SkillSelect Invitation Round Results 21 February 2018

The Australian Department of Home Affairs have released the results for the 21 February 2018 invitation round. Let’s take a look at the numbers!

Number of Invitations Issued

Visa Subclass Number of Invitations
Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) 300
Skilled Regional Provisional Visa (Subclass 489) 5

  Cut-offs Required

Visa Subclass Minimum points score required Visa Date of Effect
Skilled Independent (Subclass 189) 70 10/11/2017 5:47 PM
Skilled Regional Provisional (Subclass 489) 80 10/02/2018 12:42 AM

  Cut-offs & the visa dates of effect for the pro-rate occupations

Occupation ID Description Points Score Date of Effect
2211 Accountants N/A N/A
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 80 20/01/2018 8:58 PM
2334 Electronics Engineer 70 7/11/2017 8:20 PM
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 70 4/11/2017  8:04 PM
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 75 14/02/2018  12:25 AM
2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 75 30/01/2018  4:37 AM
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 75 10/02/2018  10:44 PM
2631 Computer Network Professionals 75 16/02/2018  4:28 AM

Some Frequently Asked Questions Regarding SkillSelect Invitation!

What is invitation?

An invitation is generally a permission given by the Australian Immigration Department to apply for the point-based general skilled migration visas. They are issued through Skill Select, which is an online expression of interest system of Australia.

What is Visa date of Effect?

Department of Home Affair invites applications with highest point score to apply for the visa. However, in cases where applicants have achieved equal points scores are invited on the basis of time they got their scores for their visa. Applicants with earlier dates of effect are generally given first priority for invitations. 

What are occupations with pro rata arrangements?

The occupations that received high number of EOI’s than the number of places available in the occupation ceiling, such occupations are called pro-rata occupations. Invitations for pro-rata occupations are limited and subject to higher minimum points or longer waiting procedure times.

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