Austalian SkillSelect Invitation Rounds – September 2020

Australian Visa Skillselect Invitation Round Results

September Skillselect Numbers are in with a total of 500 invitations being issued across the 189 Visa and 491 Visa classes.

The Split in September was 350 invitations issued to 189 Visa applicants with a balance of 150 Invitations going to 491 Visa Applicants.

Minimum Points required to revive an invitation to apply for an Australian Visa September 2020

The table below details the number of points required to receive an invitation to apply for an Australian Visa last month. Compared to previous months, the points required was quite low (65 points and 75 points respectively).

Visa subclass Minimum points score Latest date of effect month
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 65 07/2020
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored) 75 08/2020

Given the low points score, we’d assume these were to candidates on the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL) which targets construction and healthcare workers.

So to summarise, we are three months into the 2020 – 2021 Migration year and only 1300 Invitations have been issued so far.

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  1. Hi Mark
    The sept invitation has been given what was the score on which the selection was made.

  2. Hi Mark,

    I would appreciate it if you could give me an advice.

    I’m an engineering technologist (UK degree in Mech. Eng.) with no experience. Currently staying in Byron Bay on a student visa. Im on a semester breaking commencing my Melbourne masters in March 21. I was hoping to get nominated here in NSW but they’re after Mechanical Engineers not my EA approved ‘technologist’. Any advice on what i should do?

    Thank you very much!

    1. Hi Mohamad. Mechanical Engineer meets a broad range of Eligibility options from an Australian Visa perspective. How many points do you qualify for (See Australia points calculator if you need to).

      The preferred route would be to go down to 189 Visa path as this visa class will offer you ultimate flexibility without the need for a sponsor. If you are seeking sponsorship, you may need to be flexible on location.

      1. Hey Mark, thanks for getting back to me. You got a point although im only considered here as an ‘engineering technologist’ (1 step lower than mec. Eng.). Im also very flexible on relocating across australia for sponsorship purposes, any suggestions on how to best go about that given that i have no experience whatsoever?

        thanks for keeping your content free and for your continued support, it really helps.

  3. Mark the visa was reissued2005 /2006 and she returned 11 yrs ago to look after a family member. We were advised to reapply for a 155 resident return visa .The turnaround given was 5-66 days which takes us up to this week.I:d hope it would be straight forward as travelling backwards and forwards since the 70s.and has two of her three grown up children and their families plus only two siblings and extended families living in Qld,all Australian citizens.

  4. Hi Mark Do you have any updates on 155.RRV?A family member placed her application via Immi end of August.Visa had just expired by a year.Thanks .Samantha.

    1. Hi Samantha, when you say Expired, I assume you don’t mean that in the literal sense (as PR’s don’t expire).

      As for the return residents visa, According to the subclass 155 section of the immi website, 75% of applications are processed within 5 days with 90% of applications: 68 days. 31st August equates to 63 days so I’d expect processing should be any time soon unless their case isn’t straight forward. I’d expect they would have heard at least something if this was the case, however!

  5. well my daughter applied for 189 and her score is 75. what are my chances and when

    Thanks a Ton Mark

    1. Hi there, it depends on a number of variables (not just points), including the time you registered your EOI and your occupation.

      1. Hi Mark, Thanks for the response ,
        My daughter applied for tourist visa in March 2020 through an authorized agent after a long wait was rejected saying that i had not shown enough fund support which sound not true.

        The matter is My daughter was to get married in may 2019 to a PR holder in Sydney (Indian), the whole event was hijacked with this Covid episode,she is now in the process of applying for A PARTNER VISA through an agent in Sydney there is enough evidence of their courtship.
        please advice how to get through.

  6. Hi Mark ,
    This good news
    Could you tell me , for an application to EOI do I have to be 45 or younger .

    1. Hi Sandra – Yes, if you are looking for PR then you will need to be 45 or younger. If you are looking for a sponsored visa (2 – 4 years) you can be older than 45 (though an EOI is not required for Sponsored Visas).

      Hope this helps


  7. Hi Mark! I registered an EOI for subclass 189 with 70points… I’m a registered nurse. Hopefully I can get an invitation soon

        1. Nice choice! Travelled to Melbourne from WA quite a few times (pre-COVID). It’s an awesome spot!

          1. Great! I have only registered an EOI last February and it’s been 8months now but still no news. Given this recent invitations, I wonder if my chances are high.