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2017-2018 Point system for Australia Immigration

MysticRiver

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You need at least 65 points to submit an EOI. The more point you gather, the higher chance you have of getting an invitation.

You must be under 45 at the time you recieve an invitation to apply for the visa.

FactorDescriptionPoints
Age18-24 (inclusive)25 points
25-32 (inclusive)30 points
33-39 (inclusive)25 points
40-44 (inclusive)15 points
English language competency levelCompetent English0 points
Proficient English10 points
Superior English20 points
Skilled employment (closely related to the nominated occupation) in the last 10 years – outside AustraliaAt least 3 but less than 5 years5 points
At least 5 but less than 8 years10 points
8 years or more15 points
Skilled employment (closely related to the nominated occupation) in the last 10 years – in Australia.At least 1 but less than 3 years5 points
At least 3 but less than 5 years10 points
At least 5 but less than 8 years15 points
8 years or more20 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
Specialist education qualificationA Masters degree by research or a Doctorate degree from an Australian educational institution that included at least two academic years in a relevant field5 points
Other factorsAccredited in a community language5 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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MysticRiver

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Rakshanda

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MSA
2016-12-13
Skill
263111
SC
189/190
Point
55/60
EOI
2016-12-15
@MysticRiver My age is 32 right now and I am expecting to get an invitation in next round (11th Oct 2018). My birthday falls on End of the October.
As we can see if I move from 32 to 33, i am going to lose 5 points.
Consider a scenario in which I am receiving an invitation on 11th Oct, followed by a visa application before I turn 33.
My question is,
Due to the fact that the whole post invitation process takes a lot of time, will it invalidate my EOI and hence my application as soon as I turn 33?
 

MysticRiver

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That'll be no issue at all. All you need is to get an invitation before you turn into 33. Though it's not necessary to apply as well (because points are calculated at the date of invitation, not application), I would still try to lodge application before 33rd birthday, just for the peace of mind.
 

you.zee

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Messages
16
Points
3
MSA
2019-01-29
Skill
233914
SC
189/190/491
Point
75/80/90
EOI
2019-02-09
There seems to be some confusion over skilled employment outside australia. They seems to take first 2 years of employment as internship, and the actual employment is considered after that. There also is confusion if the employment period done before the degree is completed as null and void. How true is that.
 

mohsinciddiki

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Messages
4,022
Points
83
MSA
2018-08-02
Skill
261111
SC
189/190
Point
75/80
EOI
2018-08-17
Nom.
2018-11-11
Inv.
2018-11-11
App.
2018-12-22
CO
2019-03-27
PCC
2019-02-23
HC
2019-02-18
Grant
2019-06-03
IED
2020-02-20
There seems to be some confusion over skilled employment outside australia. They seems to take first 2 years of employment as internship, and the actual employment is considered after that. There also is confusion if the employment period done before the degree is completed as null and void. How true is that.
Depends on assessing body. Like for engineers,engineer australia takes full employment into consideration while for ICT, ACS deducts 2-6 years of experience. DHA doesnt consider employment to claim points which is prior to the degree
 
MSA
2018-08-02
Skill
261111
SC
189/190
Point
75/80
EOI
2018-08-17
Nom.
2018-11-11
Inv.
2018-11-11
App.
2018-12-22
CO
2019-03-27
PCC
2019-02-23
HC
2019-02-18
Grant
2019-06-03
IED
2020-02-20
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