Australia PR Point for 189, 190 and 491 Visa

The point-based system of Australia immigration is a system for self-assessment. With this points-based system, the prospective applicant can calculate their likely score in the Skilled Immigration Points Test.

Within this system, the candidate needs to score a minimum 60 points, to be eligible for the Skilled Immigration to Australia. Amongst candidates, the scores vary depending on scores attained on a number of parameters.

  • Age
    Age Group Maximum Points 
     18 to 24 25 
     25 to 32 30 
     33 to 39 25 
     40 to 44 15 
     45 to 49

  • Proficiency and competency in English Language
     English Proficiency Level Maximum Points
    Competent English IELTS 6 / OET C     0 
    Proficient English IELTS 7  / OET B  10 
    Superior English  IELTS 8 /   OET A  20 

  • Skilled Employment for the last ten years in Australia, if applicable.
     Work Experience (Australia) Maximum Points
    At least one but less than three years (of past 10 years)
    At least three but less than five years (of past 10 years) 10 
    At least five but less than eight years (of past 10 years) 15 
    At least eight and up to 10 years (of past 10 years) 20 

  • Skilled employment in the last ten years outside Australia
     Work Experience (Overseas) Maximum Points
    At least three but less than five years (of past 10 years)
    At least five but less than eight years (of past 10 years)   10 
    At least eight and up to 10 years (of past 10 years)       15 

  • Qualifications
     Educational Qualification Maximum Points
    Doctorate from an Australian educational institution or other recognised standard 20 
    At least a Bachelor degree, including a Bachelor degree with Honours or Masters, from an Australian recognised Standards          15 
    Diploma completed in Australia, trade qualification completed in
    Australia, or qualification or award of recognised standard   

  • Educational qualifications earned in Australia, if applicable.
     Study/Education in Australia Maximum Points
    Diplomas or trade qualifications awarded by an Australian educational
    institution and meet Australian Study Requirement

  • Specialist Education Qualification
     Other Factors Maximum Points
    Credentialed community language qualifications
    Study in regional Australia or metropolitan area (excluding distance education) 
    Partner skill qualifications
    Professional Year completion, for a period of at least  12 months
    in the four year

  • Nomination/Sponsorship
     Nomination Status Maximum Points
    State or Territory government (visa subclass 190 only)  5 
    Nomination by State or Territory government or  sponsorship by an
    eligible family member, from Australia  (visa subclass 489 only)

Know more about Australia subclass 189 Visa, 190 Visa and 491 Visa

New Points System Australia

  • 10 points for Specialist education qualification: You can earn the 10 points by qualifying and attaining the Master’s Degree by research / Doctorate degree from an Australian Academic institution. Earlier, the points was 5.
  • 10 points for Spouse Language & Skill Assessment: You can earn the 10 points, if your spouse has competent language skills (IELTS 6 bands, PTE 50), positive skill assessment and chosen occupation falling under Skilled Occupation List (SOL). Earlier, the points was 5.
  • 5 points for Spouse Language proficiency: You can earn the 5 points, if your spouse has only competent language skills (IELTS 6 bands, PTE 50).
  • 10 points for Single Applicant: You can earn the 10 points, if you are unmarried or divorced individuals. Earlier, there were no points.
  • 10 points for spouse with Australian Citizenship or PR: You can earn the 10 points, if your whose spouse holds the Australian citizenship or permanent residency permit. Earlier, there were no points.
  • 15 points for State Nomination/Sponsorship: You can earn the 10 points by obtaining nomination from state or sponsorship by family member. Earlier, the points was 10. These points are applicable for Subclass 491 & Subclass 190 only.
Particulars Previous Points New Points
Specialist education qualification 10 
Spouse with Competent Language & Positive Skill Assessment 10 
Spouse with Competent Language only 10 
Single Applicant 10 
Spouse with Australian Citizenship & PR 10 
State Nomination 10  15 

Check your eligibility points through the Australian immigration points calculator.

Work experience, in and outside Australia

When it comes to work experience, a candidate with a working experience in Australia has more chances of a better score and thereby selection as an Australian Permanent resident, than an applicant who has worked outside Australia.

Spouse Qualification and Work Experience

A prospective applicant, who is married can enhance their score via their better half. If your spouse has a work experience and qualification you can conduct their skills assessment, for fetching an additional 5 points to improve your points. Either of the spouses can be the principal applicant for Australia PR application.

Study in Regional Australia

If the applicant has completed their study from a regional university or low population growth metropolitan area in Australia, the applicant can receive an additional 5 points. This factor can act as a catalyst for score improvisation on the Australia points-based system.

Community Language Accreditation

If an applicant possesses National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI) Certification or a letter indicating that they are accredited by NAATI, at the paraprofessional level or above for interpretation or translation.

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