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Point System To Apply For Australia PR Visa– Explained!

Every skilled worker who intends to live and work in Australia as a permanent resident is aware of point based system followed by Australian immigration department to migrate the potential applicants.

The pass-point test exists to ensure that only deserved skilled and qualified applicants are selected who can be of real economic benefit to Australia.

Thus, we would discuss the most famous ‘Australia Point System’ in this blog to help you understand the mechanism of pass point criteria for better Australian immigration chances.

Australia point system is not applicable when you are applying for Australia family sponsorship or business/investor visas. They are only valid for skilled migration visas. Many a times, the immigration experts are often asked about Australia point system and how are the points calculated for the same, the criteria and minimum pass point eligibility.

Let’s have a brief about Australia Point System

There are different factors that are taken into consideration by the Australian immigration department which eventually constitutes the Australia Pass point score. The following factors are:

  • Age
  • Educational Qualification
  • Work Experience
  • Language ability
  • Relevant skills
  • Other factors

To be eligible to apply for Australian Permanent Residence visa, you must score at least 65 points out of 100 on Australia assessment grid. You will get points on the basis of your score with respect to factors mentioned above. Your overall score will make Australia Immigration point score.

Let us try to understand Australia Point system in a better way!

  1. Age

Australia lays importance on age factor as the country wants young, energetic and skilled workers to come and contribute towards their economy.

The candidates under the age group of 18-24 are offered 25 points; on the other hand applicants under 25 to 32 years are given 30 points (the highest age factor points). Then again, 25 points are given to the applicants in the age group of 33 to 39 years. Meanwhile, the applicants in the age group of 40 to 44 years are awarded 15 points.

  1. Educational Qualification

The maximum points awarded are 20 points to the applicants having doctoral degree from an Australia education or equivalence to educational standards of Australia.

15 points will be awarded for an UG degree or masters from an education institution recognized with Australian standards.

10 points are obtained by those who have a trade qualification or diploma completed in Australia. A qualification or award recognized by the appropriate assessing authority for your nominated skilled occupation incurs 10 points.

  1. Work Experience

Skilled Employment outside Australia in the last 10 years

The maximum points awarded for skilled work experience in Australia is 15 and minimum 5 points. in the last 10 years get no points. 5 points are awarded to those with 3 to 4 years of experience. Those who possess 5 to 7 years of experience get 10 points. 15 points are obtained by the applicants who have 8 to 10 years of experience.

Skilled Employment in Australia in last 10 years

A highly skilled and qualified worker can get up to the maximum of 20 points and minimum of 5 points in Australia. Immigrant applicants who have less than less than one-year skilled work experience in Australia in the last 10 years get no points. 5 points are awarded to those with 1 to 2 years of experience. Those who possess 3 to 4 years of experience get 10 points. 15 points are obtained by the applicants who have 5 to 7 years of experience. Those who possess 8-10 years of experience get 20 points

  1. Language Proficiency

The applicants can score highest in English language if they score Superior English proficiency level that is 20 points. Australia skilled immigration points system awards no points to applicants who have proficiency at the Competent English level. Proficient English level applicants obtain 10 points

  1. Other Factors

There are other factors as well which further adds the immigration points and applicant gets 5 additional points for:

  • Accredited community partner
  • Partner skill assessment
  • Study in low population growth municipal area or regional Australia that meets the Australia study requirement
  • State nomination for Australia subclass 190 visa

You will get 10 additional points if you get a state/territory nomination or relative sponsorship for Australia skilled regional provisional visa subclass 489

The point system score is valid for three skilled migration visas

  • Australia Skilled Independent subclass 189.
  • Australia state nominated visa subclass 190
  • Australia skilled regional provisional subclass 491

Australia Point Calculator 189, Australia Point Calculator 190 will give you an ideas how points are assigned to you for your skills and state sponsorship respectively.

To apply for any of the migration visas mentioned above, you must check your Australia pass points and must have your nominated occupation listed on Australia occupational demand list.

For further information about Australia pass points, it is suggested that you give team Aptech Global a call. The immigration experts have a good experience in dealing with Australia PR cases.

Fill the free assessment form for further evaluation of your Australia PR chances!

You may also like to read - How many points do I need to apply for PR in Australia?