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April 2019 SkillSelect Invitation Round of Australia- Considerably reduced Invitations surprised applicants

By Rajneesh Kumar Posted 25, Apr 2019

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Australia's latest SkillSelect Invitation round of this month held on 11th April 2019 to issue invitations under visa categories, i.e. Skilled Independent Subclass 189 and Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 visas. However, the drastically reduced number of Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for Australian GSM (General Skilled Migration) visas, have surprised the applicants a lot. Find out more details about the current SkillSelect Invitation round.

SkillSelect Invitation round on 11th April 2019

Department of Home Affairs, Australia launches the SkillSelect Invitation round on 11th of every month and as of now, however, the launch date is not fixed and can changes keeping in mind the 11th day of the month.

April SkillSelect Invitation round Results

Visa subclass Number Minimum Point Score
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 100   80
Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) 10 80

In the April 2019 invitation round, Australia invited just 100 candidates under Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) with minimum point score requirement as 80 points. Moreover, the 10 Invitations were issued to Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) with same minimum point score, i.e. 80 points.

List of Pro-rata Occupations

The Pro-rata occupations are those occupations for which demand for places is higher compared to the actual available places. Hence, the point score are usually higher for these occupations compared to the other normal occupations. While Subclass 189 visa invitations reduced to bottom in the current invitation round, no impact is noticed on the Subclass 489 visa invites this time around.

Why invites for Subclass 189 visa reduced?

Well, a key reason for the fall in Subclass 189 invitations is the upcoming federal elections (18th May 2019) as well as the imminent end of financially year in couple of months. These two factors can be a reason for drastic drop in invitations to plan and arrange the numbers of visas to be allocated this year.Find out the pro-rata occupation scores for 11th April Invitation round:

Pro-rata Occupation list for current Invitation Round

Occupation ID Description Minimum points score Latest date of effect
2211 Accountants 90 10/04/2019 10:04 pm
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 85 14/12/2018 4:04 pm
2334 Electronics Engineer 80 11/03/2019 4:54 pm
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 80 07/03/2019 3:45 pm
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 80 31/12/2018 8:56 pm
2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 85 10/04/2019 2:49 pm
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 80 12/03/2019 3:40 pm
2631 Computer Network Professionals 80 14/03/2019 6:56 pm

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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.

He has been creating the Immigration Content, i.e. Blogs, Articles, social media, videos, etc. for more than 5 years now.


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