1000 and 52 invitations have been issued to applicants for subclass 189 and 489 visas respectively on 4 Oct 2017 via SkillSelect. The invitations for subclass 189 have decreased significantly from 1750 of last round, while that for subclass 489 slightly increased from 47. The points for subclass 189 and 489 applicants to be invited maintain unchanged at 65 and 60.

Invitations issued during 2017-18

Visa subclass Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Total
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) 2000 2000 3500 1000 8500
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 210 256 93  52 611
Total 2210 2256 3593  1052 9111

8 popular occupations are still subject pro rata arrangements. The point scores and the visa dates of effect cut off for the pro rata occupations in the 4 Oct 2017 invitation round are as the following. Due to the problem with accountants in last round still under investigation, no invitation was issued to accountants this round.

Occupation ID Description Points score Visa date of effect
2211 Accountants N/A N/A
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 75 02/08/2017 11.29 am
2334 Electronics Engineer 65 26/08/2017  11.42 am
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 65 23/03/2017  9.24 am
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 70 01/10/2017 7.22 pm
2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 70 04/07/2017 12.10 pm
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 65 08/04/2017  10.41 pm
2631 Computer Network Professionals 65 26/02/2017  7.21 am

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