Australia PR Points Calculator 2019 – Immigration Point Test

Written by Anil Gupta
  Written by Anil Gupta - Updated on  23 Apr, 19

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Australia Permanent Residency Immigration Points Table 2019

EOI PointsCurrent Australia PR Processing time
75-80 pointsInvitation within 1-2 months
70 pointsInvitation within 7-8 months for pro-rata, 3-4 months for non-pro-rata
65 pointsInvitation is currently taking more than year – not guaranteed

It is easier to get Australian PR with 70 points based on latest draw. With Masters degree, good English score and work experience in Australia’s skills list, you can get Australia’s residency within a year.

Minimum points to apply for Australia PR SkillSelect 189 (points based) or 190 (State Sponsored Visa) is 65 in 2018-2019.

Australia SkillSelect Points Calculator 2019

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Related: Australia 189 / 190 visa Invitation Documents and Steps

1. Age Max Points – 30

18-24 years25
25-32 years30
33-39 years25
40-44 years15

Apply as early as possible before you age out! Nobody needs old work force.

2. English Language Max Points – 20

S = Speaking, L = Listening, R = Reading, W = Writing
Toefl iBTL-12, R-13, W-21, S-18L-24, R-24, W-27, S-23L-28, R-29, W-30, S-26

The score has to be in all i.e. Speaking, Listening, Reading and Writing separately unless otherwise mentioned as in case of Toefl exam.
PTE is easier to score than IELTS. My notes and tips to score 79+ PTE Academic in a week.

3. Employment Outside Australia Max Points – 15

Skilled employment in last 10 yrs counting back from todayPoints
Less than 3 years0
3-4 years5
5-7 years10
8-10 years15

4. Employment in Australia Max Points – 20

Skilled employment in last 10 yrs counting back from todayPoints
Less than 1 year0
1-2 years5
3-4 years10
5-7 years15
8-10 years20

5. Education Max Points – 20

A Doctorate degree from an Australian educational institution or a Doctorate from another educational institution that is of a recognized standard (can be outside Australia).20
A Bachelor (or Masters) degree from an Australian educational institution or a Bachelor (or Masters) qualification, from another educational institution that is of a recognized standard (can be outside Australia).15
A diploma or trade qualification completed in Australia10
An award or qualification recognized by the relevant assessing authority for your nominated skilled occupation.10

Education and Employment has to be verified by Assessment company to claim points. How to file ACS Assessment.

6. Studied in Australia Max Points – 5

Australian study requirementPoints
At least one degree, diploma or trade qualification from an Australian educational institution that meets the Australian study requirement5

7. Niche skills Education Max Points – 5

Specialist education qualificationPoints
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.5

8. Spouse Skills Points Max Points – 5

To get Spouse skills 5 points added to your SkillSelect Expression of Interest, all of these conditions should be met for our SPOUSE:

  1. Age should be less than 45 years.
  2. English Test Score should be at-least the ‘Competent‘ – basic score.
  3. Job Occupation code should be in the same occupation list as primary applicant list.
    Use the calculator given above to calculate spouse skills points.

9. Other Points Max Points – 15

Accredited in community language (E.g. NAATI test)5
Study in regional Australia or a low population growth metropolitan area that meets the Australian study requirement5
Professional year in Australia5
State Sponsorship (190 visa)5

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Employer sponsorship for Permanent Residence

Employer sponsorship is optional in Australia and you can directly file for permanent residency unlike US, where you need an employer to file for your green card.

If you have the required points, you will be selected and will get a PR even before you travel to Australia.
Applicants with 65+ points get the invitation to apply pretty fast. Once you have applied, you can expect to get the PR within 5-8 months.

H1B worker in US move to Australia

If you are currently working on H1B in US and fed up with long waiting for green card, Australia is a good option. They give you Permanent residency (Australian Green Card) even before you land there for the first time!

Please note that even if you move to Australia for work, your Green card application in US can stay active.
Remember that Green card in US is filed for future job and your i-140 remains active.
You can return to US in future if your priority date becomes current and the employer is ready to hire you.

Police Clearance Certificate for Australia Permanent Residency

Police verification is required for all adults (18+), who are part of your PR application, from all countries where they have lived in past 10 years.

  1. How to get Indian Police certificate from Indian Embassy.
  2. How to get USA FBI Clearance certificate even if you are outside USA.

   659 Questions & Answers

  1. Vikram
    Vikram 23 Apr, 19 at 5:39 am

    Hello, Thank you in advance for your assistance. I have a work experience of 9 years & 9 months in Technical support (BPO) & Service/Help Desk, which I think qualifies for anzsco# 313112. I have a 3 years engineering diploma in Electronics & Communication completed in 2002 and a BCA (2009-2012) degree through distance learning from EIILM university. My BCA overlaps with my work experience. I have been told that distance education would not be considered. I have also done CCNA & MCSA certifications in 2017. Would ACS assess me for 313112 with my ECE diploma and computer related work experience? If yes, is there a particular format for the experience letters? Should I also send my CCNA & MCSA to ACS? Kindly suggest.

  2. Amit
    Amit 22 Apr, 19 at 2:59 am

    I have applied under the job code 224113 (Statistician) with 65 points for 189. Total quota for 22411 is 1000 out of which only 83 visa have been issued this year. I wanted to ask because this is a rare skill set for which people apply, is there a possibility that i get 189 visa at 65 points.

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 22 Apr, 19 at 6:23 am

      You do have a good chance of invite for 224113 (statistician) with 65 points in 190 visa category.

      The 189 invite should also be sent as the number of EOI are also low in your job code.
      But, as per last draw, the minimum points were 75 for an invite.

  3. Sakshi
    Sakshi 21 Apr, 19 at 1:07 pm

    Hi, I have a masters degree in mass communication and 3.8 yr work experience in lectureship. SOL is 24211. Will my skill set be accepted at the countrVerification costs $1000 AUD. Also minimum PR points required for this profession as of 20

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 21 Apr, 19 at 1:44 pm

      Minimum points required for each job code are given above.
      I cannot say if you will get positive assessment or not as i don’t know the details of your education and work experience.

  4. pshaheen72
    pshaheen72 20 Apr, 19 at 11:49 am

    I want to ask if I am eligible for Australia pr as I have 6years IT experience and I have a btech degree in biotechnology. I asked many councellers out there but no one clearly said what should be done. Most of them denied.
    My age-29 years
    My Spouse – 31 years with Btech in Mech. Engg and 9years experience
    Please assist.

  5. Sathish S
    Sathish S 20 Apr, 19 at 9:33 am

    Hi Anil,

    I am having 65 points [including PTD] + 5 points on State Sponsorship. Kindly help me to understand the probability of getting PR and how long it will take if i applu now for 189

    • Sathish
      Sathish 20 Apr, 19 at 9:44 am

      *including PTE

      • Anil Gupta
        Anil Gupta 20 Apr, 19 at 2:07 pm

        What is your ANZSCO code?

  6. Rocky
    Rocky 17 Apr, 19 at 10:32 pm

    Hello Anil,

    I am on H1B and my PERM process in progress & expected to get in 1-2 months. I would like to see ACS evaluation and look for Australia PR options.

    1) Will there any issue if we try other country green card while PERM/i140 EB2 application is processing?
    2) Do I need to mention about other country visa processing in i140 or any other stage?

    Thanking you in advance!

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 18 Apr, 19 at 7:35 am

      There is no issue in applying multiple country’s green cards. Nobody stops you.

  7. Saleem
    Saleem 16 Apr, 19 at 9:37 pm

    HI Anil,

    I have 14 months of Australian experience out of which 3 months were when I was on 400 Visa (company sponsored).
    I have filed ACS in which I have not mentioned these 3 months as Australian Experience and has shown it as Indian Experience as my employer said they cannot provide the experience letter from Australia.
    Though I have all the proofs I was unable to show in ACS application thinking that it might cause issue later on.
    Now I have 65 points and if I add 1 year of Australian experience it would be 70 points.
    Please suggest if I need to lodge a new ACS request to include this experience or can I proceed with this ACS and mention in the AOI.
    I have company offer letter which shows 42 days of work, the bridging visa which I received after expiry of my 400 Visa.
    Please suggest.

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 17 Apr, 19 at 7:05 am

      If you want to claim Australia work experience, you should get it assessed by ACS.

  8. Reema
    Reema 16 Apr, 19 at 6:25 pm

    Hi Anil,

    I m currently getting my PR assessment done, here below my details:

    Age 33 – 25

    Work experience – 12 years six sigma consultant- 15
    I am yet to take PET test assuming I ll score 7 considering 10 points. Total score is 65. My query is with respect to education, I hv done 10+3 yr diploma+2 year bachelor full time and 2 year MBA part time. How will this impact my score?

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 16 Apr, 19 at 6:43 pm

      I can’t say anything until you get your education and work experience assessed for you job profile.

  9. Loganath Gandhi Janakiraman
    Loganath Gandhi Janakiraman 16 Apr, 19 at 2:28 pm

    Hi Anil, I would like to clarify some points. I am planning to apply for 189 category and my profile falls under electrical engineer visa 233311. Currently, I have points as below:
    1. Experience: 15 pts
    2. Degree: 15 pts
    3. Age: 25 points
    4. PTE : 0 pts as o got only 50 in each band ( appearing again for PTE next month to get high score)
    Kindly suggest how to go about to get invited for applyibg visa. Being an electrical engineer, How fast I could get invited with and how points are minimum required.

  10. Tosin G Akinwotu
    Tosin G Akinwotu 16 Apr, 19 at 6:52 am

    Hello Anil, please i wish to understand the point 9 on the Calculator. Which can i choose? i’ve never been in Australia. i’m applying from Nigeria.

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 16 Apr, 19 at 7:00 am

      You cannot use any of the points from point 9 at this time.

      You will be able to claim state sponsorship points if any state invites you after you file your Australia EOI.

      • Tosin G Akinwotu
        Tosin G Akinwotu 16 Apr, 19 at 7:08 am

        Thank you so much for your prompt and helpful reply

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