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Current Invitation Round

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Current Invitation Round

​The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 11 September 2018.

Invitations issued on 11 September 2018

Visa Subclass Number
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) 2490
Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) 10

During 2018-19 program year the following numbers of invitations have been issued:

Invitations issued during 2018-19 program year

Visa subclass Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Total
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) 1000 2490 2490 5980
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 10 10 10 30
Total 1010 2500 2500 6010

The above figures do not include invitations issued for State and Territory Government nominated visa subclasses. State and Territory Governments nominate throughout the month for specific points tested skilled migration and business innovation and investment visas.

11 September 2018 results

The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 11 September 2018 round.

11 September 2018 invitation round

Invitation process and cut offs

The highest ranked clients by points score are invited to apply for the relevant visa. For clients who have equal points scores, the time at which they reached their points score for that subclass (referred to as the date of effect) determines their order of invitation. Expressions of Interest with earlier dates of effect are invited before later dates.

SkillSelect first allocates available places to
Skilled – Independent visas (subclass 189) and then the remaining to
Skilled – Regional (Provisional) visas (subclass 489). If all places are taken up by subclass 189 visas then there will be no invitations issued for subclass 489 visas in these occupations.

Visa Subclass Points score Date of effect
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) 70 21/06/2018  5:55pm
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 80 10/07/2018  11:22am

Due to high levels of demand, and in keeping with previous years, the below occupation groups will be subject to pro rata arrangements to ensure availability of invitations across the program year.

Point scores and the dates of effect cut off for the pro rata occupations in the 11 September 2018 invitation round.

Occupation ID Description Points score Date of effect
2211 Accountants 80 25/05/2018 9:59am
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 80 1/05/2018 10:54am
2334 Electronics Engineer 70 15/11/2017 10:32am
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 70 18/01/2018 9:55pm
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 75 3/07/2018 6:37pm
2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 75 28/05/2018 6:25pm
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 75 20/08/2018 3:13pm
2631 Computer Network Professionals 70 17/01/2018 11:36am

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