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Australia Skill Select Draws Issue 200 ITAs for Skilled Visa in August

August 2019, 23
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Australia Skill Select Draws Issue 200 ITAs for Skilled Visa in August
Invitations Announced for Skilled Visas in August 2019

The Department of Immigration has published the information of Australia SkillSelect invitation round in August 2019. The invitations number for the Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa in the latest Invitation round has declined again to 100 which is a drop related to the earlier months of 1000 invitations.

The invitations number for skilled regional (subclass 489) visa remained stable at 100 which is same as the previous month of 100 invitations. This is the fifth time, no invitations were announced to appellants with less than 80 points for both subclass 189 visa and subclass 489 visa. Australian SkillSelect system maintains the profiles of applicants for two of Australian skilled visa programs — the subclass 189 visa and subclass 489 visa.

Applicants are given a rank based on a score given under SkillSelect’s Ranking System that considers parameters such as the age of the applicant, educational qualification, skilled work, a study in Australia and language proficiency in English.

A fixed number of the best-ranked applicants receive an invitation to appeal for Australia PR, by regular draws from the pool, the Home Affairs Department aims to process appeals for permanent residence in less than 8 months.

Summary of Invitation Rounds

Invitation rounds for Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa and Skilled Regional (subclass 489) (provisional)  visas will be run once in a month.

Invitation rounds are assumed to run on the 11th day of every month. Dates for the Invitation rounds are subjected to change. Invitation numbers in every round may alter depending on the number of appeals being processed by the Home Affairs department.

Invitations Announced in the Invitation Round on 11 August 2019



Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa


Skilled Regional (provisional) (subclass 489) visa


Process of Invitation and Cut-offs

The top-ranked candidates in the points score are invited to appeal for the suitable visa. For candidates who have same points score, the time at which they obtained their points score for that subclass which is referred to as the date of effect) defines their invitation order. Expressions of Interest with previous dates of effect are called before later dates.




Skilled Independent (subclass 189)  visa


01/08/2019 9:41pm

Skilled Regional (provisional) (subclass 489) visa


21/01/2019 12:10pm

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