The Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) Australia has released the results of “Skill Select EOI Invitation Round” that took place on October 11, 2019 for Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) and Skilled Regional Provisional Visa (Subclass 489).
Invitations issued and cut offs
A total of 1,500 candidates under Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) category received invitations to apply for Australia permanent residency in October 11th invitation round.
However, no invitations are being issued for Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489), due to the introduction of the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visa, which will come into effect from 16 November 2019.
|Visa Subclass||Number Of Invitations Issued||Minimum Point Score||Latest Date Of Effect|
|Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)||1500||80||04/06/2019 8:33pm|
|Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489)||–||–||–|
Point scores and the dates of effect cut off for the pro rata occupations in the 11 October 2019 invitation round
Pro-rata occupations can be classified as those 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, the below occupation groups will be subject to pro rata arrangements to make sure 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).
|Occupation ID||Description||Minimum points score||Latest date of effect|
|2212||Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers||85||12/04/2018 9:46am|
|2334||Electronics Engineer||80||4/06/2019 12:07pm|
|2335||Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers||80||11/12/2018 6:39pm|
|2339||Other Engineering Professionals||80||3/04/2019 6:42pm|
|2611||ICT Business and System Analysts||80||20/03/2019 6:34pm|
|2613||Software and Applications Programmers||80||9/04/2019 8:56pm|
|2631||Computer Network Professionals||80||20/05/2019 10:05am|
Candidates who received an invitation in October 11 invitation round, now have 60 days to submit their complete application to Australian Immigration authorities.
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