Australian Point Test

Australian Point Test

Factor (at the time of Invitation) Description  Points Applicable
Age 18-24 (inclusive) 25 points
25-32 (inclusive) 30 points
33-39 (inclusive) 25 points
40-44 (inclusive) 15 points
English language competency Level Competent – IELTS 6 / OET B/ PTE 50+ 0 points
Proficient – IELTS 7 / OET B/ PTE 65+ 10 points
Superior – IELTS 8 / OET A/ PTE 79+ 20 points
Overseas skilled employment in nominated skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation in the past 10 years* At least three but less than five years 5 points
At least five but less than eight years 10 points
At least eight and up to 10 years 15 points
Australian skilled employment in nominated skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation in the past 10 years * At least one but less than three years 5 points
At least three but less than five years (of past 10 years) 10 points
At least five but less than eight years (of past 10 years) 15 points
At least eight and up to 10 years (of past ten years) 20 points
Educational Qualifications Doctorate or Masters (Research) from an Australian educational institution or other Doctorate of a recognised standard 20 points
At least a Bachelor degree, including a Bachelor degree with Honours or Masters, from an Australian educational institution or other degree of a recognised standard 15 points
Diploma completed in Australia, trade qualification completed in Australia, or qualification or award of recognised standard 10 points
Australian Study Requirements One or more degrees, diplomas or trade qualifications awarded by an Australian educational institution and meet Australian Study Requirements 5 points
Specialist Education Qualification A 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 (science, technology, engineering, mathematics or specified information and communication technology (ICT) fields). 5 points
Partner Skills  

If you are single;

or;

Your spouse or de facto partner must also be an applicant for this visa and meet age (under 45), English (Minimum 6 each in IELTS or equivalent) and skill criteria (have skills assessed in a nominated occupation)

10 points
Your spouse or de facto partner must also be an applicant for this visa and has competent English (IELTS 6 each or equivalent) 5 points
Other factors Credentialed community language (NAATI-CCL) 5 points
Study and lived in regional Australia (excluding distance education). The study must meet the Australian Study Requirements. 5 points
Professional Year completion, for a period of at least 12 months in the four year period immediately before the day on which the invitation was issued 5 points
Nomination/Sponsorship Nomination by State or Territory government (visa subclass 190 only) 5 points
Nomination by State or Territory government or sponsorship by an eligible family member, for residing and working in a specified/designated area (visa subclass 491 only) 15 points
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*The maximum points awarded for any combination of Overseas and Australian skilled employment is 20 points.