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Check Your Eligbility

Business people and skilled professionals can migrate to Australia based on their skill sets, educational qualifications and work experience. With the general skilled migration self-assessment test, an individual can evaluate his/her chances for Australian immigration.

Individuals will score high if they are aged under 50, have English language proficiency, have adequate work experience in their nominated occupation, which must be included in the country’s SOL (Skilled Occupation List).

Australia General skilled migration points

Under the Australia immigration point system, immigration candidates can acquire the required Australia migration points which are awarded to a candidate provided he meets the requirements under the following criteria.

  • Age: Applicants between the age of 18 and 49 can score points under the age
  • English language: The applicant should prove that he has the required competency in the language by submitting the test results of any recognized English language proficiency test.
  • Overseas Experience points (Experience outside Australia): The applicant can claim points for having three/five/eight years of overseas experience in the nominated occupation in the last 10 years.
  • Australian Experience: The applicant can claim points for having worked in Australia in one of the occupations listed on the SOL on a full-time basis.
  • Overseas Qualification points (Qualifications gained outside Australia): The applicant can claim points for recognized qualifications which is at a level of bachelor’s or higher or Ph.D.
  • Australian Study: The applicant can claim additional points for doing a course in Australia of at least two academic years or more.
  • Live and Study in Regional Area: The applicant can claim additional points if he has met the Australian study requirement of living and studying in a ‘regional low population growth metropolitan area’ for at least 2 years.
  • Partner Skills: The applicant can claim points under partner skills if the partner satisfies the basic requirements of age, English language ability, qualifications and skills assessment result.


  • Candidates scoring a minimum of 65 points would be considered eligible by DIBP (Department of Immigration and Border Protection), an organization responsible for immigration.

    Points determine your eligibility for a PR visa. As already mentioned, you must score at least 65 points under the Points Grid. The below table describes the different criteria for scoring points:

    Category Maximum Points
    Age (25-33 years) 30 points
    English proficiency (8 bands) 20 points

    Work Experience outside Australia (8-10 years)

    Work Experience in Australia (8-10 years)

    15 points

    20 points

    Education (outside Australia)

    Doctorate degree

    20 points
    Niche skills such as Doctorate or master’s degree in Australia 5 points

    Study in a regional area

    Accredited in community language

    Professional year in a skilled program in Australia

    State sponsorship (190 visa)

    5 points

    5 points

    5 points

    5 points



    Let us look at how points are calculated under each category:

    Age

    Age Points
    18-24 years 25
    25-32 years 30
    33-39 years 25
    40-44 years 15

    Age: You will gain a maximum of 30 points if your age is between 25 to 32 years.

    Englisg Proficency

    English proficiency: A score of 8 bands in the IELTS exam can give you a maximum of 20 points. However, the Australian immigration authorities allow applicants to take any of the English proficiency tests such as IELTS, PTE, TOEFL, etc. You can try for the required score in any of these tests.

    If you hold a passport from one the following countries you can establish competent English without completing an English test.

  • United states
  • Canada
  • New Zealand
  • United Kingdom
  • Ireland
  • Otherwise you will have to appear for Any of the above-mentioned English test and achieve At-least competent English.

    Validity: Test conducted prior to 3 years of application is considered as valid

    English Proficiency Points
    Competent English 0
    Proficient English 10
    Superior English 20

    PTE Academic

    English Proficiency Points
    Competent English (50 in all 4 modules) 0
    Proficient English (65 in all 4 modules)h 10
    Superior English (79 in all 4 modules) 20

    IELTS

    English Proficiency Points
    Competent English (6 in all 4 modules) 0
    Proficient English (7 in all 4 modules)h 10
    Superior English (8 in all 4 modules) 20

    Cambridge CAE

    English Proficiency Points
    Competent English (169 in all 4 modules) 0
    Proficient English (185 in all 4 modules)h 10
    Superior English (200 in all 4 modules) 20

    Work experience

    Skilled employment outside Australia with 8 to 10 years of experience counting back from the date of your PR application will give you 15 points, lesser years of experience means fewer points.

    Skilled employment outside Australia Points
    Less than 3 years 0
    3 - 4.11 years 5
    5 - 7.11 years 10
    8 - 10 years 15


    Skilled employment in Australia with 8 to 10 years of experience from the date of application will give you a maximum of 20 points.

    Skilled employment in Australia Points
    Less than 1 year 0
    1-2 years 5
    3-4 years 10
    5-7 years 15
    8-10 years 20

    Education

    Points for the education criteria depends on the educational qualification. Maximum points are given to a doctorate degree from an Australian university or a doctorate from a university outside Australia provided it is recognized by the Australian government.

    Qualifications Points
    A Doctorate degree from an Australian university or institute outside Australia. 20
    A Bachelor (or Masters) degree from an Australian university or institute outside Australia. 15
    Diploma or trade qualification completed in Australia 10
    Any qualification or award recognized by the relevant assessing authority for your nominated skilled occupation. 10
    Niche skills such as Doctorate or master’s degree in Australia 5

    Spouse application

    If your spouse is also an applicant for the PR visa, you will be eligible for additional points.

    Spouse qualification Points
    Spouse has a PR visa or is an Australian citizen 10
    Spouse has competent English and has a Positive Skill Assessment 10
    Spouse has only competent English 5
    Single(Unmarried) 10

    Other Criteria

    You can gain points if you meet any of the following criteria.

    Study in a regional area 5 points
    Accredited in community language/NAATI test passed 5 points
    Professional year in a skilled program in Australia(Accounting,ICT) 5 points
    Skilled Nominated (190 visa) 5 points
    State and Territory Nominated (491 visa) 15 points


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