Australian Department of Home Affairs has issued only 1,500 skilled visas in the April invitation round, the highest in this financial year.
The Department of Home Affairs (DoHa) has issued this financial year’s fourth invitation rounds for skilled independent (SC 189) and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored visas.
One thousand invitations were issued in the 21 April round with a minimum of 85 points. Another 500 invitations were issued for Family-Sponsored SC 491 with a minimum score of 65 points.
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The April round has taken the total invites in 2021-22 for SC189 to 1650. For Family-Sponsored visas, 1,400 invitations have been issued. Only 4,00 visas were issued in the last two rounds each.
No pro-rata occupations were invited during the 21 April 2022 round. These figures do not include invitations issued for State, and Territory Government nominated visa subclasses.
No invitations were issued in many occupations such as Environmental Research Scientist, Agricultural Scientist, Chemical Engineer etc. Social Worker, Registered Nurse and Registered Nurse (Aged Care) received invitations with the lowest score of 85 points for SC189. The lowest score for Ophthalmologist was 100.
Occupations included in 21 April 2022 Invitation Round
The table below shows the occupations issued invitations in the SkillSelect invitation round on 21 April 2022.
|Occupation||Lowest Points Score Invited|
|Lowest Points Score Invited|
subclass 491 (FSR)
|Agricultural Consultant||Not invited||65|
|Agricultural Scientist||Not invited||75|
|Chemical Engineer||Not invited||65|
|Child Care Centre Manager||90||70|
|Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist||95||Not invited|
|Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher||85||75|
|Emergency Medicine Specialist||90||Not invited|
|Environmental Consultant||Not invited||75|
|Environmental Manager||Not invited||75|
|Environmental Research Scientist||Not invited||85|
|Environmental Scientists nec||Not invited||85|
|Food Technologist||Not invited||85|
|General Practitioner||90||Not invited|
|Intensive Care Specialist||90||Not invited|
|Life Scientist (General)||Not invited||75|
|Life Scientists nec||Not invited||70|
|Medical Diagnostic Radiographer||90||70|
|Medical Laboratory Scientist||90||65|
|Medical Practitioners nec||90||Not invited|
|Obstetrician and Gynaecologist||90||Not invited|
|Orthopaedic Surgeon||95||Not invited|
|Orthotist or Prosthetist||90||Not invited|
|Other Spatial Scientist||Not invited||75|
|Primary Health Organisation Manager||90||Not invited|
|Psychologists nec||90||Not invited|
|Registered Nurse (Aged Care)||85||65|
|Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)||Not invited||65|
|Registered Nurse (Community Health)||90||75|
|Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)||90||65|
|Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)||90||Not invited|
|Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)||90||70|
|Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)||90||75|
|Registered Nurse (Medical)||90||65|
|Registered Nurse (Mental Health)||90||70|
|Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)||90||65|
|Registered Nurse (Perioperative)||90||65|
|Registered Nurse (Surgical)||90||65|
|Registered Nurses nec||85||65|
|Secondary School Teacher||90||65|
|Special Education Teachers nec||Not invited||85|
|Special Needs Teacher||95||75|
|Specialist Physician (General Medicine)||90||Not invited|
|Specialist Physicians nec||90||Not invited|
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