Australia Skill Select Invitation Round Update – August 2017 Results

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As per the practice, Department of Border Protection and Immigration Australia releases its Skill Select invitations twice in every month. It is an excellent system to help Australia in addressing the shortages in regional which facilitate Australia Immigration and invites skilled workers to migrate to Australia.

Applicants are required to submit an Expression of Interest, which is indicates the desire to be considered for issuing visas. It covers the information to the topics of the profession, the strength of education, working experience, proficiency in English language, skill assessment, and experience in business and investment. Skilled Independent Visa to Australia is popular, and there are many reasons for it. The latest details are

Australia Skill Select, List of Visas:

  • Business Talent Permanent visa issued in subclass 132
  • Provisional – Business Innovation and Investment  visa subclass 188
  • Skilled Independent visa issued in subclass 189
  • Nominated Skilled – visa in subclass 190
  • Nominated/Sponsored – Provisional Skilled visa in subclass 489




The latest numbers are as below:

Number of Invitations Issued

Visa SubclassNumber of Invitations
Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 1891000
Skilled Regional Provisional Visa Subclass 489123

Number of Invitations Announced

Visa SubclassNumber of Invitations
Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189)1000
Skilled Regional Provisional Visa (subclass 489)200

A number of Intending Migrants who received nominations from State and Territory Government in July 2017 are as follows:

Visa SubclassACTNSWNTQld.SATas.Vic.WATotal
Skilled/Nominated subclass 190149199666301850419
Skilled-Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489)06314263145800475
Business Innovation Investment sub class 188 visa05605724029511443
Business Talent Permanent subclass 132 visa09023780610126

Cut-offs Required

Visa SubclassMinimum Points Score RequiredVisa Date of Effect
Skilled-Independent (Subclass 189)7004/08/2017 6:16 pm
Skilled-Regional Provisional (Subclass 489)6008/08/2017 10:20 pm

Occupations with Pro Rata Arrangements

There is a great demand, for some occupations where Skill Select allocates the vacant spots to Independent subclass 189 on priority. Some places are given to subclass 489.

  • Accountants
  • Company Secretaries, Auditors, Corporate Treasurers
  • Engineers in Electronics field
  • Industrial, Production and Mechanical Engineers
  • Engineering Professionals in Other fields
  • ICT System and Business Analysts
  • Software and Applications Programmers
  • Computer Network Professionals


There were Cut-offs and the visa dates of effect for the occupations from as early as 30/05/2017 and as late as 04/08/2017 in some categories.

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