12 October 2016 invitation round

​​​​​​​​​​The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 12 October 2016.

Invitations issued on 28 September 2016

Visa Subclass Number
Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)1204
Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489)54

During 2016-17 the following numbers of invitations have been issued:

Invitations issued during 2016-17

Visa subclassJulyAugSeptOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJuneTotal
Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)3050 2800 42001204 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 11254 
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 200 200 363540 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 817
Total 3250 3000 45631258 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 12071

The above figures do not include invitations issued for State and Territory Government nominated visa subclasses. State and Territory Governments nominate throughout the month for specific points tested skilled migration and business innovation and investment visas. Separate results for these visa subclasses are provided monthly.

12 October results

The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 12 October 2016 round.

A graph showing the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 12 October 2016 round 

Invitation process and cut offs

The highest ranked clients by points score are invited to apply for the relevant visa. For clients who have equal points scores, the time at which they reached their points score for that subclass (referred to as the visa date of effect) determines their order of invitation. Expressions of Interest with earlier dates of effect are invited before later dates.

Visa SubclassPoints scoreVisa date of effect
Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)6012 October 2016 12:02 am
Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489)6011 October 2016 7.41 pm

Due to high levels of demand, and in keeping with previous years, the below occupation groups will be subject to pro rata arrangements to ensure availability of invitations across the programme year. SkillSelect first allocates available places to Skilled – Independent visas (subclass 189) and then remaining to Skilled – Regional (Provisional) visas (subclass 489). If all places are taken up by subclass 189 visas then there will be no invitations issued for subclass 489 visas in these occupations.

  • Accountants
  • Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers
  • ICT Business and System Analysts
  • Software and Applications Programmers
  • Other Engineering Professionals
  • Computer Network Professionals

Points scores and the visa dates of effect cut off for the below occupations in the 12 October 2016 invitation round.

Occupation IdentificationDescriptionPoints scoreVisa date of effect
2211Accountants7020 August 2016 10:07 pm
2212Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers7020 April 2016 6.25 pm
2611ICT Business and ​System Analysts6512 May 2016 4.52 pm
2613Software and Applications Programmers6528 September 2016 12.03 am
2339Other Engineering Professionals6521 September 2016 4.45 pm
2631Computer Network Professionals6525 September 2016 3.28 pm