Australia Immigration Points Calculator

Australia Immigration Points Calculator

With an occupation on either the MLTSSL or the STSOL its time to start looking at eligibility criteria.

Australia uses an Immigration Points Calculator to benchmark candidates against each other. Every candidate receives a score based on factors such as education, age, qualifications and work experience.

Australia Immigration Points Requirement

An individual must score at least 65 points on the Australia Immigration Points Calculator to be eligible for skilled migration and permanent residency. Every candidate receives a score based on

  • education
  • age
  • qualifications
  • work experience
  • partner skills
  • English language ability

Australia Immigration Points Calculator

Age points

at least 18 but less than 25 years25
at least  25 but less than 33 years30
at least  33 but less than 40 years25
at least  40 but less than 45 years15

English language points

Competent English0
Proficient English10
Superior English20


Skilled employment points

Overseas skilled employment

Number of yearsPoints
Less 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)

Number of yearsPoints
Less 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


Education points

Bachelor degree15
Trade qualification10
Attained a qualification or award recognized by skills assessment10

Specialist education points

A Masters degree by research or PhD from an Australian University10


Australian study requirement

Meet the Australian study requirement5


Professional Year in Australia

Completion of a Professional Year in Australia5

Credentialled community language

Hold a recognized qualification in a credentialed community language5


Study in regional Australia points

You must have at least 1 degree, diploma or trade qualification from an Australian regional educational institution5


Partner skills points

For you to be eligible for the award of these points your partner must be an applicant for the same visa subclass and must not be an Australian.  They must be

  • under 45 years old
  • have competent English
  • skilled in an occupation that is on the same skilled occupation list as the lead applicant
  • in possession of a positive skills assessment
Points if a spouse or partner has competent English skills5
Points if you are single or your partner is an Australian citizen or permanent resident10

What is the minimum points score?

The minimum points score for Australian skilled migration is 65 points. You must also be under 45 years old.

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