11 August 2018 Invitation Round

The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 11 August 2018.

Invitations issued on 11 August 2018

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

During the 2018-19 program year, the following numbers of invitations have been issued:

Invitations issued during the 2018-19 program year

Visa subclass Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Total
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) 1000 2490 3490
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 10 10 20
Total 1010 2500 3510

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.

11 August 2018 results

The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 11 August 2018 round.

skillselect round results 11 august 2018

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.

SkillSelect first allocates available places to Skilled – Independent visas (subclass 189) and then the remaining toSkilled – 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.

Visa Subclass Minimum Points score Date of effect
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) 70  30/05/2018 6:16 AM
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 80 24/06/2018 10:10 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 program year.

Point scores and the dates of effect cut off for the pro rata occupations in the 11 August 2018 invitation round.

Occupation ID Description Minimum Points score Date of effect
2211 Accountants 80 15/03/2018 4:05 PM
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 80 14/03/2018 9:40 PM
2334 Electronics Engineer 75 19/07/2018 4:13 PM
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 70 4/12/2017 11:13 AM
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 75 16/05/2018 4:08 PM
2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 75 7/04/2018 3:25 AM
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 75 20/06/2018 8:32 PM
2631 Computer Network Professionals 70 27/09/2017 12:29 PM