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1500 invitations issued in latest Australia Skill Select round

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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.

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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.

The draw prioritized those who had submitted their EoIs earlier, than those who had submitted their EoIs later. The pro rata occupations invited in the draw along with the minimum score points are detailed below:
Subclass VisaPro Rata OccupationsMinimum point Score
189Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers95
189Electronics Engineer90
491Electronics Engineer85
189Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers90
189Other Engineering Professionals90
189ICT Business and System Analysts90
189Software and Applications Programmers90
491Software and Applications Programmers85
189Computer Network Professionals90
491Computer Network Professionals85


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.

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