Australian visa skillselect invitation round results October 2020
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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.

Skills Select Invitation Rounds – August 2019
Visa subclass Number
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.

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.

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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 2211 Accountants 95 23/04/2019  1:56pm
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
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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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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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