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100 Invitations issued in Australia SkillSelect round April 2020

Australia SkillSelect round

In the Australia SkillSelect round held on April 11, a total of 100 candidates received invitations. Of the total number of invitations issued, 50 were issued to candidates belonging to Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) category and the remaining 50 were issued to candidates under the category– Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored. minimum score required for Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189) candidates was 95 and the latest date of effect was 25/03/2020. The minimum score shows an increase by 5 points compared to the previous round held last month.

The minimum score required for candidates to be invited under the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored category was also 95. It shows an increase by 10 points compared to the previous round. The latest date of effect was 10/04/2020.
To be invited in an Australia SkillSelect round, you need to submit an Expression of Interest. The Expression of Interest will expire after two years, if the candidate does not receive any invitation.

Pro-rata occupations

The occupations that are in high demand are issued invitations on a pro-rata basis. In this arrangement, places are first allocated to Expressions of Interest under 189 visa category and the remaining places go to Expressions of Interest under 491 Family Sponsored visa category.
The scores for pro-rata occupations in the 11 April 2020 were as follows:

Occupation ID Occupation Minimum Score
2211 Accountants 100 (SC189)
2212 Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers 95 (SC189)
2334 Electronics Engineer 95 (SC189)
2334 Electronics Engineer 95 (SC491)
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 95 (SC189)
2335 Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers 105 (SC491)
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 95 (SC189)
2339 Other Engineering Professionals 105 (SC491)
2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 95 (SC189)
2611 ICT Business and System Analysts 105 (SC491)
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 95 (SC189)
2613 Software and Applications Programmers 95 (SC491)
2631 Computer Network Professionals 95 (SC189)

 
Among these, Software and Application Programmers received the highest number of invites at 18. The second highest number of invitations was issued to Civil Engineering Professionals on 9 and Accountants received a total of 8 invitations.  Life scientists received 5 invitations.
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