Australia Point System
Australian Visa Subclasses and Points Pass Marks
Points for Age
Points for English Language Ability
|Points for English Language AbilityPoints (15 max)|
|English Language AbilityPoints|
|Superior English - person has a score of 8 or more in the English Language Testing System (IELTS) in each of the four test components.|
|Proficient English - person has a score of 7 or more in the English Language Testing System (IELTS) in each of the four test components.|
|Competent English - person has a score of 6 or more in the English Language Testing System (IELTS) in each of the four test components.|
Points for Skilled Employment
|Points for Overseas Employment in nominated skilled occupation or a closely related occupationPoints (15 max)|
|At least eight and up to 10 years (of past 10 years).|
|At least five but less than eight years (of past 10 years).|
|At least three but less than five years (of past 10 years).|
Points for Educational Qualifications
|Points for Educational QualificationsPoints (20 max)|
|Doctorate from an Australian educational institution or other Doctorate of a recognised standard.|
|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.
|Diploma or trade qualification or other qualification completed in Australia, or qualification or award of recognised standard.|
Points for Partner Skill Qualifications
|Points for Partner Skill Qualifications|
|You can receive five points if your partner meets requirements at the time you are invited to apply relating to:
are an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident.
Points for Professional Year in Australia for at least 12 months in the four years before
the day you were invited
|Points for Professional Year in Australia|
|You can receive five points for having completed a Professional Year in Australia in the four years before you are invited to apply.
Your Professional Year course must have been in your nominated skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation.
The course must have lasted for a period totalling at least 12 months.