Australia issued 1500 ITAs in March 2020 Skill Select Invitation Round

Australia has finally announced details on rounds of invitations for March 2020 through its SkillSelect Online System; which would enable registration of Expression of Interests (EOI) of General Skilled Migration (GSM) visas. In this current invitation round, the Department of Home Affairs (DHA) issued a total of 1750 invitations under Subclass 189 and 300 Invitations Subclass 491 visas.

More details about the March 2020 invitation round are as follows.

Visa SubclassNumber Of Invitations IssuedMinimum Point ScoreLatest Date Of Effect
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)17509029/01/2020 6:37pm
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored)3008505/02/2020 3:56am

SkillSelect invitations issued on March 13, 2020

SubclassOccupation CodeDescriptionMinimum points scoreLatest date of effect
1892211Accountants9519/06/2019 11:45pm
1892212Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers9531/01/2020 07:12pm
1892334Electronics Engineer9029/01/2020 04:49pm
4912334Electronics Engineer8515/01/2020 1:58pm
1892335Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers9018/11/2019 1:36pm
1892339Other Engineering Professionals9008/12/2019 3:13am
1892611ICT Business and System Analysts9007/01/2020 3:08pm
1892613Software and Applications Programmers9029/01/2020 6:37pm
4912613Software and Applications Programmers8504/02/2020 1:28pm
1892631Computer Network Professionals9029/01/2020 1:19pm
4912631Computer Network Professionals9012/03/2020 10:39am

Australia issued a total of 1750 invitations to apply to candidates that have submitted their profile towards Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189 and also another 300 invites were being issued to Subclass 491 visa Family Sponsored applicants.

The minimum point score required for submitting the visa application under Subclass 189 Visa was 90 points. While, the cut-off score was only 85 points for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa Subclass 491 category.

The table below describes the result for the current invitation round held on March 13, 2020

The Australian immigration system operates on a point-based immigration system and both the visa categories mentioned above are points tested visa sub classes only. Those applicants who are able to score maximum points based on human capital factors which includes age, education qualification, work experience, proficiency in English language and others receives an Invitation to Apply or ITA to submit their visa application towards the Government of Australia or the DHA. The DHA is mainly responsible for announcing the cut-off marks required for each of the invitation rounds and accordingly issues invitations to eligible candidates that are able to meet the required points eligibility criteria.

SkillSelect invitation process and generating cut-offs

The highest ranked clients or those that have scored the highest points are sent an invitation to apply to apply towards the relevant visa. For those candidates that have scored equal points scores, the particular time at which they have reached on the required threshold of points score for that particular subclass (which is also referred as the date of effect) finally determines their order of invitation getting issued. Expression of Interest with earlier dates of effect are issued invitations before later dates.

Points scores required and the dates of effect cut off for selected pro rata occupations in March 13, 2020 round of invitation

Due to ever increasing demand and also in keeping with the records of previous years, some specific occupation groups described as follows will be subject to pro rata arrangements in order to ensure that invitation rounds will be available across the complete year.

The SkillSelect invitation rounds first allocates the places available to Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189) candidates and then the remaining positions are filled by candidates that have applied under the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) Visa (Subclass 491) – Family Sponsored Visa Subclass. Also, in case all the places get filled up by the Subclass 189 Visas, then no invitations are issued to the candidates that have applied through the Subclass 491 visas in these selected pro rata occupations.  

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