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|
|2212||Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers||75|
|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’.