20 September 2017 round results

Due to a technical issue no invitations will be issued to accounting professions in the round of 4/10/2017. Invitations to accounting professions will be issued on resolution of the issue and the delay will not affect overall numbers.  The Department will be manually processing EOI submitted by accountant applicants until the issue is resolved.

​The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 20 September 2017.

Invitations issued on 20 September 2017

Visa Subclass Number
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) 1750
Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) 47

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 3500 7500
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 210 256 93 559
Total 2210 2256 13593 8059

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.

20 September 2017 results

The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 20 September 2017 round.

Invitations by Points Score 20 September 2017

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 13/09/2017 12.05 am
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 60 19/09/2017  4.27 am

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 6 September 2017 invitation round.

Occupation ID Description Points score Visa date of effect
2211 Accountants 85 15/09/2017 10.37 pm
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 75 28/07/2017 10.26 am
2334 Electronics Engineer 65 22/07/2017  3.13 pm
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 65 18/02/2017 7.35 pm
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 70 08/09/2017 11.38am
2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 70 14/06/20178.21pm
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 65 30/03/2017  7.37 pm
2631 Computer Network Professionals 65 21/02/2017  12.03 am