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Australia conducts a draw for Subclass 189 and 491 on 6th of October 2022.

During the 2022-23 program year, there will be cyclical invitation rounds for the Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) and the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) Family Sponsored visas.

Depending on how many applications are being handled by the Department, the number of invitations in each round may change.

The departmental invitation rounds will not have an influence on state or territory government nominations for skilled visas.

Maximum occupations for Invitation Rounds

Invitations issued under independent and skilled regional (provisional) visas may be subject to an "occupation ceiling." This means that the number of Expressions of Interest that can be requested for skilled migration from a particular employee group will have a fair upper limit. By doing this, the skilled migration program is guaranteed to stay balanced and continue to welcome prospective migrants from a range of skilled occupations.

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The ceiling values for each occupation are determined by a percentage of the stock employment rates for each occupation. The Australian Bureau of Statistics provides employment statistics that show how many people are employed in each occupation in Australia.

The State or Territory Nominated or Business Innovation and Investment visa subclasses do not have occupation ceilings.

Invites to the current round were sent out on October 6, 2022.

The number of invitations sent out during the SkillSelect invitation round on October 6, 2022, is displayed in the table below.

Visa subclass

Number

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)

11,714

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family-Sponsored

818

Invitation criteria and deadlines

The top-scoring applicants for the appropriate visa are invited to submit their applications. For those who have equal points scores, the order of invitation is determined by the date on which they achieved their points score for that subclass. Before later dates, expressions of interest with earlier effective dates are encouraged.

Visa subclass

Minimum points score

Latest date of effect month

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)

65

10/2022

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored) 

65

10/2022

Jobs included in the Invitation Round of 6 October 2022

The occupations that received invites during the SkillSelect invitation round on October 6, 2022, are shown in the table below.


189

491

 

 

Offshore**

Onshore**

Offshore**

Onshore**

Aeronautical Engineer

65

N/A*

65

N/A*

Agricultural Consultant

65

N/A*

70

N/A*

Agricultural Engineer

65

N/A*

90

N/A*

Agricultural Scientist

65

N/A*

65

N/A*

Architect

65

N/A*

65

N/A*

Audiologist

65

70

65

80

Biochemist

65

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

Biomedical Engineer

65

N/A*

65

N/A*

Biotechnologist

65

N/A*

75

N/A*

Botanist

65

N/A*

85

N/A*

Cardiologist

85

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

Cartographer

65

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

Chemical Engineer

65

N/A*

70

N/A*

Chemist

65

N/A*

65

N/A*

Chiropractor

65

70

N/A*

N/A*

Civil Engineer

65

N/A*

65

N/A*

Clinical Psychologist

85

65

N/A*

N/A*

Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher

65

65

70

75

Electrical Engineer

65

N/A*

65

N/A*

Electronics Engineer

65

N/A*

65

N/A*

Emergency Medicine Specialist

80

65

N/A*

N/A*

Endocrinologist

N/A*

90

N/A*

N/A*

Engineering Professionals nec

65

N/A*

70

N/A*

Engineering Technologist

65

N/A*

65

N/A*

Environmental Consultant

65

N/A*

75

N/A*

Environmental Engineer

65

N/A*

65

N/A*

Environmental Research Scientist

65

N/A*

95

N/A*

Environmental Scientists nec

65

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

Food Technologist

65

N/A*

70

N/A*

Forester

65

N/A*

75

N/A*

Gastroenterologist

65

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

General Practitioner

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Geophysicist

65

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

Geotechnical Engineer

65

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

Hydrogeologist

65

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

Industrial Engineer

65

N/A*

70

N/A*

Intensive Care Specialist

N/A*

65

N/A*

N/A*

Landscape Architect

65

N/A*

100

N/A*

Life Scientist (General)

65

N/A*

70

N/A*

Life Scientists nec

65

N/A*

70

N/A*

Marine Biologist

65

N/A*

85

N/A*

Materials Engineer

65

N/A*

80

N/A*

Mechanical Engineer

65

N/A*

65

N/A*

Medical Diagnostic Radiographer

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Medical Laboratory Scientist

65

N/A*

70

N/A*

Medical Oncologist

75

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

Medical Practitioners nec

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Medical Radiation Therapist

N/A*

90

N/A*

N/A*

Metallurgist

65

N/A*

70

N/A*

Meteorologist

90

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

Microbiologist

65

N/A*

80

N/A*

Midwife

75

70

N/A*

N/A*

Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)

65

N/A*

75

N/A*

Natural and Physical Science Professionals nec

80

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

Naval Architect

65

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

Neurologist

75

80

N/A*

N/A*

Neurosurgeon

N/A*

65

N/A*

N/A*

Nuclear Medicine Technologist

70

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

Nurse Practitioner

75

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

N/A*

65

N/A*

N/A*

Occupational Therapist

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Optometrist

N/A*

70

N/A*

N/A*

Orthotist or Prosthetist

N/A*

70

N/A*

N/A*

Osteopath

N/A*

70

N/A*

N/A*

Other Spatial Scientist

65

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

Paediatrician

N/A*

65

N/A*

N/A*

Pathologist

65

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

Petroleum Engineer

65

N/A*

80

N/A*

Physicist

65

N/A*

90

N/A*

Physiotherapist

65

65

80

N/A*

Podiatrist

70

65

N/A*

N/A*

Production or Plant Engineer

65

N/A*

65

N/A*

Psychiatrist

70

75

N/A*

N/A*

Psychologists nec

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Quantity Surveyor

65

N/A*

65

N/A*

Registered Nurse (Aged Care)

65

65

N/A*

70

Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)

70

65

N/A*

N/A*

Registered Nurse (Community Health)

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)

65

65

70

65

Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)

N/A*

65

N/A*

N/A*

Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)

65

65

90

N/A*

Registered Nurse (Medical)

65

65

70

80

Registered Nurse (Mental Health)

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)

70

65

N/A*

N/A*

Registered Nurse (Perioperative)

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Registered Nurse (Surgical)

65

65

N/A*

75

Registered Nurses nec

65

65

N/A*

70

Renal Medicine Specialist

N/A*

80

N/A*

N/A*

Secondary School Teacher

65

65

75

85

Social Worker

65

65

75

90

Sonographer

65

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

Special Education Teachers nec

N/A*

95

N/A*

N/A*

Special Needs Teacher

65

80

N/A*

N/A*

Specialist Physician (General Medicine)

N/A*

70

N/A*

N/A*

Specialist Physicians nec

65

80

N/A*

N/A*

Speech Pathologist

65

65

80

N/A*

Structural Engineer

65

N/A*

65

N/A*

Surgeon (General)

65

80

N/A*

N/A*

Surveyor

65

N/A*

65

N/A*

Transport Engineer

65

N/A*

80

N/A*

University Lecturer

65

65

65

65

Veterinarian

65

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

Zoologist

65

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

 

* The results can show that no candidates were available for invitation or that those that were invited did not qualify.

 * The onshore/offshore location was listed in the SkillSelect system when invitations were sent.

Invitations issued during the 2022-23 program year

Visa subclass 

JUL

AUG

SEP

OCT

NOV

DEC

JAN

FEB

MAR

APR

MAY

JUN

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)

 

12,200

 

11,714

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family-Sponsored

 

466

 

818

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Invitations sent out for visa subclasses chosen by State and Territory Governments are not included in the aforementioned numbers. State and Territory Governments make nominations all throughout the month for certain skilled immigration visas that are point-tested as well as business innovation and investment visas.