95 minimum point score for Accountants

The skyrocketing need of point score to get an invitation is a souring reality for Accountants and accounting graduates in Australia. The recent invitation round report released by the Department of Home Affairs evidences 95 scorers can expect invitation to apply for Australian Permanent residency visa subclass 189. The recent release confirms those who claimed 95 points on their EOI through SkillSelect till September 5, 2019, got invited to apply for a visa.

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Source: Department of Home Affairs Australia figures.

The September 11, invitation not only gave all speculations of hard hits a solid ground but, also forces Account graduates to enroll another course to remain lawfully until their turn for invitation comes. To be hopeful for invitations through other Account and Business related occupations such as Auditors, Company Secretaries, and Corporate Treasurers also not easy. The cut off for those occupations on September invitation round was 85 minimum score and August 8, 2018. The minimum cut off points for Accountants are impossible to achieve for many business and account graduates. To score 95 one need to have age between 25-32, Australian study requirement fulfillment, professional year, each band 8 in English test, NAATI CCL, similar occupation experience for at least one year and partner skill. Those who completed their study in regional Australia have solid experience and research or Ph.D. would meet 95 point score normally. 

Point scores and the dates of effect cut off on 11 September 2019 invitation round

Subclass Occupation ID Description Minimum points score Latest date of effect
189 2211 Accountants 95 5/09/2019  9:57pm
189 2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 85 3/08/2018  11:37am
489 2334 Electronics Engineer 85 28/05/2019  12:12am
189 2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 95 10/09/2019  10:53pm
189 2339 Other Engineering Professionals 95 27/08/2019  9:51am
489 2339 Other Engineering Professionals 85 3/06/2018  12:06am
189 2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 85 8/07/2019  3:29am
489 2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 90 23/08/2019  12:04pm
189 2613 Software and Applications Programmers 85 3/08/2019  3:22pm
489 2613 Software and Applications Programmers 85 5/07/2019  3:36pm
189 2631 Computer Network Professionals 85 10/07/2019  5:53am
489 2631 Computer Network Professionals 85 13/08/2019  2:44pm
Source: Department of Home Affairs Australia figures.

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On the invitation round on 11th of this month the Department of Home Affairs invited 200 candidates to apply for Australian skill visas altogether. 100 for subclass 189 and another 100 for skilled regional provisional visa 489.

For skilled independent visa subclass-189 candidate have to score the highest point on SkillSelect to be invited.

Australia government has pro-rata setting for occupations with high demand. For the visa subclass 189, an aspirant doesn’t need a nomination from state or employer. Once they granted a visa they can live anywhere in Australia, there is no restriction or condition. The skilled regional provisional visa subclass 489 stands as state nominated visa; aspirant first needs to have a nomination from local regional certifying body to apply for this visa. If visa granted, they need to live and work in a designated regional area for at least 2 years before they get Australian permanent residency.

The invitation round takes place for Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) and Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) once in a month on 11th. The invitation numbers to apply for these skilled visas varies on the occupation ceiling as well as application processing.

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