Points Test Calculator

The Australian Government’s Skillselect system is based on points awarded for criteria ranging from Age to work experience. Applicants must score a minimum of 60 points for their visa to be granted.

To know your likely points score for a skilled visa, you can try this online Points Test calculator. Please note that this may not be your final score and also 60 points may not be sufficient for your specific situation. You will have to reconfirm this with our specialists.

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Your Details

Kindly fill in your details below:

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Nominated Occupation

You are required to apply for skills assessment in an occupation category that falls in the General Skilled Migration list.

Please select a Nominated Occupation.

Visa Subclass

Please select the subclass that you are applying for.

Skilled Independent Subclass 189 - no sponsorship required. You must have an occupation on the Independent and Family Sponsored Occupations List.
Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 - requires nomination by a State or Territory Government. You must have an occupation on the State/Territory Nominated Occupations List. See the Skilled Nominated page for more details.
Skilled Regional (Provisional) Subclass 489 - requires sponsorship by a relative living in a designated area or a state or territory government. For further details see the Skilled Regional Sponsored page.
Score: 0

Age

What is your age?

Score: 0

English Language Ability

Please rate your English language ability.

Competent English:
  • Passport from UK, USA, Ireland, Canada or NZ; or
  • IELTS: 6+ in each component; or
  • PTE Academic: 50+ in each component; or
  • Cambridge (CAE): 169+ in each component; or
  • TOEFL iBT: 12 in Listening, 13 Reading, 21 Writing, 18 Speaking
Proficient English:
  • IELTS: 7+ in each component; or
  • OET: B pass in each component; or
  • PTE Academic: 65+ in each component; or
  • Cambridge (CAE): 185+ in each component; or
  • TOEFL iBT: 24 in Listening, 24 Reading, 27 Writing, 23 Speaking
Superior English:
  • IELTS: 8+ in each component; or
  • OET: A pass in each component; or
  • PTE Academic: 79+ in each component; or
  • Cambridge (CAE): 200+ in each component; or
  • TOEFL iBT: 28 in Listening, 29 Reading, 30 Writing, 26 Speaking
Less than competent English
Score: 0

Australian Educational Qualification

Do you meet the requirements for the award of degree, diploma, advanced diploma or trade qualification(s) which took at least 2 years of full-time study in Australia at an Australian institution?

Yes: Degree, diploma advanced diploma or trade qualification(s) taking at least 2 years of full-time study in Australia.
No
Score: 0

Study in Regional Australia or a Low Population Growth Area

Do you

  • Meet the requirements for the award of degree, diploma, advanced diploma or trade qualification(s); AND
  • The qualification(s) were not in English language proficiency; AND
  • The qualification(s) took at least 2 years of full-time study in Australia; AND
  • The qualification(s) were taught in English; AND
  • The campus of your institution is in a regional or low population growth area; AND
  • You have spent at least 2 years living in the regional or low population growth area; AND
  • You did not complete the qualification(s) via distance education?
Yes
No
Score: 0

Professional Year

Following your studies, have you completed a Professional Year in Australia in your occupation(currently applicable to accountants, engineers and IT professionals)

Yes
No
Score: 0

Qualifications

What is your highest professional Qualification?

20: Doctorate from an Australian educational institution or other Doctorate of a recognised standard
15: At least a Bachelor degree, including a Bachelor degree with Honours or Masters, from an Australian educational institution or other degree of a recognised standard
10: Diploma completed in Australia, trade qualification completed in Australia, or qualification or award of recognised standard
0: No Recognised Qualifications
Score: 0

Overseas Work Experience

Regarding your work experience overseas, during the last 10 years, how long have you worked in your nominated occupation or in a closely related skilled occupation? (please note that if you have a ‘skilled date’ in your skills assessment, work experience prior to this would not count for points.)

Experience of at least 8 to 10 years (within past 10 years)
Experience of at least 5 years but less than 8 years (within past 10 years)
Experience of at least three years but less than five years (within past 10 years)
Less than 3 years
Score: 0

Australian Work Experience

Regarding your work experience in Australia, in the last 10 years, how long have you worked in your nominated occupation or in a closely related skilled occupation? (please note that if you have a ‘skilled date’ in your skills assessment, work experience prior to this would not count for points.)

Experience of at least eight to 10 years (within past 10 years)
Experience of at least five years but less than eight years (within past 10 years)
Experience of at least three years but less than five years (within past 10 years)
Experience of at least one year but less than three years (within past 10 years)
Less than one year
Score: 0

Partner Skill Qualifications

Partner skills relate to the eligibility requirements (eligible if only partner is being included in the application)

You can receive five points if your partner meets requirements at the time you are invited to apply relating to:

Age: My partner is aged under 50
English Language Ability: My partner has competent English ability
A suitable skills assessment in a nominated occupation on the same Skilled Occupation List used for your application.

You cannot receive these points if your partner is not included on your visa application, or if they are an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident.

Score: 0

Designated Language

Check any boxes which apply to you.

I am accredited as a para-professional interpreter or translator (level 2) by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI).
None of the above
Score: 0

Total Score: 0

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