1 March 2017 round results – Australia Immigration…

​​​​​​​​​​The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 1 March 2017.

Invitations issued on 1 March 2017

Visa SubclassNumber
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189)1832
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489)32

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

Invitations issued during 2016-17

Visa subclassJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJuneTotal
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189)30502800420024001861246520162397183200023,021
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489)20020036310069694455320001132

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.

1 March 2017 results

The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 1 March 2017 round.

Graph showing the points for clients invited to apply in 1 March 2017 round.

Invitation process and cut offsThe 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)6001/03/2017 12:03 am
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489)6028/02/2017 12:03 am

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 the 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
  • Electronics Engineers
  • Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers
  • Other Engineering Professionals
  • ICT Business and System Analysts
  • Software and Applications Programmers
  • Computer Network Professionals

Points scores and the visa dates of effect cut off for the below occupations in the 1 March 2017 invitation round.

Occupation IdentificationDescriptionPoints scoreVisa date of effect
2211Accountants7027/09/2016 7:34 pm
2212Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers7004/12/2016 1:26 am
2334Electronics Engineer6021/11/2016 2:42 pm
2335Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers6510/11/2016 1:40 pm
2339Other Engineering Professionals6515/12/2016 12:52 am
2611ICT Business and ​System Analysts6529/07/2016  1:46 pm
2613Software and Applications Programmers6529/01/2017 12:08 pm
2631Computer Network Professionals6518/01/2017 12:04 am