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:
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||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