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Australia Immigration - 1,000 Invitations issued for Subclass 189 Visa in a Single Invitation Round

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 01, Nov 2017

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As per the results available for last Australia Immigration Invitation (SkillSelect) round held on October 4th 2017, a vast number of applicants invited for the Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa yet again. The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), launches the invitation rounds twice a month to select the skilled workers with top immigration points. Lets take a look at the key statistics this time around.

SkillSelect Invitation Round Held on October 4, 2017

In the SkillSelect Invitation Round held on October 4, 2017, following were the results:

Visa Category No. of Invitation Issued
Skilled - Independent (subclass 189) 1000
Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) 52

The candidates who had the highest ranking in terms of total points scored, received invitation to apply for appropriate visa. The visa date of effect was the tie breaker between the two profiles, which had same point score. The order of invitation issued decided by this parameter only. The EOIs (Expression of Interests), which earlier registration date got the priority over the later submitted EOIs.

Visa Subclass Points score
Skilled - Independent (subclass 189) 65
Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 60

High Demand Occupations

Based on the number received EOIs, below occupations have been considered as the high demand 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

The government has kept the above listed occupations under the pro-rata arrangements, in order to ensure the availability of these occupations throughout the year. In case all the applications for the above occupations taken under the Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa, then no application for these occupations will be accepted under Subclass 489 visa.

Point score and visa date of effect for the high demand occupations under pro-rata arrangement

Occupation ID Description Points score Visa date of effect
2211 Accountants N/A N/A
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 75 02/08/2017 11.29 am
2334 Electronics Engineer 65 26/08/201711.42 am
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 65 23/03/20179.24 am
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 70 01/10/2017 7.22 pm
2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 70 04/07/2017 12.10 pm
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 65 08/04/201710.41 pm
2631 Computer Network Professionals 65 26/02/20177.21 am

Good time to apply for Australian PR Visa

If you aspire to live and work in Australia its the perfect time to make your dream come true. If you have the skills and experienced as per the high demand occupation in Australia listed in Skilled Occupation list of Australia, you may coordinate with certified Australia Migration Expert at Visas Avenue to get compete assistance to apply for PR Visa in Australia. You may call the expert at Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, fill the free assessment form form here to get the call back from the expert.


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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