Skilled Migration Points Test

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  • Due to Covid-19, certain clients who are onshore may need further time in Australia. Under the current rules, visas do not automatically 'extend'. You will need to apply for a new visa before your current visa runs out. In certain cases, to obtain a new visa, you may need a waiver of 'no further stay'.
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Only 20
points can be awarded for any combination of skilled employment in and
outside Australia

 

FactorDescriptionPoints

Age18–24
years25

 25–32
years30

 33–39
years25

 40–44
years15

 45–49
years0



 

English language abilityeg. IELTS 6/6/6/6
0

 eg. IELTS 7/7/7/710

Test
results must be no older than three years immediately before the day on which
the visa application was made.eg. IELTS 8/8/8/820



 

Skilled employmentOutside Australia: skilled employment in your nominated skilled occupation or a
closely related skilled occupation 

 In
skilled employment for at least three but less than five years (of the past
10 years) 5

 

 In
skilled employment for at least five but less than eight years (of the past
10 years)10

 In
skilled employment for at least eight and up to 10 years (of the past 10
years)15

 In
Australia: skilled employment in your nominated skilled
occupation or a closely related skilled occupation 

 In
skilled employment for at least one but less than three years (of the past 10
years)5

 In
skilled employment for at least three but less than five years (of the past
10 years)10

 In
skilled employment for at least five but less than eight years (of the past
10 years)15

 In
skilled employment for at least eight and up to 10 years (of the past 10
years)20

   

QualificationsDoctorate
from an Australian educational institution or other doctorate of a recognised
standard20

 At
least a bachelor degree from an Australian educational institution or other
degree of a recognised standard15

 Diploma
or trade qualification completed in Australia10

 An
award or qualification recognised by the assessing authority in the
assessment of the skilled occupation10



 

Australian study requirementOne
or more degrees, diplomas or trade qualifications awarded by an Australian
educational institution and meet the Australian study requirement5



 

Other factorsCredentialled
community language qualifications5

 Study
in regional Australia or a low population growth metropolitan area (excluding
distance education)5

 Partner
skill qualifications5

 Professional
year in Australia for at least 12 months in the four years before the day you
were invited to apply5

Nomination/sponsorship (where required)Nomination by state or territory government (visa subclass 190 only)5

 Nomination by state or territory government or sponsorship by an eligible
family member to reside and work in a specified/designated area (visa
subclass 489 only)10
 



 

Disclaimer

* the above information is general only, and there may be visa options available for your specific circumstances.

* the information provided in this website is for general information purposes and correct at time of writing.  We hope this information is of assistance to you, however migration law changes often, therefore please contact Haydn Brand Registered Migration Agent for the latest.