SkillSelect 11 April 2019 Invitation Round

Skilled visas- Invitations issued on 11 April 2019

The Department has released the details of SkillSelect’s 11 March 2019 invitation round. The number of invitations for the Skilled Independent 189 visa on this round reduced from 1,490 to only 100. The number of invitations for regional skilled visa subclass 489 remained the same at 10. For the first 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: 49
  • 85 points: 31
  • 90 or higher: less than 21

The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 11 April 2019.

Visa subclass Number
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:

11 April 2019 results

The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 11 April 2019 round.

Graph showing the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 11 April 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 Date of effect
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 80 15/03/2019  9:40 am
Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) 80 12/10/2018  6:31 am

Point scores and the dates of effect cut off for the pro rata occupations in the 11 April 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 10/04/2019  10:04 pm
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 85 14/12/2018  4:04 pm
2334 Electronics Engineer 80 11/03/2019  4:54 pm
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 80 07/03/2019  3:45 pm
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 80 31/12/2018  8:56 pm
2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 85 10/04/2019  2:49 pm
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 80 12/03/2019  3:40 pm
2631 Computer Network Professionals 80 14/03/2019  6:56 pm

Invitations issued during 2018-19 program year

Visa subclass Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Total
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 1,000 2,490 2,490 4,340 4,340 2,490 2,490 1,490 1,490 100 22,720
Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 10 100
Total 1,010 2,500 2,500 4,350 4,350 2,500 2,500 1,500 1,500  110     22,820

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.