The points table

Age Points

18-24 years 25

25-32 years 30

33-39 years 25

40-44 years 15

45-49 years 0

English Points

Competent English 0

Proficient English 10

Superior English 20

Skilled employment in the last 10 years – outside Australia Points

Less than 3 years 0

3-4 years 5

5-7 years 10

8-10 years 15

Skilled employment in the last 10 years – in Australia Points

Less than 1 year 0

1-2 years 5

3-4 years 10

5-7 years 15

8-10 years 20

Qualifications Points

A Doctorate degree from an Australian educational institution or a Doctorate from another 20
educational institution that is of a recognised standard.

A Bachelor degree from an Australian educational institution or a Bachelor qualification, from 15
another educational institution that is of a recognised standard.

A diploma or trade qualification completed in Australia 10

An award or qualification recognised by the relevant assessing authority for your nominated skilled 10
occupation.

Australian study requirement Points

At least one degree, diploma or trade qualification from an Australian educational institution that 5
meets the Australian study requirement

Specialist education qualification Points

A Masters degree by research or a Doctorate degree from an Australian educational institution that 5
included at least two academic years in a relevant field.

Other Points

Other Points Accredited in a community language 5 Study in regional Australia or a low population growth metropolitan area that meets the Australian 5 study requirement Partner skill qualifications 5 Professional year in Australia 5 Nomination Points Nomination by a state or territory government 5 .