Points for Specialist Educational Qualifications
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Points for Specialist Educational Qualifications

AIS Immigration Solutions can help you determine whether you are eligible for additional points for specialist educational qualifications towards the Skilled Migration Points Test. Our qualified and experienced migration officers understand the complexities of immigration laws and visa requirements in Australia and guide you in your application. For more information about our services or to book a Skype meeting, please get in touch with AIS Immigration Solutions on +61 7 3216 0052.

Specialist Educational Qualifications:

For the general skilled migration points test, you may be awarded an additional 5 points if you have met the requirements for the award of a ‘specialist educational qualification’. To be eligible for the additional points you will need to have completed either a Masters degree by research (as opposed to a Masters by coursework) or have Doctoral degree (PhD).

You specialist educational qualification must have included at least two academic years in Australia and be awarded by an Australian educational institution. The field of study must also be in a field specified by the Department of Immigration. The current fields covered are ‘STEM’ specialisations (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) as well as Information and Communication Technology (ICT).

The specialist educational qualification fields are listed below in more detail:

Broad Field of Education Narrow Field of Education
Natural and Physical Sciences Biological Sciences
Chemical Sciences
Earth Sciences
Mathematical Sciences
Natural and Physical Sciences
Other Natural and Physical Sciences
Physics and Astronomy
Information Technology Computer Sciences
Information Systems
Information Technology
Other Information Technology
Engineering and Related Technologies Aerospace Engineering and Technology
Civil Engineering
Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology
Engineering and Related Technologies
Geomatic Engineering
Manufacturing Engineering and Technology
Maritime Engineering and Technology
Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology
Other Engineering and Related TechnologiesProcess and Resources Engineering

If you require assistance in applying for a General Skilled Migration Visa or need help understanding the Skilled Visa Points Test and specialist educational qualifications, please get in touch with the team at AIS Immigration Solutions on +61 7 3216 0052 or book a Skype meeting here.

Speak to one of our helpful migration assistants today on +61 7 3216 0052 or send us an enquiry for help in obtaining your Skilled Migration Visa.