Australia PR Point Calculator

  • Australia is the most sought destination for skilled labor force. The immigration process of Australian government is crafted in a way that it targets migrants who possess outstanding skills and technical abilities which will contribute to the Australian economy and aids in growing the same.
  • The eligibility criteria for skilled immigrants is determined by the SkillSelect system.
  • A SkillSelect system is point based under which applicants are awarded points for criteria ranging from age to work experience.
  • Applicants are required to score a minimum of 60 points for them to get a visa.

The below grids give you the detailed breakdown of points awarded under various criteria under Australia PR Point Calculator System.


18-24 25 points
25-32 30 points
33-39 25 points
40-44 15 points


English Language Requirements (IELTS/OET)

Competent English (IELTS 6/OET C) 0 points
Adept English (IELTS 7/OET B) 10 points
Superior English (IELTS 8/OET A) 20 points


Work Experience


At least 3 but less than 5 years (of past 10 years) 5 points
At least 5 but less than 8 years (of past 10 years) 10 points
At least 8 years and up to 10 years 15 points


In Australia

At least 1 but less than 3 years (of past 10 years) 5 points
At least 3 but less than 5 years (of past 10 years) 10 points
At least 5 but less than 8 years (of past 10 years) 15 points
At least 8 years and up to 10 years 20 points



Doctorate degree from any Australian educational institution or any other equivalent to it. 20 points
At least a bachelor’s degree inclusive of Masters/honors form an Australian university or any other equivalent to it. 15 points
Diploma and trade qualification completed in Australia or qualification or an award of recognized standards. 10 points
Australian diploma and trade qualification awarded by Australian educational institution and meet Australian study requirements 5 points


Other Factors

Credential community language qualifications 5 points
Study in regional Australia or Urban Area (excluding distance education) 5 points


Partner skill qualifications 5 points
Professional year completion for a period of minimum 12 months in four years 5 points


Sponsorships and Nominations

State or territory government (only visa subclass 190) 5 points
Nomination by a state or Territory government or sponsorship by an eligible family member (only visa subclass 489) 10 points


Other Essential Information

  • The following are the visa sub classes and the required points to be scored under each category
  • Skilled – Independent (subclass 189) – 60 points
  • Skilled – Sponsored (subclass 190) – 60 points
  • Skilled – Regional Sponsored (subclass 489) – 60 points
  • Note that the maximum points an Australian skilled immigrant can score in the Australia PR Point Calculator System for any combination of overseas and Australian skilled employment is 20 points.