Results are out for Australian SkillSelect 22nd January 2016

February 05, 2016

The Australian SkillSelect invitations rounds that are conducted on 8th January got the results on 22nd January 2016.

Results are out for Australian SkillSelect 22nd January 2016

There are two types of visa subclasses 

Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) – Total number of invitations issued is 2400.

Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) – Total number of invitations issued are 5.

Total number of invitations that are issued during the year 2015-16 ie from July 2015 till January 2016 for the Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) are 17,400. And for Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) -340. For both the subclasses total number of invitations issued is 17,740. 

Procedure of invitations and cutoffs

The highest ranked scoring candidates are invited to apply for a visa. Candidates who have equal scoring points at the time when they reach the score of subclass specifies the invitation arrangement. Candidates are invited before the final dates with previous dates that depend on the interest.

Skilled – Independent (subclass 189)

Points score -60

Visa date of effect -20th Jan 2016

Skilled – Regional Provisional (subclass 489) 

Points score -65

Visa date of effect – 5th October 2015 

Due to high number of EOIs received for the occupations, invitations would be granted on the pro information basis for each month based on the full year. SkillSelect initially allot the places to skilled independent (subclass 189) visas and then residual to skilled –Regional (subclass 489) provisional family sponsored visas.  If the entire places are taken up by the subclass 189 then there would be no invitations granted for subclass 489 visas in these occupations.

The visa date of effect and points score for the occupations in 22nd January 2016 around of invitation are listed below.

Accountants

Points score -70
Visa date of effect – 19 January 2016

ICT Business and Systems Analysts 

Points score -65
Visa date of effect – 18 December 2015

Software and Applications Programmers

Points score -60
Visa date of effect – 15 September 2015

The mentioned points score and visa date of effect is for skilled independent (subclass 189).

The occupation group has reached its top limit and no further invitations would be granted during the year 2015-16.

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