Australia Migration 2020-21
What to expect in 2021

Australia Migration 2021

Australia Migration 2021
With the COVID numbers dropping and the announcement of the Priority Occupation list earlier in September, and with an additional update on late November with the inclusion of 'Social Work' near future Migration is  shaping into a pattern. Also, the Government has set Migration Allocation quotas for different subclasses and in some states interim allocation is extended until further notice. 

Invitation Round update 2020-21

Subclass 189

  • 1040 Invitations issued so far in this Financial Year (as of 9 December 2020)

  • In the July 2020 Invitation Round, few Engineering Occupations were also invited.

Electrical Engineers with 90 Points (8 Months waiting period)

(It is important to start your Professional Year Program on time)
Read more on Professional Year Program:


Skilled Migration
Invitation Round Occupation

State wise Nomination update

Migration update

In line with the Priority Occupation list to build resilience in the Australian economy and COVID recovery, Registered Nurse holds the top spot with 'Secondary School Teacher' as the distant second.

Along with  Nursing, Health, and Teaching, there are astounding 7 Trade-related Occupations in the top 20.

Trade Sector
Trade continues to be a highly in-demand sector in the Australian Job Market, never more than today where the Economic recovery is the forefront of the Government's plan. 

The Australian Government is delivering a record $1.5 manufacturing Investment to create more jobs. This will allow Australian Manufacturers and Trade sectors to scale up, compete internationally, and create more jobs. 


  • Investment of $1.3 billion Modern Manufacturing Initiative (MMI),

  • $52.8 million expansion of the Manufacturing Modernization Fund

  • $107.2 million Supply Chain Resilience Initiative.

  • $50 million will be invested in the Industry Growth Centers initiative to support projects in the priority areas out until the end of June 2022.

Trade  Occupations ​​remain a highly in-demand sector in the Australian Job Market. If you prefer to get accredited and qualify for these jobs, there are certain courses which may help attain the qualifications. Following are a few of many:

To know more about Trade courses, Book a Free Consultation with our Team:


ICT and Engineering
Along with Nursing, Health-related occupations, Chef, Teaching, Social Work,11 Trade occupations remain n the top 50 Occupations as per ceiling Level with 8 Engineering and ICT occupations making it to the Top 50. 14 Engineering and ICT related occupations remain as in-demand occupations as per Occupation Ceiling.

Priority Occupation List

In September, Acting Minister for Immigration Alan Tudge has announced a new Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) of 17 occupations that will be able to enter Australia to assist in the country's COVID recovery.

The invitation round can also be affected positively by this announcement for these occupations. Similarly the NSW's interim subclass 190 allocation update also revolves around similar sectors: IT, Health care, and Construction.

Read more: https://www.racc.net.au/nsw-190-interim-nomination

However, NSW's interim allocation has reached it's limit and currently is closed. The criteria for the NSW Regional Skilled Migration however is likely to remain the same. Find the update and the criteria for the NSW skilled regional Visa: 


The 18 occupations on the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) were based on advice from the National Skills Commission and consultation with relevant Commonwealth agencies and will be reviewed regularly.

The 18 occupations (ANZSCO code) are

• Chief Executive or Managing Director (111111)
• Construction Project Manager (133111)
• Mechanical Engineer (233512)
• General Practitioner (253111)
• Resident Medical Officer (253112)
• Psychiatrist (253411)
• Medical Practitioner nec (253999)
• Midwife (254111)
• Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (254412)
• Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) (254415)
• Registered Nurse (Medical) (254418)
• Registered Nurse (Mental Health) (254422)
• Registered Nurse (Perioperative) (254423)
• Registered Nurses nec (254499)
• Developer Programmer (261312)
• Software Engineer (261313)
• Maintenance Planner (312911)
• Social Worker (272511)

Migration Planning Level

The Migration program ceiling and quota has been published for the 2020-2021 financial year.

The total places available are capped at a ceiling of 160,000 for 2020-21 which is exactly the same as was the year before (2019-2020 financial year).

Major changes include

  • Increase in Global Talent Visa allocation

  • Increase in Partner Visa Allocation

  • State and Regional Sponsor is more than double compared to a skilled independent Visa

Read more: https://www.racc.net.au/migration-planning-level-2020-21

Top Occupations as per Occupation Ceilings
​​​​​​​​An 'occupation ceiling' may be applied to invitations issued under the independent, skilled regional (provisional) visas. This means there will be a limit on how many EOIs can be invited for skilled migration from an occupation group.

Migration Ceiling

Certain Engineering occupations received an Invitation with 90 Points with an approximate waiting time of 8 Months. It is important for the Temporary Graduate Visa (TR 485) Visa holders to take the Professional Year Program Course to maximize their points as much as possible. 

Following is the number of Invitation issued for Engineering Occupations on this financial Year up till the October 2020 invitation Round for subclass 189 and subclass 491 (Skilled Work Regional Visa).

Our client Quinn Nguyen received an invitation earlier this year with 90 Points for Civil Engineering Occupation.

Engineering Occupation List
Engineering_Invitation round

It is advisable to start the Professional Year Program, early on your Temporary Graduate Visa (TR 485) given the duration of the waiting period.

Learn more about Professional Year here: 


  • Canberra is the Only State where Professional Year is counted towards 1 Year of Study

  • At Canberra, Professional Year will not give you 5 points for completing it but will give you 5 points for studying 1 year in Canberra

  • This would be a good option if you want to keep your Independent visa (subclass 189) option open and also for state Nomination (Subclass 190).

Canberra Matrix is a different Point system​ than that of the Skilled Migration Points. 
Read on the latest Invitation Round for Canberra Matrix:

Engineering Invitation

Our client Quinn Nguyen received an invitation earlier this year with 90 Points for Civil Engineering Occupation.

The following are the Professional Year providers, across Australia. If you apply for a Professional Year Program through RACC, you may be eligible to get a Scholarship. We can also help you to choose the right Institute as per your preference:

Professional Year Australia

Nursing and Health sector
Nursing and healthcare-related occupations received a number of Invitations in this financial year.

Find out the up to date Invitations round for all occupations here:

State Nomination and Regional Migration

Different states across Australia have different State and Regional Migration Nomination criteria. You can talk to our Registered Migration Agents (MARN1572961, MARN1172003) to plan your PR pathway the right way.


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Nursing_Victoria State Sponsor

Our client Richelle received an invitation earlier this year with 65 Points for a Registered Nurse (Victoria State Sponsor)

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Visa Extension Options

Temporary Graduate Visa (TR 485)


In-demand Courses All across Australia



Global Talent Visa


General Skilled Migration Visa



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