The Australia government has released the results of the latest SkillsSelect invitation round and similarly to Aprils invitation rounds, the number of invitations is extremely low with only 110 invitations issued throughout the whole month!
Skills Select Invitation Rounds – May 2019 – Invitation Process
As in previous months; the highest ranked candidates by points score are invited to apply for the relevant visa first. For candidates 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.
Invitation process and cut off
The highest ranked applicants by points score are invited to apply for the relevant visa. For applicants 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.
For the May 2019 invitation round, applicants with only 80 points or more were considered for an invitation.
|Visa subclass||Minimum points score||Latest date of effect|
|Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)||80||22/03/2019 4:31 pm|
|Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489)||85||28/04/2019 1:45 am|
Point scores and the dates of effect cut off for the pro rata occupations in the 9 May 2019 Skillselect 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 availability of invitations across the program year.
SkillSelect 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||Latest date of effect|
|2211||Accountants||90||01/05/2019 6:46 am|
|2212||Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers||85||28/12/2018 5:43 pm|
|2334||Electronics Engineer||85||02/05/2019 12:44 pm|
|2335||Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers||80||22/03/2019 4:31 pm|
|2339||Other Engineering Professionals||80||18/01/2019 3:13 pm|
|2611||ICT Business and System Analysts||85||03/05/2019 8:13 pm|
|2613||Software and Applications Programmers||80||10/02/2019 3:58 pm|
|2631||Computer Network Professionals||80||20/03/2019 6:53 pm|
Invitations issued during 2018-19 program year
|Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)||1,000||2,490||2,490||4,340||4,340||2,490||2,490||1,490||1,490||100||100||22,820|
|Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489)||10||10||10||10||10||10||10||10||10||10||10||110|
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.
How are you tracking?
The immigration year is coming to an end in June and from July onwards it is anticipated that more invitations to apply will be issued to applicants to meet the Australian Immigration Requirement for the 2019-2020 immigration year.
How are you tracking with your own journey down under? Let us know in our comments below.