The Department has released the details of SkillSelect’s September 2019 invitation round. The number of invitations for the Skilled Independent 189 visa in this round has decreased again to 100 (a decrease compared to the july month of 1000 invitations). The number of invitations for regional skilled visa subclass 489 remained unchanged at 100 (same as previous month of 100 invitations). For the 6th time, in this round no invitations were issued to applicants with less than 80 points for subclass 189 and subclass 489.
Candidates are ranked based on a score awarded under SkillSelect’s Ranking System (EOI) that considers factors such as age, education, skilled work , study in Australia and language ability in English.
A set number of the highest-ranked candidates receive an invitation to apply for Australian permanent residence, through regular draws from the pool, the Department of Home Affairs aims to process applications for permanent residence within 8 months.
Invitation rounds for Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) and Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) visas will be run once a month.
Invitation rounds are anticipated to run on the 11th day of each month. 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 Regional (provisional) visas (subclass 489) will not be impacted.
The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 11 September 2019.
|Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)||100|
|Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489)||100|
During 2019-20 program year the following numbers of invitations have been issued:
The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 11 September 2019 round.
The highest ranked clients by points score are invited to apply for the relevant visa. For clients who have equal points scores, the time at which they reached their points score for that subclass (referred to as the date of effect) determines their order of invitation. Expressions of Interest with earlier dates of effect are invited before later dates.
|Visa subclass||Minimum points score||Latest date of effect|
|Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)||85||03/08/2019 10:05pm|
|Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489)||80||15/08/2019 12:30am|
Due to high levels of demand, and in keeping with previous years, the below occupation groups will be 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 489). If all places are taken up by subclass 189 visas then there will be no invitations issued for subclass 489 visas in these occupations.
|Subclass||Occupation ID||Description||Minimum points score||Latest date of effect|
|189||2212||Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers||85||3/08/2018 11:37am|
|489||2334||Electronics Engineer||85||28/05/2019 12:12am|
|189||2335||Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers||95||10/09/2019 10:53pm|
|189||2339||Other Engineering Professionals||95||27/08/2019 9:51am|
|489||2339||Other Engineering Professionals||85||3/06/2018 12:06am|
|189||2611||ICT Business and System Analysts||85||8/07/2019 3:29am|
|489||2611||ICT Business and System Analysts||90||23/08/2019 12:04pm|
|189||2613||Software and Applications Programmers||85||3/08/2019 3:22pm|
|489||2613||Software and Applications Programmers||85||5/07/2019 3:36pm|
|189||2631||Computer Network Professionals||85||10/07/2019 5:53am|
|489||2631||Computer Network Professionals||85||13/08/2019 2:44pm|
|Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)||1,000||100||100||1,200|
|Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489)||100||100||100||300|
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.