The Australia Migration department conducted the first Skill Select Invitation round of 2020 and pleasingly the number of invitations issued is up on the paltry 250 invitations issued in December. Invitations were issued under the Subclass 189 (Skilled Independent) and Subclass 491 (Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa.
Invitation rounds are anticipated to run on the 11th day of each month though the 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 Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) will not be impacted.
January Skillselect Invitation round
The following number of Invitations were issued on 10th January 2020.
|Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)||1,000|
|Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family-Sponsored||300|
10 January 2020 results
The following graph shows the number of points held by the candidates who were invited to apply in the 10 January 2020 round.
As you can tell by the graph, the number of points required was high in Jauary with a minimum points score of 90 points being required before invitations are issued.
Point scores and the dates of effect cut off for the pro-rata occupations in the 10 January 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.
The table below details the points scores required during the January Invitation Rounds for the pro-rata occupations. Scroll right to view the full table on smaller mobile devices.
|Subclass||Occupation ID||Description||Minimum points score||Latest date of effect|
|189||2212||Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers||95||18/10/2019 10:51am|
|189||2334||Electronics Engineer||90||25/09/2019 6:35am|
|491||2334||Electronics Engineer||95||3/01/2020 3:10pm|
|189||2335||Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers||90||1/06/2019 4:20pm|
|189||2339||Other Engineering Professionals||90||28/08/2019 12:31pm|
|189||2611||ICT Business and System Analysts||90||1/09/2019 9:12am|
|189||2613||Software and Applications Programmers||90||2/10/2019 8:32am|
|491||2613||Software and Applications Programmers||90||11/12/2019 7:33pm|
|189||2631||Computer Network Professionals||90||30/09/2019 4:46pm|
|491||2631||Computer Network Professionals||90||20/11/2019 2:40pm|
Did you receive an invitation to apply for an Australian Visa in January, What occupation are you applying under and how many points did you have? We’d love to hear from you. Let us know in our comments.