Australia Skillselect

Australia issued 1300 invitations to immigration candidates to apply for Australian permanent residence (WWICS: 05202002Ga1651)

Australia SkillSelect Invitation Round Results – 11 January, 2020

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

A total of 1300 invitations to apply for  Australian permanent residence 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.

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 2/10/2019  11:05pm
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family-Sponsored 300 90 16/12/2019  1:01am

Point scores and the dates of effect cut off for the pro rata occupations in the 11 January, 2020 invitation round

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.

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 in case all places are taken up by subclass 189 visas then no invitations will be issued for subclass 491 visas in these occupations.

Due to high demand, the below occupation groups will be subject to pro rata arrangements to make sure availability of invitations across the program year.


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


Australia SkillSelect Invitation rounds are anticipated to run on the 11th day of each month. 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.

Candidates who received an invitation in January 11th invitation round, now have 60 days to submit their complete application to Australian Immigration authorities.

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