Australian PR Point Score for Accountants Increases Above 80!

Australian PR Point Score for Accountants Increases Above 80!

A total of 1797 EOIs were issued under the SkillSelect system in the invitation round held on the 20th September 2017.

  1. Skilled - Independent Visa (Subclass 189) - 1750 EOIs
  2. Skilled - Regional Provisional Visa (Subclass 489) - 47 EOIs

The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited during the 20th September 2017 application round.

20-Sep Invitation

The highest ranked applicants according to points score are invited to apply for the relevant visa. For applicants who have equal points scores, the time at which they reached their points score for that subclass (the visa date of effect) determines their order of invitation. Expressions of Interest with earlier dates of effect are invited before later dates.

Due to high levels of demand, and in keeping with previous years, the below occupation groups will be subject to pro rata arrangements to ensure availability of invitations across the programme year. SkillSelect first allocates available places to Skilled – Independent visas (subclass 189) and then the remaining to Skilled – Regional (Provisional) visas (subclass 489). If all places are taken up by subclass 189 visas then there will be no invitations issued for subclass 489 visas in these occupations.

  • Accountants
  • Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers
  • Electronics Engineers
  • Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers
  • Other Engineering Professionals
  • ICT Business and System Analysts
  • Software and Applications Programmers
  • Computer Network Professionals.

Below is the point scores and the visa dates of effect cut off for the pro rata occupations in the 6 September 2017 invitation round.

(Reference source: 

Occupation Identification Description Points Score Visa Dates of Effect
2211 Accountant 85 15/09/2017 10:37pm
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 75 28/07/2017
2334 Electronics Engineers 65 22/07/2017  3:13pm
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 65 18/02/2017
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 70 08/09/2017
2611 ICT Business and Systems Analysts 70 14/06/2017
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 65 30/03/2017
2631 Computer Network Professionals 65 21/02/2017

The next selection rounds will take place on the 4th of October, 2017 and the 18th of October, 2017. A maximum of 2,500 EOIs will be issued invitations for Skilled Independent visa and 200 EOIs will be issued invitations for Skilled Regional visa.

Evidently, it is important that to be invited, you must have a high points score which are given according to your age, skills, occupation, Australian work experience, Australian qualifications and English language ability.

For testing English language proficiency, taking the PTE Academic Test is currently a much more viable option than taking IELTS. The results for the PTE Academic Test available within one day (up to five working days). PTE is also generally considered an easier alternative to IELTS as it is a computer based literacy test, meaning that there is no bias from human examiners.

So to ensure that you accumulate the highest points score possible in time for the next SkillSelect selection round, enrol with us at Sydney PTE Academy where our highly qualified teachers can guide you and help you to reach your desired score in order to attain points for the points test.

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