As per Iscah
Increase from 1000 per round to 1750 per round for the two September
Effect on Pro Rata Occupations:
Let’s first state who is not affected by this increase:
Accountants, Auditors and ICT Business analysts, will not be affected in any way by this increase
in total invites.
Other Pro rata occupations:
Mechanical Engineers look like they got their full 108 invites as they were the first in the 65 point
queue. The increase in overall numbers to 1750 will ensure they will move through their backlog
and not lose any of the 108 invites to the 489 system for the two September invitation rounds.
There is potential for their 65 point DOE to move about a month each round, getting to maybe the
end of February 2017 by the second round in September.
Other Engineers are still in the 70 point range and may get just a few invites off their 65 point
backlog in the second round of September 2017 – but progress will be slow through the 65 point
backlog due to their 50 point pro rata restriction each round and close to 50 EOIs joining the
system at 70 and above each fortnight.
Network Professionals will be ensured of getting all their 65 point invites for the 189 EOIs and they
should progress a week or so each invitation round in September 2017 and maybe get into the
March 2017 65 pointers.
Developer Programmers are a big winner I think, as the 1000 limit was meaning they were losing
a lot of their potential 310 invites for the 189 EOIs, to the 489 family EOIs. I am expecting their
65 point backlog to jump a couple of weeks each round and get into the April 2017 backlog.
I think the biggest winners are the Electronics Engineers as their 65 point progress was being
totally held up by the 1000 limit. Their 65 point DOE could move forward many months and by
the second round in September, be held up from going into the 60 point zone by the restriction of
the 1750 on the non pro rata occupations.
Effect on Non-Pro Rata Occupations:
This is a life-line for all 65 and 60 point Non-Pro Rata EOIs – it looked like there would be no 65
point invitations until April 2018 and probably no 60 point EOI invitations at all for the year.
The increase will mean all 966 Pro Rata invites will go to the 189 system – leaving 784 invites for
Non-Pros – we think about 150 non-pros were getting invites at the 70 and above range – this will
mean an extra 634 invites for the 65 point non pro rata occupations.
We think the first 50 or so of these will go to the 65 point Telecommunication Engineer EOIs,
backlogged from 20th May to 21st June 2017. Then all the other Non-Pro Rata 65 point EOIs join
the party – about just under 600 invites, should move 65 point invites to late July 2017 and the
second invitation for September 2017 will maybe move it to close to the 20th September 2017,
meaning a slim chance for some 60 point Telecommunication Engineer invites from 20th May 2017.
Let’s not think about October invitation rounds until we know the numbers for those.
© Iscah 2017