July SkillSelect draw sees another 1,000 candidates invited to apply for Australian permanent residence
Skilled visas- Invitations issued in July 2019
The Department has released the details of SkillSelect’s July 2019 invitation round. The number of invitations for the Skilled Independent 189 visa on this has increased to 1,000 (an increase compared to the last few months of 100 invitations only). The number of invitations for regional skilled visa subclass 489 also increased to 100 (an increase compared to the last few months of 10 invitations only). For the 3rd time, in this round no invitations were issued to applicants with less than 80 points for subclass 189.
Candidates are ranked based on a score awarded under SkillSelect’s Ranking System (EOI) that considers factors such as age, education, skilled work experience, study in Australia and language ability in English.
A set number of the highest-ranked candidates receive an invitation to apply for Australian permanent residence, through regular draws from the pool, the Department of Home Affairs aims to process applications for permanent residence within 8 months.
The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 11 July 2019.
|Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)||1000|
|Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489)||100|
During 2019-20 program year the following numbers of invitations have been issued:
11 July 2019 results
The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 11 July 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||13/05/2019 7:32pm|
|Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489)||80||05/01/2019 12:22pm|
Point scores and the dates of effect cut off for the pro rata occupations in the 11 July 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|
|2212||Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers||85||9/03/2019 11:46pm|
|2334||Electronics Engineer||80||5/05/2019 7:01pm|
|2335||Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers||80||10/05/2019 2:51pm|
|2339||Other Engineering Professionals||80||1/04/2019 4:39pm|
|2611||ICT Business and System Analysts||80||12/04/2019 11:53pm|
|2613||Software and Applications Programmers||80||13/05/2019 7:10am|
|2631||Computer Network Professionals||80||13/05/2019 7:32am|
Invitations issued during 2019-20 program year
|Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)||1,000||1,000|
|Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489)||100||100|
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.