Australia’s General Skilled Migration (GSM) Program allocate the skilled visas to the candidates with top immigration point score. The points table below describe the allocation of points to the candidates based on the key factors, such as, age, education, work experience, English proficiency, etc. The below points table is applicable to the applicants of Visa Subclass 189/190/491 updated as on November 16, 2019.
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 table below clearly reflects the points you get for each profile factor.
If you find it difficult to calculate your points or eligibility for relevant Australian visa, i.e. Subclass 189/190/491 visa, you may contact Visas Avenue Australia Migration expert for inclusive assistance.
To get your eligibility and point score checked by an expert, you may fill the free assessment form. Alternatively, you may call at Toll Free No. 78-18-000-777.
|Age Group||Maximum Points|
|18 to 24||25 Points|
|25 to 32||30 Points|
|33 to 39||25 Points|
|40 to 44||15 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|
Work Experience (Australian)
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||10 points|
|Obtained a qualification or award recognised by the relevant assessing authority for your nominated skilled occupation as being suitable for that occupation||10 points|
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||Maximum Points|
|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.||10 points|
|Study/Education in Australia||Maximum Points|
|Diplomas or trade qualifications awarded by an Australian educational institution and meet Australian Study Requirement||5 points|
|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 OR You are being sponsored for a Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) by a family member and the Minister has accepted that sponsorship||15 points|
* 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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