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Skillselect Invitation Rounds – January 2020

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.

Visa subclassNumber
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)1,000
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family-Sponsored300

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.

Skillselect Invitation Rounds – January 2020


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.

SubclassOccupation IDDescriptionMinimum points scoreLatest date of effect
1892211Accountants9523/04/2019  1:56pm
1892212Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers9518/10/2019  10:51am
1892334Electronics Engineer9025/09/2019  6:35am
4912334Electronics Engineer953/01/2020  3:10pm
1892335Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers901/06/2019  4:20pm
1892339Other Engineering Professionals9028/08/2019  12:31pm
1892611ICT Business and System Analysts901/09/2019  9:12am
1892613Software and Applications Programmers902/10/2019  8:32am
4912613Software and Applications Programmers9011/12/2019  7:33pm
1892631Computer Network Professionals9030/09/2019  4:46pm
4912631Computer Network Professionals9020/11/2019  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.

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Riffat Zerin Khan
Riffat Zerin Khan
5 months ago

Hi there we have applied for EOI on skilled independent 189 with 70 points on 21st Jan 2020, skill being architecture. We haven’t received any invitation yet so not sure what’s going on.

Edmore Chirumetsikwa
Edmore Chirumetsikwa
5 months ago

Which state

Aminath Shashee
Aminath Shashee
5 months ago

I have applied for EOI on skilled work regional 491 with 70 points on 29th February 2020, for the skill Early Childhood (pre-primary) Teacher. I applied for South Australia. At the time of my application the skill was in the category ‘Available’ but now it is under ‘Low Availability’. I fall under international graduate from South Australia. I am concerned, and wondering what are the possible chances of me getting an invitation.And on top of this, time is running out for me, as I will be 45 years on mid April 2020.
Please advice!

Aminath Shashee
Aminath Shashee
5 months ago
Reply to  Mark

Thank You

Best Regards

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