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SkillSelect Invitation Round for Australian Subclass Visas 189 & 489 Held on August 23 2017

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 31, Aug 2017

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The DIBP (Department of Immigration and Border Protection) has opened the 2nd SkillSelect Invitation round of August 2017 to invite the selected applicants for the relevant visa categories. The visa categories for which the invitations being issued are:

  • Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)
  • Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489

SkillSelect Invitation Round

This was the 2nd SkillSelect invitation round of the August 2017. The DIBP has announced to invite below number of applicants during the month of

August 2017:

Visa Category
Maximum Number of Invites
Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)
Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489)

How SkillSelect Works?

The SkillSelect is the online application system of Australia that receive and process the EOIs (Expression of Interests) submitted by the Canadian visa applicants. The applicants interested in applying for GSM (General Skilled Migration Program) visas, i.e. Subclass 189 Visa, Subclass 190 Visa and Subclass 489 Visas need to submit EOI (Expression of Interest) in the online SkillSelect System.

Also Read- An Overview of General Skilled Migration (GSM) Pathway for Australia Immigration and PR

The EOIs submitted in EOIs are reviewed and accordingly immigration points are allocated to the applicants. An applicant needs to obtain minimum 60 points in the SkillSelect System. The applicants with top immigration point score are selected by the DIBP via periodic SkillSelect Invitation rounds.

Skilled Occupation List

Australia releases the high demand occupation lsits, i.e. Skilled Occupation Lists. The applicants willing to apply Skilled work visa in Australia require nominating relevant occupation in the occupation lists released by the federal government.

Every occupation listed in the Skilled Occupation list has an occupation ceiling limit for the year, hence, the applications beyond this limit cannot be accepted in a particular year.

Invitations Issued for High Demand Occupations

For the year 2017-18 below occupations in the Skilled Occupation List of Australia have received the maximum number of applications so far.

Occupation ID
Occupation Ceiling Value 2017-18
Invitations to Date
ICT Business and Systems Analysts*
Software and Applications Programmers*
Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers*
Computer Network Professionals*

These are high demand occupations and usually hug number of applications are received for these occupations every year.

Apply Australian PR Visa fast if your Occupation is in the Skilled Occupation List

If your occupation listed in High Demand Occupation list of Australia, i.e. List of Eligible Skilled Occupations; you can apply for the Australian Permanent Visas, i.e. Skilled - Independent (subclass 189) or Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa (State Nominated Visa).

Need assistance to apply Australia PR Visa?

Also Read- Australia PR Visa processing time- A Few Key Facts you need to know

If you seek advice or inclusive assistance to apply for Australian Visa categories, i.e. Subclass 189 Visa, Subclass 190 Visa and Subclass 489 Visas, etc. you can contact MARA accredited Australian Visa expert at Visas Avenue Immigration. Send your profile details and query to Visas Avenue e-mail id-

Alternatively, to confirm your eligibility and contact the certified Australia Migration expert, fill the free assessment form here.


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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