Australia Skilled Visa - EOI Selection



PUBLISHED: 30-Oct-2019 

One Thousand Five Hundred (1,500) EOIs were selected in the invitation round for Skilled (Independent) visa (subclass 189) and Skilled Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 489) held on 11 October 2019:

  1. Skilled - Independent Visa (SC 189) - 1,500 EOIs - cut-off points 80
  2. Skilled - Regional Provisional Visa (SC 489) - Nil

PRO-RATA SELECTIONS

Due to high demand, the following Occupations are subjected to pro-rata selections to ensure that selections are spread throughout the year (July 2019 - June 2020) and not exhausted early in the year. Points score for these occupations in 11 October 2019 selection round was as under:

  1. Occupation Code 2211 - Accountants - Points Score 90
  2. Occupation Code 2212 - Auditors, Co. Secretaries and Treasurers - Points Score 85
  3. Occupation Code 2334 - Electronics Engineer - Points Score 80
  4. Occupation Code 2335 - Industrial, Mechanical & Prod. Engineers - Points Score 80
  5. Occupation Code 2339 - Other Engineering Professionals - Points Score 80
  6. Occupation Code 2611 - ICT Business and Systems Analyst - Points Score 80
  7. Occupation Code 2613 - Software and Applications Programmers - Points Score 80
  8. Occupation Code 2631 - Computer Network Professionals - Points Score 80

STATE NOMINATIONS

Skilled Nominated visas (subclass 190) are not subject to occupation ceilings. Also, EOIs of those nominated are selected from the pool automatically and they are invited to apply for residence visa. In September 2019, Two Thousand Four Hundred Sixty Two (2,462) applicants received nominations from State and Territory Governments with South Australia (495), New South Wales (484), Victoria (360), Tasmania (342) and Qld (322) nominating the highest number of applicants.

NEXT SELECTION ROUND

The next selection round is expected to take place on 11 November 2019. Invitation numbers and selection points will depend upon the number of applications being processed by the department.

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