The Australian Department of Immigration has announced a change to the points test threshold as it will apply from 1 July 2012.
Currently the points threshold for skilled visa applicants is set at 65 points.
From 1 July 2012, and until further notice, the threshold for new applicants will be
lowered to 60 points.
Although this is fantastic news, it is worth bearing in mind that meeting the 60 points threshold is not automatically a guarantee that an applicant will receive an invitation to apply for a visa; the new system will operate in a way where the selection of applicants will depend on their overall score as well as the quality of their qualifications and work experience.
This means that the higher the score, and general quality of an application (taking into account qualifications and work experience), the greater the likelihood that an application will be selected from the pool of eligible applicants and will be invited to apply for a visa.
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