Australia Point System for Subclass 189, 190,489

Australia point system is used for allotting points based on the different factors, to decide whether an applicant is eligible for application process. Australia point system for subclass 190, 189 and 489 visa has different criteria for giving points as compared to other visa subclasses. Before applying for the Australian immigration application, candidates need to pass an assessment test under which they are assigned some points based on factors like age, financial resources, IELTS score, educational qualifications, work experience etc. Using Australia Point System become convenient and organised too, as it guide us how an applicant can earn points through several categories.

Factors of Australia Point system for subclass 189, 190, 489 visa

  1. Age Requirements:
  • 18-24 years: 25 points
  • 25-32 years : 30 points
  • 33-39 years : 25 points
  • 40-44 years : 15 points
  • 45-49 years : 0 points
  1. English Language Proficiency test (IELTS/TOEFL)
  • IELTS 6 / OET C : 0 points
  • IELTS 7 / OET B : 10 points
  • IELTS 8 / OET A : 20 points
  1. Work experience
  • Minimum three years but less than five years (in past 10 years) : 5 points
  • Minimum five years but less than eight years (in past 10 years) : 10 points
  • Minimum eight and till ten years (in past 10 years)            : 15 points

If you have an experience working in Australia itself then also you are subjected to earn points and gives you the advantage of earning extra points. The points for working in Australia are categorized below, please refer to them.

  • Minimum one year but less than three year (in past 10 years) : 5 points
  • Minimum three years but less than five years (in past 10 years) : 10 points
  • Minimum five years but less than eight years (in past 10 years) : 15 points
  • Minimum eight and till ten years (in past 10 years)            : 20 points
  1. Educational Qualification
  • Doctorate from an Australian institution or other recognized university : 20 points
  • Holding a bachelor degree, including a bachelor degree with honors or masters from Australian institution : 15 points
  • Diploma or any certificate completed in Australia or any award from recognized institution : 10 points

Apart from common educational qualifications, candidates may have to do some extra diploma or trade certification from an Australian institution and had to meet the study criteria.

  • Diploma or trade certification awarded by an Australian institution : 5 points
  1. Other factors
  • Credentialed community language qualification : 5 points
  • Study in regional or metropolitan area ( exclusive of distance education) : 5 points
  • Skill qualifications of partner : 5 points
  • Completed professional year for a time of at least one year in the four year : 5 points
  1. Nomination/Sponsorship
  • Nomination from state or territory government in subclass 190 visa only : 5 points
  • Nomination by any family member from Australia or from state/territory government (only 489 only) : 10 points

Once the applicant obtained minimum of 60 points after the assessment, then he/she can move to submit Expression of Interest (EOI) to Australian government.

To know more refer to the subclass 190 visa, 189 visa and 489 visa separately, links have been provided.

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