Third Quarter 2019/2020 SkillSelect Update - March Round
The March 2020 round saw another increase in the total number of invitations; up an additional 550 places for a total of 2050 invites sent. 1750 of these went to Subclass 189 EOIs, with a minimum points score of 90. The balance 300 went to Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Family Sponsored) EOIs, with their minimum points score remaining steady at 85.
Due to high levels of demand, certain occupations are issued invitations on a pro-rata basis. Places are first allocated to 189 EOIs, with remaining places issued to the 491 Family Sponsored EOIs.
The pro-rata occupations scores for the 13 March 2020 round were as follows:
|Occupation ID ||Description ||Minimum Points Score || Latest date of EOI |
|2211 || Accountants || 95 (SC189) ||19/06/2019 11:45pm |
|2212 || Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers || 95 (SC189) ||31/01/2020 7:12pm |
|2334 || Electronics Engineer || 90 (SC189) ||29/01/2020 4:49pm |
|2334 || Electronics Engineer || 85 (SC491) ||15/01/2020 1:58pm |
|2335 || Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers || 90 (189) ||18/11/2019 1:36pm |
|2339 ||Other Engineering Professionals ||90 (SC189) ||08/12/2019 3:13am |
|2611 || ICT Business and System Analysts ||90 (SC189) ||07/01/2020 3:08pm |
|2613 || Software and Applications Programmers ||90 (SC189) ||29/01/2020 6:37pm |
|2613 || Software and Applications Programmers ||85 (SC491) ||04/02/2020 1:28pm |
|2631 || Computer Network Professionals || 90 (SC189) ||29/01/2020 1:19pm |
|2631 || Computer Network Professionals || 90 (SC491) ||12/03/2020 10:39am |
What are the most invited occupations?
Software and Application Programmers received a mammoth 464 invitations
, meaning just under 22% of the total occupation ceiling quota for has now been met.
Currently sitting around 23 to 25% of total quota are:
- Accountants (155 invitations this round)
- Auditors, Company Secretaries, and Corporate Treasurers (88 invitations this round)
- Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers (90 invitations this round)
- Other Engineering Professionals (57 invitations this round)
- ICT Business and Systems Analysts (146 invitations this round)
- Computer Network Professionals (144 invitations this round)
- Telecommunications Engineering Professionals (44 invitations this round)
Electrical Engineers currently have the highest percentage of total occupation ceiling, with around 31.5% of quota now met.
With three rounds left until the end of this financial year, it will be interesting to see if occupations with a higher quota percentage will continue to receive invitations. Trades occupations are also very highly under-represented in the invitation rounds, with many occupations in this field still without any invitations issued since 1 July 2019.