Last Updated Jun 08,2023

DHA Skill-Select Invitation Round Invited 7k Plus Candidates



The Department of Home Affairs (DHA), Australia, publishes the latest invitation round data. The latest round was held on 25th May 2023. The draw invited 7427 candidates from Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189) and Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored. More than 50 occupations have been nominated in this draw with a cut-off of 65 points. From the visa subclass 189, a total of 7,353 candidates have been invited. Whereas, from the visa subclass 491 (Family Sponsored) 74 aspirants have received the nomination. The details are given below tables.

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DHA Conducted the Latest Round of Invitations on 25 May 2023

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 7,353
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored) 74

 Invitation Round and Cut-Off

VISA SUBCLASS Minimum Points Score Latest Date of Effect Month
Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 65 05/2023
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored) 65 04/2023

Highlights of the Latest Round

  • This is the first round of the year 2023, which was held after waiting for almost five months.
  • The previous round was held on 8 December 2022, and since then a number of candidates have been eagerly waiting for the next draw.
  • On the other end, from July 2022 to December 2022, Australian Immigration has already nominated almost 60,000 candidates and invited to apply them PR.
  • Both onshore and offshore applicants have been nominated under the latest round of invitations.
  • This particular draw has selected most of all the occupations which belong to the medical background.
  • Though the minimum cut-off was declared 65 points. However, some of the occupations’ cut-offs have been declared to be 90 points.
  • Here is the list of the subclass-wise nominated occupations and their cut-off points.

Invited Occupations 25 May Invitation Round

189 491
Occupation Offshore** Onshore** Offshore** Onshore**
Audiologist 65 65 65 N/A*
Cardiothoracic Surgeon N/A* 75 N/A* N/A*
Child Care Centre Manager 65 65 N/A* 90
Chiropractor 70 65 N/A* N/A*
Clinical Psychologist 65 80 90 N/A*
Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologists 65 65 N/A* N/A*
Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher 65 65 65 70
Educational Psychologist N/A* 70 N/A* N/A*
Emergency Medicine Specialist 75 65 N/A* N/A*
Gastroenterologist 65 65 N/A* N/A*
General Practitioner 65 65 N/A* N/A*
Intensive Care Specialist 70 70 N/A* N/A*
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer 65 65 N/A* N/A*
Medical Laboratory Scientist 65 65 70 90
Medical Practitioners nec 65 65 85 75
Medical Radiation Therapist 85 80 N/A* N/A*
Midwife 65 65 70 N/A*
Neurosurgeon 80 N/A* N/A* N/A*
Nuclear Medicine Technologist 65 80 N/A* N/A*
Nurse Practitioner 65 N/A* N/A* N/A*
Obstetrician and Gynaecologist N/A* 65 N/A* N/A*
Occupational Therapist 65 65 85 N/A*
Optometrist 70 70 N/A* N/A*
Organisational Psychologist N/A* 90 N/A* N/A*
Orthotist or Prosthetist N/A* 65 N/A* N/A*
Osteopath N/A* 75 N/A* N/A*
Paediatrician 75 70 N/A* N/A*
Patho N/A* 65 N/A* N/A*
Physiotherapist 65 65 70 75
Podiatrist 65 65 N/A* N/A*
Psychiatrist 65 65 N/A* N/A*
Psychologists nec 65 65 N/A* N/A*
Radiation Oncologist 85 85 N/A* N/A*
Registered Nurse (Aged Care) 65 65 N/A* 85
Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health) 65 65 N/A* N/A*
Registered Nurse (Community Health) 65 65 N/A* N/A*
Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency) 65 65 75 N/A*
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability) N/A* 85 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 N/A*
Registered Nurse (Mental Health) 65 65 75 N/A*
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics) 65 65 N/A* N/A*
Registered Nurse (Perioperative) 65 65 N/A* N/A*
Registered Nurse (Surgical) 65 65 N/A* 85
Registered Nurses nec 65 65 65 65
Rheumatologist 75 N/A* N/A* N/A*
Secondary School Teacher 65 65 70 100
Sonographer 65 70 65 N/A*
Special Needs Teacher 65 65 N/A* N/A*
Specialist Physician (General Medicine) 90 70 N/A* N/A*
Specialist Physicians nec 65 65 N/A* N/A*
Speech Pathologist 65 65 N/A* N/A*
Surgeon (General) 90 65 N/A* N/A*
Teacher of the Hearing Impaired 65 N/A* N/A* N/A*
Thoracic Medicine Specialist N/A* 75 N/A* N/A*
Vascular Surgeon N/A* 65 N/A* N/A*

Invitation Issued During the Year 2022 – 2023

Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) 12,200 11,982 35,000 7,353
Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) – Family Sponsored 466 847 120 74


The latest invitation round of Australia PR is been just published, after a waiting of more than five months. One of the premium reasons that we may consider for such delay is the application flow. As per the above-mentioned tables in this immigration new year the DHA has already invited nearly 60K applicants which means most of the eligible applications may have already been selected to apply for Australian Permanent Residency. As a result, the department may be waiting to fill the database with new applications. However, though the department is delaying issuing the new draws but the potentiality of Migrating to Australia is still very high.

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