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Skillselect Invitation Rounds – February 2020

The Australia Migration department announced the details of the second Skill Select Invitation round of 2020 and pleasingly the number of invitations are relatively healthy with 1500 invitations issued. Invitations were issued under the Subclass 189 (Skilled Independent) and Subclass 491 (Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa.

Australia Visa Invitations issued on 11 February 2020

The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 11 February 2020.

Visa subclass Number
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 1,000
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family-Sponsored 500

The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 11 February 2020 round.

Skillselect - February 2020 - Invitation Rounds

As was the case during the invitation rounds in January, the number of points required under the 189 Skilled independent visa class still remains high with a minimum of 90 points required for an invitation to apply. Pleasingly, during February we saw 189 invitations issued under the 491 Regional Visa scheme with 85 points being required.

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Point scores and the dates of effect cut off for the pro-rata occupations in the 11 February 2020 invitation round.

Due to high levels of demand, and in keeping with previous years, the below occupation groups are 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 Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family-Sponsored. If all places are taken up by subclass 189 visas then there will be no invitations issued for subclass 491 visas in these occupations.

Subclass Occupation ID Description Minimum points score Latest date of effect
189 2211 Accountants 95 17/05/2019 9:21am
189 2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 95 01/12/2019 3:57am
189 2334 Electronics Engineer 90 16/11/2019 7:32pm
491 2334 Electronics Engineer 85 22/12/2019 10:06pm
189 2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 90 17/09/2019 2:06pm
189 2339 Other Engineering Professionals 90 11/11/2019 4:19pm
189 2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 90 07/11/2019 7:50pm
189 2613 Software and Applications Programmers 90 16/11/2019 9:23pm
491 2613 Software and Applications Programmers 85 06/01/2020 11:07pm
189 2631 Computer Network Professionals 90 16/11/2019 3:07pm
491 2631 Computer Network Professionals 85 03/01/2020 10:24pm
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Invitations issued during 2019-20 program year

The table below details the total number of invitations issued to EOI applicants during the 2019 – 2020 program year. Please use the scrolll bar at the bottom of the table to scroll right if required.

Visa subclass Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Total
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 1,000 100 100 1,500 250 250 1,000 1,000 5,200
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family-Sponsored 200 300 500 1000
Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) 100 100 100 300
Total 1,100 200 200 1,500 250 450 1,300 1,500 6,500

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.

One of the lucky ones?

Were you lucky enough to receive an invitation to apply for an Australian Visa during the month of February?

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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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