Business people and skilled professionals can migrate to Australia based on their skill sets, educational qualifications and work experience. With the general skilled migration self-assessment test, an individual can evaluate his/her chances for Australian immigration.

Individuals will score high if they are aged under 50, have English language proficiency, have adequate work experience in their nominated occupation, which must be included in the country’s SOL (Skilled Occupation List).

Australia skilled migration points

Under the Australia immigration point system, immigration candidates can acquire the required Australia migration points which are awarded to a candidate provided he meets the requirements under the following criteria.

  • Age: Applicants between the age of 18 and 49 can score points under the age
  • English language: The applicant should prove that he has the required competency in the language by submitting the test results of any recognized English language proficiency test.
  • Overseas Experience points (Experience outside Australia): The applicant can claim points for having three/five/eight years of overseas experience in the nominated occupation in the last 10 years.
  • Australian Experience: The applicant can claim points for having worked in Australia in one of the occupations listed on the SOL on a full-time basis.
  • Overseas Qualification points (Qualifications gained outside Australia): The applicant can claim points for recognized qualifications which is at a level of bachelor’s or higher or Ph.D.
  • Australian Study: The applicant can claim additional points for doing a course in Australia of at least two academic years or more.
  • Live and Study in Regional Area: The applicant can claim additional points if he has met the Australian study requirement of living and studying in a ‘regional low population growth metropolitan area’ for at least 2 years.
  • Partner Skills: The applicant can claim points under partner skills if the partner satisfies the basic requirements of age, English language ability, qualifications and skills assessment result.

Candidates scoring a minimum of 65 points would be considered eligible by DIBP (Department of Immigration and Border Protection), an organization responsible for immigration.

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