Australia Invites 35,120 applications in a new SkillSelect Invitation Round

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Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA) has published the results of a new SkillSelect invitation round conducted on December 8, 2022.

A total of 35,120 invitations to apply for the Permanent Residency were issued to candidates under the Skilled Independent Visa, subclass: 189 and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa, subclass: 491- Family sponsored visa. The Sub-class 189 candidates achieved startling 35,000 invitations while the remaining 120 invites went under the family-sponsored subclass 491. The cut-off score for both the sub-classes was 65.

Visa Subclass Number of Invitations Issued Minimum Point Score Latest date of effect month
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) *

(*Only selected occupations)







Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored*

(*With Family Sponsorship)







A visible increase in the numbers this month is evident, as August offered 12,666 and October 12,829 invitations this year. Keeping this trend in mind, we can accept a higher number of invitations in the next quarter of the upcoming year for the next SkillSelect Invitation Round.

Occupations included in the 8 December 2022 Invitation Round

The issued list of occupations under this round managed to cross the number in that of the previous rounds. The list runs through some occupations, such as Agricultural Consultant, Architect, Biochemist, Chemical Engineer, Civil Engineer, Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher, Mechanical Engineer, etc. Accountant (General) and Chef, the two widely & broadly accepted occupations required only a minimum of 85 and 65 scores respectively to be invited under sub-class 189.

Australian General Skilled Migration Program is designed to attract qualified foreign professionals, who can make a significant contribution to the Australian economy.

The eligibility of skilled migrants is subject to points scores obtained in the Skill Select program. In this system, points are awarded after considering the age, work experience, qualifications, and language proficiency of the aspirant along with points of state or relative sponsorship, if applicable.

Applicants must meet at least 65 points from the General Skilled Migration (SkillSelect) points table to be considered.

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