23 August 2017 round results – Australia Immigration…

The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 23 August 2017.

Invitations issued on 23 August 2017

Visa SubclassNumber
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189)1000
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489)133

During 2017-18 the following numbers of invitations have been issued:

Invitations issued during 2017-18

Visa subclassJulAugSepOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJuneTotal
Skilled – Independent (subclass 189)2000200000000000004000
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489)2102560000000000466

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.

23 August 2017 results

The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 23 August 2017 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)6521/01/2017 1:02 pm
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489)6022/08/2017 11:07 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 the remaining toSkilled – 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.

Point scores and the visa dates of effect cut off for the pro rata occupations in the 23 August 2017 invitation round.

Occupation IdentificationDescriptionPoints scoreVisa date of effect
2211Accountants7514/07/2017 11:48 am
2212Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers7523/06/2017 11:04 am
2334Electronics Engineer7022/08/2017 6:36 pm
2335Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers6513/12/2016 6:46 pm
2339Other Engineering Professionals7007/08/2017 11:21 pm
2611ICT Business and ​System Analysts7011/05/2017 9:58 pm
2613Software and Applications Programmers6520/01/2017 1:37 pm
2631Computer Network Professionals6521/01/2017 1:02 pm