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September 2020 SkillSelect Invitation Round- Minimum Score dropped to 65 Points

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 29, Oct 2020

September 2020 SkillSelect Invitation Round- Minimum Score dropped to 65 Points The Department of Home Affairs, Australia has released the details of September 2020 SkillSelect Invitation round that took place on September 11, 2020. The minimum point score surprisingly dropped to 65 points for the Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189 visa.

Let us find out more details about the draw.

11 September 2020 Invitation round

The Department of Home Affairs, Australia has issued invitations to following visa categories in the latest SkillSelect Invitation round.
  • Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189 and
  • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass 491
September 2020 Invitation Round Results

Visa subclass Number of Invitations Minimum Point Score
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 350 65
Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 491)- Family sponsored 150 75
Total 500

Click here to see the complete list of Invitation Rounds opened last year and in 2020-21
This time around, Australia has invited 500 candidates to apply for Subclass 189 and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass 491. The minimum point's requirement is 65 points for 189 visa, while it is 75 points for the Subclass 491 visa.

Now, with this invitation round, now Australia has issued total 1,300 invitations via three invitations rounds held this year in the month of July, August and September. The DHA yet to release the details of October invitation round results.

Visa subclass Jul Aug Sep Total
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 500 110 350 960
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) - Family Sponsored 100 90 150 340
Total 600 200 500 1,300

The Pro rata occupations in the 11 September 2020 invitation round

In view of the high demand, and in keeping with previous program years, the following occupation groups will be subject to pro rata arrangements to make certain the availability of invitations across the program year.
Subclass Occupation ID Description Minimum points score Latest date of effect month
189/491 2211 Accountants N/A N/A
189/491 2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers N/A N/A
189/491 2334 Electronics Engineer N/A N/A
189/491 2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers N/A N/A
189/491 2339 Other Engineering Professionals N/A N/A
189/491 2611 ICT Business and System Analysts N/A N/A
189/491 2613 Software and Applications Programmers N/A N/A
189/491 2631 Computer Network Professionals N/A N/A

Surprising drop in the minimum point score

The drop in the minimum point score by the government has been a pleasant surprise for the applicants. Hence, if you are planning to apply for visa in Australia, this is the right time to go for the same considering the drop in the point's requirement by Department of Home Affairs, Australia.

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Rajneesh Kumar

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