Australia has revealed the results of the latest Skill Select round held on February 11 in which, 1500 candidates have received invitations. The invited candidates belonged to two General Skilled Migration Visa categories– Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa and Skilled work Regional (provisional) Subclass 491 visa-Family sponsored. While 1000 of the total invitations issued went to candidates of Skilled Independent Subclass 189 visa category, the remaining 500 invitations went to candidates of Skilled Work Regional (provisional) Subclass 491 visa-Family sponsored category.
The Subclass 189 visa applicants had to score a minimum of 90 points to be invited, while the minimum score required for Subclass 491 visa-family sponsored candidates was 85 points. Invitations went to candidates with the highest score points. If more than one candidate had the same score, the rank was determined on the basis of the time at which they reached their point score.
|Subclass Visa||Pro Rata Occupations||Minimum point Score|
|189||Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers||95|
|189||Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers||90|
|189||Other Engineering Professionals||90|
|189||ICT Business and System Analysts||90|
|189||Software and Applications Programmers||90|
|491||Software and Applications Programmers||85|
|189||Computer Network Professionals||90|
|491||Computer Network Professionals||85|
In Australia Skill Select rounds, places are first allocated to Subclass 189 visa candidates and only the remaining places are allocated to Subclass 491 visa-family sponsored candidates. If all the places are allocated to Visa 189 candidates, 491 visa applicants will not receive any invitations.
Australia Skill Select invitation rounds are usually conducted on the 11th of each month. But the date may vary depending on the number of applications.