visa date of effect

Accountants

70

21/09/2015 5:25pm

ICT Business and System Analysts

65

12/09/2015 2:57am

Software and Applications Programmers

60

12/06/2015 3:41pm

 Candidates with their EOIs under the category of Pro Rata with a good merit, get priority of receiving invitations. 

NOTE: The categories mentioned below have reached their max/ceiling value and is not planning to issue any kind of an invitation in the 2015-2016 programme year. 

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