Australia Skill Select

Australia immigration announced results of Feb. 11 SkillSelect Invitation Round; 1500 immigration candidates received invites to apply for permanent residence (WWICS: 13202003Ga1514)

The Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) Australia has published the results of “Skill Select Expression of Interest (EOI) Invitation Round” held on February 11, 2020.

A total of 1500 invitations were issued to candidates under Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored visa streams under the General Skilled Migration program (GSM).

Invitations issued and cut offs

Visa Subclass Number Of Invitations Issued Minimum Point Score Latest Date Of Effect
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 1000 90 16/11/2019  9:23pm
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored 500 85 08/01/2020  3:06pm


Point scores and the dates of effect cut off for the pro rata occupations

Pro-rata occupations include occupations for which there is more demand for places than there are places available. These occupations generally have a point score higher than the non-pro rata occupations.

Due to high demand, and in keeping with previous years, the below occupation groups will be subject to pro rata arrangements.

Subclass Occupation ID Description Minimum points score Latest date of effect
189 2211 Accountants 95 17/05/2019 9:21am
189 2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 95 01/12/2019 3:57am
189 2334 Electronics Engineer 90 16/11/2019 7:32pm
491 2334 Electronics Engineer 85 22/12/2019 10:06pm
189 2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 90 17/09/2019 2:06pm
189 2339 Other Engineering Professionals 90 11/11/2019 4:19pm
189 2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 90 07/11/2019 7:50pm
189 2613 Software and Applications Programmers 90 16/11/2019 9:23pm
491 2613 Software and Applications Programmers 85 06/01/2020 11:07pm
189 2631 Computer Network Professionals 90 16/11/2019 3:07pm
491 2631 Computer Network Professionals 85 03/01/2020 10:24pm


Invitation rounds for Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored visas are anticipated to run on the 11th day of each month. Dates for the rounds are subject to change. However, dates for the rounds are subject to change. Number of Invitations issued in each round may also vary depending on the number of applications being processed by the department.

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