Australia Issued 1100 invitations in July for Skilled Independent Visa and Skilled Regional Visas
Australia Issued 1100 invitations for Skilled Independent (Subclass 189) Visa and Skilled Regional (Subclass 489) Visa
Invitation rounds for Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) and Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) 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.
Invitation process and cut off
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
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 80
Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) 80
Point scores and the dates of effect cut off for the pro-rata occupations in the 11 July 2019 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.
Skill Select 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.
Occupation ID Description Minimum points score
2211 Accountants 85
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 85
2334 Electronics Engineer 80
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 80
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 80
2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 80
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 80
2631 Computer Network Professionals 80
Invitations issued during 2019-20 program year
Visa subclass Jul
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 1,000
Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) 100
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.