November 14th, 2016
Mechanical Engineers going Pro rata for the rest of the year ??
There are only 1539 places for this occupation for the 2016/17 program year.
In the October 12th round there were 123 invites
In the October 26th round there were 112 invites
That came to a total of 1280 so far with ONLY 259 left.
We have feedback of 65 and 70 point people not getting an invite from the 9th November round. So DIBP have either used the full 1539 places (unlikely) or they have decided to Pro Rata that occupation and so limit the invites to maybe around 16 per round for the rest of the year.
That would mean most applicants will now require 70 points for an invite with a small hope for 65 pointers.