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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
    Age GroupMaximum Points 
     18 to 2425 Points
     25 to 3230 Points
     33 to 3925 Points
     40 to 4415 Points
     45 to 490 Points
  • Proficiency and competency in English Language
     English Proficiency LevelMaximum 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
  • Qualifications
     Educational QualificationMaximum Points
    Doctorate from an Australian educational institution or other recognised standard20 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   
    10 points
  • Educational qualifications earned in Australia, if applicable.
     Study/Education in AustraliaMaximum Points
    Diplomas or trade qualifications awarded by an Australian educational
    institution and meet Australian Study Requirement
    5 points
  • Specialist Education Qualification
     Other FactorsMaximum Points
    Credentialed community language qualifications5 points
    Study in regional Australia or metropolitan area (excluding distance education) 5 points
    Partner skill qualifications5 points
    Professional Year completion, for a period of at least  12 months
    in the four year
     5 points
  • Nomination/Sponsorship
     Nomination StatusMaximum 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)
     10 points

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.

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