Australia has got the most organised point based system of immigration. If you want to immigrate to Australia, you must calculate your total points in advance to confirm your eligibility status.

You must score minimum 60 points based on the factors, ie age, work experience, language ability, education, etc. The points table below clearly reflects the points you get for each profile factor.




18 to 24 25 points
25 to 32 30 points
33 to 39 25 points
40 to 44 15 points
45 to 49 0 points


English (IELTS/OET)

Competent English IELTS 6/ OET C 0 Points
Proficient English IELTS 7 / OET B 10 Points
Superior IELTS 8 /OET A 20 Points


Work Experience

In nominated skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation

At least three but less than five years (of past 10 years) 5 points
At least five but less than eight years (of past 10 years) 10 points
At least eight and up to 10 years (of past 10 years) 15 points


Educational Qualification

Doctorate from an Australian educational institution or other recognised standard 20 points
At least a bachelor’s degree, including a bachelor’s degree with honours or masters from an Australian recognized standards. 15 points
Diploma completed in Australia, trade qualification completed in Australia, or qualification or award of recognised standard. 10 points


Australian Study Qualifications

Diplomas or trade qualifications awarded by an Australian educational institution and meets Australian study Requirement. 5 Points


Other Factors

Credential Community Language Qualification 5 Points
Study in regional Australia or metropolitan area 5 points
Partner skill qualifications 5 points
Professional year completion, for a period of at least 12 months in the four years 5 points



State or territory government (Visa subclass 190 only) 5 points
Nomination by state or territory government or sponsorship by an eligible family from Australia. (Visa subclass 489 only) 10 points


Note: You have to earn at least 60 points to qualify based on his/her age, qualification, experience, English proficiency and other components if applicable.