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2016-2017 Point system for Australia Immigration

MysticRiver

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Pass mark is 60 which will be calculated at the time of invitation

FactorDescriptionPoints
Age18-24 (inclusive)25 points
25-32 (inclusive)30 points
33-39 (inclusive)25 points
40-44 (inclusive)15 points
45-49 (inclusive)0 points
English language competency levelCompetent English0 points
Proficient English10 points
Superior English20 points
Overseas skilled employment in nominated skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupationAt least three but less than five years (of past 10 years)5 points
At least five but less than eight years (of past 10 years)10 points
At least eight and up to 10 years (of past 10 years)15 points
Australian skilled employment in nominated skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation (The maximum points awarded for any combination of overseas and Australian skilled employment is 20 points)At least one but less than three years (of past 10 years)5 points
At least three but less than five years (of past 10 years)10 points
At least five but less than eight years (of past 10 years)15 points
At least eight and up to 10 years (of past ten years)20 points
Educational qualificationsDoctorate from an Australian educational institution or other Doctorate of a recognised standard20 points
At least a Bachelor degree, including a Bachelor degree with Honours or Masters, from an Australian educational institution or other degree of a recognised standard15 points
Diploma completed in Australia, trade qualification completed in Australia, or qualification or award of recognised standard10 points
Australian study qualificationOne or more degrees, diplomas or trade qualifications awarded by an Australian educational institution and meet Australian Study Requirement5 points
Other factorsCredentialled community language qualifications5 points
Study in regional Australia or in a low population growth metropolitan area (excluding distance education)5 points
Partner skill qualifications5 points
Professional Year completion, for a period of at least 12 months in the four year period immediately before the day on which the invitation was issued5 points
Nomination/SponsorshipNomination by State or Territory government (visa subclass 190 only)5 points
Nomination by State or Territory government or sponsorship by an eligible family member, for residing and working in a specified/designated area (visa subclass 489 only)10 points
 
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weiliangng

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MSA
2015-10-28
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65
EOI
2015-11-21
Inv.
2015-11-23
App.
2015-12-01
CO
2015-12-08
PCC
2015-12-15
HC
2015-12-16
Grant
2016-01-11
Dear MysticRiver,

for subclass 189, I understand that the minimum is Competent English (IELTS band 6) for EOI submission, and for subclass 190 (e.g. Victoria), some jobs requires Proficient English.

But for subclass 189 in general, IELTS band 6 should be sufficient for EOI submission, am I right?

I am asking because a friend is saying that his migration agent is telling him to hit IELTS band 7 as a requirement for his subclass 189 submission
 
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EOI
2015-11-21
Inv.
2015-11-23
App.
2015-12-01
CO
2015-12-08
PCC
2015-12-15
HC
2015-12-16
Grant
2016-01-11

MysticRiver

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Minimum eligibility criteria in IELTS is 6 in each band. However he has to ensure minimum 60 points as well. So if he already achieved at least 60 points with IELTS 6, he is eligible, otherwise he needs to improve his point (by better IELTS result or other means).
 

weiliangng

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77
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MSA
2015-10-28
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189
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EOI
2015-11-21
Inv.
2015-11-23
App.
2015-12-01
CO
2015-12-08
PCC
2015-12-15
HC
2015-12-16
Grant
2016-01-11
maybe he doesn't have enough points... anyway, thanks for the clarification :)
 
MSA
2015-10-28
Skill
261311
SC
189
Point
65
EOI
2015-11-21
Inv.
2015-11-23
App.
2015-12-01
CO
2015-12-08
PCC
2015-12-15
HC
2015-12-16
Grant
2016-01-11

Daria Shklyar

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Dear MysticRiver, my husband and myself live in Australia and have a PR (sposored by Victoria). My brother and his girlfriend are planning to apply for PR based on her occupation which is in SOL (261111-ICT business analyst) in 1,5 years when she is 25 and has 3 years work experience after her 4 years Bachelor degree (with Major in ICT) in Russia. As far as I understand, she will be deducted of 2 years of her experience after the uni by ACS which will leave her with 1 year experience and gives 0 points. Can they still apply proveded she makes up for the missing points either by points in English or State sponsorship and have 60 points as a result (30-age; 15-qualification; 0-occupation, but still accepted, rights?; 10-English 7 (or 20 - English 8); 5-Victorian sposorship). Will her occupation be still considered though with 0 points? Thank you for the reply!
 
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Dear MysticRiver, my husband and myself live in Australia and have a PR (sposored by Victoria). My brother and his girlfriend are planning to apply for PR based on her occupation which is in SOL (261111-ICT business analyst) in 1,5 years when she is 25 and has 3 years work experience after her 4 years Bachelor degree (with Major in ICT) in Russia. As far as I understand, she will be deducted of 2 years of her experience after the uni by ACS which will leave her with 1 year experience and gives 0 points. Can they still apply proveded she makes up for the missing points either by points in English or State sponsorship and have 60 points as a result (30-age; 15-qualification; 0-occupation, but still accepted, rights?; 10-English 7 (or 20 - English 8); 5-Victorian sposorship). Will her occupation be still considered though with 0 points? Thank you for the reply!
Daria,

There are no issues by having 0 points in any of the items' criteria. She must prove 55p (if sponsored by any state such as Vic or NSW) or 60p (for 189 visa).

Edit: Sorry, just realized that Mystic replied you already.
 

Daria Shklyar

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Daria,

There are no issues by having 0 points in any of the items' criteria. She must prove 55p (if sponsored by any state such as Vic or NSW) or 60p (for 189 visa).

Edit: Sorry, just realized that Mystic replied you already.
Thank you for the answer!:) How do we make sure she is not deducted more than 2 years (which was the case with my husband who was assessed of having Bachelor degree with Major in computing), but ACS deducted 4 out of his 5 years experience stating: the following employment after july 2012 (though his real work experience starts in May 2008) is considered to equate to work at an appropriately skilled level and relevant to 135112 (ict project manager) of the anzsco code. We finally lost 10 points out of 70, not just 5 and didn't get why (we got the visa though). We don't want my brother and his girlfriend to find themselves in the same situation or even worse in their case, as she will only has 3 years of experience. Thank you!
 

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even worse in their case
How can they go even 'worse' than zero (0) point? Definitely there is no negative point in the system.

ACS deducted 4 out of his 5 years experience stating: the following employment after july 2012 (though his real works experience starts in May 2008) is considered to equate to work
May be he completed his graduation in July 2010? Or, his degree was not considered as ICT major. Or they just made a plain mistake, you could have asked.

How do we make sure she is not deducted more than 2 years
There is nothing you can do to "make sure". There is nothing you can change in his/her past education/experience, right? All you can do is to wait for their assessment and then ask ACS if you feel some mistake happens. For official stand of ACS regarding number of years to be deducted (ranges from 2 years upto 8 years), check below post.

http://www.migrationdesk.com/thread...d-applying-for-it-based-sol.41379/#post-41742
 

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Daria Shklyar

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How can they go even 'worse' than zero (0) point? Definitely there is no negative point in the system.
Can't they say she is not qualified?


May be he completed his graduation in July 2010? Or, his degree was not considered as ICT major. Or they just made a plain mistake, you could have asked.
He graduated in 2008, right before starting to work. And the ACS document says: Bachelor with Major in ICT. Can it be that he didn't have enough subjects/ or job titles/ first job respobsibilities related to Project management (as he applied for Project Manager in ICT occupation)?


There is nothing you can do to "make sure". There is nothing you can change in his/her past education/experience, right? All you can do is to wait for their assessment and then ask ACS if you feel some mistake happens. For official stand of ACS regarding number of years to be deducted (ranges from 2 years upto 8 years), check below post.

http://www.migrationdesk.com/thread...d-applying-for-it-based-sol.41379/#post-41742
Thank you for the information, I will do.
 

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He graduated in 2008, right before starting to work. And the ACS document says: Bachelor with Major in ICT. Can it be that he didn't have enough subjects/ or job titles/ first job respobsibilities related to Project management (as he applied for Project Manager in ICT occupation)?
I guess below was the case then

ACS said:
If your degree is assessed as having an ICT major which is NOT closely related to your nominated occupation, you will require 4 years relevant work experience completed anytime in your past work history to meet the suitability criteria.

Can't they say she is not qualified?
Well, I haven't heard any such thing. But theoretically I am not sure what they will do if someone's record requires them to deduct 4 years whereas he/she has 3 years. Nevertheless, you have to see their outcome and then take necessary steps. ACS assessment is not a big deal, you can apply multiple times if you want. Just few days back, one of our member successfully changed his occupation when he requested re-assessment.
 

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I guess below was the case then





Well, I haven't heard any such thing. But theoretically I am not sure what they will do if someone's record requires them to deduct 4 years whereas he/she has 3 years. Nevertheless, you have to see their outcome and then take necessary steps. ACS assessment is not a big deal, you can apply multiple times if you want. Just few days back, one of our member successfully changed his occupation when he requested re-assessment.
Dear MysticRiver, thanks for the detailed and prompt answers. I guess you are right about the ACS case. And yes, she can also reapply a year after with more than 4 years experience, if she has any similar troubles as my husband did. Have a great day! :)
 

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Can't they say she is not qualified?
Well, I haven't heard any such thing. But theoretically I am not sure what they will do if someone's record requires them to deduct 4 years whereas he/she has 3 years.
Upon thinking a bit, I think you are right that the applicant needs to fulfill the suitability criteria period at least. That means, if they need to deduct 4 years, the applicant should have at least 4 years experience. That said, there is no need to have anything extra than that if she does not plan to claim any points.
 

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she can also reapply a year after with more than 4 years experience, if she has any similar troubles as my husband did.
Yup .. that's what I think is prudent :)
 

weiliangng

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2015-11-23
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2015-12-01
CO
2015-12-08
PCC
2015-12-15
HC
2015-12-16
Grant
2016-01-11
Hi MysticRiver, a relative who is a UK medical graduate "fresh from the oven" is interested to apply for subclass 189, just a rough calculation of points:
age: 25
education: 20 (medical graduate is considered phd?)
english: 20 (assuming 8 in all bands)
65 point, did i miss anything?
 
MSA
2015-10-28
Skill
261311
SC
189
Point
65
EOI
2015-11-21
Inv.
2015-11-23
App.
2015-12-01
CO
2015-12-08
PCC
2015-12-15
HC
2015-12-16
Grant
2016-01-11

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