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Australia Invites 1,000 candidates for subclass 189 visa in the July SkillSelect Invitation round

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 22, Jul 2019

visas default image Australian government has issued total 1,100 invitations in the first SkillSelect Invitation round of Australia's new financial year, held on 11th July 2019. In the July Invitation round, Department of Home Affairs, Australia issued the invitations, under key subcategories of General Skilled Migration (GSM) Program, i.e. Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa and Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa Subclass 489.Let's find out more about the latest invitation round.

11th July SkillSelect Invitation round

In the 11th July invitation round, DHA invited 1,000 candidates under Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa with a minimum point score requirement of 80 points.

July 2019 SkillSelect Invitation round Results

Visa subclass Number of Invitations Minimum Point Score
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 1,000 80
Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) 100 80
Moreover, the government issued 100 invitations under Skilled Regional (provisional) visa subclass 489, with a minimum point score requirement of 80 points.

The Number Invitations increased with new financial year

It's a good news for the Australia skilled visa aspirants waiting for the Invitation to apply since long. For last few months, Australia was inviting just about 100 candidates for subclass 189 visa and just 10 for the Subclass 489. However, with the start of new financial year, new occupation ceiling or annual quota of occupations have been allocated by the government, hence, the number of invitations have also been increased in the first draw of the new financial year.

Pro-rata Occupation List for July Invitation round

The Pro-rata occupations are the occupations, which have high demand compared to the places available. Hence, the point requirement for such occupations is normally high compared to the other occupations. Let's take a look at list of pro-rata occupations for the current invitation round.

Pro-rata Occupation list for current Invitation Round

Occupation ID Description Minimum points score Latest date of effect
2211 Accountants 85 14/12/2018 12:46pm
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 85 9/03/2019 11:46pm
2334 Electronics Engineer 80 5/05/2019 7:01pm
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 80 10/05/2019 2:51pm
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 80 1/04/2019 4:39pm
2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 80 12/04/2019 11:53pm
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 80 13/05/2019 7:10am
2631 Computer Network Professionals 80 13/05/2019 7:32am
With the allocation of new occupation quota for the new financial year 2019-20, it's the perfect time to apply for permanent residence visa in Australia under General Skilled Migration Program (GSM) Category visa. The government has also announced some key changes in the point system with effect from November 2019, which will make the process for earning points more easy in the SkillSelect point system.

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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.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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