Home Affairs issues 110 invitations in 9 May round
Skilled visas- Invitations issued on 9 May 2019
The Department has released the details of SkillSelect’s 9 May 2019 invitation round. The number of invitations for the Skilled Independent 189 visa on this round reduced from 1,490 to only 100 (similar to the previous 9 April round). The number of invitations for regional skilled visa subclass 489 remained the same at 10. For the 2nd time, in this round no invitations were issued to applicants with less than 80 points for subclass 189.
Number of invitations for the 189 visa:
- 80 points: 36
- 85 points: 37
- 90 or higher: less than 22
- 95 points: 5
The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 11 May 2019.
|Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)||100|
|Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489)||10|
During 2018-19 program year the following numbers of invitations have been issued:
9 May 2019 results
The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 9 May 2019 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.
|Visa subclass||Minimum points score||Latest date of effect|
|Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)||80||22/03/2019 4:31 pm|
|Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489)||85||28/04/2019 1:45 am|
Point scores and the dates of effect cut off for the pro rata occupations in the 9 May 2019 invitation round.
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.
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.
|Occupation ID||Description||Minimum points score||Latest date of effect|
|2211||Accountants||90||01/05/2019 6:46 am|
|2212||Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers||85||28/12/2018 5:43 pm|
|2334||Electronics Engineer||85||02/05/2019 12:44 pm|
|2335||Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers||80||22/03/2019 4:31 pm|
|2339||Other Engineering Professionals||80||18/01/2019 3:13 pm|
|2611||ICT Business and System Analysts||85||03/05/2019 8:13 pm|
|2613||Software and Applications Programmers||80||10/02/2019 3:58 pm|
|2631||Computer Network Professionals||80||20/03/2019 6:53 pm|
Invitations issued during 2018-19 program year
|Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)||1,000||2,490||2,490||4,340||4,340||2,490||2,490||1,490||1,490||100||100||22,820|
|Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489)||10||10||10||10||10||10||10||10||10||10||10||110|
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.