It seems the future would be tougher for international students who graduated in three popular and high demanding subjects, Accounting, IT, and Engineering, from the permanent residency prospect. There is already cut-throat competition among these occupants to secure an invitation from the Home Affairs Department to apply for an Australian permanent residency visa. Thousands of EOI’s waiting in the system to be selected. And recent invitation rounds are putting more pressures on them who have claimed over 85 points on Skill Select. If we figure out the situation based on recent invitation round data by the Department of Home Affairs, the invitation seems more far away.
And with possible points gain after significant change on 16 November 2019; still one needs to score at least 90 points to be hopeful. Many graduates in these three popular areas Accounting, IT, and Engineering, now losing hope to be eligible for Australian permanent residency. Many planning to move into another country. Pro-rata, higher points, and fewer state sponsorship chances made it hard to believe they would get an invitation or permanent residency in Australia under those occupations for which they graduated from Australian universities.
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Recently, one of the Australian states, Queensland, removed these popular occupations Accounting, IT, and Engineering from the state’s skilled occupation list. These are the most popular occupations among international students. The state’s migration portal says, due to a high demand and quotas allocated for these occupations for the skilled migration program already met, these occupations are removed from the Queensland Skilled Occupation List. Queensland is set to reopen its migration program within some weeks after the federal government’s migration change would come into effect on this 16 November.
Once the big change in Australian migration takes place, the state would open its nomination process for two visas subclass 190 and subclass 491. The exact date of the skilled program re-opening is yet to be confirmed. Queensland government’s migration portal suggests students and skilled occupants of these occupations not to submit EOI. Queensland government currently reviewing its skilled occupation list and would publish another occupation list when it re-opens the migration process again later this year.
Occupations to be removed from QSOL from November 2019
- Onshore and Offshore -IT
- ICT Business Analyst ANZSCO 261111
- Systems Analyst ANZSCO 261112
- Developer Programmer ANZSCO 261312
- Software Engineer ANZSCO 261313
- Software and Applications Programmers nec ANZSCO 261399
- ICT Security Specialist ANZSCO 262112
- Computer Network and Systems Engineer ANZSCO 263111
- Analyst Programmer ANZSCO 261311
- Onshore –Accounting
- Accountant (General) ANZSCO 221111
- Management Accountant ANZSCO 221112
- Taxation Accountant ANZSCO 221113
- External Auditor ANZSCO 221213
- Internal Auditor ANZSCO 221214
- Offshore -Engineering
- Civil Engineer ANZSCO 233211
- Mechanical Engineer ANZSCO 233512
- Electrical Engineer ANZSCO 233311
- Engineering Technologist ANZSCO 233914