Applicants for Australia immigration can score points according to the age group they fall in, with those aged between 25 and 32 gaining the most points. However, an applicant over 45 years gains no points under the Australia Immigration Points System.
English Language Requirements
All Skill Select applicants for Australia immigration must take up IELTS to claim points for Superior or Proficient English language skills.
Those who are native English speakers or who have been awarded a tertiary degree from a university equivalent to Australian university standards are not required to take up the IELTS.
Superior (IELTS 8 or more)
Proficient (IELTS 7 or more)
Competent (IELTS 6 or more)
Candidates for Australia immigration can claim points under the Australia Immigration Points System for their work experience in a skilled occupation, provided the experience must be in an occupation included in the Skilled occupation list provided by the Government of Australia.
Separate points are awarded for work experience gained in Australia and elsewhere
Skilled employment points distribution for within Australia
Skilled employment points distribution for Outside Australia
Applicants for Australia immigration are offered points for their educational qualifications. However, points are awarded only for the candidate’s highest qualification only.
To claim the points for Australia immigration under this category, you must hold a degree which is recognized by the Australian government and are comparable to Australian qualification. Also, the degree you hold must be related to applicants’ nominated occupation.
Applicants who have an Australian qualification from an Australian educational institution are awarded 5 points for their qualification.
Bachelor’s or Master’s
Australian Diploma or Trade qualification
Award or qualification recognized by assessing authority
Additional points are awarded for various other categories. They are as follows:
Regional Study- 5 points if applicants meet the 2-year study requirement while studying and living in Australia.
Community Language skills- 5 points are awarded to the applicants if they have language skills as of a translator interpreter one of Australian community languages.
Spouse/Partner skills and qualification- 5 points are awarded for the spouse’s skills and qualification who is included in the visa application, provided he/she is not an Australian resident/citizen of Australia.
Professional Degree- 5 points are awarded to the Australia immigration applicants if they have completed a 4-year professional degree course in Australia, provided it is approved by the Australian Government
Nomination and sponsorship (Subclass 190 and Subclass 491 only)- Applicants under this visa sub classes can be awarded up to 10 points under the Australia Immigration Points System
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