Australia has given 2500 skill select invitations on December 2018
Australia skilled immigration draw
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.
Note: State or territory government nominations for Skilled Regional (provisional) visas (subclass 489) will not be impacted.
Invitations issued on 11 December 2018
The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the Skill Select invitation round on 11 December 2018.
|Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)||2,490|
|Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489)||10|
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.
|Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)||70|
|Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489)||80|
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.
Point scores and the dates of effect cut off for the pro rata occupations in the 11 December 2018 invitation round.
|Occupation ID||Description||Min Points Score|
|2212||Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers||80|
|2335||Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers||70|
|2339||Other Engineering Professionals||75|
|2611||ICT Business and System Analysts||75|
|2613||Software and Applications Programmers||70|
|2631||Computer Network Professionals||70|
Invitations issued during 2018-19 program year
|Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)||Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489)||Total|