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Result of First SkillSelect Invitation Round 2021

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

Read more: How Many Points are needed for Australian Skilled Migration Visa 2021

Who got the invitation based on the SkillSelect results

Who got the invitation based on the SkillSelect results?

Based on the occupation ceiling and Skillselect results, these occupations got invited in the first round.

Occupation ID Description Number of invitations
1331 Construction Manager <20
1342 Health and Welfare Services Managers <20
2331 Chemical and Materials Engineers 65
2332 Civil Engineering Professionals 141
2333 Electrical Engineers 98
2334 Electronics Engineers <20
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 48
2336 Mining Engineers 24
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 32
2341 Agricultural and Forestry Scientists <20
2342 Chemists, and Food and Wine Scientists <20
2344 Geologists, Geophysicists and Hydrogeologists <20
2345 Life Scientists <20
2346 Medical Laboratory Scientists 242
2349 Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals 24
2512 Medical Imaging Professionals <20
2524 Occupational Therapists <20
2525 Physiotherapists <20
2531 General Practitioners and Resident Medical Officers 24
2533 Internal Medicine Specialists 108
2534 Psychiatrists 33
2535 Surgeons 20
2539 Other Medical Practitioners 150
2541 Midwives <20
2544 Registered Nurses 541
2633 Telecommunications Engineering Professionals 76
2723 Psychologists 47
3122 Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians <20
3123 Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians <20
3132 Telecommunications Technical Specialists <20
Occupation ID Description Number of invitations
1331 Construction Manager <20
1342 Health and Welfare Services Managers <20
2331 Chemical and Materials Engineers 65
2332 Civil Engineering Professionals 141
2333 Electrical Engineers 98
2334 Electronics Engineers <20
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 48
2336 Mining Engineers 24
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 32
2341 Agricultural and Forestry Scientists <20
2342 Chemists, and Food and Wine Scientists <20
2344 Geologists, Geophysicists and Hydrogeologists <20
2345 Life Scientists <20
2346 Medical Laboratory Scientists 242
2349 Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals 24
2512 Medical Imaging Professionals <20
2524 Occupational Therapists <20
2525 Physiotherapists <20
2531 General Practitioners and Resident Medical Officers 24
2533 Internal Medicine Specialists 108
2534 Psychiatrists 33
2535 Surgeons 20
2539 Other Medical Practitioners 150
2541 Midwives <20
2544 Registered Nurses 541
2633 Telecommunications Engineering Professionals 76
2723 Psychologists 47
3122 Civil Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians <20
3123 Electrical Engineering Draftspersons and Technicians <20
3132 Telecommunications Technical Specialists <20

Based on the data above, most of the invitations are given to occupations in the medical field, such as Registered Nurses, Medical Laboratory Scientists, Other Medical Practitioners, and Internal Medicine Specialists. It shows the invitation is in line with the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation, which identifies occupations in high demand to support Australia’s economic and health recovery from COVID-19.

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Visa 189 and Visa 491 invitations issued during the 2020-21 Program year

The summary of visa 189 and visa 491 invitations issued during the 2020-21 Program year is shown below:

Visa subclass Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec Jan Feb Mar
189 500 110 350 30 200
491 – Family Sponsored 100 90 150 80 163
Total 600 200 500 110 363
Month Visa Subclass Invitations
Jul 189 500
491 – Family Sponsored 100
Total 600
Month Visa Subclass Invitations
Aug 189 110
491 – Family Sponsored 90
Total 200
Month Visa Subclass Invitations
Sep 189 350
491 – Family Sponsored 150
Total 500
Month Visa Subclass Invitations
Oct 189 30
491 – Family Sponsored 80
Total 110
Month Visa Subclass Invitations
Nov 189
491 – Family Sponsored
Total
Month Visa Subclass Invitations
Dec 189
491 – Family Sponsored
Total
Month Visa Subclass Invitations
Jan 189 200
491 – Family Sponsored 163
Total 363
Month Visa Subclass Invitations
Feb 189
491 – Family Sponsored
Total
Month Visa Subclass Invitations
Mar 189
491 – Family Sponsored
Total

Read more: Opportunities For A Visa To Work In Australia In 2021

What does the data mean to you?

Looking at the SkillSelect result above, the Australian Government currently focuses on the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation. It is in line with the Government’s primary purpose to support Australia’s health and economic recovery due to COVID-19 Pandemic.

Additionally, as per the invitation process explained above, the Government will put applicants with the highest point score as a priority and invite them to apply for the related visa. It means you must get a higher point score to get a higher opportunity to be invited.

If you wish to check your eligibility or find a way to increase your point score, please contact us via email at [email protected] or via phone on 1300 827 159.

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