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Australia's September SkillSelect Invitation Round- 2,490 Invitations Issued for Subclass 189 visa

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 03, Oct 2018

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Australia has revealed the details about its September SkillSelect Invitation round, occurred on 11th of this month. In this latest invitation round, invitations were issued to the skilled workers under Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa and Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 Visa. All invited candidates now require submitting complete visa application to Department of Home Affairs Australia, within 60 days. Find below more details about the latest SkillSelect round.

September SkillSelect Invitation Round

The latest SkillSelect Invitation round launched on 11th September, 2018 to issue invitations to the foreign skilled workers under different visa categories. Take a look at the point's requirement and number of issued invitations in the latest invitation round:

Visa Subclass Points Required Number
Skilled - Independent (subclass 189) 70 2,490
Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) 80 10

The minimum point score for Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa was 70 points, for non-pro rata occupations. The number of invites under this category remained the same as last month. The point score requirement is likely to remain same in the next invitation round as well. Total 2,490 invites were issued to candidates under Subclass 189 visa, while 10 invitations were issued under Subclass 489 visa.

Also read- Australian Government may introduce mandatory Regional Settlement Plan for New Immigrants

Point Scores & Pro-rata Occupations in September 11 Invitation Round

Occupation ID Description Points score Date of effect
2211 Accountants 80 25/05/2018 9:59am
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 80 1/05/2018 10:54am
2334 Electronics Engineer 70 15/11/2017 10:32am
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 70 18/01/2018 9:55pm
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 75 3/07/2018 6:37pm
2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 75 28/05/2018 6:25pm
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 75 20/08/2018 3:13pm

Government Emphasizing on Regional Migration

The Australian Government has indicated that it is likely to consider giving preference to the regional skilled migration, in view of major Oz cities, i.e. Sydney and Melbourne getting overburdened due to congestion of its growing populations. If this scheme gets implemented we may see some key changes in the regional skilled migration process of Australia.

For instance, more occupations may get added to the ROL (Regional Occupation List), increased number of invites issued under Skilled Regional (provisional) visa Subclass 489, relaxations to the candidates from states and regions to encourage the regional settlement under subclass 489 visa, etc. It will provide great opportunity to the overseas skilled workers to apply for relevant state nominated visas and move to Australia through a hassle free process.

Apply State Nominated visa - Get Complete assistance from the registered Migration expert

If you wish to move to Australia, this is the ideal time to apply when the government is looking to invite more and more skilled workers in the regional parts of the country. We may see the eased process and requirements to promote regional migration.

You may coordinate with the registered Australian visa and immigration expert at Visas Avenue for inclusive process assistance right from submission of EOI (Expression of Interest) to approval of visa. You may call Visas Avenue immigration experts on Toll Free Number- 78-18-000-777. Alternatively, e-mail your queries to Visas Avenue e-mail id-



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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