15 March 2017 round results

​​​​​​​​​​The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 15 March 2017.

Invitations issued on 15 March 2017

Visa Subclass Number
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) 1805
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 25

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

Invitations issued during 2016-17

Visa subclass Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Total
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) 3050 2800 4200 2400 1861 2465 2016 2397 3637 0 0 0 24,826
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 200 200 363 100 69 69 44 55 57 0 0 0 1157
Total 3250 3000 4563 2500 1930 2534 2060 2452 3694 0 0 0 25,983

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.

15 March 2017 results

The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 15 March 2017 round.

Invitation process and cut offsThe 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 14/03/2017 11:54 pm
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 60 14/03/2017 8:25 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 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 15 March 2017 invitation round.

Occupation Identification Description Points score Visa date of effect
2211 Accountants 70 12/10/2016 1:30 pm
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 70 15/12/2016 6:21 am
2334 Electronics Engineer 60 6/12/2016 2:46 pm
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 65 12/11/2016 12:42 pm
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 65 3/01/2017 11:21 am
2611 ICT Business and ​System Analysts 65 11/08/2016  3:52 pm
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 65 17/02/2017 1:24 pm
2631 Computer Network Professionals 65 3/02/2017 12:49 am