CHECK YOUR ELIGIBILITY
Business people and skilled professionals can migrate to Australia based on their skill sets, educational qualifications and work experience. With the general skilled migration self-assessment test, an individual can evaluate his/her chances for Australian immigration.
Individuals will score high if they are aged under 50, have English language proficiency, have adequate work experience in their nominated occupation, which must be included in the country’s SOL (Skilled Occupation List).
Candidates scoring a minimum of 65 points would be considered eligible by DIBP (Department of Immigration and Border Protection), an organization responsible for immigration.
Points determine your eligibility for a PR visa. As already mentioned, you must score at least 65 points under the Points Grid. The below table describes the different criteria for scoring points:Category Maximum Points Age (25-33 years) 30 points English proficiency (8 bands) 20 points Work Experience outside Australia (8-10 years) Work Experience in Australia (8-10 years) 15 points 20 points Education (outside Australia) Doctorate degree 20 points Niche skills such as Doctorate or master’s degree in Australia 5 points Study in a regional area Accredited in community language Professional year in a skilled program in Australia State sponsorship (190 visa) 5 points 5 points 5 points 5 points
Let us look at how points are calculated under each category:
Age: You will gain a maximum of 30 points if your age is between 25 to 32 years.
authorities allow applicants to take any of the English proficiency tests such as IELTS, PTE, TOEFL, etc. You can try for the required score in any of these tests.
Work experience: Skilled employment outside Australia with 8 to 10 years of experience counting back from the date of your PR application will give you 15 points, lesser years of experience means fewer points.
Skilled employment in Australia with 8 to 10 years of experience from the date of application will give you a maximum of 20 points.
Education: Points for the education criteria depends on the educational qualification. Maximum points are given to a doctorate degree from an Australian university or a doctorate from a university outside Australia provided it is recognized by the Australian government.