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September 2017 Update on General Skilled Migration

Results for latest skill select round that took place on 20th September have been released. The minimum required score continues to decline where accountants with score on or above 85 points were eligible for receiving invitation. NSW has also released list of Priority Skilled Occupations List for the year 2017-18. The nomination round for Skilled Nominated 190 Visa is expecting to start so.

NSW Priority Skilled Occupations List:

This year a lot of 190 nominations has been released by NSW and expected to resume this process soon in upcoming weeks. The list released by NSW is quite similar as the list of Independent and Family Sponsored visas (IFSOL). But, in the new list, several occupations have been added and several were removed. Let’s take a brief look into this.

Newly Added Occupations:

  • Architect
  • Architectural Draftsperson
  • Baker
  • Butcher or Small goods Maker
  • Chemical, Electronics, Industrial, Production and Plant Engineers
  • Civil Engineering Technicians
  • Cook
  • Enrolled Nurse
  • ICT Security Specialists
  • Stonemasons

Occupations Removed:

  • Agricultural Engineers, Consultants and Foresters
  • Anaesthetist
  • Boat Builders and Shipwrights
  • Chiropractor and Osteopaths
  • Dental Technician
  • Electrical and electronics trades including Electrician (Special Class), Radio Communications Technicians, Electronic Instrument Trades Workers, Cable Jointers and Telecommunications Field Engineers.
  • Medical practitioner specializations such as Cardiologists, General Practitioners, Surgeons
  • Mining Engineers
  • Occupational Health and Safety Adviser
  • Psychotherapist
  • Speech Pathologists
  • Surveyors, Cartographers and Other Spatial Scientists
  • Special education teachers including teachers of the hearing and sight impaired

A brief look into the 20 September Skill Select Invitation Round:

Occupation/Subclass Points Required Waiting Time Invitations - 15 Mar Running Total Target Places Remaining % Filled

Non Pro Rata

189 Skilled Independent 65 Next round 1750 7500      
489 Family Sponsored 60 Next round 47 569      

Pro Rata Occupations

Accountants 85 Next round 239 1434 4785 3351 30.0%
Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 75 8 weeks 66 396 1327 931 29.8%
Computer Network Professionals 65 30 weeks 65 390 1318 928 29.6%
Electronics Engineer 65 9 weeks 50 300 1000 700 30.0%
ICT Business and System Analysts 70 14 weeks 78 468 1574 1106 29.7%
Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 65 31 weeks 108 648 2178 1530 29.8%
Other Engineering Professionals 70 Next round 50 300 1000 700 30.0%
Software and Applications Programmers 65 25 weeks 310 1860 6202 4342 30.0%
Source: Internet

In the latest nomination round, the accountant invitation process was much unexpected where other occupations were at expected point-scale. Although NSW has reduced the priority skilled occupations list but we can still expect some great opportunities in state nomination. If you are interested to migrate to Australia as well, you must get expert advice from Australia visa consultants.