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29Jun
skills assessment NEW Pool and Pass Marks for GSM – 1st July 2018

The Department of Home Affairs had recently issued new guidelines as to pool and pass marks applicable for GSM Visa subclasses.

  • Skilled-Independent (Permanent) (Class SI) Subclass 189
  • Skilled-Nominated (Permanent) (Class SN) Subclass 190
  • Skilled-Regional Sponsored (Provisional) (Class SP) Subclass 489

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.