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Are you eligible for Australia PR under Points Calculator?

by Nationwide Visas Canadian Immigration Expert

Aspiring immigration candidates seeking to apply for Australia PR Visa from India have to secure a minimum of 65 points on the Australia 65 Points Calculator. Their occupation must also be included in the appropriate Australia Skilled Occupation List.

Similar to Canada, New Zealand, and the UK, Australia has also adopted an immigration system based on points. You receive points for each criterion that you fulfill. Points are allocated based on factors like your work experience, age, proficiency in the English language, and your partner’s skills if applicable.

The Subclass Visas included under the points system are

  • The Independent Skilled subclass 189 Visa
  • The Nominated Skilled Subclass 190 Visa
  • The Skilled Provisional Regional Subclass 489 Visa - Invitation pathway
  • The Provisional Skilled Work Regional Subclass 491 Visa  

Factors for point allocation

Work Experience

You receive points for the number of years of suitable work experience you possess in your nominated occupation. It could be in Australia or overseas.

Overseas Work Experience

Work experience period

Points allocated

 

<3 years

0

3-5 years

5

5-7 years

10

>8 years

15

 

Work experience in Australia

Work experience period

Points allocated

 

< 1 year

0

1 -3 years

5

3 – 5 years

10

5 - 8 years

15

> 8 years

20

 

Education level 

Qualification

Points allocated

 

A qualification for your job that is acknowledged by the appropriate authority for assessment

10

Trade Qualification or Diploma

10

Bachelor’s Degree/Graduation

15

Doctorate

20

You receive extra 5 points for having completed a Trade Qualification, Diploma, or Degree from an educational institution in Australia. It also requires you to have pursued a study program of a minimum of 2 years of duration.

Proficiency in the English Language

The allocation of points for every English language proficiency level is:

English language proficiency level

Points allocated

 

Competent English

0

Proficient English

10

Superior English

20

Depending on the English language test that you take, the allocation of points is as follows:

 

Competent

Proficient

Superior

IELTS

A minimum of 6 in each of the 4 competencies

A minimum of 7 in each of the 4 competencies

A minimum of 8 in each of the 4 competencies

TOEFL

A minimum of 18 for speaking, 21 for writing, 13 for reading, and 12 for listening

A minimum of 23 for speaking, 27 for writing, 24 for reading, and 24 for listening

A minimum of 26 for speaking, 30 for writing, 29 for reading, and 28 for listening

PTE Academic

A minimum of 50 in each of the 4 competencies

A minimum of 65 in each of the 4 competencies

A minimum of 79 in each of the 4 competencies

OET - Occupational

English Test

A minimum of B in each of the 4 competencies

A minimum of B in each of the 4 competencies

A minimum of A in each of the 4 competencies

Cambridge C1

A minimum of 169 in each of the 4 competencies

A minimum of 185 in each of the 4 competencies

A minimum of 200 in each of the 4 competencies

 Age

You must be below 45 years of age to qualify for Australia Skilled Visas.

Age range

Points allocated

 

25 - 18 years

25

33 – 25  years

30

40 - 33 years

25

45 - 40 years

15

 

Your Partner

You get 10 points if your partner is a permanent resident or citizen of Australia or you are single. If they are not permanent residents or citizens of Australia, they must fulfill the following requirements for the 10 points:

  • Be below 45 years of age
  • Possess a minimum of Competent English
  • Get a nomination in an occupation that is skilled and on the same SOL corresponding to your skilled nominated occupation
  • Undergo assessment for skills from the appropriate authority for assessment for their skilled nominated occupation which was not for a 485 Subclass Visa

2022-23 Immigration Program

The Government of Australia has announced that for the program year 2022-23, the allocation of Australia PR Visas will be increased to 195,000. This will assist in easing the critical shortages in the Workforce where the skills of Australians are not on par with the demand in the industry.

The detailed composition of the allocation as outlined in the Federal Budget is as follows:

  • Skilled Visa Streams – 142,400 PR Visas

This stream aims to enhance the productive capacity of the economy and cater to shortages of skills in the labor market inclusive of regions in Australia.

  • Family Visa Streams –52,500 PR Visas

This category chiefly consists of Partner or Spouse Visas enabling the reunion of Australians with their overseas family members and offering them the options for Citizenship

To apply for Australia PR Visa from India contact expert Immigration Consultants at Nationwide Visas.


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