SkillSelect: 11 March 2019 invitation round

Number of invitations remained the same at 1,500; invitation thresholds raised to 75 points for visa subclass 189 and 85 points for visa subclass 489

The Department has just released the details of SkillSelect’s 11 March 2019 invitation round. The number of invitations for visa subclass 189 on this round remained the same at 1,490. The number of invitations for subclass 489 remained the same at 10.

Unlike previous rounds, no-one was invited with less than 75 points for subclass 189. Number of invitations for that subclass:

  • 75 points: 884
  • 80 points: 386
  • 85 points: 214
  • 90 or higher: less than 5
The minimum points score for the occupations listed on SkillSelect’s website remained the same, as follows:
  • Accountants: 85
  • Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers: 80
  • Electronics Engineer: 75
  • Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers: 75
  • Other Engineering Professionals: 75
  • ICT Business and System Analyst: 75
  • Software and Applications Programmers: 75
  • Computer Network Professionals: 75

The minimum points score for subclass 489 increased from 80 to 85.

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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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