SkillSelect – 9 October 2015 round results

​​​The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 9 October 2015.

Invitations issued on 9 October 2015

Visa Subclass Number
Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)1000
Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489)20

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

Invitations issued during 2015-16

Visa subclassJulyAugustSeptember​OctoberTotal
Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)230023002300​10007900
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489)808080​20260
Total 2380 2380 23801020 8160

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.

9 October 2015 results

The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 9 October 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. E​​​xpressions of Interest with earlier dates of effect are invited before later dates.

Visa SubclassPoints scoreVisa date of effect
Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)6027 July 2015 5.27 pm
Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489)6511 September 2015 4.13 pm

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 9 October 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 9 October 2015 invitation round

PointsDescriptionPoints scoreVisa date of effect
2211 Accountants 70  16 August 2015 1.02 am
2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 65  18 July 2015 8.58 pm
2613 Software and Applications Programmers ​6526 September 2015 3.06 pm

Note: ​the following occupation group has reached its ceiling and no more invitations will be issue during the 2015-16 programme year:

  • 2212 – Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasures