Australia PR Points Calculator 2019 – Immigration Point Test

Written by Anil Gupta
  By Anil Gupta - Updated on  25 Apr, 19

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.


   661 Questions & Answers

  1. Yadav
    Yadav 6 Apr, 19 at 11:46 pm

    Hi Anil,

    I have 70 points in Mechanical engineering and want to apply for VISA CLASS 189 . Can you please guide me how much time it would take to get invitation after submitting EOI?

    Thanks in advance!!!

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 7 Apr, 19 at 5:28 am

      At this time, Mechanical engineer are being sent for 75 points.

      Try to increase points to 75.

  2. Vja
    Vja 6 Apr, 19 at 9:49 pm

    Hi Anil,
    Thank you in advance for your help.
    My points manually calculated;

    Age=30,Education=15,Experience=15,Language=10. Total=70
    However, when i want to submit my EOI, it somehow only calculates 55 which i suspect could be without the work experience likely. I have my general skills assessed by CPA but yet to assess employment. However wondering if there is a auto link to check that?

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 7 Apr, 19 at 5:18 am

      What do you mean by ‘auto link’?
      The calculator given above is what is an automatic points calculator.

      • Vj
        Vj 7 Apr, 19 at 9:30 am

        Anil, what i mean is – my score auto calculated at 55. However, as mentioned, age- 30, education-15, language-10 so this adds up to 55. However, as i have more than 8 years experience outside australia, i should get another 15 points but CPA is yet to confirm on my skilled employment – is that why the points are not reflected in my EOI?

        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 7 Apr, 19 at 9:57 am

          Points in EOI are calculated based on what you enter.
          It cannot guess it automatically if you do not enter your correct work details.

          • Vj
            Vj 8 Apr, 19 at 3:10 am

            Clear on that but when i submit it shows 0 points for years of experience though i have updated from 2008 to current. From the confirmation page i see note below;
            Clients will only receive points for employment history for the last 10 years from the date they submit their EOI. If employment period exceeds 10 years during the time your EOI awaits to be invited then your indicative points score can change.

            • Anil Gupta
              Anil Gupta 8 Apr, 19 at 8:37 am

              I am not sure what you are doing in your EOI. It should show correct points if you have entered correct dates in your work experience section.

  3. Pawan Rijal
    Pawan Rijal 4 Apr, 19 at 4:55 am

    Hi Anil,

    I love what you’re doing. Like everyone else I had a query as well. I will have 75 points(without state nomination) by August 2019. And my occupation falls under either of computer network professional or ICT security specialist. What are chances of getting invited if I lodge EOI in August? Thanks in advance.

  4. Kevin Abraham
    Kevin Abraham 4 Apr, 19 at 3:16 am

    Hello sir am looking forward to do masters in mechanical engineering from UOW .Have completed mechanical enginerring , currently have no experience, To be sure should i proceed with the course and getting a PR with 65 points with 7 in IELTS isn’t realistic, only with 8 i was getting 75 . My age after completion of the course -25 , also would like to know my would be has done MA in archeology and conservation , will it have any additional ponits as i found out in SoL list conservation and conservation officer is listed. Does i stand any chance in securing 75+ with the spouse points .

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 4 Apr, 19 at 7:55 am

      Australia PR invite depends on your total PR points. If you can get points for your selected ANZSCO code, you can get PR.

      Choice of education and job profile is your own.

  5. Kuljinder Kaur
    Kuljinder Kaur 4 Apr, 19 at 12:09 am

    Hello sir
    I’m doing master of education from Latrobe University Melbourne. This is my first semester. Can I get pr by this course or I need to change it .

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 4 Apr, 19 at 7:55 am

      I cannot suggest anything with this little information. The first step is to check your total PR points using calculator given above.

  6. Senthilkumar Thangavel
    Senthilkumar Thangavel 3 Apr, 19 at 11:52 pm

    Hi, Thanks for all you information. I can able to get 65 points for Visa 189 & 70 points for visa 190 as per your page, but when i feed them in to skill-select, it displays 5 mark less in both visa. Could you please clarify and i’am with 233311-Electrical Engineer. Thanks

  7. Rubna K
    Rubna K 3 Apr, 19 at 11:21 pm

    Hi Anil,

    How long would it take to get an invite for EOI (Australian PR Skill based 189) with 70 points for Chemcial Engineer ANZSCO: 233111 currently.
    I noticed that in the last round, they did not invite any 70 pointers, could this change or does it mean the cut off is now 70?

  8. Asiri Fernando
    Asiri Fernando 3 Apr, 19 at 9:23 am

    Hi, following is the profile summary chronological order.
    1.Telecom diploma 2011
    2.Associate telecom engineer(Mobile Network planning) 2015
    3.Bachelor’s in Computer Science 2016

    Im planning to apply PR via “Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist ” (ANZSCO: 313214) will be able to claim points for both work experience and bachelors ?

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 3 Apr, 19 at 12:29 pm

      It depends on the result of your education assessment and assessment is based on what subjects you studied.

      • Asiri Fernando
        Asiri Fernando 4 Apr, 19 at 8:51 am

        thanks Anil. in this case, i should contact ACS ? or engineers of Australia? (diploma was in Singapore , degree was in Australia)

        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 4 Apr, 19 at 9:10 am

          The assessment agency name is mentioned here for your job code 313214.

    ANKIT SONI 30 Mar, 19 at 9:23 pm

    Hi Anil. I have submitted my EOI for Australian PR with 65 points for 261313. Could you please let me know in current scenario, how long it is taking to get invite.

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 31 Mar, 19 at 1:17 pm

      No chance of invite for 261313 with 65 points at this time.
      You should try to increase points to at-least 75.

      • ANKIT SONI
        ANKIT SONI 31 Mar, 19 at 1:24 pm

        Ok sure. I am trying to appear for exam. With state sponsorship it will be 75 , if I will score 79 each. Is it ok with state sponsorship???

        • Anil Gupta
          Anil Gupta 31 Mar, 19 at 1:40 pm

          Do not count state points in 75.
          You should get 75 without any state sponsorship.

  10. Rahat Alam
    Rahat Alam 30 Mar, 19 at 9:30 am

    I am doing masters in Australia and have a bachelor from Bangladesh in Civil Engineering. After finishing my masters will I get 30 points for my edication?
    Thanks in advance

    • Anil Gupta
      Anil Gupta 30 Mar, 19 at 1:13 pm

      It depends on what ANZSCO code you choose and your education assessment.

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