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Australia Visa Points Test

Australia Visa Points Test

Australia Visa Points Test

Prospective migrants applying for the Australian Visa under the Skilled Migration Program must meet the current Visa pass mark.

The Points Test applies to Skilled Migrant Visa applicants, including:

-Skilled Independent Visa (189)
-Skilled Sponsored Visa (190)
-Skilled Regional Visa (489)

The Australia Visa Points Test has been in operation for many years with points pass mark changing from time to time. As of 1st July 2018 the Visa pass mark is 65 points.

Applicants can claim points for the following factors:

18-24 years 25
25-32 years 30
33-39 years 25
40-45 years 15
Competent English 0
Proficient English (Test required) 10
Superior English (Test required) 20
WORK EXPERIENCE (*in the last 10 years):
Less than 3 years 0
3-4 years 5
5-7 years 10
8-10 years 15
AUSTRALIAN WORK EXPERIENCE  (*in the last 10 years :
Less than 1 year 0
1-2 years 5
3-4 years 10
5-7 years 15
8-10 years 20
Diploma or trade qualification recognised by the relevant assessing authority 10
Bachelor degree 15
PhD 20
Australian Study (Degree or Diploma) 5
Australian Study (Master or PhD) 5
Accredited in a community language 5
Study in Regional Australia 5
Partner Skills 5
Professional Year in Australia 5
State Nomination (190 Visa) 5
State Nomination (489 Visa) 10
Family Sponsorship (489 Visa) 10
Australia Visa Points test factors

Each catergory of points have specific rules, policy requirements and/or specific definitions. For example, to claim points for community language, the applicant must have a valid NAATI (The National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters) accreditation. Prospective applicants should be familiar with definitions as well as  pay attention to the points allocation at the time of Expression of Interest submission and Visa invitation.

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Australia Visa Points
Points scores

Due to the high demand and limited places, the Skilled Migrant Visa remains highly competitive. Prospective applicants with the highest Visa Points Test score stand best chances of securing an invitation to apply for the Visa. Invitation rounds are held once a month. Applicants applying for the Independent Visa need at least 70 points for invitation ( non pro-rata occupations).

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