23 August 2017 round results

​​​​​​​​​​The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 23 August 2017.

Invitations issued on 23 August 2017

Visa Subclass Number
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) 1000
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 133

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

Invitations issued during 2017-18

Visa subclass Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Total
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) 2000 2000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4000
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 210 256 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 466
Total 2210 2256 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 4466

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.

23 August 2017 results

The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 23 August 2017 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 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) 65 21/01/2017 1:02 pm
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 60 22/08/2017 11:07 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.

Point scores and the visa dates of effect cut off for the pro rata occupations in the 23 August 2017 invitation round.

Occupation Identification Description Points score Visa date of effect
2211 Accountants 75 14/07/2017 11:48 am
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 75 23/06/2017 11:04 am
2334 Electronics Engineer 70 22/08/2017 6:36 pm
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 65 13/12/2016 6:46 pm
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 70 07/08/2017 11:21 pm
2611 ICT Business and ​System Analysts 70 11/05/2017 9:58 pm
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 65 20/01/2017 1:37 pm
2631 Computer Network Professionals 65 21/01/2017 1:02 pm