SKILLED VISA 189, 190, 491

Whether you intend on getting your 189, 190 or 491 visa to Australia, we have all bases covered for you and can make you a Permanent Resident of Australia in no time. First step is to calculate your points and see if your points total and meet the minimum threshold if 65. Then you need to find a occupation on the skilled occupation list in Australia. You will then require a positive skills assessment for that occupation.

189 VISA

If you go for the 189 visa, that is skilled independent and requires the highest number of points out of 189, 190 and 491. The advantage with 189 visa is that you don’t need to meet state requirements or state sponsor requirements as it is independent. Your occupation needs to be on the MLTSSL.

190 VISA

The 190 visa is a state sponsored visa, which directly grants you PR, where you get 5 points from the state sponsoring you. Each state or territory in Australia has its own unique criteria, whether it be that you are working in the state or are a graduate of that state. Your occupation needs to be on the STSOL.

491 VISA

The 491 visa is a temporary visa for 5 years. To become a Permanent Resident, you need to stay 3 years in a regional area and then you can apply for the 191 visa. Each state or territory in Australia has its own unique criteria, whether it be that you are working in the state or are a graduate of that state. If you meet that state criteria, you get 15 points. Your occupation needs to be on the STSOL. You can also be sponsored by a family relative if they are a permanent resident or Australian citizen, which also gives you 15 points.

 

POINTS TEST

Age

Age Points
18 to 25 25
25 to 33 30
33 to 40 25
40 to 45 15

English 

English Points
Competent English 0
Proficient English 10
Superior English 20

Competent English

  • Have passport and are a citizen of USA, UK, NZ, Ireland or Canada
International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic or General Training​) Minimum 6 in each of the 4 components
Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT)  Minimum 12 for listening,  Minimum 13 for reading, Min 21 for writing and Min 18 for speaking
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) Minimum 50 in each of the 4 components
Occupational English Test (OET) Minimum B in each of the 4 components
​Cambridge C1 Advanced test Minimum 169 in each of the 4 components

Proficient English

International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic or General Training​) Minimum 7 in each of the 4 components
Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT)  Minimum 24 for listening,  Minimum 24 for reading, Min 27 for writing and Min 23 for speaking
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) Minimum 65 in each of the 4 components
Occupational English Test (OET) Minimum B in each of the 4 components
​Cambridge C1 Advanced test Minimum 185 in each of the 4 components

Superior English English

International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic or General Training​) Minimum 8 in each of the 4 components
Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT)  Minimum 28 for listening,  Minimum 29 for reading, Min 30 for writing and Min 26 for speaking
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) Minimum 79 in each of the 4 components
Occupational English Test (OET) Minimum A in each of the 4 components
​Cambridge C1 Advanced test Minimum 200 in each of the 4 components

Work Experience

Overseas work experience  (outside Australia)

Years Points
< than 3 years 0
3 to 5 years 5
5 to 8 years 10
> than 8 years 15

Australian work experience

Years Points
< than 1 year 0
1 to 3 years 5
3 to 5 years 10
5 to 8 years 15
> than 8 years 20

Note:

  • Your employment can only be in your nominated skilled occupation for which you received a skills assessment
  • It has to have been in the last 10 years
  • It must have been at least 20 hours a week where you were paid
  • A maximum of only 20 points can be given for employment
Requirement Points
A Doctorate from Australia or Doctorate from overseas 20
Minimum Bachelors degree from Australia or Minimum Bachelors degree from overseas 15
A diploma or trade qualification from Australia 10
Got a qualification that is accepted by skills assessing authority for your nominated occupation 10

Your highest qualification will be counted. Your qualification does not have to be in your nominated occupation. But it must be equivalent to an Australian education of the same level.

Doctoral requirements (PhD)

This is only given if you have completed a PHD – Doctor of Philosophy. You cannot get these 10 points if you are simply a doctor, dentist or vet.

Specialist education qualification

Requirement Points
A Masters degree by research or a Doctorate degree from Australia that included minimum 2 years study in a relevant field. 10

The postgraduate doctorate or masters degree by research must be awarded from an Australian university 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

  • biological sciences
  • chemical sciences
  • earth sciences
  • mathematical sciences
  • natural and physical sciences
  • other natural and physical sciences
  • physics and astronomy

Information technology

  • computer science
  • information systems
  • information technology
  • other information technology

Engineering and related technologies

  • aerospace engineering and technology
  • civil engineering
  • electrical and electronic engineering and technology
  • engineering and related technologies
  • geomatics engineering
  • manufacturing engineering and technology
  • maritime engineering and technology
  • mechanical and industrial engineering and technology
  • other engineering and related technologies
  • process and resources engineering.

 

Australian study requirement

Requirement Points
Meet the Australian study requirement 5

 

Professional Year in Australia

Requirement Points
Professional Year 5

At time you receive invitation, you have completed PY.

PY must be:

  • done in Australia in the 4 years before you receive an invitation
  • must only be in your nominated occupation
  • given by EA, CPA, ACS, IPA, Chartered Accountant Aust and NZ

Credentialled community language

Requirement Points
Completed NAATI 5

 

Study in regional Australia

Requirement Points
Completed degree, diploma or trade qualification in Australia while living in regional area 5

This study:

  • Australian study requirement
  • must not be via correspondence or online or via distance. must be completed while you were on-campus in regional area.

Partner skills

Requirement Points
Your partner had:

  • competent English
  • under 45 years age
  • had occupation on same occupation list as you
  • had full skills assessment
10
Partner has competent English 5
Single 10

Nomination or sponsorship

491 Sponsorship 15

190 Sponsorship 5

 

We have vast experience in 189, 190 and 491 visas. Please contact us today on info@visaeducationexperts.com.au or +61 414 588 942.

 

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