Latest Invitation Round

The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the Skill Select invitation round on 18 January 2017.

Invitations issued on 18 January 2017

Visa Subclass Number
Skilled - Independent (subclass 189) 1061
Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 31

During 2016-17 the following numbers of invitations have been issued

Invitations issued during 2016-17

Visa subclass Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Total
Skilled - Independent (subclass 189) 3050 2800 4200 2400  1861 2465  2016 0 0 0 0 0 18792
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 200 200 363 100  69 69 44 0 0 0 0 0 1045
Total 3250 3000 4563 2500 1930 2534 2060 0   0 0 0 19837

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. Separate results for these visa subclasses are provided monthly.

18 January 2017 results

The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 18 January 2017 round.

invitations round points score 18 jan 2017 

Invitation process and cut offs

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 visa date of effect) determines their order of invitation. Expressions of Interest with earlier dates of effect are invited before later dates.

Visa Subclass Points score Visa date of effect
Skilled - Independent (subclass 189) 60 17/01/2017 7.00 am
Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 60 18/01/2017 12.04 am

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 programme 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.

  • Accountants
  • Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers
  • Electronics Engineers
  • Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers
  • Other Engineering Professionals
  • ICT Business and System Analysts
  • Software and Applications Programmers
  • Computer Network Professionals

Points scores and the visa dates of effect cut off for the below occupations in the 18 January 2016 invitation round.

Occupation Identification Description Points score Visa date of effect
2211 Accountants 70 13/09/2016 12:03 am
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 70 2/11/2016 1.51 pm
2334 Electronics Engineer 60 28/10/2016 1.31 pm
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 65 1/11/2016 1.41 am
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 65 24/11/2016 8.31 am
2611 ICT Business and ​System Analysts 65 12/07/2016 2.28 pm
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 65 10/12/2016 8.59 pm
2631 Computer Network Professionals 65 26/11/2016 3.59 pm

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