The occupation you nominate must be on the Skilled Occupation Lists current at the time
you apply and should be one which fits your skills and qualifications.
in Australia. In some cases, experience without formal qualifications may be acceptable.
Age at time of application
Writing , Listening and Speaking
|You have an operational command of English with the ability to use and understand complex language well and comprehend detailed reasoning.||IELTS score of at least 7 on each of the 4 components of the test speaking, reading, writing and listening, or equivalent standard in a specified test.||25|
|You have a generally effective command of|
the English language. You are able to use and understand fairly complex language, particularly in familiar situations
|IELTS score of at east 6 on each of the 4 components of the test--- speaking, reading, writing and listening, or equivalent standard in a specified test or hold a|
|Concessional competent English|
|You have basic competence in the English language, but your skills may not be consistent across the 4 areas of reading, writing, listening and speaking.|
Note:-You are only able to claim points for this level if you have applied for the Skilled-Regional Sponsored visa and you are sponsored by an eligible relative or a participating state or territory.
|An average band score of|
for the General Skilled Migration categories
|If your nominated occupation is worth 60 points and you have worked in your nominated occupation or a closely related occupation at a skilled level for at least 3 of the 4 years immediately before you apply.||10|
|If your nominated occupation is worth 40, 50 or 60 points, and you have worked in skilled employment (any occupations listed on the Skilled Occupation Lists) for at least 3 of the 4 years immediately before you apply. ||5|
|You have been employed in Australia in your nominated occupation or a closely related skilled occupation for a total of 12 months in the 48 months immediately before lodging your application.||15|
|You have completed a professional year in Australia in your skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation for a total of 12 months in the 48 months immediately before lodging your application.||5|
Before you lodge your application
Applicants with Australian qualifications have a greater chance of employment in
|You have completed an Australian doctorate at an Australian educational institution after a period of at least 2 years full-time (2 academic years) while in Australia |
|You have completed an Australian Masters or Honours degree (at least upper second class level) after a period of at least 1 year full time study at an Australian educational institution while physically present in Australia, and you were also awarded an Australian bachelor degree as a result of at least 1 year full-time study while physically present in Australia, and the total period of full-time study in Australia was at least 3 academic years. |
You have completed an Australian Bachelor degree at an Australian educational institution while physically present in Australia, and based on your course results, your award states that you were awarded honours at least upper second class level, and the total period of full-time study in Australia was at least 3 academic years.
|You have completed an Australian degree, diploma or trade qualification while in Australia, and you have studied full-time in Australia for a total of at least 2 years (2 academic |
years) towards the award of a degree, diploma or trade qualification.
|You are: 1-the holder of a qualification of equivalent standard to a degree awarded by an Australian tertiary institution where the tuition was conducted in a designated language; or|
2-accredited as a professional interpreter or translator (level 3) in a designated language by NAATI.
|You need to|
|• meet the Australian study requirement (this does not include any study undertaken as distance education); and||5|
|• throughout that period have lived in a part of Australia and undertaken your study at a campus or campuses where the postcode is listed as being in a regional or low population metropolitan growth area.|
If your partner is included in your application you may be awarded points if he or she is:
• able to satisfy ‘basic requirements’ including age, English language ability, qualifications, nominated occupation, recent skilled work experience or the
• obtained a positive skills assessment from the relevant assessing authority for their nominated occupation.
Points are only available if your partner is included in your application as
an applicant. Points are not available if your partner is an Australian citizen, permanent resident or Eligible New Zealand citizen.
occupation (see ‘Self-assessment’ on page 21);
(see page 27).
You will be awarded points if you have applied for a:
• Skilled - Sponsored visa (subclass 176 or 886); or
• Skilled - Regional Sponsored visa (subclass 475 or 487),and have been nominated by a state or territory government.
Designated Area sponsorship
You will be awarded points if you have applied for a Skilled - Regional Sponsored visa (subclass 475 or 487) and have been sponsored by an eligible relative living in a Designated Area.