Point scores and the dates of effect cut off for the pro-rata occupations in the 11 February 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 the 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.

Official Skill Select results – February 2020

Invitations issued on 11 February 2020

The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 11 February 2020.

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

11 February 2020 results

The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 11 February 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 16/11/2019  9:23pm
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored) 85 08/01/2020  3:06pm
Subclass Occupation ID Description Minimum points score Latest date of effect
189 2211 Accountants 95 17/05/2019 9:21am
189 2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 95 01/12/2019 3:57am
189 2334 Electronics Engineer 90 16/11/2019 7:32pm
491 2334 Electronics Engineer 85 22/12/2019 10:06pm
189 2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 90 17/09/2019 2:06pm
189 2339 Other Engineering Professionals 90 11/11/2019 4:19pm
189 2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 90 07/11/2019 7:50pm
189 2613 Software and Applications Programmers 90 16/11/2019 9:23pm
491 2613 Software and Applications Programmers 85 06/01/2020 11:07pm
189 2631 Computer Network Professionals 90 16/11/2019 3:07pm
491 2631 Computer Network Professionals 85 03/01/2020 10:24pm

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The total amount of EOIs for each occupation group for a subclass 189 visa in submitted statues with the total points of 80, 85, 90, 95, 100, 105

What other options do you have if you have not reached the points score required?

Additional points many be awarded in a number of ways including, but not limited, to:

  • Increasing your level of English
  • Higher education in Australia or overseas
  • Years of work experience in Australia or overseas
  • NAATI certification
  • Professional Year

How can “Newstars Education & Migration” help?

We can review your options and identify any additional points that may be available to you. Book in for a consultation today to discuss your visa pathways.


Canberra Matrix – Invitation round:Invitation date:  10 March 2020

ACT 190 Nomination – invitations issued: 73

  • All Matrix submitted: 95 to 75 points
  • 70 point Matrix submitted on or before 19 December 2019


ACT 491 Nomination – invitations issued: 165

  • All Matrix submitted: 105 to 70 points
  • 65 point Matrix submitted on or before 15 January 2020


Click here to “Self-Assessment of ACT Matrix Points”

If you consider State Nominations

Click here to “Latest 2020 Requirements Check of State Nominations for Different Occupations”

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