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Results were announced for the Australian SkillSelect 22nd January 16

February 2016, 08
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The results were out for the invitation rounds for the Australia SkillSelect that were conducted on January 8th .  The invitations were issued on 22nd Jan 2016.

Visa Subclass

  • Skilled  Independent visa (subclass 189) – 2400
  • Skilled  Regional Provisional visa (subclass 489) - 5

Invitations issued during the year 2015-2016 that is from the month of July 2015 to Jan 2016 for Skilled independent (subclass 189) are 17,400. Total number of invitations issued for Skilled Regional Provisional (subclass 489) is 340. Overall invitations issued for both the subclasses are 17,740.

Invitations procedure and cutoffs

The applicants with high ranking score are invited to apply of the visa. Applicants who had similar scoring points at time when they reach the subclass score determines the arrangement of invitation. Applicants are invited prior to final dates with former dates that rely on the interest.

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)

Points score -60

Visa date of effect -20th Jan 2016

Skilled  Regional Provisional visa (subclass 489) 

Points score -65

Visa date of effect – 5th October 2015

Because of the increased number of EOIs that are received for the occupations. The invitations will be granted on the pro data basis for every month based on the entire year. SkillSelect primarily allot the places to skilled independent (subclass 189) visas and then remaining to skilled –Regional (subclass 489) provisional family sponsored visas.  If complete places are taken up by the subclass 189 then there would be no invitations granted for subclass 489 visas in these occupations.

The visa date of effect and points score for the occupations in 22nd January 2016 around of invitation are listed below.


Points score -70

Visa date of effect – 19 January 2016

ICT Business and Systems Analysts 

Points score -65

Visa date of effect – 18 December 2015

Software and Applications Programmers

Points score -60

Visa date of effect – 15 September 2015

The specified points score and visa date of effect is for skilled-independent visa (subclass 189).

The occupation group has arrived at its top limit and no extra invitations would be granted during the year 2015-16.

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