SkillSelect – 3 August 2015 Round Results

The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 3 August 2015.

Invitations issued on 3 August 2015

Visa SubclassNumber
Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)2300
Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489)80

During 2015-16 the following number of invitations have been issued:

Invitations issued during 2015-16

Visa subclassJulyAugustTotal
Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)230023004600
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489)8080160
Total 2380 2380 4760

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. Separate results for these visa subclasses are provided monthly.

3 August 2015 results

The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 3 August 2015 round.

point score graph 

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 visa date of effect) determines their order of invitation. Expressions of Interest with earlier dates of effect are invited before later dates.

Visa Subclass​Points scoreVisa date of effect
Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)609 July 2015 11:10am
Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489)6013 June 2015 7:40pm

Due to the continuing high numbers of EOIs received for the below occupations, invitations for these occupations will be issued on a pro rata basis in each monthly invitation round over the 2015-16 programme year. These arrangements are subject to change throughout the programme year.  SkillSelect first allocates available places to Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) visas and then remaining to Skilled – Regional (subclass 489) (Provisional – Family Sponsored) visas. If all places are taken up by subclass 189 visas then there will be no invitations issued for subclass 489 visas in these occupations:

  • ICT Business and Systems Analysts
  • Accountants
  • Software and Applications Programmers.

The points score and the visa date of effect cut-off for the above occupations in the 3 August 2015 invitation round is as follows.  Below points score and visa date of effect is for Skilled Independent (subclass 189).

Points scores and the visa dates of effect cut off for the above occupations in the 3 August 2015 invitation roun​d

PointsDescriptionPoints scoreVisa date of effect




2 July 2015 6:32am


ICT Business and System Analysts


23 June 2015 12:30pm


Software and Applications Programmers


2 April 2015 4:13pm

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