FACTORDESCRIPTIONPOINTS
Age18-24 years25
25-32 years30
33-39 years25
40-44 years15
EnglishCompetent English0
Proficient English10
Superior English20
Overseas skilled employment – (outside Australia) 1Less than 3 years0
At least 3 but less than 5 years5
At least 5 but less than 8 years10
At least 8 years15
Australian skilled employment – (in Australia) 1Less than 1 year0
At least 1 but less than 3 years5
At least 3 but less than 5 years10
At least 5 but less than 8 years15
At least 8 years20
Educational qualificationsA Doctorate from an Australian educational institution or a Doctorate from another educational institution, that is of a recognised standard.20
At least a Bachelor degree from an Australian educational institution or at least a Bachelor qualification, from another educational institution, that is of a recognised standard.15
A diploma or trade qualification from an Australian educational institution.10
Attained a qualification or award recognised by the relevant assessing authority for your nominated skilled occupation as being suitable for that occupation10
Specialist education qualification 2A Masters degree by research or a Doctorate degree from an Australian educational institution that included at least 2 academic years study in a relevant field.10
Australian study requirementYou must have at least 1 degree, diploma or trade qualification from an Australian educational institution that meets the Australian study requirement.5
Professional Year in Australia 3Completion of a Professional Year in Australia5
Credentialled community language 4Hold a recognised qualification in a credentialled community language5
Study in regional AustraliaYou must have at least 1 degree, diploma or trade qualification from an Australian educational institution that satisfies the Australian study requirement obtained while living and studying in an eligible area of regional Australia5
Partner skillsYour spouse or de facto partner must also be an applicant for this visa and meet age, English and skill criteria10
Your spouse or de facto partner must also be an applicant for this visa and has competent English5
You are single or your partner is an Australian citizen or permanent resident10
NominationYou were invited to apply for a Subclass 190 (Skilled — Nominated) visa and the nominating State or Territory government agency has not withdrawn the nomination5
You were invited to apply for a Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491) 15

Notes:

1 – You can only claim points for employment in your nominated skilled occupation or closely related to it. You can claim a maximum of 20 points for the combined employment from overseas and in Australia.

2 – Relevant field includes science, technology, engineering, mathematics or specified information and communication technology (ICT). Please contact us to see if your specific field is included.

3 – Your professional year must have been in Accounting, ICT/Computing or Engineering, and in your nominated occupation or closely related to it, and completed over a period of at least 12 months, and completed in Australia in the 4 years before you are invited to apply for a visa, and provided by one of these organisations (ACS, CPA Australia, CAANZ, IPA, Engineers Australia)

4 – Accredited at the paraprofessional level or above, certified at the certified provisional level or above, or credential by the NAATI



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