SkillSelect – 28 September 2016 round results – Australia Immigration…


​​​​​​​​​​The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 28 September 2016.

Invitations issued on 28 September 2016

Visa SubclassNumber
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189)1400
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489)113

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

Invitations issued during 2016-17

Visa subclassJulyAugSeptOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJuneTotal
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189)30502800420000000000010050
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489)200200363000000000763

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.

28 September results

The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 28 September 2016 round.

A graph showing the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 28 September 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)6022 September 2016 6:27 pm
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489)6027 September 2016 3.55 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 28 September 2016 invitation round.

Occupation IdentificationDescriptionPoints scoreVisa date of effect
2211Accountants7016 August 2016 4.50 pm
2212Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers7011 September 2016 9.01 pm
2611ICT Business and ​System Analysts657 May 2016 10.53 pm
2613Software and Applications Programmers6518 September 2016 6.40 am
2339Other Engineering Professionals658 September 2016 12.03 am
2631Computer Network Professionals6513 September 2016 9.16 am


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 2016-2017Invitations to date
1331Construction Managers528940
1332Engineering Managers140710
1335​Production Managers33684
1341Child Care Centre Managers10008
1342Health and Welfare Services Managers117711
2212Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers1413495
2241Actuaries, Mathematicians and Statisticians100033
2245Land Economists and Valuers103515
2312Marine Transport Professionals100020
2321Architects and Landscape Architects1391105
2322Cartographers and Surveyors100021
2331Chemical and Materials Engineers1000216
2332Civil Engineering Professionals2174483
2333Electrical Engineers1254253
2334Electronics Engineers1000444
2335Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers15391045
2339Other Engineering Professionals1000626
2341Agricultural and Forestry Scientists100056
2346Medical Laboratory Scientists160239
2349Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals10008
2411Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers182257
2414Secondary School Teachers8032174
2415Special Education Teachers11268
2512Medical Imaging Professionals100025
2514Optometrists and Orthoptists10002
2519Orthotist or Prosthetist10002
2521Chiropractors and Osteopaths100010
2524Occupational Therapists100045
2527Speech Professionals and Audiologists100015
2531General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers3495100
2533Internal Medicine Specialists100014
2539Other Medical Practitioners1315157
2544Registered Nurses16346972
2611ICT Business and Systems Analysts1482540
2613Software and Applications Programmers56622048
2631Computer Network Professionals1426782
2633Telecommunications Engineering Professionals1000281
2725Social Workers178354
3122Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians100046
3123Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians100038
3132Telecommunications Technical Specialists10008
3211Automotive Electricians10005
3212Motor Mechanics559764
3222Sheetmetal Trades Workers10000
3223Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers446618
3232Metal Fitters and Machinists667734
3233Precision Metal Trades Workers10000
3311Bricklayers and Stonemasons175113
3312Carpenters and Joiners771855
3322Painting Trades Workers287110
3334Wall and Floor Tilers14753
3421Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics17018
3422Electrical Distribution Trades Workers10003
3423Electronics Trades Workers199316
3991​Boat Builders and Shipwrights​10001