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Do you qualify for an Australian Skilled Migrant Visa

Unsure of how Australia’s point system works? If this is you, you should read on. Below are the criteria considered before visas are granted to foreign nationals wanting to live and work in Australia. Applicants must score a minimum of 60 points – the better you score the better your chances of being approved for a visa. Take the test below and if you score 60 points or more, do yourself a favour and speak to a qualified immigration professional about what might be in store for you in Australia.

Do You Qualify For An Australian Skilled Migrant Visa

The requirements for an Australia Skilled Visa are as follows:

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Visa Subclasses and Pass marks

Visa Subclass Points

Skilled - Independent (subclass 189) 60
Skilled - Sponsored (subclass 190) 60
Skilled - Regional Sponsored (subclass 489) 60

Points for Age

Age at time of application Points

18-24 (inclusive) 25
25-32 (inclusive) 30
33-39 (inclusive) 25
40-44 (inclusive) 15
45-49 (inclusive) 0

Points for English Language Ability

Superior English - person has a score of 8 or more in the English Language Testing System (IELTS) in each of the four test components. 20

Proficient English - person has a score of 7 or more in the English Language Testing System (IELTS) in each of the four test components. 10

Competent English - person has a score of 6 or more in the English Language Testing System (IELTS) in each of the four test components. 0

Points for Skilled Employment

Only 20 points can be awarded for any combination of overseas and Australian skilled employment.
Points for Australian Employment in nominated skilled occupation or a closely related occupation

Work experience Points

At least eight and up to 10 years (of past 10 years). 20
At least five but less than eight years (of past 10 years). 15
At least three but less than five years (of past 10 years). 10
At least one but less than three years (of past 10 years). 5

Points for Overseas Employment in nominated skilled occupation or a closely related occupation

Work experience Points

At least eight and up to 10 years (of past 10 years). 15
At least five but less than eight years (of past 10 years). 10
At least three but less than five years (of past 10 years). 5

Points for Educational Qualifications

• Doctorate from an Australian educational institution or other Doctorate of a recognised standard – 20 points
• At least a Bachelor degree, including a Bachelor degree with Honours or Masters, from an Australian educational institution or other degree of a recognised standard – 15 points
• Diploma or trade qualification or other qualification completed in Australia, or qualification or award of recognised standard – 10 points

Points for Australian Study Requirements

One or more degrees, diplomas or trade qualifications awarded by an Australian educational institution and meet the Australian Study Requirement. 5

Points for Credentialled Community Language Qualifications

You can receive five points for credentialled community language at the time you are invited to apply. Credentialled community langue is accredited by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). 5

Points for Study in a Regional Area of Australia

You can receive five points if you meet the Australian Study Requirement to have lived and studied in regional Australia or a low population growth metropolitan area at the time you are invited to apply. 5

Points for Sponsorship by State or Territory Government

Nomination by a state or territory government under a State Migration Plan, for the purposes of a subclass 190 application. 5

Points for Nomination by State or Territory Government or Sponsorship by an Eligible Family Member

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Nomination by a state or territory government under a State Migration Plan, or sponsorship by an eligible relative, to a regional area for the purposes of a subclass 489 application. 10

 

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