Invitation Rounds (Aug 2016) + SkillSelect 3 August 2016 round results

Invitation rounds will be held twice a month. The maximum numbers of invitations to be issued in the August 2016 invitation rounds are as follows:

3 August 2016

Visa subclassMaximum number
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189)1400
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489)100

17 August 2016

Visa subclassMaximum number
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189)1400
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489)100

31 August 2016

Visa subclassMaximum number
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189)1400
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489)100

Note: This will not have any impact on state or territory government nominations for subclass 489 – Skilled Regional (Provisional) (state or territory nominated) visas and nominations for these visas can continue as normal.


SkillSelect 3 August 2016 round results

​​​​​​​​​The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 3 August 2016.

Invitations issued on 3 August 2016

Visa SubclassNumber
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189)1400
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489)100

During 2016-17 the following numbers of invitations have been issued:

Invitations issued during 2016-17

Visa subclassJulyAugSeptOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJuneTotal
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189)3050140000000000004450
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489)2001000000000000300

The above figures do not include invitations issued for State and Territory Government nominated visa subclasses. State and Territory Governments nominate throughout the month for specific points tested skilled migration and business innovation and investment visas. Separate results for these visa subclasses are provided monthly.

3 August 2016 results

The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 3 August 2016 round.

A graph showing the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 3 August 2016 round

Invitation process and cut offs

The highest ranked clients by points score are invited to apply for the relevant visa. For clients who have equal points scores, the time at which they reached their points score for that subclass (referred to as the visa date of effect) determines their order of invitation. Expressions of Interest with earlier dates of effect are invited before later dates.

Visa SubclassPoints scoreVisa date of effect
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189)6026 July 2016 9.47 pm
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489)6021 August 2015 2.23 pm

Due to high levels of demand, and in keeping with previous years, the below occupation groups will be subject to pro rata arrangements to ensure availability of invitations across the programme year. SkillSelect first allocates available places to Skilled – Independent visas (subclass 189) and then remaining to Skilled – Regional (Provisional) visas (subclass 489). If all places are taken up by subclass 189 visas then there will be no invitations issued for subclass 489 visas in these occupations.

  • Accountants
  • Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers
  • ICT Business and System Analysts
  • Software and Applications Programmers
  • Other Engineering Professionals
  • Computer Network Professionals

Points scores and the visa dates of effect cut off for the below occupations in the 20 July 2016 invitation round.

PointsDescriptionPoints scoreVisa date of effect
2211Accountants7020 June 2016  4.04 pm
2212Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers7027 May 2016 2.52 pm
2611ICT Business and ​System Analysts657 December 2015 12.03 pm
2613Software and Applications Programmers656 June 2016 1.22 pm
2339Other Engineering Professionals6021 July 2016  3.57 pm
2631Computer Network Professionals6020 June 2016 6.34 pm


Occupation Ceilings:

The table below shows the occupation ceilings for the 2016-2017 programme year for each occupation on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) by four-digit ANZSCO code unit group, and the number of invitations that will issued in this programme year.

Occupation ceiling values are based on a percentage of stock employment figures for each occupation.  Stock employment figures are provided by the Australian Bureau of Statistics, and represent the number of people employed in Australia in each occupation.

The ceilings ensure the skilled migration programme is not dominated by a narrow group of occupations.

Occupation ceilings do not apply to State or Territory Nominated, Employer Sponsored or Business Innovation and Investment visa subclasses.

Occupation ceilings for the 2016-17 programme year

Occupation IDDescriptionOccupation Ceiling Value 2016-2017Results to date
1331Construction Managers528917
1332Engineering Managers14073
1335​Production Managers33682
1341Child Care Centre Managers10002
1342Health and Welfare Services Managers11774
2212Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers1413165
2241Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians100010
2245Land Economists and Valuers10355
2312Marine Transport Professionals10008
2321Architects and Landscape Architects139134
2322Cartographers and Surveyors10007
2331Chemical and Materials Engineers100093
2332Civil Engineering Professionals2174190
2333Electrical Engineers125493
2334Electronics Engineers1000184
2335Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers1539562
2339Other Engineering Professionals1000531
2341Agricultural and Forestry Scientists100020
2346Medical Laboratory Scientists160213
2349Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals10003
2411Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers182223
2414Secondary School Teachers803270
2415Special Education Teachers11265
2512Medical Imaging Professionals10008
2514Optometrists and Orthoptists10001
2519Orthotist or Prosthetist10001
2521Chiropractors and Osteopaths10005
2524Occupational Therapists100015
2527Speech Professionals and Audiologists10003
2531General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers349542
2533Internal Medicine Specialists10003
2539Other Medical Practitioners131550
2544Registered Nurses16346397
2611ICT Business and Systems Analysts1482180
2613Software and Applications Programmers5662690
2631Computer Network Professionals1426611
2633Telecommunications Engineering Professionals1000106
2725Social Workers178323
3122Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians100020
3123Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians100015
3132Telecommunications Technical Specialists10003
3211Automotive Electricians10001
3212Motor Mechanics559723
3222Sheetmetal Trades Workers10000
3223Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers44666
3232Metal Fitters and Machinists667717
3233Precision Metal Trades Workers10000
3311Bricklayers and Stonemasons17511
3312Carpenters and Joiners771827
3322Painting Trades Workers28713
3334Wall and Floor Tilers14752
3421Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics17013
3422Electrical Distribution Trades Workers10000
3423Electronics Trades Workers19935
3991​Boat Builders and Shipwrights​10000