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Are skilled tradie occupations less competitive?

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I'm forming a long-term plan to gain PR in Australia.

Based on what I've read most office and ICT occupations are highly competitive, while tradie occupations go unfilled.  I currently have less than 3 years work experience in a skilled occupation.  Thus my tentative plan is to gain 3-5 years work experience in one of these fields (bricklayer or tiler) and get certified.

Is this approach wise?

With the cut off at 80, 90 pts for office/ICT occupations, I don't believe I'd ever get an invite.

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5 hours ago, indispc said:

I'm forming a long-term plan to gain PR in Australia.

Based on what I've read most office and ICT occupations are highly competitive, while tradie occupations go unfilled.  I currently have less than 3 years work experience in a skilled occupation.  Thus my tentative plan is to gain 3-5 years work experience in one of these fields (bricklayer or tiler) and get certified.

Is this approach wise?

With the cut off at 80, 90 pts for office/ICT occupations, I don't believe I'd ever get an invite.

It's certainly possible to still get state sponsored invites for office jobs on 65 points, so it all depends on what your office based career is and how much you mind being tied to a state.

The "you won't stand a chance unless you have 80+ points" mantra isn't true, it's certainly much easier the more points you have (and for accountants it probably is true), but ultimately if you don't out your application in you'll never get an invite

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I wouldn't say there is generally any difference as there are only a few occupations which usually need high points such as accountant. On the flip side, in the years I have been on the forum, a number of trades have been removed for periods. For example, bricklayer was not on the lists for years. 

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Thanks for the advice.

I'm following the published stats on invitation rounds here: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skillselect/invitation-rounds

but there's no data on tradie occupations.  Is there somewhere else where they publish more data on this?

Also they don't publish how many people are still waiting to get selected.  For example, the site says that the occupation ceiling for bricklayer is 1594 with only 11 invites so far this year.  Does this mean there were only 11 qualified applicants?  

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My guess as to why fewer trades may have been invited is the high points currently needed. At the moment no invitations have been given on less than 75 points. Given that to get 75 would often mean having a degree, it might be hard. 

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