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How many points are required for getting Visa Subclass 189?

Skilled Independent Visa Subclass 189 is a points-based visa. An applicant must score 65 points or more in order to be eligible for this visa. The points are granted on the basis of details provided when one has to submit the Expression of Interest (EOI). Here are the points that we get for meeting the following requirements:

Age Points for Visa Subclass 189

Age

Points

18-24 years old

25 points 

25-32 years 

30 points 

33-39 years

25 points 

40-44 years

15 points 

Visa 189 English Requirement Points

English Proficiency Level 

Points 

Superior English

20 points 

Proficient English

10 points 

Competent English

No points 

Visa Subclass 189 Work Experience Points

Work Experience (Outside Australia) 

Points 

8 -10 years 

15 points 

5 - 7 years

10 points 

3 - 4 years

10 points 

Work Experience (In Australia) 

Points 

8 -10 years 

20 points 

5 - 7 years

15 points 

3 - 4 years

10 points 

1 - 2 years 

5 points 

Visa Subclass 189 Educational Requirements Points

Educational Qualification (from a recognized institution)

Points 

Doctorate Degree 

20 points 

Bachelor Degree 

15 points 

Diploma or Trade Qualification (from Australia)

10 points 

An award or a qualification recognized by the assessing authority relevant to your nominated skilled occupation

10 points 

A Degree, Diploma or Trade qualification that meets the Australian Study (from Australia)

5 points 

A Master degree by research or a Doctorate degree which includes at least two years of study in the relevant field (from Australia)

5 points 

Additional Points for Visa Subclass 189

Category 

Points 

Accreditation in a community language

5 points 

Studied from regional Australia or a low population growth metropolitan area

5 points

Partner skills (if your partner fulfils the 189 visa partner requirements)

5 points

Spent one year working in Australia in the relevant field

5 points

You may also use 189 visa points calculator available on the official website to see the number of points you can get on the basis of your EOI.

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