Australia has given 2500 skill select invitations on December 2018

Australia has given 2500 skill select invitations on December 2018
Australia has given 2500 skill select invitations on December 2018

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.

Current round

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.

Subclass Number
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.

Subclass Min Points
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
2211 Accountants 80
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 80
2334 Electronics Engineer 75
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
Jul 1000 10 1010
Aug 2490 10 2500
Sep 2490 10 2500
Oct 4340 10 4350
Nov 4340 10 4350
Dec 2490 10 2500
Jan
Feb
Mar
Apr
May
Jun
Total 17150 60 17210

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