189 and 491 Invitation Round – January 2022

Below is the raw data published by the Department of Home Affairs for the skilled migration invitation round in January of 2022. 

Subclass 189 Invitations

OccupationMinimum Point Score
Emergency Medicine Specialist90
General Practitioner90
Medical Diagnostic Radiographer90
Medical Laboratory Scientist90
Medical Practitioners nec90
Microbiologist90
Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)90
Neurosurgeon95
Nuclear Medicine Technologist95
Nurse Practitioner95
Paediatrician90
Petroleum Engineer90
Registered Nurse (Aged Care)90
Registered Nurse (Community Health)90
Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)90
Registered Nurse (Developmental Disability)90
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)90
Registered Nurse (Medical)90
Registered Nurse (Mental Health)90
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)90
Registered Nurse (Perioperative)90
Registered Nurse (Surgical)90
Veterinarian90

The most prominent occupations for January 2022 appear to have included Medical Practitioner NEC (ANZSCO: 253999) and Registered Nurse (Aged Care) (ANZSCO: 254412). This continues a long standing trend of prioritizing healthcare professionals for the purposes of Subclass 189.  

Subclass 491 – Family Sponsored Invitations

OccupationMinimum Point Score
Agricultural Consultant80
Agricultural Scientist80
Biotechnologist80
Chemical Engineer80
Environmental Consultant80
Environmental Scientists nec85
Food Technologist80
Geophysicist80
Life Scientist (General)105
Life Scientists nec95
Medical Laboratory Scientist80
Medical Radiation Therapist95
Microbiologist85
Midwife85
Orthotist or Prosthetist80
Physiotherapist80
Psychologists nec80
Registered Nurse (Aged Care)80
Registered Nurse (Child and Family Health)80
Registered Nurse (Critical Care and Emergency)80
Registered Nurse (Medical Practice)90
Registered Nurse (Medical)80
Registered Nurse (Mental Health)80
Registered Nurse (Paediatrics)80
Registered Nurse (Perioperative)80
Registered Nurse (Surgical)80
Registered Nurses nec80
Social Worker80

5 thoughts on “189 and 491 Invitation Round – January 2022”

  1. Are these the only occupations that have been invited?
    How are the following tracking?

    -ICT Business Analyst
    -ICT Project Manager
    -Business Manager
    -Call Centre Manager or Team Leader
    -Accountant

    1. Hi Mike, according to the official statistics, they are the occupations that have been invited for the month. However, we often encounter inconsistencies with these results against our own data.

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