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SkillSelect – 7 September 2015 round results

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Invitations issued on 7 September 2015

Visa Subclass

Number

Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)

2300

Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489)

80

 

During 2015-16 the following number of invitations have been issued:

Invitations issued during 2015-16

Visa subclass

July

August

September

Total

Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)

2300

2300

2300

6900

Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489)

80 80 80 240
Total 2380 2380 2380 7140

 

The above figures do not include invitations issued for State and Territory Government nominated visa subclasses. State and Territory Governments nominate throughout the month for specific points tested skilled migration and business innovation and investment visas. Separate results for these visa subclasses are provided monthly.

Points scores and the visa dates of effect cut off for the above occupations in the 7  September 2015 invitation round

Points

Description

Points score

Visa date of effect

2211

Accountants

70 

6 August 2015 11.13 am

2611

ICT Business and System Analysts

65 

16 July 2015 3.28 am

2613

Software and Applications Programmers

60

9 May 2015 7.16 pm

Note:  ​the following occupation group has reached its ceiling and no more invitations will be issue during the 2015-16 programme year:

  • 2212 – Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasures

Next invitation rounds

Invitation rounds will be held twice a month from October 2015 and dates of rounds will be advised in advance. The maximum numbers of invitations to be issued in the October 2015 invitation rounds are as follows:

9 October 2015

Visa subclass

Maximum number

Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)

1000

Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489)

20

23 October 2015

Visa subclass

Maximum number

Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)

1000

Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489)

20

 

SkillSelect​​

About SkillSelect​​

SkillSelect is an online service tha​t ​helps Australia manage its skilled migration programme. It helps to ensure that the skilled migration programme is based on Australia's economic needs. It supports the government in managing who can apply for skilled migration, when they can apply and in what numbers. As a result, the time taken to process a visa application is significantly reduced.

SkillSelect also helps address regional skill shortages. SkillSelect allows intending migrants to indicate if they are willing to live and work in regional Australia. This is of particular benefit to employers experiencing regional skill shortages and state and territory governments attempting to settle migrants in regional Australia.

Skilled workers and business people interested in migrating to Australia can be considered for a skilled visa by submitting an Expression of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect.

An EOI is an indication that you would like to be considered for a skilled visa. An EOI is not a visa application.

You will be asked to provide a range of information in your EOI depending on the visa you want to be considered for, such as:

  • basic personal information

  • nominated occupation

  • work experience

  • study and education

  • level of English skills

  • details of a skills assessment, related to your nominated occupation

  • business and investment experience.

These skilled workers and business people can then be found and nominated for skilled visas by Australian employers or state and territory governments, or they might be invited by the Australian Government to lodge a visa application.

All people interested in the points based skilled migration or business investment and innovation visa programmes will need to submit an EOI and receive an invitation in order to lodge a visa application.

For more detail on what questions and information you will need to supply in your EOI, you should refer to the webpage of the visa you are interested in.

Which visas can be applied for ?

Submitting an EOI

If you have researched your visa options and prepared the information required, you are ready to make an EOI. All EOIs must be completed online using SkillSelect. There is no fee to create or submit an EOI in SkillSelect.

For the points based skilled migration programs, such as the independent skilled program, you will be ranked according to your score on the appropriate points test. You will be able to complete an EOI even if you do not meet the pass mark, however, you will not be eligible to be invited to apply for a visa.

When you submit your EOI, you will be shown your points score but will not be able to view your ranking position. This is because your ranking will change as people enter and leave SkillSelect.

For information about how to calculate the points test for skilled migration, visit the points test webpage of the relevant visa subclass page.

Independent and Skilled Regional (Provisional) visas

Invitations are issued automatically by the SkillSelect system to the highest ranking EOIs, subject to occupation ceilings. Invitations are issued regularly, such as every month.

State and territory sponsored visas

State or territory governments will identify and select skilled workers that they wish to nominate. State and territory governments might assess people before they nominate them. If you are nominated by a state or territory government and you have indicated that your points score is above the current pass mark for that visa, you will receive an invitation to apply from the SkillSelect system. When you complete an EOI that includes one of these visa types, you will be asked which state or territory you wish to seek nomination from. You will be able to select one state or territory, or any state or territory. If you select one state or territory only, then staff from that government body will be able to view your EOI for this visa type. If you select any state or territory, staff from all state or territory governments will be able to see your EOI for this visa type.

Employer sponsored visa programmes

Employers can search for skilled workers that they might want to discuss job opportunities with. If you are contacted by an employer in SkillSelect, you can choose to contact them to discuss employment and visa opportunities. You do not need to receive an invitation from SkillSelect in order to apply for an employer sponsored visa.

When you complete an EOI that includes one of these visa types, you will be asked which state or territory you are interested in working and residing in. You will be able to select one or more state or territories, or any state or territory. Employers will be able to view your EOI and will be able to narrow their searches to specifically focus on skilled workers interested in their area. SkillSelect protects your personal information such as your name, date of birth and other characteristics that could personally identify you. This information will not be made available to employers.

If you are invited or selected

If you are invited to apply for a visa you will receive an invitation from SkillSelect. You will then have 60 days from the date of invitation to make a valid visa application online before the invitation expires.

Applications received outside of this timeframe will not be valid and you will need to wait for a further invitation before being eligible to make an application. The online visa application system will use information from your EOI, therefore you do not need to re-enter some information already provided.

You must provide evidence to support your claims with your visa application. Health and character requirements will be assessed and requested during the visa application stage.

For assistance in lodging a visa application please see the specific visa subclass page.

Please be aware if you do not make a valid visa application after receiving two invitations, your EOI will be removed from SkillSelect.

Using a migration agent

You do not need to use a migration agent to submit an EOI. However, if you choose to use an agent, the department recommends that you use a registered migration agent. It is important to note that you will only have one login to access your EOI account. You can only specify one email address to be contacted by SkillSelect about any invitations or messages in relation to your EOI account. All email notifications will be sent to the email address you nominate and it will be your responsibility to ensure you can access your emails and update your account with any change of email address.

Under Australian law, anyone who uses knowledge of migration procedures to offer immigration assistance to a person wishing to obtain a visa to enter or remain in Australia must be registered or exempt from registration.

All registered migration agents are bound by the Migration Agents Code of Conduct, which requires agents to act professionally in their clients' lawful best interests. A list of registered migration agents is available from the Office of the Migration Agents Registration Authority (Office of the MARA) website

You can contact the Office of the MARA by email, post or in person.

Email: info@mara.gov.au

By post:

PO Box Q1551
QVB NSW 1230
Australia

In person:

Level 10
111 Elizabeth Street
Sydney NSW
Australia

Office hours are 9am – 5pm Australian Eastern Standard Time (AEST)

Telephone: 1300 226 272 or +61 2 9078 3552

Fax: +61 2 9078 3591

State/Territory nominations 2015

Nominations by State and Territory Governments – August 2015

The number of intending migrants who received nominations from State and Territory Governments in July 2015 is shown in the table below:

Visa subclass

ACT

NSW

NT

Qld

SA

Tas.

Vic.

WA

Total

Skilled – Nominated (subclass 190) visa

45

33

20

35

392

14

153

26

718

Skilled – Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa

0

113

24

23

62

7

0

3

232

Business Innovation and Investment (subclass 188) visa

0

15

0

7

10

0

114

8

154

Business Talent (Permanent) (subclass 132) visa

0

3

0

2

5

1

3

7

21

Total

45

181

44

67

469

21

270

44

1125


Nominations by State and Territory Governments – 2014/15 total activity

The number of intending migrants who received nominations from State and Territory Governments from 1 July 2014 to the end of June 2015 is shown in the following table:

​Visa subclass

ACT

NSW

NT

Qld

SA

Tas.

Vic.

WA

Total

Skilled - Nominated (subclass 190) visa

655

4032

117

420

2480

102

1834

443

10093

Skilled – Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa

0

1441

337

335

425

38

7

33

2616

Business Innovation and Investment (subclass 188) visa

3

539

0

187

12​8

9

2772

155

3791

Business Talent (Permanent) (subclass 132) visa

5

24

1

19

77

10

92

92

320

Total

671

6036

455

961

3110

159

4705

723

16820​

The table below shows the occupation ceilings for the 2015-2016 programme year for each occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) by four-digit ANZSCO code unit group, and the number of invitations issued for each occupation in the current programme year to date:

Occupation ceilings for the 2015-16 programme year

Occupation ID

Description

Ceiling Value

Results to date

1331

Construction Managers

5640

22

1332

Engineering Managers

1014

6

1335

Production Managers

3582

1

1341

Child Care Centre Managers

1000

5

1342

Health and Welfare Services Managers

1410

15

2211

Accountants

2525

440

2212

Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers

1000

1000

2241

Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians

1000

10

2245

Land Economists and Valuers

1000

7

2312

Marine Transport Professionals

1000

16

2321

Architects and Landscape Architects

1650

74

2322

Cartographers and Surveyors

1000

16

2331

Chemical and Materials Engineers

1000

104​

2332

Civil Engineering Professionals

2970

261

2333

Electrical Engineers

1230

124

2334

Electronics Engineers

1000

178

2335

Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers

1788

377

2336

Mining Engineers

1000

38

2339

Other Engineering Professionals

1000

271

2341

Agricultural and Forestry Scientists

1000

32

2346

Medical Laboratory Scientists

1362

24

2347

Veterinarians

1000

18

2349

Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals

1000

4

2411

Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers

1980

37

2414

Secondary School Teachers

8352

113

2415

Special Education Teachers

1158

4

2512

Medical Imaging Professionals

1092

31

2513

Occupational and Environmental Health Professionals

1578

21

2514

Optometrists and Orthoptists

1000

6

2521

Chiropractors and Osteopaths

1000

8

2524

Occupational Therapists

1000

15

2525

Physiotherapists

1104

37

2526

Podiatrists

1000

7

2527

Speech Professionals and Audiologists

1000

13

2531

General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers

3558

77

2532

Anaesthetists

1000

12

2533

Internal Medicine Specialists

1000

11

2534

Psychiatrists

1000

12

2535

Surgeons

1000

8

2539

Other Medical Practitioners

1000

102

2541

Midwives

1000

7

2544

Registered Nurses

13872

696

2611

ICT Business and Systems Analysts

1536

384

2613

Software and Applications Programmers

5364

1441

2631

Computer Network Professionals

1986

480

2633

Telecommunications Engineering Professionals

1000

131

2711

Barristers

1000

1

2713

Solicitors

3252

56

2723

Psychologists

1212

23

2725

Social Workers

2166

34

3122

Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

1000

15

3123

Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

1000

2

3132

Telecommunications Technical Specialists

1000

5

3211

Automotive Electricians

1000

4

3212

Motor Mechanics

6108

56

3222

Sheetmetal Trades Workers

1000

0

3223

Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers

4416

11

3232

Metal Fitters and Machinists

8070

15

3233

Precision Metal Trades Workers

1000

1

​3241

​Panelbeaters

​1134

0

3311

Bricklayers and Stonemasons

1656

15

3312

Carpenters and Joiners

7290

52

3322

Painting Trades Workers

2802

9

3331

Glaziers

1000

0

3332

Plasterers

1866

3

3334

Wall and Floor Tilers

1284

3

3341

Plumbers

5130

20

3411

Electricians

8772

48

3421

Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics

1038

5

3422

Electrical Distribution Trades Workers

1000

4

3423

Electronics Trades Workers

2076

15

3513

Chefs

2475

35

3991

Boat Builders and Shipwrights

1000

0

​3941

​Cabinetmakers

​1530

0

4112

Dental Hygienists, Technicians and Therapists

1000

12

 

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