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Skilled Migration Points Test

A points-based test applies to the following skilled migration visas:

  • Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189)
  • Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)
  • Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) subclass 491 visa

For each visa, the minimum score is 65 points. The higher points you get, the more likely it is that you will be invited to apply for a visa.

Points are awarded on the basis of the factors listed below.

Age 

Age

Points

18 to 24 years

25

25 to 32 years

30

33 to 39 years

25

40 to 44 years

15

Proficiency in the English Language

English Language Proficiency 

Points 

Superior – IELTS 8 or more per band in each of the categories (Listening, Reading, Writing and Speaking)

20

Proficient – IELTS 7 or more per band in each of the 4 categories (LRWS)

10

Competent – IELTS 6 or more per band in each of the 4 categories (LRWS)

0

Employment Outside Australia 

For this, the skilled occupation must be listed under any of the Skilled Occupation Lists, such as – the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL), the Medium and Long-Term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL), or the Regional Occupation List (ROL).

Work experience as a skilled worker in years [in previous 10 years]

Points

Less than 3 years

0

3 to 4 years

5

5 to 7 years

10

8 to 10 years

15

Employment in Australia

Work experience as a skilled worker in years [in previous 10 years]

Points

Less than 1 year

0

1 to 2 years

5

3 to 4 years

10

5 to 7 years

15

8 to 10 years

20

Educational Qualifications

Educational Qualification

Points 

Doctorate

20

Bachelor’s/Master’s degree

15

Australian diploma or trade qualification

10

Awards or qualifications that are recognized by authority assessing the skilled occupation

10

Studied in Australia

Australian study requirement

Points

At least 1 diploma/degree or trade qualification from any Australian educational institution meeting Australian study requirement

5

Niche Education Skills

Specialist education qualification

Points

Master’s by research or Doctorate from Australian educational institution. At least two academic years in a relevant field must be included.

5

Partner Skills

For you to gain 10 points for Partner Skills, your spouse or de facto partner must also have applied for this visa, and also meet the requirements of age, skills, and English.

You get 5 points if your de facto partner or spouse is also an applicant and also has competent English.

Being single gets you 10 points. You also get 10 when your partner is either an Australian permanent resident or an Australian citizen.

 

Points

Single (Not married)

10

Partner is an Australian Citizen or PR holder

10

Spouse/partner has competence in the English language along with Positive Skill Assessment

10

Spouse has competence in English, no Skill Assessment

5

Others

Others

Points

Be “credentialled in a community language”

5

Study either in regional Australia or a metropolitan area with a low population growth meeting Australian study requirement

5

Professional year in Australia

5

Possessing a State Nomination (190 visa)

5

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