The results for the November 18 SkillSelect invitation round have been released by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
It is evident that the SkillSelect system issued invitations to almost everyone in the queue for the subclass 189 visa, with the last invitation issued to a person who met the minimum points score of 60 and had a date of effect on 18/11/13.
|Visa Subclass||Points Score||Visa date of effect|
|Skilled – Independent (subclass 189)||60||18/11/2013 12.01 am|
|Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489)||60||15/11/2013 2.43 pm|
Meanwhile, invitations for currently pro-rata capped categories are progressing very slowly.
|Occupation ID||Description||Points Score||Visa date of effect|
|2331||Chemical and Materials Engineers||65||23/9/2013 11.43 am|
|2334||Electronics Engineers||60||28/2/2013 6.24 am|
|2339||Other Engineering Professionals||70||15/11/2013 2.31 am|
|2611||ICT Business and Systems Analysts||65||7/9/2013 11.11 am|
|2613||Software and Applications Programmers||60||15/7/2013 12.01 am|
|2633||Telecommunications Engineering Professionals||65||3/10/2013 9.56 pm|
With seven more months in the current migration year, it will be interesting to see if there are any changes in the system to better deal with spikes in certain occupational groups.
You can view the full report at http://www.immi.gov.au/skills/skillselect/index/reports/report-2013-11-18/