|Change to the Skilled Migration Pass Mark for SkillSelect Visas from 1 July 2012 |
Today, DIAC has announced that they will lower the points test pass mark for applicants who will submit Express of Interest (EOI) through SkillSelect from 1 July 2012.
Currently, the points test pass mark for General Skilled Migration (GSM) visas is 65. From 1 July 2012, if you are applying for the new SkillSelect subclasses 189, 190 and 489, you will only need 60 points.
(For the details of these new subclasses, please refer to our previous newsletter Vol. 215
As explained in our recent newsletter <Vol.216
>, you are still able to apply for current GSM visas (subclasses 885, 886 and 487) until 31 December 2012. For these visas, the pass mark will remain 65 points.
You can have a look at this DIAC announcement from here