March 14th, 2021

Details of the January 2021 Skill Select round for 189/491 (family)

DHA have finally released their results from the January skill select round.
Just 200 189 invites and 163 in the 491 Family category
Invites were at 65 points for 189 (EOI effect date of 04/2020)
Family 491 also at 65 points (EOI effect date of 11/2020)

The ONLY Pro rata occupation that got invites were in the 2339 group
95 points for 189 (EOI effect date of 10/2020)
70 points for 491 family (EOI effect date of 09/2020)

The following occupations were officially eligible for invites

189/491 Family

    133111 Construction Project Manager
    232214 Other Spatial Scientist
    233212 Geotechnical Engineer
    233611 Mining Engineer (excluding petroleum)
    233612 Petroleum Engineer
    233911 Aeronautical Engineer
    233912 Agricultural Engineer
    233913 Biomedical Engineer
    233915 Environmental Engineer
    234112 Agricultural Scientist
    234212 Food Technologist
    234313 Environmental Research Scientist
    234412 Geophysicist
    234511 Life Scientist (general)
    234513 Biochemist
    234514 Biotechnologist
    234599 Life Scientists (nec)
    234611 Medical Laboratory Scientist
    234912 Metallurgist
    253111 General Practitioner
    253411 Psychiatrist
    253311 Specialist Physician (General Medicine)
    253312 Cardiologist
    253313 Clinical Haematologist
    253314 Medical Oncologist
    253315 Endocrinologist
    253316 Gastroenterologist
    253317 Intensive Care Specialist
    253318 Neurologist
    253321 Paediatrician
    253322 Renal Medicine Specialist
    253323 Rheumatologist
    253324 Thoracic Medicine Specialist
    253399 Specialist Physicians nec
    253411 Psychiatrist
    253511 Surgeon (General)
    253512 Cardiothoracic Surgeon
    253513 Neurosurgeon
    253514 Orthopaedic Surgeon
    253515 Otorhinolaryngologist
    253516 Paediatric Surgeon
    253517 Plastic and Reconstructive Surgeon
    253518 Urologist
    253521 Vascular Surgeon
    253911 Dermatologist
    253912 Emergency Medicine Specialist
    253913 Obstetrician and Gynaecologist
    253914 Ophthalmologist
    253917 Diagnostic and Interventional Radiologist
    253999 Medical Practitioners nec
    254111 Midwife
    254411 Nurse Practitioner
    254412 Registered Nurse (Aged Care)
    254413 Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)
    254414 Registered Nurse (Community Health)
    254415 Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)
    254416 Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)
    254417 Registered Nurse (Disability and Rehabilitation)
    254418 Registered Nurse (Medical)
    254421 Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)
    254422 Registered Nurse (Mental Health)
    254423 Registered Nurse (Perioperative)
    254424 Registered Nurse (Surgical)
    254425 Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)
    254499 Registered Nurses nec
    272311 Clinical Psychologist
    272399 Psychologists nec

    491 Family (only)

253313 Clinical Haematologist
253314 Medical Oncologist
253315 Endocrinologist
253321 Paediatrician
253322 Renal Medicine Specialist
253323 Rheumatologist
253324 Thoracic Medicine Specialist
253411 Psychiatrist
253512 Cardiothoracic Surgeon
253514 Orthopaedic Surgeon
253516 Paediatric Surgeon
253518 Urologist
253521 Vascular Surgeon
253911 Dermatologist

The next round is scheduled for the last quarter of the financial year. So can be April, May or June 2021.

We are hearing positive signs from DHA that the 189 program will be a strong part of the recovery. I expect that the 2021/22 program numbers will reflect that when we see the May 2021 budget announcements. Currently the program sits at just 6,500 grants . I expect it to more than double this in the next program year.

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