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Australia Issued 1,500 Invitations to Apply Visa in the February SkillSelect Invitation Round

Posted - 12, Mar 2020

Australia has finally revealed the details of February 2020 invitation round of the SkillSelect online system for registering the EOI (Expression of Interests) of GSM (General Skilled Migration) visas. In the February invitation round, Department of Home Affairs (DHA), Australia invited total 1,500 candidates to apply for Subclass 189 and Subclass 491 visa.

Let's find out more about this latest invitation round.

11th February SkillSelect Invitation Round

On February 11, 2020, Australia has issued 1000 invitations to apply for visa to the candidates registered for Skilled Independent visa subclass 189, while 500 invites have been issued to Subclass 491 visa candidates.

The minimum point score requirement was90 points for 189 visa while it is was just 85 points for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass 491 categories. Take a look at the table showing latest invitation round result:

11th February SkillSelect Invitation round Result

Visa subclass Number of Invitations Minimum Point Score
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 1000 90
Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 491) - Family sponsored 500 85
Total 1,500

Australia follows a point based immigration system and both the above mentioned visa categories are point tested visas only. The applicants, who score high enough points based on age, education, work experience, English proficiency, etc. gets the Invitation to Apply (ITA) for visa from the government of Australia or DHA. The DHA announce the cut off marks for each invitation round and accordingly invite the candidates meeting the point's criteria.
Also read- Calculate your points for desired visa on Australia Immigration points calculator

Pro rata occupations in the 11th February 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 95 17/05/2019 9:21am
189 2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 95 01/12/2019 3:57am
189 2334 Electronics Engineer 90 16/11/2019 7:32pm
491 2334 Electronics Engineer 85 22/12/2019 10:06pm
189 2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 90 17/09/2019 2:06pm
189 2339 Other Engineering Professionals 90 11/11/2019 4:19pm
189 2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 90 07/11/2019 7:50pm
189 2613 Software and Applications Programmers 90 16/11/2019 9:23pm
491 2613 Software and Applications Programmers 85 06/01/2020 11:07pm
189 2631 Computer Network Professionals 90 16/11/2019 3:07pm
491 2631 Computer Network Professionals 85 03/01/2020 10:24pm

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