SkillSelect issued 1,500 Invitations in latest round

Combined Skilled Occupation List (CSOL) Australia

SkillSelect – The Independent Body of Government of Australia has issued 1,500 invitations during the latest invitation round held on 11th February 2020 to lodge the visa application on ImmiAccount.

SkillSelect sent 1,000 invitations to Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) candidates while 500 invitations to Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored candidates under General Skilled Migration.

The table below shows the points for candidates who were invited to apply on both subclasses:

Australia Invitations by points score 

Invitation process and cut offs
The highest ranked candidates by points score are invited to apply for the relevant visa. For candidates 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

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 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 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

SkillSelect run invitation round once in a month and issue invitations to candidates who submit the Expression of Interest.

So far this year 2019-2020, SkillSelect has issued 5,200 invitations to Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) candidates while 1,300 invitations Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored.

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.


Source: SkillSelect Invitation Rounds

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