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Posted By HS Consultants Education & Migration on 04/22/2022

Australia PR 2022: Points Required and More

Australia is an excellent country to migrate to and obtain PR because of its high living standards and numerous career opportunities. Every year many people aim to get PR there, and if the reader is one of them, they have arrived at the right place as this article shares the points required to get Australian PR for 2022.

The Factors Included in Determining The Eligibility Points

The minimum 65 points, which a PR applicant requires, are below the maximum points one can obtain.

  • Age: 30. 
  • English language proficiency: 20.
  • Employment outside Australia: 15. 
  • Employment in Australia: 20.
  • Educational qualifications: 20.
  • Studied in Australia: 5.
  • Niche education skills: 5.
  • Partner skills: 10.
  • Others: 15

These criteria are further explained below for a clearer understanding.

The First Criteria are Age: Maximum points are 30. Please note that applicants aged equal to or over 45 cannot apply via the SkillSelect program.

  • 18-24 years: 25.
  • 25-32 years: 30.
  • 33-39 years: 25.
  • 40-44 years: 15.

The second criteria are English proficiency: Maximum points are 20.

Superior (8 or more in each band): 20. 

Proficient (7 or more in each band): 10.

Competent (6 or more in each band): 0.

The third criteria are employment outside Australia: Maximum points are 15. Finally, the applicant’s skill must be there in any skilled occupation lists.

  • Work experience under three years: 0. 
  • 3-4 years: 5.
  • 5-7 years: 10.
  • 8-10 years: 15.

The fourth one is employment in Australia: Maximum Points are 20.

  • Experience under a year: 0.
  • 1-2 years: 5.
  • 3-4 years: 10.
  • 5-7 years: 15.
  • 8-10 years: 20.

The fifth one is educational qualifications: Maximum Points are 20.

  • Doctorate: 20.
  • Bachelor’s/Master’s degree: 15.
  • Australian diploma/trade certificate: 10.
  • Awards/recognitions recognized by skilled occupations authority: 10.

The sixth one is studied in Australia: Maximum points are 5.

  • Minimum one degree/diploma/trade qualification from an Australian university: 5.

The seventh one is niche educational skills: Maximum points are 5.

  • Master’s by Research/Doctorate from an Australian university with two years academic in the relevant sector: 5. 

The eighth criteria are partner skills: Maximum points are 10. Please note that the applicants’ partners or spouses must also have applied for the visa and meet the age, talent, and English criteria to obtain these points. Applicants can also get additional points, as explained below.

  • Unmarried: 10
  • Partner is an Australian local or PR holder: 10
  • Spouse or partner is proficient in English and holds the positive skill assessment: 10
  • Spouse or partner has no skill assessment but is competent in English: 5

Other criteria: Maximum points are 15.

  • Certified in a community language: 5.
  • Study in regional or metropolitan Australia where population growth is low: 5.  
  • Professional year in Australia: 5.
  • Holding a 190 Visa: 5.  

Latest Trends  

The SkillSelect rounds in 2021 saw the score criteria rise to 90 points, especially for the Subclass 189 Visa. While a 65 points score is enough, one should not assume it as the best score and score more points.

While a score of 65 is enough, the PR applicants must try to score higher to have better chances. The Visa Consultant for Australia at HS Consultants Education & Migration are experts in Australia PR. They can help all applicants increase their chances of getting a permanent residency in Australia. 

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