Genreral Point Test     

      

Part 6D. Age qualifications;

 Item At the time of invitation to apply for the visa, the applicant’s age was ...
Number of points

6D11

not less than 18 and under 25

25

6D12

not less than 25 and under 33

30

6D13

not less than 33 and under 40

25

6D14

not less than 40 and under 45

15

Part 6D.2    English language qualifications

​Item ​At the time of invitation to apply for the visa, the applicant had ...
Number of points​

6D21

superior English

20

6D22

proficient English

10

Part 6D.3    Overseas employment experience qualifications

​Item
At the time of invitation to apply for the visa, the applicant ...​
Number of points​

6D31

had been employed outside Australia in:

(a)  the applicant’s nominated skilled occupation; or

(b)  a closely related skilled occupation;
for a period totalling at least 36 months in the 10 years immediately before that time

5

6D32

had been employed outside Australia in:

(a)  the applicant’s nominated skilled occupation; or

(b)  a closely related skilled occupation;

for a period totalling at least 60 months in the 10 years immediately before that time

10

6D33

had been employed outside Australia in:

(a)  the applicant’s nominated skilled occupation; or

(b)  a closely related skilled occupation;

for a period totalling at least 96 months in the 10 years immediately before that time

15

Part 6D.4    Australian employment experience qualifications

​ Item
At the time of invitation to apply for the visa, the applicant ...​
Number of points​

6D41

had been employed in Australia in:

(a)  the applicant’s nominated skilled occupation; or

(b)  a closely related skilled occupation;

for a period totalling at least 12 months in the 10 years immediately before that time

5

6D42

had been employed in Australia in:

(a)  the applicant’s nominated skilled occupation; or

(b)  a closely related skilled occupation;

for a period totalling at least 36 months in the 10 years immediately before that time

10

6D43

had been employed in Australia in:

(a) the applicant’s nominated skilled occupation; or

(b)  a closely related skilled occupation;

for a period totalling at least 60 months in the 10 years immediately before that time

15

6D44

had been employed in Australia in:

(a)  the applicant’s nominated skilled occupation; or

(b)  a closely related skilled occupation;

for a period totalling at least 96 months in the 10 years immediately before that time

20

Part 6D.5    Aggregating points for employment experience qualifications

(1)  If an applicant has a qualification mentioned in Part 6D.3 and a qualification mentioned in Part 6D.4, and the combined number of points that would be awarded under those Parts for the qualifications is more than 20 points:

(a)  the Minister must give the applicant 20 points under this Part for the qualifications; and

(b)  no points are given under Part 6D.3 or 6D.4.

(2)  The prescribed number of points for the combination of qualifications is 20.

Part 6D.6    Australian professional year qualifications

​Item
At the time of invitation to apply for the visa, the applicant had completed ...​
Number of points​

6D61

a professional year in Australia in:

(a)  the applicant’s nominated skilled occupation; or

(b)  a closely related skilled occupation;

for a period totalling at least 12 months in the 48 months immediately before that time

5

Part 6D.7  Educational qualifications

Item ​At the time of invitation to apply for the visa, the applicant had ...
Number of points

6D71

met the requirements for:

(a) the award of a doctorate by an Australian educational institution; or

(b) the award of a doctorate, by another educational institution, that is of a recognised standard

20

6D72

met the requirements for:

(a) the award of at least a bachelor degree by an Australian educational institution; or

(b) the award of at least a bachelor qualification, by another educational institution, that is of a recognised standard

15

6D73

met the requirements for the award of a diploma by an Australian educational institution

10

6D74

met the requirements for the award of a trade qualification by an Australian educational institution

10

6D75

attained a qualification or award recognised by the relevant assessing authority for the applicant’s nominated skilled occupation as being suitable for the occupation

10

Part 6D.7A    Specialist educational qualifications

Item ​At the time of invitation to apply for the visa, the applicant had ...
Number of points
6D7A1
the applicant met the requirements for the award of a specialist educational qualification
5

Part 6D.8    Australian study qualifications

​Item ​At the time of invitation to apply for the visa ...
Number of points​

6D81

the applicant met the Australian study requirement

5

Part 6D.9    Credentialled community language qualifications

​Item ​At the time of invitation to apply for the visa, the applicant had ...
Number of points​

6D91

a qualification in a particular language:

(a)  awarded or accredited by a body specified by the Minister in an instrument in writing for this item; and

(b)  at a standard for the language specified in the instrument

5

Part 6D.10    Study in regional Australia or a low-population growth metropolitan area qualifications

Item
​At the time of invitation to apply for the visa ...
Number of points​

6D101

each of the following applied:

(a)  the applicant met the Australian study requirement;

(b)  the location of the campus or campuses at which that study was undertaken is specified by the Minister in an instrument in writing for this item;
(c)  while the applicant undertook the course of study the applicant lived in a part of Australia the postcode of which is specified by the Minister in an instrument in writing for this item;
(d)  none of the study undertaken constituted distance education.

5

Part 6D.11    Partner skill qualifications

​Item ​Qualification
Number of points​

6D111

The spouse or de facto partner of the applicant (the primary applicant):

(a)  is an applicant for the same subclass of visa as the primary applicant; and

(b)  is not an Australian permanent resident or an Australian citizen; and

(c)  was under 45 at the time the invitation to apply for the visa was issued to the primary applicant; and

(d)  at the time of invitation to apply for the visa, nominated a skilled occupation, being an occupation specified by the Minister under paragraph 1.15I(1)(a) at that time; and

 (e)  at the time of invitation to apply for the visa, had been assessed by the relevant assessing authority for the nominated skilled occupation as having suitable skills for the occupation and the assessment was not for a Subclass 485 (Temporary Graduate) visa; and

(f)  at the time of invitation to apply for the visa, had competent English

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