Hi, guys welcome to our blog of Australia PR points criteria ..…..
I was just thinking about what I should write about that would be informative at the same time important for my readers. And Bingo!!! I thought of writing about PR and how you can claim your score points. I mean on what basis though I am not an expert but I can share my experience and show you the direction to get started right.
Everyone dreams of settling in Australia. You must hold the PR for permanent residency. Everyone dreams of getting that PR. But it’s not that easy as you think to get that PR. You must score minimum PR points and meet Australia PR points criteria in order to apply for the PR. One of these requirements for eligibility, for any kind of skilled visa; Subclass 190 visa, Skilled nominated visa, Subclass 189 visa or Skilled Independent, must be met if you are looking for permanent residency in Australia.
The minimum score point is 65 or more in the Australia PR point system. Depending upon your score or whether you are a high scorer, you receive an invitation to apply for PR from the Australian Department of Home affairs. But 65 is not enough in every case. With 65 PR points, you will have to wait at least a year for the invitation. On the other side, if you have obtained 80PR points and 85 PR points then you are likely to receive an invitation within a year otherwise the backlog period has stretched up-to 33 months or more.. Phewww….. That’s too long a productive year until you receive a letter of invitation and you will be having uncertain plans isn’t.
Multiple factors play a role in receiving these PR points. The applicants will receive points from multiple criteria ranging from Age to Work experience and proficiency in the English Language. If you are not able to get a minimum of 65 points then you will not be getting an invitation to apply for the PR. But it is best to score at least 70 points to receive an invitation for an Australia PR visa.
Age also matters for Australian PR points. Applicants receive scores according to which age group they fall into at the time of their application. The age group between 25 to 32 receive the most points while over 45 receive none.
|18 – 24||25|
|25 – 32||30|
|33 – 39||25|
|40 – 44||15|
|45 – 49||0|
- English Language proficiency
Most of the applicants are required to give the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) test.
Applicants whose native language is English or are from English speaking countries and applicants who have been awarded a tertiary degree from a University where English Is the major language do not need to take an English Language proficiency test.
However in order to claim the points for Proficient English language skills all applicants must take the IELTS test.
|English Language Proficiency (IELTS score)||Points|
|Superior (IELTS score of 8 or more)||20|
|Proficient (IELTS score of 7 or more)||10|
|Competent(IELTS score of 6 or more)||0|
PTE Academic is accepted by the Australian Government as a proof of English Language proficiency for all visa categories.
|English Language proficiency level||Test components||PTE academic score|
|Proficient (for points tested skilled visas)||Listening||65|
|Superior (for points tested skilled visas)||Listening||79|
- Skilled Employment
Applicants are awarded certain points for employment experience. The points are based on the years of experience they have in a skilled occupation, either in Australia or another country. The point differs for the experience gained inside and outside of Australia.
|Time of skilled employment WITHIN Australia (within last ten years)||Points|
|Time of skilled employment OUTSIDE of Australia (within last 10 years)||Points|
Note: Points from both tables can be combined if you have experience within and outside of Australia but the maximum points awarded will be 20.
- Educational Qualification
Points are awarded to the applicant’s based on the highest qualification only. The qualification must be related to the applicant’s nominated occupation. The education qualification will usually be verified during the skill assessment for the applicant’s nominated occupation.
|Bachelor’s or Master’s degree||15|
|Australia Diploma or trade qualification||10|
|Award or qualification recognised by the assessing authority
in an assessment of the skilled occupation
- Australia Qualifications
Applicants will be awarded 5 PR points if they complete an Australian qualification from an Australian educational institution. This qualification must be earned from an Australian institution while they are in Australia. The course you are studying must be at least two years in length.
|Any degree, diploma or trade qualification earned in Australia after at least 2 years of study||5|
- Community Language Skills
Applicants can gain 5 PR points on clearing the Community Credential Language test. The test is taken by NAATI which tests the ability of individuals to translate native language to English and English to native language. It’s the easiest way to increase your Score point. If you want more information about it you can write to me or even give me a call to learn in detail about it.
|NAATI recognised translator/interpreter level skills in a
- Spouse/partner skills and qualifications
Your spouse or partner can add some points to the Australian PR points. He/she must not be an Australian citizen and meet some of the basic requirements (listed above) for age, English language proficiency and nominated occupation.
|Spouse/partner skills and qualification||Points|
|Spouse/partner meets basic requirements||5|
- Professional year
An approved professional year in Australia in the last 4 years can grant you 5 PR points. You must be engaged in a structured development professional program that includes formal training with on-the-job experience.
|Completed a professional year in Australia in the last 4 years||5|
Nomination and Sponsorship (subclass 190 and subclass 489 only): Applicants being sponsored by Australian state or Territory government are awarded 5 PR points.
|Sponsorship or nomination||Points|
|Nomination by a state or territory government under a State Migration Plan for a skilled nominated visa (subclass 190)
|Nomination by a State or Territory government under a State
migration plan, or an eligible relative, to a designated area
for a Skilled Nominated or Sponsored visa (subclass 489)
Hope this blog has been able to help you in giving you a head start on your PR dreams. Nothing is impossible until and unless you strive all our strength and determination to acquire it.