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  1. Hi, I submitted my EOI in July 2018 for 190 NSW and 189. I'm a secondary school teacher and have 65 points at the moment, plus the 5 for state nomination. Haven't had an invite for either and not expecting one this financial year. My points increase by 5 in July to 70 because I'll have more experience, but even on 70 I'm not too hopeful at the moment. There's just so much uncertainty and change. Regardless, I'm heading out to WA in August on a tourist visa to check out areas, but might go and look at Adelaide as SA is inviting teachers on a 489 (with 80 points). I'd recommend looking at 489 options. Best of luck.
  2. JDJones

    NSW 190 Secondary school teacher

    75 points is now the minimum amount of points to get invited on a 189, according to the March results... It is literally never going to happen, is it? I had my eyes on the prize for when my points total jumps to 70 in July, but now I am seriously losing all hope. The 190 isn't happening for anyone without a PhD and 20 years experience. The new regional visas are looking increasingly like the only route in. Gutted.
  3. JDJones

    NSW 190 Secondary school teacher

    Where do you find the info on which occupations get invited?
  4. JDJones

    NSW 190 Secondary school teacher

    Haha it's such a joke. I even said "why would anyone even take the 190 if they had that many points?" Did you happen to read about second applicants being able to take the English language test and their score will contribute towards the application? I'm hoping that's the case, so that my wife can do it and give us 5 more points, which will bring us back to 70 points in November.
  5. JDJones

    NSW 190 Secondary school teacher

    No, with 70 points for 189 you should be invited within a round or two more. You''ll be fine.
  6. JDJones

    NSW 190 Secondary school teacher

    I got a response from someone in the NSW department for education. They said that apparently someone got invited last month on 80 points, so it is still open... but seriously, 80 points?! Probably the only one invited this year. Feel completely dejected now. Never going to happen unless I do a PHd and can stop my age clock.
  7. JDJones

    NSW 190 Secondary school teacher

    So I emailed his department and someone got back to me this morning. It was very generic and didn't clarify anything regarding teachers being invited or remaining on the list, just the standard "competition is fierce, we rank our criteria by occupation, high points, high level of English" bla bla bla. I emailed back basically saying if I had more points, I wouldn't need 190, nor would anyone else, as 70 is usually enough to be invited on a 189. I said I had superior English, almost 3 years employment in the skilled occupation, and therefore should qualify if you still actually need teachers. I asked them to tell me why, if I'm hitting the criteria as best as most can, why aren't we invited or why is the skill still on the list. I'm not holding my breath for any groundbreaking news...
  8. JDJones

    NSW 190 Secondary school teacher

    Hi Sarah. I've already done the WHV in 2011 and am now too old to do it anyway.
  9. JDJones

    NSW 190 Secondary school teacher

    I'm seriously losing the will to live... Right! I've got 65 points at the moment. Can't get any more until July when I get 5 more for experience. Tired of waiting. 189 will not happen anytime soon, and NSW are killing my soul with their inaction. What other options are there? I specialise in English and Media Studies but can teach any humanities subject. I'm all ears to suggestions!
  10. JDJones

    NSW 190 Secondary school teacher

    I expect nothing to change at all. We'll be retired before we see any invites issued...
  11. JDJones

    NSW 190 Secondary school teacher

    Nope! What a farce...
  12. JDJones

    NSW 190 Secondary school teacher

    Do you think that if Gladys gets the boot in March and Labor win, that we might see teachers get invites? I still really can't make out why teachers haven't been invited and yet have still been on the skills list this whole time.
  13. JDJones

    NSW 190 Secondary school teacher

    I'm going up in points to 70 in July. What are the chances of a quick invite for either a 189 or even 190 (on 75)? 489 is going to be my last resort... Do you think that because federal elections take place in August that they'll close things down for a prolonged period?
  14. JDJones

    NSW 190 Secondary school teacher

    Because I'm waiting until July when I will go up in points to 70, so am hoping I'll stand more of a chance of getting the visa I want. If I was to take the 489 route, it'd be to Adelaide, as I don't want to be in a tiny town for 2 years.
  15. JDJones

    NSW 190 Secondary school teacher

    Have any 190s invites been issued this month???? I haven't heard a peep from anyone! Do we think that maybe they're holding out until after the NSW elections in March? What would most likely happen if Labor won?
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