Australia conducted the largest SkillSelect Invitation Round ever on December 8, 2022, inviting a record-breaking 35,120 applicants to apply for Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189 and Subclass 491 visas.

Applicants for the Subclass 189 visa alone got 35,000 Invitations to Apply (ITAs) for this visa. Learn more about this large invitation round undertaken by the Australian Department of Home Affairs (DHA).

Limits on Occupations for Invitation Rounds

Invitations granted under the independent and skilled regional (provisional) visas may have an 'occupation ceiling' applied to them. This means that there will be a fair upper limit on the number of Expressions of Interest for skilled migration from a given profession group. This guarantees that the skilled migration program remains balanced and that intended migrants from a wide range of skilled occupations are invited.

The occupation ceiling values are calculated as a percentage of the occupation's stock employment data. The Australian Bureau of Statistics provides employment numbers that show the number of individuals engaged in each occupation in Australia. State or Territory Nominated or Business Innovation and Investment visa subclasses do not have occupation ceilings.

Current Invitation Round

The point score requirement was the lowest, with only 65 points required in the 8 December round. Let's find out the round's major highlights:

  • The Australian government has issued a total of 35,120 ITAs in this round.
  • Subclass 189 visa applicants received 35,120 ITAs on their own (Invitations to Apply).
  • 120 Subclass 491 visa applicants were issued invitations.
  • The minimum required point total was only 65.

The number of invitations issued during the SkillSelect invitation round on December 8 is displayed in the table below.

Visa subclass

Number

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)

35,000

Skilled Work Regional visa (Provisional), subclass 491 (Family-sponsored)

120

 

Invitation Process and Cut Offs

Individuals with the highest point totals are invited to apply for the relevant visa. Those with equal points scores have their order of invitation determined by the moment they reached their points score for that subclass (referred to as the date of effect). Expressions of Interest with earlier effective dates are encouraged before later dates.

Visa subclass

Minimum point score

Date of effective month

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)

65

11/2022

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

65

12/2022

 

Occupations Qualified For 8 December 2022 Invitation Round

The occupations issued invitations in the SkillSelect invitation round on December 8, 2022, are shown in the table below.

189

491

Occupation

Offshore**

Onshore**

Offshore**

Onshore**

Accountant (General)

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Actuary

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Aeronautical Engineer

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Agricultural Consultant

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Agricultural Engineer

90

90

N/A*

N/A*

Agricultural Scientist

90

85

N/A*

N/A*

Airconditioning and Mechanical Services Plumber

65

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic

70

65

N/A*

N/A*

Analyst Programmer

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Architect

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Artistic Director

N/A*

75

N/A*

N/A*

Arts Administrator or Manager

65

70

N/A*

N/A*

Audiologist

65

65

85

75

Automotive Electrician

N/A*

65

N/A*

N/A*

Barrister

65

70

N/A*

N/A*

Biochemist

N/A*

85

N/A*

N/A*

Biomedical Engineer

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Biotechnologist

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Boat Builder and Repairer

N/A*

70

N/A*

N/A*

Botanist

N/A*

100

N/A*

N/A*

Bricklayer

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Cabinetmaker

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Cardiologist

85

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

Cardiothoracic Surgeon

N/A*

80

N/A*

N/A*

Carpenter

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Carpenter and Joiner

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Cartographer

90

100

N/A*

N/A*

Chef

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Chemical Engineer

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Chemist

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Child Care Centre Manager

65

65

N/A*

75

Chiropractor

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Civil Engineer

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Civil Engineering Draftsperson

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Civil Engineering Technician

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Clinical Psychologist

70

65

N/A*

N/A*

Computer Network and Systems Engineer

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Conservator

N/A*

85

N/A*

N/A*

Construction Project Manager

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Dancer or Choreographer

65

80

N/A*

N/A*

Dermatologist

70

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

Developer Programmer

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist

80

65

N/A*

N/A*

Diesel Motor Mechanic

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher

65

65

65

85

Economist

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Educational Psychologist

N/A*

85

N/A*

N/A*

Electrical Engineer

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Electrical Engineering Draftsperson

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Electrical Engineering Technician

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Electrician (General)

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Electrician (Special Class)

N/A*

70

N/A*

N/A*

Electronic Equipment Trades Worker

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (General)

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Electronic Instrument Trades Worker (Special Class)

65

90

N/A*

N/A*

Electronics Engineer

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Emergency Medicine Specialist

70

65

N/A*

N/A*

Endocrinologist

N/A*

65

N/A*

N/A*

Engineering Manager

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Engineering Professionals nec

90

85

N/A*

N/A*

Engineering Technologist

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Environmental Consultant

90

85

N/A*

N/A*

Environmental Engineer

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Environmental Manager

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Environmental Research Scientist

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Environmental Scientists nec

N/A*

85

N/A*

N/A*

External Auditor

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Fitter (General)

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Fitter and Turner

 

70

N/A*

N/A*

Fitter-Welder

70

70

N/A*

N/A*

Food Technologist

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Forester

N/A*

85

N/A*

N/A*

Gasfitter

65

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

General Practitioner

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Geotechnical Engineer

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Glazier

N/A*

75

N/A*

N/A*

ICT Business Analyst

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

ICT Security Specialist

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Industrial Engineer

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Intensive Care Specialist

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Internal Auditor

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Joiner

N/A*

70

N/A*

N/A*

Land Economist

75

70

N/A*

N/A*

Landscape Architect

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Life Scientist (General)

90

85

N/A*

N/A*

Life Scientists nec

90

85

N/A*

N/A*

Lift Mechanic

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Locksmith

80

80

N/A*

N/A*

Management Accountant

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Management Consultant

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Marine Biologist

N/A*

85

N/A*

N/A*

Materials Engineer

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Mechanical Engineer

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Medical Diagnostic Radiographer

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Medical Laboratory Scientist

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Medical Practitioners nec

65

65

110

N/A*

Medical Radiation Therapist

70

70

N/A*

N/A*

Metal Fabricator

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Metal Machinist (First Class)

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Metallurgist

N/A*

90

N/A*

N/A*

Meteorologist

N/A*

90

N/A*

N/A*

Microbiologist

N/A*

85

N/A*

N/A*

Midwife

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Motor Mechanic (General)

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Multimedia Specialist

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Music Director

70

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

Musician (Instrumental)

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Naval Architect

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Neurosurgeon

N/A*

65

N/A*

N/A*

Nuclear Medicine Technologist

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Nurse Practitioner

70

N/A*

85

N/A*

Obstetrician and Gynaecologist

70

65

N/A*

N/A*

Occupational Therapist

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Optometrist

65

70

N/A*

N/A*

Organisational Psychologist

80

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

Orthotist or Prosthetist

N/A*

75

N/A*

N/A*

Osteopath

75

75

N/A*

N/A*

Other Spatial Scientist

90

90

N/A*

N/A*

Otorhinolaryngologist

N/A*

85

N/A*

N/A*

Paediatrician

N/A*

70

N/A*

N/A*

Painting Trades Worker

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Panelbeater

70

65

N/A*

N/A*

Pathologist

65

65

95

N/A*

Petroleum Engineer

90

85

N/A*

N/A*

Physicist

90

85

N/A*

N/A*

Physiotherapist

65

65

80

N/A*

Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon

70

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

Plumber (General)

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Podiatrist

70

65

N/A*

N/A*

Primary Health Organisation Manager

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Production or Plant Engineer

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Psychiatrist

80

65

N/A*

N/A*

Psychologists nec

65

65

N/A*

90

Quantity Surveyor

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Radiation Oncologist

85

80

N/A*

N/A*

Radiocommunications Technician

N/A*

65

N/A*

N/A*

Registered Nurse (Aged Care)

65

65

N/A*

65

Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Registered Nurse (Community Health)

65

65

70

N/A*

Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)

65

65

80

N/A*

Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)

65

70

N/A*

N/A*

Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Registered Nurse (Medical)

65

65

65

85

Registered Nurse (Mental Health)

65

65

65

N/A*

Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)

65

70

N/A*

N/A*

Registered Nurse (Perioperative)

65

65

75

90

Registered Nurse (Surgical)

65

65

85

65

Registered Nurses nec

65

65

90

65

Roof Plumber

N/A*

80

N/A*

N/A*

Secondary School Teacher

65

65

70

80

Sheetmetal Trades Worker

N/A*

70

N/A*

N/A*

Shipwright

70

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

Social Worker

65

65

N/A*

80

Software and Applications Programmers nec

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Software Engineer

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Solicitor

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Solid Plasterer

N/A*

70

N/A*

N/A*

Sonographer

65

N/A*

75

N/A*

Special Needs Teacher

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Specialist Physician (General Medicine)

65

70

N/A*

N/A*

Specialist Physicians nec

70

65

N/A*

N/A*

Speech Pathologist

65

65

80

N/A*

Statistician

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Structural Engineer

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Surgeon (General)

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Surveyor

90

85

N/A*

N/A*

Systems Analyst

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Taxation Accountant

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Technical Cable Jointer

N/A*

70

N/A*

N/A*

Telecommunications Engineer

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Telecommunications Field Engineer

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Telecommunications Network Engineer

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Telecommunications Network Planner

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Tennis Coach

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Transport Engineer

90

85

N/A*

N/A*

University Lecturer

65

65

65

95

Valuer

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Vascular Surgeon

N/A*

80

N/A*

N/A*

Veterinarian

85

85

N/A*

N/A*

Wall and Floor Tiler

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Welder (First Class)

65

65

N/A*

N/A*

Welfare Centre Manager

80

N/A*

N/A*

N/A*

Zoologist

N/A*

100

N/A*

N/A*

 

Note:

*The results could show that there were no candidates to invite or that they did not meet the requirements to be invited.

** Onshore/Offshore location as indicated in the SkillSelect system at the time invites were sent out.

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