New Australia Immigration Point System
(For Visa Subclass 189/190/491, applicable from November 16, 2019)
Australia has got the most organized point based system of immigration. If you want to immigrate to Australia, you must calculate your total points in advance to confirm your eligibility status.
You must score minimum 65 points based on the factors, i.e. age, work experience, language ability, education, etc. The points table below clearly reflects the points you get for each profile factor.
Note: Australia has implemented few key changes in its immigration point system with effect from November 16, 2019. These changes include points for single applicant, increase in skilled nomination points (for subclass 190 and 491 visa),increase/addition of points for partner’s English proficiency level, etc. Australia has cancelled Subclass 489 Visa and introduced a new visa Subclass 491 w.e.f. 16th November 2019.
Find below the Australia’s new or updated immigration points table.
|18 to 24||30 Points|
|25 to 32||30 Points|
|33 to 39||25 Points|
|40 to 44||15 Points|
|45 to 49||0 Points|
|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|
In nominated skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation
|Work Experience (Overseas)||Maximum Points|
|Less than 3 years||0|
|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|
In nominated skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation, at time of invitation
|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|
(Note that the maximum points awarded for any combination of overseas and Australian skilled employment is 20 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
|Obtained a qualification or award recognised by the relevant assessing authority for your nominated skilled occupation as being suitable for that occupation||10 points|
If you find it difficult to calculate your points or eligibility for relevant Australian visa, i.e. Subclass 189/190/491 visa, you may get in touch with Visas Avenue Immigration expert for inclusive assistance.
To get your eligibly and point score checked by an Australia migration expert, you may fill the free assessment form below or to speak to the expert you may call at Toll Free No. 78-18-000-777.
Note: The postgraduate degree by research (doctorate or masters) needs to be awarded from an Australian education institution after minimum2 academic years of study in the science, technology, engineering, mathematics or specified information and communication technology (ICT) fields.
*To see the complete list of eligible STEM subject, check at the bottom of the table
Study/Education in Australia
A Master’s degree by research or a Doctorate degree from an Australian educational institution that included at least 2 academic years study in a relevant field.
|Study/Education in Australia||Maximum Points|
|Diplomas or trade qualifications awarded by an Australian educational
institution and meet Australian Study Requirement
|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. Your spouse or de facto partner also needs to be an applicant for this visa and meet age, English and skill requirements||10 points|
|Your spouse or de facto partner must also be an applicant for this visa and has competent English||5 points|
|You are a single applicant or your partner is an Australian citizen or permanent resident||10 points|
|Completion of a Professional Year in Australia||5 points|
|Nomination Status||Maximum Points|
|You have been nominated by an Australian State or Territory government (for visa subclass 190 only)||5 points|
You have received a nomination for a Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) from a State or Territory government agency
ORYou are being sponsored for a Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) by a family member and the Minister has accepted that sponsorship
* List of eligible STEM subject
Natural and physical sciences
Engineering and related technologies
Note : You have to earn at least 65 points to qualify based on his/her age, Qualification, experience, English proficiency, other components if applicable
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