SkillSelect: 11 Jan 2019 invitation round

Number of invitations remained the same at 2,500; number of invitations for individuals with 70 points increased from 736 to 848

The Department has just released the details of SkillSelect’s 11 Jan 2019 invitation round. The number of invitations for visa subclasses 189 and 489 on this round remained the same when compared to the previous round at 2,490 and 10, respectively.

The number of invitations for individuals with 70 points for subclass 189 increased from 736 to 848. The minimum overall points score for subclass 189 remained the same at 70.

The minimum points score for the occupations listed on SkillSelect’s website remained the same:
  • Accountants: 80
  • Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers: 80
  • Electronics Engineer: 75
  • Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers: 70
  • Other Engineering Professionals: 75
  • ICT Business and System Analyst: 75
  • Software and Applications Programmers: 70
  • Computer Network Professionals: 70

The minimum points score for subclass 489 remained the same at 80.

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Sergio Zanotti Stagliorio is a Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1461003). He is the owner of Target Migration in Sydney. He can be reached at

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