Australia Skilled Immigration Points Calculator

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03. Did you study in Australia?

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03. Your Education Australia?


03. Your Education Outside Australia?


04. Do You Have Experience In Australia

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04.Experience In Australia


04.Experience Outside Australia


05. Your English


06. Adaptability

Are you married


Does your spouse/partner have australia work experience


Has your spouse/partner studied in australia for 2 or more years


Your spouse/partner's english proficiency

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Australia uses a points-based system to determine a person’s eligibility to migrate to Australia. If you are a professional, you can migrate under the Australia Skilled Migration program.

Bear in mind that while 65 points is the minimum requirement for eligibility, the higher the score on the eligibility calculation, the more likely you are to be invited to apply for Australian permanent residency in order to immigrate to Australia.

The General Skilled Migration program uses a point-based system so that migrants with the right skills can be selected.

The applicant must have a minimum score of 65 points to apply for permanent residency. Let us look at how points are calculated under each category under the Australia points calculator:
Age: You will gain a maximum of 30 points if your age is between 25 to 32 years.

Age Points
18-24 years 25
25-32 years 30
33-39 years 25
40-44 years 15

English proficiency: A score of 8 bands in the IELTS exam can give you a maximum of 20 points under the Australia points calculator. However, the Australian immigration authorities allow applicants to take any of the English proficiency tests such as IELTS, PTE, TOEFL, etc.  You can try for the required score in any of these tests.

Work experience: Skilled employment outside Australia with 8 to 10 years of experience counting back from the date of your request will give you 15 points, lesser years of experience means fewer points.

Skilled employment outside Australia Points
Less than 3 years 0
3-4 years 5
5-7 years 10
8-10 years 15

Skilled employment in Australia with 8 to 10 years of experience from the date of request will give you a maximum of 20 points under the Australia points calculator.

Skilled employment in Australia

Less than 1 year 0
1-2 years 5
3-4 years 10
5-7 years 15
8-10 years 20

Education: Points for the education criteria depends on the educational qualification under the Australia points calculator. Maximum points are given to a doctorate degree from an Australian university or a doctorate from a university outside Australia provided it is recognized by the Australian government.

Qualifications Points
A Doctorate degree from an Australian university or institute outside Australia. 20
A Bachelor (or Masters) degree from an Australian university or institute outside Australia. 15
Diploma or trade qualification completed in Australia 10
Any qualification or award recognized by the relevant assessing authority for your nominated skilled occupation. 10
Niche skills such as Doctorate or master’s degree in Australia 5

If your spouse is also an applicant for permanent residency you will be eligible for an additional five points to your SkillSelect Expression of Interest. To get these additional five points under the Australia points calculator, your spouse must meet the following requirements:

Should be less than 45 years of age

Should have the basic competent level scores in English

Job occupation code should appear in the same occupation list as the primary applicant list

Applicants can gain points on the following criteria for spouse qualification under the Australia points calculator. The table gives more details:

Spouse qualification Points
Spouse has a permanent residency or is an Australian citizen 10
Spouse has competent English and has a Positive Skill Assessment 10
Spouse has only competent English 5

Other qualifications:  You can gain points if you meet any of the following criteria.

Study in a regional area

Accredited in community language

Professional year in a skilled program in Australia

State sponsorship (subclass 190)

5 points

5 points

5 points

5 points

While the IELTS or International English Language Testing System is the more common test of English that is usually taken for Australia, you can also appear for and submit test results for –

  • TOEFL iBT (Test of English as a Foreign language, internet-based test)
  • CAE (Certificate in Advanced English)
  • PTE (Pearson Tests of English)
  • OET (Occupational English Test)
What are the basic eligibility criteria to immigrate to Australia?

Eligibility criteria for Australia permanent residency
Points required: Minimum 65 points in the Points Grid
Age: Below 45 years
English proficiency: A competent level of proficiency in English
Health and character: Good health and character
Skills: Skill assessment by certifying authorities in Australia
Occupation: Occupation must be nominated in Australia’s Skilled Occupation List

Is it easy to get permanent residency if you have the required points?

If you have the required points in the Australia points calculator, you will receive a relatively quick invitation to apply. You should expect to be permanent residency within 5-8 months of applying.
The best way to acquire permanent residency always depends on the permit you want to apply for. Each immigration program has their own specific eligibility requirements, conditions, and selection criteria.
In addition, the government sets the migration planning levels and fixes a number of places under each migration program.

Why is it easy to get permanent residency under the Australia Skilled Migration program?

This is because skilled migrants bring with them high educational qualifications and higher employment potential. This holds the promise of a better contribution to the economy. Migrants who are sponsored by employees have more potential to bring the desired results.
With the Australia Skilled Migration stream having the greatest number of places, this should be your option when applying for permanent residency. You have better chances under this stream, provided you meet the eligibility requirements and score the required points under the Australia points calculator. Moreover, the Skilled migration stream is a points-based system and is the most popular immigration program to get permanent residency.

What are the factors affecting the processing time for Australia permanent residency?

Many factors can affect processing time. The time can vary every month because of factors such as number of requests coming in, seasons which see a higher number of requests, a higher number of complex cases or incomplete requests. Other reasons that impact processing times include:

  • Incorrect requests
  • Lack of supporting papers
  • Time taken to answer any queries raised by immigration officers
  • Demand for the applicant’s occupation in Australia
  • Inadequate points scored by the applicant in the Skill Select online system
  • Delay in the background verification process
  • Time taken to receive information from external agencies about health or character
  • Number of places available in the migration program
How can you get your permanent residency processed on time?

To ensure that your Australian permanent residency is processed on time do not submit an incomplete request. For the smooth processing of your request, make sure you meet the requirements of the request process.

Include the key papers:  Your request must have two key papers which are:

  1. The Skills Assessment Report from the relevant Skill Assessing Authority
  2. The results of your IELTS test

Select the right permit category to apply: Analyze each category and choose the category that you feel is suitable.

Select the right occupation for the Skilled Occupation List (SOL):  Choose an occupation from the SOL which is relevant to you.

Ensure you meet the health and character requirements

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