The Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) issued 305 invitations under SkillSelect Invitation round on 18 April, 2018. 300 invitations were issued under Australia Skilled Independent Visa subclass 189 and five invitations were given under Australia Skilled Regional Provisional Subclass 489 visa.
The applicants having the highest points score are invited to apply for the relevant visa. SkillSelect first allocates available places to Skilled-Independent visa (Subclass 189) and then the remaining to Skilled-Regional (Provisional) visa subclass 489. If all the places are covered by visa 189, then in such a case there will be no invitations issued for subclass 489 visa in those occupations.
Applicants under Australia Skilled Independent visa subclass 189 visa are invited with 70 points and applicants under subclass 489 are invited with 80 points.
Accountants (2211) and Auditors, Company Secretaries, and Corporate Treasurers (2212) got the ITA on 80 points. Whereas, Electronics Engineer (2334), and Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers (2335) are invited on 70 points.
Along with other Engineer Professionals (2339), ICT Business and System Analysts (2611), Software and Applications Programmers (2613), and Computer Network Professionals (2631) are all invited to apply with 75 points.
The next SkillSelect Invitation round is anticipated to run on 23 May 2018.