July 2018 Invitation 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 date of effect) determines their order of invitation. Expressions of Interest with earlier dates of effect are invited before later dates.
SkillSelect first allocates available places to Skilled – Independent visas (subclass 189) and then the 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.
|Visa Subclass||Points score|
|Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)||70|
|Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489)||80|
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 program year.
Point scores and the dates of effect cut off for the pro rata occupations in the 11 July 2018 invitation round.
|Occupation ID||Description||Points score|
|2212||Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers||80|
|2335||Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers||75|
|2339||Other Engineering Professionals||80|
|2611||ICT Business and System Analysts||80|
|2613||Software and Applications Programmers||75|
|2631||Computer Network Professionals||75|