Australian Visa Skillselect Invitation Round Results
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Skillselect Invitation Rounds – August 2021

The first SkillSelect invitation round of the 2021-2022 financial year has finally been published!

Conducted on 26 July, a total of 750 invitations were issued; 500 of those for a Subclass 189 Skilled Independent visa and 250 for the Subclass 491 Skilled Work Regional (Family Sponsored) visa.

Following the trend of the last few rounds, the minimum points score for the 491 visas continued at 65 points, and the 189 visas minimum score remained at 80 points.

The most recently lodged EOI for a 491 was from March 2021, while the most recent EOI for a 189 visa was way back in July 2019.

Occupations that have received invitations in the last rounds include:

Pro-Rata Occupations

More so it would seem as being due to tradition (rather than the reality of a migration program dealing with a pandemic); a number of occupation groups are treated with pro-rata arrangements. This move is to make sure that invitations are available across the program year.

Skillselect Invitation Rounds – January 2020

Two of the pro-rata Engineering occupations received invites this round:

Occupation ID Description Minimum Points Score Latest date of EOI
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 90 (SC189) 04/2021
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 90 (SC189) 04/2021

New Immigration Year

With the new financial year comes a new Immigration year for Australian Visas. The State and Territory Migration programs have also now been reopened with new occupation lists and requirements.

We also saw an increase in Government lodgement fees across a broad range of visa types, with the most significant being an increase to Citizenship by Conferral fees; up almost 72% to $490 per adult applicant.

Written by Mark

As the founder of Getting Down Under, Mark is passionate about demystifying the process associated with a move to Australia. Having launched Getting Down Under in early January 2006 and made the move to Australia from the UK in the same year, Mark continues to share resources and support for those looking for assistance. If you have a question for Mark, please post in our Community Forums. Please note All information provided on Getting Down Under should be considered in conjunction with our disclaimer. Please seek professional advice if you have any doubts! 

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