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On 11 September 2018, the number of SkillSelect issued invitations are shown in the table below.

Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) 2490
Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) 10

Below is the number of issued invitations during 2018-19 program year. Issued invitations for State and Territory Government nominated visa subclasses are not included in these figures.

Visa subclass Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr Total
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) 1000 2490 2490 5980
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 10 10 10 30
Total 1010 2500 2500 6010

This graph illustrates the number of clients who were invited for application with their corresponding points score.

Clients with the highest points score are the first to be invited for the relevant visa. The date of effect which is the time when they reached the points score determines the order of invitation for clients who get same points score. This means earlier Expression of Interest dates are invited before later dates.

Skilled-Independent visas (subclass 189) are allocated first. The remaining available places will then be allocated for Skilled – Regional (Provisional) visas

(subclass 489). Thus the chance of no issued invitations for subclass 489 once the occupation is filled up by subclass 189.

Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) 70 21/06/2018 5:55pm
Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) 80 10/07/2018 11:22am

Pro rata arrangements to guarantee invitations availability across the program year are subjected for the following occupations. This is due to the high number of demand and aligned with the rates for the previous years.

Occupation ID Description Points score Date of effect
2211 Accountants 80 25/05/2018
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 80 1/05/2018
2334 Electronics Engineer 70 15/11/2017
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 70 18/01/2018
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 75 3/07/2018
2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 75 25/05/2018
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 75 20/08/2018
2631 Computer Network Professionals 70 17/01/2018


(11 September 2018 Invitation Round, 2018)

This is summary of skill select report and you can find full report on above DHA website.

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