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Skillselect Invitation Rounds – October 2019

It is almost with a sigh of release that the Australian Immigration has ‘almost’ returned to normality with 1500 invitations to apply for an Australian skilled independent visa issued during October, This is a big increase to the 100 invitations issued during both August and September this year.

I can only hope that whatever backlog they were dealing with over the past few months has since cleared.

No invitations were issued for Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489); however, before we all panic, this is due to the introduction of the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visa on 16 November 2019 we wrote about a month or so ago.

Australia Visa Invitations issued by points scored – October 2019

The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 11 October 2019 round

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Australia Visa Invitations By Point Score October 2019

As the chart above suggests, the average number of points required to receive an EOI invitation was 85 points during October. Let’s take a look at the points required for some of the sought after pro-rata occupations.

Point scores for the pro-rata occupations in the October 2019 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 – Regional (Provisional) visas.

Subclass Occupation ID Description Minimum points score Latest date of effect
189 2211 Accountants 90 6/09/2019 10:29 am
189 2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 85 12/04/2019 9:46 am
189 2334 Electronics Engineer 80 4/06/2019  12:07pm
189 2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 80 11/12/2018 6:39 pm
189 2339 Other Engineering Professionals 80 3/04/2019 6:42 pm
189 2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 80 20/03/2019 6:34 pm
189 2613 Software and Applications Programmers 80 9/04/2019  8:56pm
189 2631 Computer Network Professionals 80 20/05/2019 10:05 am
Skills Select Invitation Rounds – August 2019

So this brings us to a total of 3000 invitations offered during the October invitation round.

Did you receive an invitation last month? We’d love to hear from you in our comments below!

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