SkillSelect 21 March 2018 Invitation Round

The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 21 March 2018.

Invitations issued on 21 March 2018

Visa Subclass Number
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) 300
Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) 5

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

Invitations issued during 2017-18 program year

Visa subclass Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Total
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) 2000 2000 3500 2500 1400 600 600 600 600 13800
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 210 256 93 57 10 10 10 10 10 666
Total 2210 2256 3593 2557 1410 610 610 610 610 14466

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.

21 March 2018 results

The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 21 March 2018 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.

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.

Visa Subclass Points score Date of effect
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) 70 27/11/2017  1:01 PM
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 75 15/02/2017  12:37 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 21 March 2018 invitation round.

Occupation ID Description Points score Date of effect
2211 Accountants N/A N/A
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 80 31/01/2018  1:04 PM
2334 Electronics Engineer 75 20/03/2018  9:19 PM
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 70 14/11/2017  10:56 PM
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 75 9/03/2018  5:42 PM
2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 75 07/02/2018 7:13 PM
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 75 3/03/2018  11:05 AM
2631 Computer Network Professionals 75 16/03/2018  5:01 AM