04 October 2017 Round Results

The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 4 October 2017.

Invitations issued on 4 October 2017

Visa Subclass Number
Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)1000
Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489)52

During 2017-18 the following numbers of invitations have been issued:

Invitations issued during 2017-18

Visa subclass Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar Apr May June Total
Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)2000 200035001000         8500
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 210 25693 52        611
Total 221022563593 1052         9111

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.

4 October 2017

The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 4 October 2017 round.

Invitations by Points Score 20 September 2017


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 score Visa date of effect
Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)6523/09/2017 8.45 pm
Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489)6003/10/2017  9.49 pm

Due to high levels of demand, and in keeping with previous years, the below occupation groups will be subject to pro rata arrangements to ensure availability of invitations across the programme year. SkillSelect first allocates available places to Skilled – Independent visas (subclass 189) and then the remaining to Skilled – Regional (Provisional) visas (subclass 489). If all places are taken up by subclass 189 visas then there will be no invitations issued for subclass 489 visas in these occupations.

  • Accountants
  • Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers
  • Electronics Engineers
  • Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers
  • Other Engineering Professionals
  • ICT Business and System Analysts
  • Software and Applications Programmers
  • Computer Network Professionals.

Point scores and the visa dates of effect cut off for the pro rata occupations in the 4 October 2017 invitation round.


Occupation ID Description Points score Visa date of effect
2212Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers7502/08/2017 11.29 am
2334Electronics Engineer6526/08/2017  11.42 am
2335Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers6523/03/2017  9.24 am
2339Other Engineering Professionals7001/10/2017 7.22 pm
2611ICT Business and System Analysts7004/07/2017 12.10 pm
2613Software and Applications Programmers6508/04/2017  10.41 pm
2631Computer Network Professionals6526/02/2017  7.21 am