Australia- Skill Select Updates


The Department of Home Affairs Australia has indicated that, focus will be given to regional skilled migration. An invitation round to apply for the Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) and Skilled – Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) was conducted on 11 September 2018.

Invitations issued on 11 September 2018

  • Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) received 2490 invitations
  • Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) received 10 invitations


SkillSelect is an online service that ​helps Australia manage its skilled migration program. It helps to ensure that the skilled migration program is based on Australia’s economic needs. It supports the government in managing who can apply for skilled migration, when they can apply and in what numbers. As a result, the time taken to process a visa application is significantly reduced.

SkillSelect also helps address regional skill shortages. SkillSelect allows intending migrants to indicate if they are willing to live and work in regional Australia. This is of particular benefit to state and territory governments attempting to settle migrants in regional Australia.\

Source: Australia Govt

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