The Department of Home Affairs had recently issued new guidelines as to pool and pass marks applicable for GSM Visa subclasses.
In order to determine the application date of the new regulations, the Department had pegged July 1 as the important date for visa applications to Australia.
July 1 2018 is a seminal date for many visa applications.
This date marks changes to be applied for certain visa subclasses regarding the pass marks applicable. In essence, the transitional provisions are as follows:
For visa applications made on or after 1 July 2018 in response to an invitation given on or after 1 July 2018 the pool and pass mark will be 65.
For visa applications made before, on or after 1 July 2018 in response to an invitation given prior to 1 July the pool and pass mark remains at 60.