The points table

AgePoints
18-24 years25
25-32 years30
33-39 years25
40-44 years15
EnglishPoints
Competent English0
Proficient English10
Superior English20
Skilled employment in the last 10 years – outside AustraliaPoints
Less than 3 years0
3-4 years5
5-7 years10
8-10 years15
Skilled employment in the last 10 years – in AustraliaPoints
Less than 1 year0
1-2 years5
3-4 years10
5-7 years15
8-10 years20
QualificationsPoints
A Doctorate degree from an Australian educational institution or a Doctorate from another educational institution that is of a recognised standard.20
A Bachelor degree from an Australian educational institution or a Bachelor qualification, from another educational institution that is of a recognised standard.15
A diploma or trade qualification completed in Australia10
An award or qualification recognised by the relevant assessing authority for your nominated skilled occupation.10
Australian study requirementPoints
At least one degree, diploma or trade qualification from an Australian educational institution that meets the Australian study requirement5
Specialist education qualificationPoints
A Masters degree by research or a Doctorate degree from an Australian educational institution that included at least two academic years in a relevant field. 5
OtherPoints
Accredited in a community language5
Study in regional Australia or a low population growth metropolitan area that meets the Australian study requirement5
Partner skill qualifications5
Professional year in Australia5
NominationPoints
Nomination by a state or territory government 5