Skill Select

Skill Select

The skill select represents the points and the number of applicants who are invited in each round

2019 Mar 28

OVERVIEW

To apply for certain visas which are listed below, you need to make an Expression of Interest (EOI) in Skill Select and be invited by the Department of Immigration. An EOI is not a visa application, and there is no fee to create or submit an EOI in SkillSelect.

EOIs and Invitations

EOIs that are completed and submitted are valid for two years. You need to update your EOI if your circumstances changed such as:

  • you have improved your English language ability,
  • you get married or have a baby,
  • gained higher qualifications, or
  • you have changed your employment.

Visa Subclasses in EOI

For the following subclasses of the visas, you need to make an expression of interest and be invited by the Department of Immigration to apply for the visa.

Only for the following visas, you need to lodge an EOI:

  • Independent and Skilled Regional (Provisional) visas
  • State and territory nominated visas
  • Business Innovation and Investment visas

If You Are Invited

Once you are invited to apply for the visa, you only have 60 days to lodge your application.

INVITATION ROUND

The figure that you see on this page is only for (subclass 189) and Skilled Regional (subclass 489) visas will be run once a month. Please note that the Subclass 489 in the invitation round is ONLY for family-sponsored visas and NOT subclass 489 that State or Territory sponsors

This is very important to know that the Subclass 489 and Subclass 190 are not impacted by the points that you see in the below. For these visas, as soon as you receive the approval from the State or Territory, you will be invited to apply fot the visa without waiting period and regardless of the points you have (of course you always need to have the threshold points which is 65 points)

Invitation rounds are anticipated to run on the 11th day of each month. Dates for the rounds are subject to change.

Current Round

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

Visa subclass

Number

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/skilled-independent-189/points-tested

100

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/skilled-regional-provisional-489

100

The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 11 September 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

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/skilled-independent-189/points-tested

85


03/08/2019 10:05pm

https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/getting-a-visa/visa-listing/skilled-regional-provisional-489

85

15/08/2019 12:30am

Point scores and the dates of effect cut off for the pro rata occupations in the 11 September 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.

Subclass

Occupation ID

Description

Minimum points score

Latest date of effect

189

2211

Accountants

95

5/09/2019 9:57pm

189

2212

Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers

85

3/08/2018 11:37am

489

2334

Electronics Engineer

85

28/05/2019 12:12am

189

2335

Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers

95

10/09/2019 10:53pm

189

2339

Other Engineering Professionals

95

27/08/2019 9:51am

489

2339

Other Engineering Professionals

85

3/06/2018 12:06am

189

2611

ICT Business and System Analysts

85

8/07/2019 3:29am

489

2611

ICT Business and System Analysts

90

23/08/2019 12:04pm

189

2613

Software and Applications Programmers

85

3/08/2019 3:22pm

489

2613

Software and Applications Programmers

85

5/07/2019 3:36pm

189

2631

Computer Network Professionals

85

10/07/2019 5:53am

489

2631

Computer Network Professionals

85

13/08/2019 2:44pm


The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 11 January 2019. The figure shows the number of invitations that were issued in this program year. Australia program year is from 01 July to 29 June of each year.

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

Invitation process and cut offs

The clients who have the highest point are invited to apply for the relevant visa. The 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.

For example, if the client lodged their EOI with 65 points in 01/08/2018 and their points was increased to 70 point due to gaining a Bachelor degree in 05/10/2018, and the minimum point score is 70, then the client date of effect is 05/10/2018. If the current round is January 2019 and the date of effect shows 08/12/2018 with minimum points of 70, then this client will have to wait for another two invitation round to be invited if the minimum points stay the same.

Visa Subclass

Minimum Point Score

Date of effect

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)

70

8/12/2018 12:42 pm

Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489)

80

28/08/2018 6:55 pm

Pro rata occupations

Pro rata occupations are the occupations that are in high demand and require higher points to be invited. For this round invitation the pro rata occupations and their date of effect are as per below figure:

PREVIOUS INVITATION ROUNDS

The results from previous invitation rounds are shown below:

OCCUPATION CEILING

An 'occupation ceiling' might be applied to invitations issued under the independent, skilled regional (provisional) visas. This means there will be a limit on how many EOIs can be selected and once this limit is reached, no further invitations for that particular occupation group will be issued for that program year.

The table below shows the occupation ceilings for the 2018-2019 program year for each occupation on the list of eligible skilled occupations by four-digit ANZSCO code unit group.

Occupation ceilings do not apply to State or Territory Nominated as they have their own quota, Employer Sponsored or Business Innovation and Investment visa subclasses.

Occupation ceilings for the 2018-19 program year.

Occupation ID

Description

Occupation Ceiling Value 2018-19

Invitations to 11/01/2019

1213

Livestock Farmers

4,841

0

1331

Construction Managers

5,982

46

1332

Engineering Managers

1,131

17

1341

Child Care Centre Managers

1,000

<5

1342

Health and Welfare Services Managers

1,302

13

2211

Accountants*

3,753

2,280

2212

Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers*

1,342

814

2241

Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians

1,000

71

2245

Land Economists and Valuers

1,000

35

2247

Management consultant

3,894

215

2321

Invitations issued

Architects and Landscape Architects

1,251

235

2322

Cartographers and Surveyors

1,000

66

2331

Chemical and Materials Engineers

1,000

388

2332

Civil Engineering Professionals

3,510

1,145

2333

Electrical Engineers

1,000

569

2334

Electronics Engineers*

300

183

2335

Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers*

1,780

1,079

2339

Other Engineering Professionals*

700

425

2341

Agricultural and Forestry Scientists

1,000

102

2346

Medical Laboratory Scientists

1,600

106

2347

Veterinarians

1,000

56

2349

Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals

1,000

17

2411

Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers

2,488

177

2414

Secondary School Teachers

8,480

321

2415

Special Education Teachers

1,000

6

2512

Medical Imaging Professionals

1,224

20

2514

Optometrists and Orthoptists

1,000

6

2519

Other Health Diagnostic and Promotion Professionals

1,000

<5

2521

Chiropractors and Osteopaths

1,000

23

2524

Occupational Therapists

1,227

51

2525

Physiotherapists

1,613

72

2526

Podiatrists

1,000

8

2527

Speech Professionals and Audiologists

1,000

39

2531

General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers

3,348

243

2533

Internal Medicine Specialists

1,000

30

2534

Psychiatrists

1,000

7

2535

Surgeons

1,000

11

2539

Other Medical Practitioners

1,145

488

2541

Midwives

1,000

18

2544

Registered Nurses

17,322

1,445

2611

ICT Business and Systems Analysts*

1,466

890

2613

Software and Applications Programmers*

7,271

4,415

2621

Database and Systems Administrators and ICT Security Specialists

2,660

948

2631

Computer Network Professionals*

2,167

1,315

2633

Telecommunications Engineering Professionals

1,000

647

2711

Barristers

1,000

0

2713

Solicitors

3,770

134

2723

Psychologists

2,228

53

2725

Social Workers

2,125

149

3122

Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

1,000

80

3123

Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians

1,000

7

3132

Telecommunications Technical Specialists

1,000

18

3211

Automotive Electricians

1,000

0

3212

Motor Mechanics

6,099

20

3222

Sheetmetal Trades Workers

1,000

0

3223

Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers

4,639

8

3232

Metal Fitters and Machinists

6,989

10

3233

Precision Metal Trades Workers

1,000

0

3241

Panelbeaters

1,000

0

3311

Bricklayers and Stonemasons

1,594

8

3312

Carpenters and Joiners

8,372

17

3322

Painting Trades Workers

3,277

5

3331

Glaziers

1,000

<5

3332

Plasterers

2,081

<5

3334

Wall and Floor Tilers

1,259

<5

3341

Plumbers

5,766

11

3411

Electricians

9,303

31

3421

Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics

1,836

<5

3422

Electrical Distribution Trades Workers

1,019

<5

3423

Electronics Trades Workers

1,769

28

3513

Chefs

2,821

69

3941

Cabinetmakers

1,421

<5

3991

Boat Builders and Shipwrights

1,000

0

*Occupations that are subject to pro rata arrangements. For Accountants (2211) the occupational ceiling also reflects volumes in other skilled visa categories.