SKILLED MIGRATION POINT TEST SYSTEM IN AUSTRALIA

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SKILLED MIGRATION POINT TEST – SKILLED VISA POINTS TEST

(189/190/489 Visa)

The online skilled migration points test (PR points Calculator) is a useful way to calculate your likely score in the Skilled Migration Points test in 2019. You would need to score a minimum of 65 points (as of 8 April 2018) however that is always not enough to be invited to apply. 

Pass mark: 65 points

 

Visa Subclass

Skilled Independent Subclass 189 - no sponsorship required. You must have an occupation on the Independent and Family Sponsored Occupations List. This stream is for Points-tested skilled workers who are not sponsored by an employer or family member or nominated by a state or territory government. It allows you to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident.

Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 - requires nomination by a State or Territory Government. You must have an occupation on the State/Territory Nominated Occupations List. 190 visa is points based and allows skilled workers who are nominated by an Australian state or territory government live and work in Australia as a permanent resident.

Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 - requires sponsorship by a relative living in a designated area or a state or territory government. This is a permanent visa for people who have lived and worked in specified areas of regional Australia. It is a pathway to Permanent residency (PR) for people who hold a subclass 489, 495, 496, 475 or 487, or a Bridging visa A or B after applying for a subclass 489, 495 or 487 visa. Applicant must have lived in a specified regional area of Australia for at least two years and must have worked full time in a specified regional area for at least one year.

Point System (last update 8 April, 2018)

Factors

Points

 

Visa Subclass

Skilled Independent 189

0

Skilled Nominated 190

5

Skilled Regional 489

10

 

Age

18 to 24

25

25 to 32

30

33 to 39

25

40 to 44

15

 

English Language

Ability

6 + each band

0

7 + each band

10

8 + each band

20

Australian Qualification of min. 2years

5

Regional Area

5

Specialist Educational Qualification

-2years Master by Research or PhD or under STEM or ICT

 

5

Professional Year in occupation following your studies in Australia. Only available for Accountant

& IT professionals.

 

5

 

Academic Qualification

Ph.D.

20

Bachelors/Master

15

Diploma

10

 

Overseas Qualification

8 years

15

5 years

10

3 years

5

Less than 3years

0

Australian Work Experience

8 years

20

5 years

15

3 years

10

1 year

5

Partner Skill Qualification – Age below 45, Proficient in English & can pass Skills Assessment

5

Approved Translator or Interpreter (Level 2) by National Accreditation Authority

5

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