Most current SkillSelect scores – 9 November 2017

SkillSelect scores released for the 9 November 2017 show that for the pro-rata occupations listed at least, scores have become extremely competitive.

Visa Subclass Points score  
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) 70  
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 80  

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.

Point scores and the visa dates of effect cut off for the pro rata occupations in the 9 November 2017 invitation round.

Occupation ID Description Points score  
2211 Accountants 75  
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 75  
2334 Electronics Engineer 70  
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 70  
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 70  
2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 70  
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 70  
2631 Computer Network Professionals 70  

The likely result of this will be to force more applicants to consider the State and Territory nominated and sponsored visas. However in doing so applicants should consider the various state and territory restrictions or additional conditions which may be applied by states and territories in these competitive times, because will not want to be seen as taking ‘the leftovers’.