Can Masters in information systems get Niche skills 5 points?


(Anonymous) #1

Hi Anil.
I got a couple of questions regarding australian migration. I have a masters degree in Information Systems.
Am I eligible for the 5 points in Niche skills ?
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.

Wife has Bachelor degree, Husband has Masters

My wife is 31 years old with a bachelors degree and around 8 years of experience. I am 33 years old and I have a masters degree with around 11 years of experience.

Assuming if we both get the same score in the English test, is it preferred that I apply as the primary or my wife as the primary ?

I understand we can get 5 extra points due to her age vs mine but I am wondering i will get any extra points for studying my masters.

Could you please suggest.


(Anil Gupta) #2

Masters is not considered ‘niche’ unless you did some research or doctorate in your masters degree.

So, no extra 5 points for Masters degree.