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Australia Immigration PR Points 2020
Australia is an remarkable blend of nature’s beauty and inhabited landscapes. It is one of the most popular migrant destinations in the world. Every year, thousands of applications are submitted for Australia PR. High standard of living, lower crime rate, lower population, higher literacy rate higher GDP, multiple job openings, advanced education and all catch the attention of individuals from the world wide countries towards Australia. Its immigration rules are straightforward and clearly assess the applications according to the Australia point-based system. So if you are interested in migrating to Australia, then check your eligibility by filling our free technical assessment form.
The weather in Australia varies with tropical climate in the northern parts, subtropical in the south and temperate in the south east and south west. Canberra normally is cool in winter while Stanthorpe in Queensland holds the record for the lowest temperature in the state. Rainfall in Australia is generally seasonal with the highest rainfall occurring at Mount Lofty in South Australia and the lowest in the desert regions. The varied weather in Australia allows for a variety of outdoor sports such as sailing, skiing, hiking and rock climbin
Types of Australia Immigration
Fascinated applicants can apply to any of the following subclasses of visas for skilled immigration under Australian immigration. On the other hand, the first step to process the application is to clear the minimum Australia Immigration PR points 2019 requirement for respective sub class.
- Skilled Independent Subclass 189
- Skilled Nominated Subclass 190
- Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489
What is Australia Immigration PR Points Requirement?
The Skillselect system is used in the Australia immigration process to grant a score to each application based on some selection factors. It is necessary for an applicant needs to score a minimum of 65 points for his/her visa to be granted. The following is the list of factors included in the Australia PR points calculator 2019 for point-based evaluation of applications for Australia immigration.
- Language Proficiency in English
- Skilled Employment
- Educational Qualifications
- Australian Study requirements
- Credential Community Language Qualification
- Study in Regional Australia
- Partner Skill Qualifications
- Professional year in Australia
- Nomination by State or Territory Government (visa subclass 190 only)
- Nomination by State or Territory Government or Sponsorship by an Eligible Family Member (visa subclass 490 only)
- Nominated occupation:
Before 1 July 2011 Australian permanent residency points were being awarded to applicants based on the specific nominated occupation. However, after that, this is no longer the case except applications under the General Skilled Migration program. To be eligible to apply under General Skilled Migration program, it is necessary for a candidate to nominate a skilled occupation on Australia’s Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) or Consolidated Sponsored Occupations List (CSOL).
The following visas are available for applicants who have nominated occupation under Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL):
- Graduate Temporary (Subclass 485) Visa
- Skilled Independent Visa (Subclass 189)
- Skilled Regional (Subclass 887) Visa
The following visas are available for applicants who have nominated occupation under Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List (CSOL):
Skilled – Nominated (Subclass 190) Visa
Skilled – Nominated or Sponsored Provisional (Subclass 489) Visa
Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (Subclass 457)
|Age (in years)||Points awarded|
The minimum age to apply for Australia immigration is 18 years and maximum points are awarded to the age group between 25 to 32 years.
English language proficiency:
|English language proficiency (IELTS score)||Points|
|Superior (IELTS score of 8 or more)||20|
|Proficient (IELTS score of 7 or more)||10|
|Competent (IELTS score of 6 or more)||0|
All skillselect applicants have to appear for IELTS except those who are from native English speaking countries or have been awarded a tertiary degree from a recognized university where English is the main language.
Skilled employment within Australia
|Work experience (in Years)||Points Awarded|
|At least 1 year||5|
|At least 3 years||10|
|At least 5 years||15|
|At least 8 years||20|
Skilled employment outside Australia
|Work Experience (in Years)||Points Awarded|
|At least 3 years||5|
|At least 5 years||10|
|At least 8 years||15|
Maximum points for skilled employment depend on the area of working. However, the working experience must have gained within last ten years.
|Bachelor’s or Master’s degree||15|
|Australian diploma or trade qualification||10|
|Awards or qualification recognized by the assessing authority in assessment of the skilled occupation||10|
|Any degree, diploma, or trade qualification earned in Australia after at least of 2 years||5|
On completing education including degree, diploma, or trade qualification from an educational institution in Australia, an applicant easily scores 5 Australia immigration PR points.
|Any degree, diploma, or trade qualification earned in Australia after at least of 2 years in a regional Australia/low population growth metropolitan area||5|
On completing education including degree, diploma, or trade qualification from an educational institution in regional Australia/low population growth metropolitan area, an applicant easily scores 5 Australia immigration PR points.
Community language Skills:
|NAATI recognized translator/interpreter level skills in a community language||5|
If an applicant has any skill recognized by Australia’s National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI), then he/she will get 5 Australian immigration points
Spouse/partner skills and qualification
|Spouse/partner skills and qualifications||Points|
|Spouse’s/partner’s age, language ability and suitable skills assessment in a nominated occupation on the same Skilled Occupation list||5|
On moving to Australia with spouse/common-law partner, their skills can counts toward the total score of a primary applicant. The spouse/partner must meet the Australian General Skilled Migration basic requirements for factors like age, English language proficiency, and nominated occupation.
|Completed a professional year in Australia in the last 4 years||5|
On completing professional year in Australia in the last 4 years, an applicant easily scores 5 Australia immigration PR points.
Nomination and sponsorship (Subclass 190 and Subclass 489 only)
|Sponsorship or nomination||Points|
|Nomination by a State or Territory government under a State Migration Plan for a Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190) application||5|
|Nomination by a State or Territory government under a State Migration Plan, or an eligible relative, to a designated area for a Skilled Nominated or Sponsored visa (Provisional) (Subclass 489) application||10|
Candidates for Subclass 190 and Subclass 489 are awarded 5 or 10 points for being sponsored by an Australian state or territory government