Australia Points calculator for skills based Permanent residency application


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Australia SkillSelect Points calculator 2019

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Australia Permanent Residency Immigration points table

Total Points Current Australia PR Processing time
75 points Invitation within 3-4 months
70 points Invitation within 8-10 months
65 points Invitation is not possible due to high demand

It is easier to get Australian PR if you can reach about 75 points. Getting 75 points is also pretty easy if you have Masters degree, can speak decent English and have some work experience.

Calculate your own points using these tables:

1. Age Max Points - 30

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

2. English Language Test Scores Max Points - 20

English Competent Proficient Superior
IELTS 6 7 8
PTE 50 65 79
Toefl iBT L-12, R-13, W-21, S-18 L-24, R-24, W-27, S-23 L-28, R-29, W-30, S-26
CAE 169 185 200
Points 0 10 20

S = Speaking, L = Listening, R = Reading, W = Writing

3. Employment outside Australia Max Points - 15

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

4. Employment in Australia Max Points - 20

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

5. Education Max Points - 20

Qualifications Points
A Doctorate degree from an Australian educational institution or a Doctorate from another educational institution that is of a recognised standard. 20
A Bachelor degree from an Australian educational institution or a Bachelor qualification, from another educational institution that is of a recognised standard. 15
A diploma or trade qualification completed in Australia 10
An award or qualification recognised by the relevant assessing authority for your nominated skilled occupation. 10

Education and Employment has to be verified by ACS Australia for claiming points.

6. Studied in Australia Max Points - 5

Australian study requirement Points
At least one degree, diploma or trade qualification from an Australian educational institution that meets the Australian study requirement 5

7. Niche skills Education Max Points - 5

Specialist education qualification Points
A Masters degree by research or a Doctorate degree from an Australian educational institution that included at least two academic years in a relevant field. 5

8. Spouse Skills Points Max Points - 5

To get Spouse skills 5 points added to your SkillSelect Expression of Interest, all of these conditions should be met for our SPOUSE:

  1. Age should be less than 45 years.
  2. English Test Score should be at-least the ‘Competent’ - basic score.
  3. Job Occupation code should be in the same occupation list as primary applicant list.
    Use the calculator given above to calculate spouse skills points.

9.Other Points Max Points - 15

Other Points
Accredited in a community language 5
Study in regional Australia or a low population growth metropolitan area that meets the Australian study requirement 5
Professional year in Australia 5

Minimum points required for application

You need at-least 60 points to apply for skill based Australian permanent residency.


Employer sponsorship for Permanent Residence

Employer sponsorship is optional in Australia and you can directly file for permanent residency unlike US, where you need an employer to file for your green card.

If you have the required points, you will be selected and will get a PR even before you travel to Australia.

Applicants with 65+ points get the invitation to apply pretty fast. Once you have applied, you can expect to get the PR within 5-8 months.

English Skills Test

People have varied experiences with English tests to get more points.

  1. IELTS is bit tougher to score than others.
  2. PTE
    You can score 79+ easily with a bit of PTE preparation. 79+ will fetch you 20 points for Australia’s immigration.

H1B worker in US move to Australia

If you are currently working on H1B in US and fed up with long waiting for green card, Australia is a good option. They give you Permanent residency (Australian Green Card) even before you land there for the first time!

Please note that even if you move to Australia for work, your Green card application in US can stay active.

Remember that Green card in US is filed for future job and your i-140 remains active.
You can return to US in future if your priority date becomes current and the employer is ready to hire you.

Police Verification Certificates for Australia Permanent Residency

Police verification is required for all adults (18+), who are part of your PR application, from all countries where they have lived in past 10 years.

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