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 (491)
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:
|ENGLISH LANGUAGE SKILLS:|
|Proficient English (Test required)||10|
|Superior English (Test required)||20|
|WORK EXPERIENCE (*in the last 10 years):
|Less than 3 years||0|
|AUSTRALIAN WORK EXPERIENCE (*in the last 10 years :
|Less than 1 year||0|
|Diploma or trade qualification recognised by the relevant assessing authority||10|
|Australian Study (Degree or Diploma)||5|
|Australian Study (Master or PhD)||5|
|Accredited in a community language||5|
|Study in Regional Australia||5|
|Partner’s competent English||5|
|Professional Year in Australia||5|
|State Nomination (190 Visa)||5|
|State Nomination (491 Visa)||15|
|Family Sponsorship (491 Visa)||15|
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
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. Only applicants with the highest points are invited to apply for the Skilled Independent Visa. For points update, Visit our News Section.
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