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Introduction to the Skilled Migration Points Simulation

If you apply to migrate to Australia under the Skilled–Independent category or the Skilled–Sponsored category, you will be assessed against a points test.

Points are awarded for:

  1. Age
  2. English language ability
  3. Australian work experience
  4. Overseas work experience
  5. Recognized qualifications
  6. Designated Language
  7. Partner Skills
  8. State or Territory nomination
  9. Designated Area Sponsorship (sponsored by an Australian relative living in a designated area – only available to provisional visa applicants)
  10. Regional Study

Age

English language requirements

For more information please read the English language skills requirements below.

Competent English

You are a citizen of and hold a valid passport issued by eligible countries such as the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland, with your application. Or;

You have an obtained one of the following English language test results:

Test Required score*
International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic or General Training​) At least 6 for each of the 4 components
Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT) At least 12 for listening, 13 for reading, 21 for writing and 18 for speaking
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) At least 50 for each of the 4 components
Occupational English Test (OET) At least B for each of the 4 components
​Cambridge C1 Advanced test At least 169 in each of the 4 components

Proficient English

​​To prove you have Proficient English, show us evidence that in the 3 years before we invite you to apply for the visa, you scored one of the following:

Test Required score*
International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic or General Training​) At least 7 for each of the 4 test components​
Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT) At least 24 for listening, 24 for reading, 27 for writing and 23 for speaking
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) At least 65 for each of the 4 test components​
Occupational English Test (OET) At least B for each of the 4 test components
​Cambridge C1 Advanced test At least 185 in each of the 4 test components​

Superior English

​To prove you have Superior English, show us evidence that in the 3 years before we invite you to apply for the visa, you scored one of the following:​

Test Required score*
International English Language Testing System (IELTS Academic or General Training​) At least 8 for each of the 4 test components
Test of English as a Foreign Language internet-based Test (TOEFL iBT) At least 28 for listening, 29 for reading, 30 for writing and 26 for speaking
Pearson Test of English Academic (PTE Academic) At least 79 for each of the 4 test components
Occupational English Test (OET) At least A for each of the 4 test components
​Cambridge C1 Advanced test ​At least 200 in each of the 4 test components

Skilled employment experience

Educational qualifications

Australian study requirement

Specialist education qualification

Credentialled community language

Study in regional Australia

Partner skills

Professional year in Australia

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