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Australia- SkillSelect invitation round opened on 11th August 2019 to Issue ITAs for Australia PR

Posted - 27, Aug 2019

The department of Home Affairs Australia has revealed the details of its SkillSelect invitation round held on August 11, 2019. The draw has issued Invitations to apply (ITAs) under key GSM (General Skilled Migration) Category visas, i.e. Skilled Independent Subclass Visa 189 and Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass 489.

Find below more details about the latest Invitation round that invites the foreign skilled workers.

August 2019 SkillSelect Invitation Round

As per the recent rule changes, now Invitation round takes place on 11th day of every month and this month was no exception as Invitation round opened on 11th August 2019 only.

11th August 2019 SkillSelect Invitation round Results

Visa subclass Number of Invitations   Minimum Point Score
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 100 85
Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) 100 80

In the latest round, Australian government has issued 100 invitations to the Subclass 189 visa candidates with minimum point score requirement being 85 points, and same number of invitations, i.e. 100 invites were issued to Subclass 489 visa applicants as well with minimum score 80 points. The number of invites issued by the government may vary depending upon the fact as to how many applications being processed by the department currently.

Pro rata occupations in the 11 August 2019 invitation round

Find below the points requirement, date of effect etc. for the pro-rata occupations:

Occupation ID Description Minimum points score Latest date of effect
2211 Accountants 90 20/07/2019 8:54pm
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 85 11/03/2019 7:14pm
2334 Electronics Engineer 85 15/07/2019 2:50pm
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 85 31/07/2019 3:21pm
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 90 7/08/2019 4:41pm
2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 85 30/07/2019 12:04pm
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 85 31/07/2019 7:57pm
2631 Computer Network Professionals 80 14/07/2019 8:37pm

In the last invitation round, Australian government issued 1,000 invitations for the Subclass 189 visa, however, this time around the number of ITAs reduced drastically to 100 invites only.

Right time to apply Australian Skilled PR visa

Although, there are less invites this time around, however, with changes in point system taking effect from November this year and with new occupation lists, your chances of getting an invite for Australia PR will certainly increase in upcoming invitation rounds this year.
Also read- Australia's Immigration Point System Changes- 2019

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