18 October Invitation rounds

The table below shows the number of invitations issued in the SkillSelect invitation round on 18 October 2017.

Invitations issued on 18 October 2017

Visa Subclass Number
Skilled - Independent (subclass 189)1250
Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489)5

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 200035002500         10000
Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 210 25693 57        616
Total 221022563593 2557                     10616

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.

18 October 2017 results

The following graph shows the points for clients who were invited to apply in the 18 October 2017 round.


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)6528/09/2017 10.53 pm
Skilled - Regional Provisional (subclass 489)7008/08/2017  3.49 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 program 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 18 October 2017 invitation round.


Occupation ID Description Points score Visa date of effect
2211Accountants7504/09/2017 10.01 pm
2212Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers7508/08/2017 12.03 am
2334Electronics Engineer6518/09/2017  11.31 pm
2335Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers6527/04/2017  11.34 pm
2339Other Engineering Professionals7016/10/2017 12.06 am
2611ICT Business and System Analysts7020/07/2017 3.30 pm
2613Software and Applications Programmers6518/04/2017  8.50 pm
2631Computer Network Professionals6504/03/2017  8.30 pm