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
|Skilled – Independent (subclass 189)||2000||2000||3500||1000||8500|
|Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489)||210||256||93||52||611|
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|
|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|