Posted on February 8, 2018
Australia magnetizes the immigration aspirants from all parts of the planet. It is evident from the immigration applications received by DIBP (Department of Immigration and Border Protection) under diverse visa categories. Skilled PR Visa is the most applied visa category in Australia, hence, DIBP receives a huge number of applications under this visa category every year. However, obtaining Australian skilled PR visa is not a cake walk by any means, as you have to pass through the point based skilled migration system of Australia by scoring the enough points.
Australia’s Point-based Immigration system
The General Skilled Migration (GSM) is the most common and popular point based skilled immigration system of Australia. It has two permanent visa categories, i.e. Subclass 189 Visa and Subclass 190 visa and one temporary visa category, i.e. Subclass 489 visa.The Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa is the most popular Skilled Visa category in Australia. It is the permanent visa that allows you to live and work in any part of Australia permanently.
Although the minimum point score needed to apply in SkillSelect System for the above point tested visa categories is 60 points, however, this score is often not enough to receive ITA (Invitation to Apply) for Skilled PR visa in Australia.Hence, if you are also a skilled worker looking to apply and obtain Skilled Permanent visa in Australia, you must be wanting to know as to what could beright immigration point score to qualify for the Australian PR visa in the year 2018.
Winning Australia Immigration Point Score in 2018
Australia periodically invites the top ranking candidates from online SkillSelect System. Hence, to become eligible to receive ITA (Invitation to Apply) from immigration authorities, you must score enough immigration points to get ITA. Let’s take a look at the recent Invitation round results to find out candidates up to what point score received the invites from DIBP.
Invitations issued on 3 January 2018
On 3rd January Invitation round DIBP issued total 305 invitation, i.e. 300 invitation for Subclass 189 Visa and 5 candidates were invited for subclass 489 visa.
Find below the table indicating the cutoff marks and date of effect for both Subclass 189 Visa and Subclass 489 Visa:
|Visa Subclass||Points score||Date of effect|
|Skilled – Independent (subclass 189)||70||21-09-2017 18:52|
|Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489)||80||10-11-2017 21:08|
As you can see, the qualifying marks to obtain Australia PR invitation from DIBP as per the latest Invitation round were 70 points or above, i.e. the applicants with point score 70 or above in online SkillSelect System got the invitation to apply Subclass 189 visa. Although the qualifying score or cut off marks change in every invitation round, however, still it is an important indication about the cut off trend at the moment.
In view of high demand, and to keep with the last years, following occupation groups will remain under pro rata arrangements to make certain the availability of invitations throughout the program year.
Cut off for the Pro-rata occupations – 3rdJanuary 2018 invitation round
|Occupation ID||Description||Points score||Date of effect|
|2212||Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers||75||13-09-2017 10:51|
|2334||Electronics Engineer||70||20-09-2017 23:47|
|2335||Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers||75||02-01-2018 23:00|
|2339||Other Engineering Professionals||70||31-10-2016 17:37|
|2611||ICT Business and System Analysts||70||30-08-2017 00:03|
|2613||Software and Applications Programmers||70||21-09-2017 18:50|
|2631||Computer Network Professionals||70||21-09-2017 18:52|
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