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October 2019 SkillSelect Round - Australia has issued 1,500 Invitations for Subclass 189 Visa

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 01, Nov 2019

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Australian government has revealed the details of its October 2019 SkillSelect Invitation round held on 11th October 2019. In its latest SkillSelect round, the Department of Home Affairs, Australia has invited total 1,500 candidates for the Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa. However, no invites have been sent under Subclass 489 visa.

Let's find out more details about latest Invitation round for two key GSM visas.

October 2019 SkillSelect Invitation Round

The DHA usually organizes invitation round on 11th day of every month and this month was no different, as Invitation round was held on 11th October 2019 only.

11th October SkillSelect Invitation round Results

Visa subclass Number of Invitations Minimum Point Score

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)



Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489)



The DHA has issued 1,500 invitations to the candidates under Subclass 189 visa with a minimum point score of 80 points. This is the most popular point tested permanent residence visa that falls under General Skilled Migration (GSM). However, no invites have been issued by the DHA for the Subclass 489 visa.

No invitations issued by Australia for Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489), as the same is being replaced by the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) (subclass 491) visa on November 16, 2019.

Pro rata occupations in the 11th October invitation round

Find below the points requirement, date of effect etc. for the pro-rata occupations:

Subclass Occupation ID Description Minimum points score Latest date of effect
189 2211 Accountants 90 6/09/2019 10:29am
189 2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 85 12/04/2019 9:46am
189 2334 Electronics Engineer 80 4/06/2019 12:07pm
189 2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 80 11/12/2018 6:39pm
189 2339 Other Engineering Professionals 80 3/04/2019 6:42pm
189 2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 80 20/03/2019 6:34pm
189 2613 Software and Applications Programmers 80 9/04/2019 8:56pm
189 2631 Computer Network Professionals 80 20/05/2019 10:05am

In this program year, Australia has invited total 3,000 candidates in four invitation rounds. Out of the total invites this program year, 2700 have been issued to the candidates of Subclass 189 visa, while just 300 invites have been sent to Subclass 489 visa applicants.

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Rajneesh Kumar

Rajneesh Kumar is a well-known writer,blogger and content creator. His passion and expertise in writing content on Immigration, visa, political affairs, News, current affairs, etc. makes him one of the best professional writers around.

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