Invitation rounds for Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored visas will be run once a month.

Invitation rounds are anticipated to run on the 11th day of each month. Dates for the rounds are subject to change.

Invitation numbers in each round may vary depending on the number of applications being processed by the Department.

Note: State or territory government nominations for Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) will not be impacted.

Current round

Invitations issued on 10 January 2020

The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 10 January 2020.

During 2019-20 program year the following numbers of invitations have been issued:

10 January 2020 results

The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 10 January 2020 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.

Visa subclass Minimum points score Latest date of effect
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 90 2/10/2019  11:05pm
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored) 90 16/12/2019  1:01am

Point scores and the dates of effect cut off for the pro rata occupations in the 10 January 2020 invitation round.

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.

SkillSelect first allocates available places to Skilled – Independent visas (subclass 189) and then the remaining to Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored . If all places are taken up by subclass 189 visas then there will be no invitations issued for subclass 491 visas in these occupations.

Subclass Occupation ID Description Minimum points score Latest date of effect
189 2211 Accountants 95 23/04/2019  1:56pm
189 2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 95 18/10/2019  10:51am
189 2334 Electronics Engineer 90 25/09/2019  6:35am
491 2334 Electronics Engineer 95 3/01/2020  3:10pm
189 2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 90 1/06/2019  4:20pm
189 2339 Other Engineering Professionals 90 28/08/2019  12:31pm
189 2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 90 1/09/2019  9:12am
189 2613 Software and Applications Programmers 90 2/10/2019  8:32am
491 2613 Software and Applications Programmers 90 11/12/2019  7:33pm
189 2631 Computer Network Professionals 90 30/09/2019  4:46pm
491 2631 Computer Network Professionals 90 20/11/2019  2:40pm

Invitations issued during 2019-20 program year

Visa subclass Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Total
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 1,000 100 100 1,500 250 250 1,000 4,200
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored 200 300 500
Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) 100 100 100 300
Total 1,100 200 200 1,500 250 450 1,300 5,000

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.

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