Understand how to calculate Australian immigration points to know your eligibility for Australian immigration.
Moving to a prospective country like Australia has never been a piece of cake. Instead, people have been considering successful migration equivalent of hitting a jackpot! The reason for this is the difficulty one faces in migrating to a different country and the perks they enjoy after successful migration. However, migrating to Australia is not as hard as it seems. There are a set of points that you need to achieve and once you’ve collected enough, you can apply for the migration. The system of points is very easy to understand and after reading this article, you’ll be able to easily evaluate where you stand.
Starting with the points that you get for your age.
The Basic Points
- 18-24 years = 25 Points
- 25-32 years = 30 Points
- 33-39 years = 25 Points
- 40-44 years = 25 Points
Using this table, you can successfully evaluate the points you get for the age group you’re in. Next comes the points that you get for your language proficiency. Your command of the English Language gets you certain points.
- Competent English = 0 Points
- Proficient English = 10 Points
- Superior English = 20 Points
Reading from the table, you can calculate the points you get for your language skills. There are a number of tests available for checking your proficiency levels such as IELTS and TOEFL. To apply for migration, one has to appear in the language proficiency test to get their language skills evaluated.
Skilled employment – outside Australia
- 0-2 years = 0 Points
- 3-4 years = 5 Points
- 5-7 years = 10 Points
- 8-10 years = 15 Points
After the points for age and language, comes the set of points for the Employment experience. If you have been working in your country at a skilled job for more than 3 years, this can get you some extra points. The Australian government prefers people having experience in jobs related to their fields. This is the reason the govt. has assigned a set of points for varying experience levels of skilled employment. You can check the details of the points assigned to the years of experience from the above list.
Skilled employment – in Australia
- 1 years = 5 Points
- 3 years = 10 Points
- 5 years = 15 Points
- 8 years = 20 Points
Apart from the points that you get for your skilled job in your home country, there are also a number of points you can get if you had the chance of working at a skilled job inside Australia. If you haven’t had the chance yet, that’s okay but, if you have been fortunate enough to get a work visa to work at a skilled job in Australia, here’s a list that can help you calculate the points you get for working there.
- Diploma / Recognized University = 10 Points
- Bachelor / Masters Degree = 15 Points
- Doctorate Degree = 20 Points
If you’re a fresh graduate and have no working experience, there’s still hope for you. You get a certain number of points on the basis of your qualification. If you’ve attained your degree from a recognized university, you get a fixed 10 points; in addition to the points for the degree of your qualification. The number of points for various degrees is mentioned in the above list.
Australian study requirement
- Australian Degree = 5 Points
- Australian Diploma = 5 Points
- Trade Qualification = 5 Points
In addition to your basic qualification, you can also grab 5 points by attending a 92 weeks course in Australia.
If you pursued higher education in Australia, that too gets you some extra points. The Doctorate or a Master’s Degree from an Australian University gets you an additional 5 points. Furthermore, a simple diploma or a trade qualification can also help you add 5 more points to your bucket.
Specialist Education Qualification
- Masters degree by research = 10 Point
- Doctorate degree = 10 Points
Instead of a Master’s Degree by coursework, a master’s degree by research work can get you an additional 5 points. A Doctorate degree will get you the same number of points. You must have studied STEM (Science or Technology or Engineering or Mathematics)
- Skilled Independent Subclass 189 = 0 Points
- Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 = 5 Points
- Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 491 = 10 Points
The last set of points comes from the type of visa you’re applying for. If you’re applying for a Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 skilled visa, you get 5 points. If you’re applying for Skilled Regional (Provisional) subclass 491, you get 15 points. You can check the details of the visas on the embassy’s website or on the following site.
If the above-mentioned criteria do not seem to be working out for you, there are a few other aspects that can get you some extra points. One of these methods is to get command of any of the community languages of Australia. The list of Australian Community Languages can be seen on the following link.
- Community Language = 5 Points
- Study in regional Australia = 5 Points
- Being Single = 10 points OR
- Partner Skill Qualifications (Competent English with Skills Assessment) = 10 Points
- Partner Skill Qualifications (Only Competent English ) = 5 Points
- Professional Year in Australia = 5 Points
You can also study in a low-populated region of Australia for 2 years to get an additional 5 points. You can also get 5 points for your partner’s qualifications if he/she can pass a skills assessment in an occupation according to the Skilled Occupations List. Lastly, recent engineering graduates can score 5 points by completing a Professional Year Program in Australia.
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