The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 7 December 2016.
Invitations issued on 21 December
| Visa Subclass|| Number|
|Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)||1859|
|Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489)||38|
During 2016-17 the following numbers of invitations have been issued:
Invitations issued during 2016-17
|Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)||3050 ||2800 ||4200||2400 ||1861||2465 ||0 ||0 ||0 ||0 ||0 ||0 ||16776|
| Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) ||200 ||200 ||363||100 ||69||69||0 ||0 ||0 ||0 ||0 ||0 ||1001|
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.
21 December results
The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 21 December 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 Subclass||Points score||Visa date of effect|
|Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)||60||21/12/2016 12.03 am |
|Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489)||60||20/12/2016 4.37 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.
- Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers
- Electronics Engineers
- Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers
- Other Engineering Professionals
- ICT Business and System Analysts
- Software and Applications Programmers
- Computer Network Professionals
Points scores and the visa dates of effect cut off for the below occupations in the 7 December 2016 invitation round.
|Occupation Identification||Description||Points score||Visa date of effect|
|2211||Accountants||70||5/09/2016 9.04 pm|
|2212||Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers||70||13/10/2016 5.08 pm|
|2334||Electronics Engineer||65||15/12/2016 6.46 pm|
|2335||Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers||65||26/10/2016 5.40 pm|
|2339||Other Engineering Professionals||65||9/11/2016 6.50 pm|
|2611||ICT Business and System Analysts||65||28/06/2016 12.04 am|
|2613||Software and Applications Programmers||65||21/11/2016 5.24 pm|
|2631||Computer Network Professionals||65||15/11/2016 5.32 am|