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    SkillSelect 03rd January 2018 Invitation round

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    3 January 2018 Invitation round

    The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 3 January 2018.

    Invitations issued on 3 January 2018

    Visa Subclass Number
    Skilled - Independent (subclass 189) 300
    Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) 5

    During 2017-18 program year the following numbers of invitations have been issued:

    Invitations issued during 2017-18 program year

    Visa subclass Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Total
    Skilled - Independent (subclass 189) 2000 2000 3500 2500 1400 600 300           12300
    Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 210 256 93 57 10 10 5           641
    Total 2210 2256 3593 2557 1410 610 305           12941

    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.

    3 January 2018 results

    The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 3 January 2018 round.


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

    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.

    Visa Subclass Points score Date of effect
    Skilled - Independent (subclass 189) 70 21/09/2017 6:52 pm
    Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 80 10/11/2017 9:08 pm

    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.

    Point scores and the dates of effect cut off for the pro rata occupations in the 3 January 2018 invitation round.

    Occupation ID Description Points score Date of effect
    2211 Accountants N/A N/A
    2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 75 13/09/2017 10:51 am
    2334 Electronics Engineer 70 20/09/2017 11:47 pm
    2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 75 02/01/2018 11:00 pm
    2339 Other Engineering Professionals 70 31/10/2016 5:37 pm
    2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 70 30/08/2017 12:03 am
    2613 Software and Applications Programers 70 21/09/2017 6:50 pm
    2631 Computer Network Professionals 70 21/09/2017 6:52 pm


    The minimum points required to obtain an invitation to apply for a SC189 Skilled Independent Visa is currently 70.

    On the 03rd January 2018 Invitation Round, applicants would require a minimum of 70 points to receive an invitation to apply for a Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189). Throughout the whole of the 2017 - 2018 Migration Year, more than 60 points have been required to obtain an invitation to apply for a 189 visa.



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