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The Skillselect system is points based, with applicants receiving points for criteria ranging from Age to work experience. Applicants must score a minimum of 65 points for their visa to be granted. The following tables give a detailed breakdown of how points are awarded for Skillselect visas. 

Age

Points

18-24 years

25

25-32 years

30

33-39 years

25

40-44 years

15

 

English

Points

Competent English: Person has a score of 8 or more in the English Language Testing System (IELTS)

0

Proficient English: Person has a score of 7 or more in the English Language Testing System (IELTS)

10

Superior English: Person has a score of 6 or more in the English Language Testing System (IELTS)

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 educational institution that is of a recognised standard.

20

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

15

A diploma or trade qualification completed in Australia

10

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

10

 

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

 

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

 

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