From 1 July 2018, applicants wishing to apply for the following visa subclasses will be required to obtain a pass mark of 65 to be eligible to receive an invitation to apply:
- Skilled-Independent (Permanent) (Class SI) Subclass 189;
- Skilled-Nominated (Permanent) (Class SN) Subclass 190; and
- Skilled-Regional Sponsored (Provisional) (Class SP) Subclass 489
This is an increase of five points.
The new pass mark reflects the high level of interest in skilled migration to Australia and the high calibre of prospective applicants who express their interest in the General Skilled Migration program