Australia issued 42,960 Invitations in the skill select in between 18-19

Australia issued 42,960 Invitations in the skill select in between 18-19 financial year

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Australia issued 42,960 Invitations in the skill select in between 18-19 financial year

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.

The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the Skill Select invitation round on 11 June 2019.

Visa subclass No. Of invitations
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 100
Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) 10

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) 85
Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) 90

Point scores and the dates of effect cut off for the pro-rata occupations in the 11 June 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 Description Minimum Points Score
2211 Accountants 95
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries, and Corporate Treasurers 90
2334 Electronics Engineer 90
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 85
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 85
2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 85
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 85
2631 Computer Network Professionals 85

Invitations issued during the 2018-19 program year

Month Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) Total   
July 1000 10 1010
Aug 2490 10 2500
Sept 2490 10 2500
Oct 4340 10 4340
Nov 4340 10 4340
Dec 2490 10 2500
Jan 2490 10 2500
Feb 1490 10 1500
Mar 1490 10 1500
Apr 100 10 110
May 100 10 110
June 100 10 110
Total 22920 120 23,040

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.

State and Territory nominations

State and Territory nominations 2018-19 program year

Nominations by State and Territory Governments – May 2019

The number of intending migrants who received nominations from State and Territory Governments in May 2019 is shown in the table below:

State / Territory Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) Skilled Regional Provincial Visa Subclass 489 Business Innovation and Investment (provisional) visa (subclass 188) Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132) Total
Act 188 0 5 5 192
NSW 825 96 78 7 1006
NT 13 33 5 0 47
Qld 87 13 0 0 100
SA 88 129 48 45 310
Tas 75 200 5 0 276
Vic 113 5 54 0 140
WA 31 5 12 13 58
Total 1400 476 167 66 2129

Nominations by State and Territory Governments – 2018-19 total activity

The number of intending migrants who received nominations from State and Territory Governments from 1 July 2018 to the end of May 2019 is shown in the following table:

State / Territory Skilled Nominated Visa (Subclass 190) Skilled Regional Provincial Visa Subclass 489 Business Innovation and Investment (provisional) visa (subclass 188) Business Talent (Permanent) visa (subclass 132) Total
Act 779 0 10 5 790
NSW 3572 1582 690 72 5916
NT 268 303 5 5 574
Qld 1089 495 365 208 2157
SA 900 2024 191 481 3596
Tas 681 1197 11 7 1896
Vic 2581 62 1786 32 4461
WA 217 21 173 119 530
Total 10087 5684 3227 922 19,920

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