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Result of First SkillSelect Invitation Round 2021

Result of First SkillSelect Invitation Round 2021

Result of First SkillSelect Invitation Round 2021

The Australian Government has announced the SkillSelect results for its first round in 2021. The result is based on invitations issued on 21 January 2021. The Government closely monitors migration and visa policies to ensure that they are compliant with public health programs, versatile, and do not obstruct Australian job opportunities.

Invitation rounds for the Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189) and the Skilled Work Regional Visa (subclass 491) will be held periodically, with the dates subject to adjustment. The Government will have the next invitation in April 2021.

So, what are the SkillSelect results for the first round?

Visa 189 and Visa 491 invitations issued on 21 January 2021

Visa 189 and Visa 491 invitations issued on 21 January 2021

The invitations on 21 January 2021 shows a number of 363 invitations were given in the SkillSelect invitation for Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189) and Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) Visa – Family Sponsored. The details of invitation numbers are shown in the table below:

Visa subclass Number of invitations
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 200
Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored 163
Visa subclass Number of invitations
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 200
Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored 163

 

The number of invitations increases significantly compared to the invitations issued on 21 October 2020. On 21 October 2020, there were only 30 invitations issued for Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) and 80 invitations issued for Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored.

Read more: Skill Select Invitation Result on October 2020

Invitation process and cut-offs for pro-rata occupations in the 21 January 2021

Invitation process and cut-offs for pro-rata occupations in the 21 January 2021

The invitation process is that applicants with higher point scores will be invited to apply for the relevant visa. It means the higher your point, the higher chance that you will get invited. The detail of the minimum points score and the latest date of effect month of Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189), and Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored are shown in the table below.

Visa subclass Minimum points score Latest date of effect month
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 65 April 2020
Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored 65 November 2020
Visa subclass Minimum points score Latest date of effect month
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 65 April 2020
Skilled Work Regional visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored 65 November 2020

 

Additionally, the Australian Government announced to put some occupations subject to pro-rata arrangements because these occupations received a high level of demand. The Australian Government needs to put pro-rata arrangements to ensure the availability of invitations across the program year.

The SkillSelect will allocate available places to Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) first. If subclass 189 visas take up all slots, then there will be no invitations issued for subclass 491 in these occupations. The occupations that will be subject to pro-rata arrangements are:

Visa subclass Occupation ID Description Minimum points score Latest date of effect month
189/491 2211 Accountants N/A N/A
189/491 2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers N/A N/A
189/491 2334 Electronics Engineer N/A N/A
189/491 2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers N/A N/A
189 2339 Other Engineering Professionals 95 10/2020
491 2339 Other Engineering Professionals 70 09/2020
189/491 2611 ICT Business and System Analysts N/A N/A
189/491 2613 Software and Applications Programmers N/A N/A
189/491 2631 Computer Network Professionals N/A N/A
Visa subclass Occupation ID Description Minimum points score Latest date of effect month