489, 189 & 190 Visa Point Test
As part of the application process for the 489, 189 and 190 visas, you must pass the Visa Point Test. AIS Immigrations Solutions have specialised experience in helping visa applicants and provide expert assistance to ensure the points test and all other parts of the application process go smoothly. Whether you require help with the application process, or simply want to know what visa best suits your needs and circumstances, we’re here to assist. Get in touch with us by calling +61 7 3216 0052, sending us an enquiry, or for one-on-one assistance from a migration agent, try one of our booked skype meetings.
What is the Visa Point Test?
The visa point test is an objective test designed to ensure applicants have a balance of skill, experience, qualifications, English proficiency and other factors. While it is one extra hurdle for this visa, it ensures that if you fall short in one area (e.g. you’re aged 42), but you are really fantastic in another (e.g. PhD and 10+ years experience), you can still apply for this visa. With that said, scoring higher points gives a greater chance of a successful application.
To be eligible for a 189, 190 or 489 visa, you must score at least 65 points. Try adding up your points from the table below to see if you’re eligible. If you think you’re eligible, or would like to see what other visas might suit your needs and circumstances, don’t hesitate to get in touch with AIS Immigrations Solutions.
|45–49 years||Not eligible to apply|
|Skilled Employment||In skilled employment for at least three but less than five years (of the past 10 years) OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA||5|
|In skilled employment for at least five but less than eight years (of the past 10 years) OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA||10|
|In skilled employment for at least eight and up to 10 years (of the past 10 years) OUTSIDE AUSTRALIA||15|
|In skilled employment for at least one but less than three years (of the past 10 years) INSIDE AUSTRALIA||5|
|In skilled employment for at least three but less than five years (of the past 10 years) INSIDE AUSTRALIA||10|
|In skilled employment for at least five but less than eight years (of the past 10 years) INSIDE AUSTRALIA||15|
|In skilled employment for at least eight and up to 10 years (of the past 10 years) INSIDE AUSTRALIA||20|
|Qualifications||Diploma or trade qualification completed in Australia||10|
|An award or qualification recognised by the assessing authority in the assessment of the skilled occupation||10|
|At least a bachelor’s degree from an Australian educational institution or other degree of a recognised standard||15|
|Doctorate from an Australian educational institution or other doctorate of a recognised standard||20|
|English Proficiency||Competent English||0|
|Australian study requirement||One or more degrees, diplomas or trade qualifications awarded by an Australian educational institution and meet the Australian study requirement||5|
|Nomination requirement||Nomination by state or territory government (visa subclass 190 only)||5|
|Nomination by state or territory government or sponsorship by an eligible family member to reside and work in a specified/designated area (visa subclass 489 only)||10|
|Other||Credentialled community language qualifications||5|
|Study in regional Australia or a low population growth metropolitan area (excluding distance education)||5|
|Partner skill qualifications||5|
|Professional year in Australia for at least 12 months in the four years before the day you were invited to apply||5|
Speak to one of our helpful migration agents today on +61 7 3216 0052 or send us an enquiry for help with the visa point test.