SkillSelect Invitation Round on 21 October 2020

SkillSelect invitation rounds results for 21 October 2020 has been published by Department of Home Affairs.

The Government is closely monitoring migration and visa settings to ensure they are consistent with public health measures, are flexible and do not displace job opportunities for Australians, so that Australia can effectively respond to the immediate and subsequent impacts of COVID-19. As such, targeted invitation rounds have occurred since May 2020.

The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 21 Octogber 2020.

Visa subclass Minimum points score Latest date of effect month
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 65 09/2020
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored) 65 04/2020

Point scores and the dates of effect cut off for the pro rata occupations in the 21 October 2020 invitation round.

Due to high levels of demand, and in keeping with previous program years, the below occupation groups will be subject to pro rata arrangements to ensure availability of invitations across the program year.

SkillSelect first allocates available places to Skilled – Independent visas (subclass 189), and thereafter the remaining to Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored . If all places are taken up by subclass 189 visas then there will be no invitations issued for subclass 491 visas in these occupations.

Subclass Occupation ID Description Minimum points score Latest date of effect month
189/491 2211 Accountants N/A N/A
189/491 2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers N/A N/A
189/491 2334 Electronics Engineer N/A N/A
189/491 2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers N/A N/A
189/491 2339 Other Engineering Professionals N/A N/A
189/491 2611 ICT Business and System Analysts N/A N/A
189/491 2613 Software and Applications Programmers N/A N/A
189/491 2631 Computer Network Professionals N/A N/A

Invitations issued during 2020-21 program year

Visa subclass Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Total
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 500 110 350 30 990
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored 100 90 150 80 420
Total 600 200 500 110 800

 

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.

For more details on invitation rounds visit: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skillselect/invitation-rounds

Source: Department of Home Affairs Website

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