Read the English language skills requirements.
Please read if you want to claim the point for this section.
Employed means engaged in an occupation for remuneration for at least 20 hours a week.
Closely-related occupations must be:
Under the points test, there is a cap on the number of points that can be awarded for employment experience. The maximum number of points that can be awarded is 20, this means that even if you score more than 20 combined points for your employment experience only 20 points will be awarded.
For points-based migration, you will receive points for your highest qualification only.
Recognition of your qualificationsThe authority undertaking your skills assessment may determine if your qualifications are comparable to the relevant Australian qualification. Assessing authorities are listed against your occupation in the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations. You must have obtained this recognition at the time you are invited to apply for a visa.
If you hold an overseas qualification at bachelor level or above and your skills assessing authority did not offer an opinion on that qualification then it is open to you to contact Vocational Education Training and Assessment Services (VETASSESS) for advice.
VETASSESS can provide an assessment of the comparative educational level of these qualifications against the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). Advice from VETASSESS should be provided with your application to support your claim for these points.
Doctoral requirements (PhD)You can only be awarded points for a doctoral degree if you have completed a qualification at the relevant level, that is, a Doctor of Philosophy (PhD). You cannot claim these points for the award of other qualifications that give you the right to use to the title of Doctor (that is, general practitioner, dentist, vet).
To claim this read Australian study requirement
Please read if you want to claim the point in this section.
The postgraduate degree by research (doctorate or masters) must be awarded from an Australian education institution after at least two academic years of study in the following science, technology, engineering, mathematics or specified information and communication technology (ICT) fields:
Natural and physical sciences
Engineering and related technologies
To be credentialled in a community language and eligible for the award of points you must have been accredited at the paraprofessional level or above, certified at the certified provisional level or above, or have a community language credential for interpreting or translating by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters.
To be eligible for the award of points your educational qualification:
For you to be eligible for the award of these points your partner must be an applicant for the same visa subclass and must not be an Australian permanent resident or an Australian citizen. Additionally, you will need to provide evidence that when you were invited to apply for this visa that they:
At the time of invitation to apply, you had completed a Professional Year. To be eligible for the award of these points your Professional Year must have been in Accounting, ICT/Computing or Engineering, and:
You must be nominated to be invited to apply for this visa. Provided your nomination remains in effect, you may be eligible for the award of these points.
You must have been nominated or stated you would be sponsored by an eligible family member to be invited to apply for this visa.
For nominated applicants provided your nomination remains in effect, you may be eligible for the award of these points.
For sponsored applicants provided your sponsorship has been approved, you may be eligible for the award of these points.
Information on sponsorship and nomination is available for the Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491).