SkillSelect 17 August 2016 round results

​​​​​​​​​​The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 17 August 2016.

Invitations issued on 17 August 2016

Visa Subclass Number
Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)1400
Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489)100

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

Invitations issued during 2016-17

Visa subclassJulyAugSeptOctNovDecJanFebMarAprMayJuneTotal
Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)3050 2800 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 5850
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 200 200 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 400
Total 3250 3000 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 6250

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.

17 August 2016 results

The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 17 August 2016 round.

A graph showing the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 17 August 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)6015 August 2016 5.16 pm
Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489)6019 January 2016 4.56 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 17 August 2016 invitation round.

PointsDescriptionPoints scoreVisa date of effect
2211Accountants7029 June 2016 7.35 pm
2212Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers7029 June 2016 10.15 am
2611ICT Business and ​System Analysts6521 February 2016 9.53 pm
2613Software and Applications Programmers6527 June 2016 12.24 pm
2339Other Engineering Professionals6021 July 2016 9.26 pm
2631Computer Network Professionals6021 July 2016 4.19 pm