Skills Select - First Invitation in August
The government has just announced that on August 1st, the first invitation round for Skilled Independent (Subclass 189) and the family sponsored Skilled Nominated or Sponsored (Provisional) (subclass 489) visas will be held.
As SkillSelect is a new and complex system, the first run of invitations will be reduced in size to ensure that all elements of the system are working smoothly.
As such, the following number of invitations will be issued:
90 in the Skilled Independent subclass 189; and
10 in the Skilled Nominated or Sponsored (Provisional) (family sponsored) subclass 489.
If you are currently waiting for an invitation, you will either be notified in August or you will be considered in the next round of invitations.