SkillSelect Invitation Round – Latest Data for 2022-23 Program Year!

SkillSelect Invitation Round – Latest Data for December 2022-23 Program Year!

 

The SkillSelect invitation round for the Skilled Independent Visa 189 and the Skilled Work Regional Visa 491 has begun. As part of the program year 2022-23, family-sponsored visas will be offered repeatedly. There may be a difference in the number of invitations in each round. As it depends on how many applications the Department is processing.

 

The Australian government conducted its largest SkillSelect Invitation Round on December 8, 2022, where 35,120 candidates were invited to submit an application for the Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189 and the Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 491. A total of 35,000 ITAs (Invitations to Apply) have been issued to candidates for the Subclass 189 visa alone.

There will be no impact on the nominations of state/territory governments for skilled visas when the departmental invitation rounds are conducted.

 

 

Occupation Ceilings for SkillSelect Invitation Round 2022

Invitations issued under 189 Visas and 491 Visas may be subject to the occupation ceilings. Consequently, there is a limit on the number of Expressions of Interest to be invited for skilled migration from the occupation group.

 

In this way, the skilled migration program will remain stable and unbiased. Moreover, it will continue to invite prospective migrants from different skilled occupations. Each occupation’s ceiling value is based on a percentage of stock employment figures.

 

The Australian Bureau of Statistics collects and releases employment statistics. This statistic shows how many people are employed in each occupation in Australia. However, it must be noted that the occupation ceilings are not applicable to State or Territory Nominated or Business Innovation and Investment Visas.

 

 

SkillSelect Invitation Round for August 2022

Here’s the table for you to see exactly how many invitations were sent in the SkillSelect invitation round on 22 August 2022.

 

Visa Subclass

Number

subclass 189

12,200

subclass 491

466

 

Invitation Process and Deadlines!

Candidates with the highest points scores are invited to apply for the relevant visa. In the event that you have equal points scores, your order of invitation is determined by the time at which you received your points score for that subclass. Prior to later dates, Home Affairs will invite Expressions of Interest with earlier dates of effect.

 

Visa Subclass

Minimum Points Score

Latest Date of Effect Month

subclass 189

65

08/2022

subclass 491

65

08/2022

 

List of Occupations of Invitation Round for August 2022!

Below is a list of the occupations that received invitations in the SkillSelect invitation round on 22 August 2022.

 

subclass 189 subclass 189  subclass 491  subclass 491 
Occupation Offshore Onshore Onshore Offshore
Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber 65 Not Invited Not Invited Not Invited
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic 70 Not Invited Not Invited 75
Arts Administrator or Manager

 

65 Not Invited Not Invited 75
Audiologist 65 65 75 70
Automotive Electrician Not invited Not invited Not invited 75
Boat Builder and Repairer 75 Not invited Not invited Not invited
Bricklayer 65 Not invited Not invited Not invited
Cabinetmaker 65 Not invited Not invited Not invited
Cardiologist 65 Not invited Not invited Not invited
Carpenter 65 Not invited Not Invited 85
Carpenter and Joiner 65 Not invited Not invited 75
Chef 65 Not invited Not invited 65
Child Care Centre Manager 65 Not invited Not invited 75

 

Visit the Department of Home Affairs to see the full list of occupations for the subclass 189 invitation round 2022 and subclass 491 invitation round 2022.

 

 

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SkillSelect Invitation Round for October 2022

In the SkillSelect invitation round on 6 October 2022, the following table shows the number of invitations issued.

 

Visa Subclass Number
subclass 189 11,714
subclass 491 818

 

 

Invitation process and Deadlines!

In accordance with the points score, the highest-ranked individuals are invited to apply for the relevant visa per category. For those who have equal points scores for the same subclass, the time at which they reached their points score for that subclass (referred to as the date of effect) determines their order of invitation to that subclass.

 

The deadline for submitting Expressions of Interest is a few days prior to the actual effective date.

 

Visa Subclass Minimum points score Latest date of effect month
subclass 189 65 10/2022
subclass 491 65 10/2022

 

 

SkillSelect Invitation Round for December 2022

In the SkillSelect invitation round on 8 December 2022, the following table shows the number of invitations issued.

 

Visa Subclass Number
subclass 189 35,000
subclass 491 120

 

 

Invitation Process and Deadlines!

A visa is offered to the highest-scoring individuals based on their points score according to skillselect invitation round 2022. In cases where points scores are equal (referred to as the date of effect), the order of invitation is determined by the time at which the points score was reached for that subclass. Early Expressions of Interest are preferred over later Expressions of Interest.

 

Visa Subclass Minimum points score Latest date of effect month
subclass 189 65 11/2022
subclass 491 65 12/2022

 

 

List of Occupations of Skillselect Invitation Round for December 2022!

The table below shows the occupations which have been invited to participate in the SkillSelect invitation round on 8 December 2022.

 

189     491
Occupation Offshore** Onshore** Offshore** Onshore**
Accountant (General) 85 85 N/A* N/A*
Actuary 65 65 N/A* N/A*
Aeronautical Engineer 85 85 N/A* N/A*
Agricultural Consultant 85 85 N/A* N/A*
Agricultural Engineer 90 90 N/A* N/A*
Agricultural Scientist 90 85 N/A* N/A*
Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber 65 N/A* N/A* N/A*
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic 70 65 N/A* N/A*
Analyst Programmer 85 85 N/A* N/A*
Architect 85 85 N/A* N/A*
Artistic Director N/A* 75 N/A* N/A*
Arts Administrator or Manager 65 70 N/A* N/A*
To see the complete list of occupations of the invitation round for December 2022 Click this link.

Number of Invitations during the 2022-23 Program Year!

Invitations to visa subclasses nominated by State and Territory Governments aren’t included in the table below. State and Territory Governments nominate applicants monthly for particular points-tested business innovation, skilled migration, and investment visas.

 

Visa subclass Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun
subclass 189   12,200   11,982  
35,000
           
subclass 491   466    

847
  120          

 

 

 

State/Territory Nominations – 2022-23 Program Year

The following table shows the number of prospective migrants nominated by States and Territories between 1 July 2022 and 30 November 2022.

 

 

Visa subclass ACT NSW NT Qld SA Tas. Vic. WA
subclass 190 365 1,568 181 617 1,238 740 3,212 544
subclass 491 777 604 154 364 2,478 463 706 301
subclass 188 <20 258 <20 235 43 0 157 40

 

 

SkillSelect Invitation Round – Conclusion!

The invitation rounds for a 189 Visa and a 491 Visa have started. Family-sponsored visas will be issued cyclically during the 2022-23 program year. In this guide, you can find out the list of occupations and the number of invitations for the 22nd of August 2022.

 

Do you want to apply for any relevant occupation to start your career in Australia? If yes, you can consult with our registered migration agents to assist you!

 

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I’m Nasir Nawaz. I’m a registered migration consultant in Australia. I am based in Sydney. I’ve studied Master of Laws at the University of New South Wales. I’m providing immigration services for several years.

Consult with me for legal advice on Australian visas to permanently live, study, and work in Australia.