Age:

18-24 years (+25)
25-32 years (+30)
33-39 years (+25)
40-44 years (+15)


English:

Competent English - IELTS 6/ OET B/ PTE 50 (+0)
Proficient English - IELTS 7/OET B/ PTE 65 (+10)
Superior English - IELTS 8/OET A/ PTE 79 (+20)


Marital Status:

Single (+10)
Spouse / de fato partner acquired skills assessment and is inline with the same list as the main applicant (+10)
Spouse / de fato partner is an Australian citizen or Permeant Resident (+10)
Spouse / de fato has Component English - IELTS 6/ OET B/ PTE 50 (+5)


Overseas skilled employment in nominated skilled occupation of past 10 years:

3-4 years skilled employment (+5)
5-7 years skilled employment (+10)
8-10 years skilled employment (+15)


Australian skilled employment in nominated skilled occupation of past 10 years:

1-2 years skilled employment (+5)
3-4 years skilled employment (+10)
5-7 years skilled employment (+15)
8-10 years skilled employment (+20)


Educational qualifications, at time of invitation:

Doctorate degree (+20)
At least a bachelor's degree or Masters (+15)
A diploma or trade qualification completed in Australia (+10)


Australian study qualifications, at time of invitation:

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


Other factors, at time of invitation:

Accredited in a community language (+5)
Study in regional Australia or a low population growth metropolitan area that meets the Australian study requirement (+5)
Professional year in Australia (+5)
STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) Study in RESEARCH, Masters or Doctoral degree (+10)


Nomination/Sponsorship, at time of invitation:

Nomination by state or territory government or sponsorship by an eligible family member, for residing and working in a specified/designated area (Visa subclass 491 only) *after Nov-19 (+15)
190 visa Nomination by state or territory government (+5)


If all other points claims are equal invitations for points tested visas will be ranked by the Migration Points Test as described below:

*First - primary applicants with a skilled spouse or de facto partner
*Equal First - primary applicants without a spouse or de facto partner
*Second - Primary applicants with a spouse or de facto partner who can demonstrate competent English but does not have the skills for skilled partner points (age and skills)
*Third - Primary applicants with a partner who is ineligible for either competent English or Skilled partner points.These applicants will be ranked below all other cohorts, if all other points claims are equal