Invitation Rounds

Invitation rounds for General Skilled Migration run once a month.

General Skilled Migration invitation rounds for the below visas run on the 11th day of each month. Dates for the rounds are subject to change.

The number of invitations issued each month depends on the number of applications which are processed by the department.

Current Round

Invitations issued on 11 December 2018

The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 11 December 2018.

Visa subclassNumber
189 Visa (Skilled Independent)2,490
489 Visa (Skilled Regional – Provisional)10

Invitation process and cut offs

Visa subclassMinimum points scoreDate of effect
189 Visa (Skilled Independent)7022/11/2018 6:33 pm
489 Visa (Skilled Regional – Provisional)8019/08/2018 12:11 pm

Minimum point scores for specific occupations

Occupation IDDescriptionMinimum points scoreDate of effect
2211Accountants8018/08/2018  11:27 pm
2212Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers808/06/2018  3:11 pm
2334Electronics Engineer7518/11/2018  2:40 am
2335Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers7022/06/2018  9:55 pm
2339Other Engineering Professionals7513/10/2018  12:10 am
2611ICT Business and System Analysts7518/09/2018  11:49 pm
2613Software and Applications Programmers701/04/2017  3 pm
2631Computer Network Professionals7030/08/2018  12:16 pm

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