Australia Point Based System
Let your Points mark the pathway for Australian Permanent Residency Visa. Nothing less than a lifetime of benefits for you and your family is what you get.
Australia Points Based System for 189, 190 and 489 Visa
The point-based system of Australia immigration is a system for self-assessment. With this points-based system, the prospective applicant can calculate their likely score in the Skilled Immigration Points Test.
Within this system, the candidate needs to score a minimum 60 points, to be eligible for the Skilled Immigration to Australia. Amongst candidates, the scores vary depending on scores attained on a number of parameters.
Age Group Maximum Points 18 to 24 25 Points 25 to 32 30 Points 33 to 39 25 Points 40 to 44 15 Points 45 to 49 0 Points
- Proficiency and competency in English Language
English Proficiency Level Maximum Points Competent English IELTS 6 / OET C 0 points Proficient English IELTS 7 / OET B 10 point Superior English IELTS 8 / OET A 20 points
- Skilled Employment for the last ten years in Australia, if applicable.
Work Experience (Australia) Maximum Points At least one but less than three years (of past 10 years) 5 points At least three but less than five years (of past 10 years) 10 points At least five but less than eight years (of past 10 years) 15 points At least eight and up to 10 years (of past 10 years) 20 Points
- Skilled employment in the last ten years outside Australia
Work Experience (Overseas) Maximum Points At least three but less than five years (of past 10 years) 5 points At least five but less than eight years (of past 10 years) 10 points At least eight and up to 10 years (of past 10 years) 15 points
Educational Qualification Maximum Points Doctorate from an Australian educational institution or other recognised standard 20 points At least a Bachelor degree, including a Bachelor degree with Honours or Masters, from an Australian recognised Standards 15 points Diploma completed in Australia, trade qualification completed in
Australia, or qualification or award of recognised standard
- Educational qualifications earned in Australia, if applicable.
Study/Education in Australia Maximum Points Diplomas or trade qualifications awarded by an Australian educational
institution and meet Australian Study Requirement
- Specialist Education Qualification
Other Factors Maximum Points Credentialed community language qualifications 5 points Study in regional Australia or metropolitan area (excluding distance education) 5 points Partner skill qualifications 5 points Professional Year completion, for a period of at least 12 months
in the four year
Nomination Status Maximum Points State or Territory government (visa subclass 190 only) 5 points Nomination by State or Territory government or sponsorship by an
eligible family member, from Australia (visa subclass 489 only)
Know more about Australia subclass 189 Visa, 190 Visa and 489 Visa
Work experience, in and outside Australia
When it comes to work experience, a candidate with a working experience in Australia has more chances of a better score and thereby selection as an Australian Permanent resident, than an applicant who has worked outside Australia.
Spouse Qualification and Work Experience
A prospective applicant, who is married can enhance their score via their better half. If your spouse has a work experience and qualification you can conduct their skills assessment, for fetching an additional 5 points to improve your points. Either of the spouses can be the principal applicant for Australia PR application.
Study in Regional Australia
If the applicant has completed their study from a regional university or low population growth metropolitan area in Australia, the applicant can receive an additional 5 points. This factor can act as a catalyst for score improvisation on the Australia points-based system.
Community Language Accreditation
If an applicant possesses National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) Certification or a letter indicating that they are accredited by NAATI, at the paraprofessional level or above for interpretation or translation.