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Permanent Visas

Australia’s General Skilled Migration Program is intended to attract highly skilled people less than 50 years of age to migrate to Australia who can quickly begin to contribute to the Australian economy.
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Mines and Energy in Western Australia

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Skilled Migration Points Test

Age

At the time of application you are:

Not less than 18 and under 25

25 points

Not less than 25 and under 33

30 points

Not less than 33 and under 40

25 points

Not less than 40 and under 45

15 points

 

English language skills

You can prove that you have:

Proficient English - IELTS 6

0 points

 Proficient English – IELTS 7

20 points

 Superior English – IELTS 8

15 points

 

Overseas employment

In the 10 years immediately before you lodge your visa application you have been employed outside Australia:

In your nominated skilled occupation (or a  closely related skilled occupation) for 36 months

5 points

In your nominated skilled occupation (or closely related skilled occupation) for 60 months

10 points

In your nominated skilled occupation (or a closely related skilled occupation) for 96 months

15 points

 

Australian employment experience

In the 10 years immediately before you lodge your visa application you have been employed in Australia:

In your nominated skilled occupation (or a closely related skilled occupation) for 12 months

5 points

In your nominated skilled occupation (or a closely related skilled occupation) for 36 months

10 points

In your nominated skilled occupation (or a closely related skilled occupation) for 60 months

15 points

In your nominated skilled occupation (or a closely related skilled occupation) for 96 months

20 points

 

Professional Year

If you have completed a Professional Year in Australia in your nominated skilled occupation, or a closely related skilled occupation, for a period totalling at least 12 months (1 year) in the 48 months (4 years) immediately before the day on which you are invited to apply.

5 points

 

Education qualifications

You have: 

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 the Minister is satisfied is of a recognised standard

20 points

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 degree by another educational institution, that the Minister is satisfied is of a recognised standard

15 points

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

10 points

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

10 points

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 points

You have completed one or more degrees, diplomas or trade qualifications for award by an Australian educational institution as a result of a course or courses:

  • that are registered courses;
  • that were completed in a total of at least 16 calendar months;
  • that were completed as a result of a total of at least 2 academic years study;
  • for which all instruction was conducted in English; and
  • that you undertook while in Australia as the holder of a visa authorising you to study. 
5 points

You studied and lived in regional Australia

5 points

 

Credentialed community language

You have been accredited at the paraprofessional level or above for interpreting or translating by the National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). 

5 points

 

Partner Skills

If your partner is included in your application you may be awarded points if at time of invitation, he or she:

  • is able to satisfy ‘basic requirements’ including age, English language ability and nominated occupation; and
  • has obtained a suitable skills assessment from the relevant assessing authority for their nominated occupation.

Points are only available if your partner is included in your application as an applicant. Points are not available if your partner is an Australian citizen or permanent resident. 
5 points

 

State/Territory government Nomination subclass 190

You will be awarded points if:

  • you have applied for a subclass 190 (Skilled – Nominated) visa; and
  • you have been nominated by a state or territory government for the purposes of the visa application; and
  • the Minister has accepted the nomination.

5 points

 

 

State/Territory government  nomination subclass 489

You will be awarded points if:

  • you have applied for a subclass 489 (Skilled – Regional Sponsored) (Provisional) visa; and
  • you have been nominated by a state or territory government for the purposes of the visa application; and
  • the Minister has accepted the nomination.

10 points

 

 

Designated Area sponsorship subclass 489

You will be awarded points if you have:

  • applied for a subclass 489 (Skilled – Regional Sponsored) (Provisional) visa; and
  • been sponsored by an eligible relative living in a Designated Area.

10 points

 

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River Murray

Muarrylands and Riverland Region

The region’s diverse multi-cultural community includes people from India, the Philippines, China, the U.K., Afghanistan, Uzbekistan, Bhutan and the Sudan. Most have been attracted to this region through Australia’s Skilled Migration program.

The major areas of employment in the region include;

  • Agriculture  19.2%
  • Health Care & Social Assistance  12.7%
  • Manufacturing  9.6%
  • Retail  9%
  • Education & Training  7.4%
  • Construction 5.7%

 

Currently, there is a demand for skilled workers in a range of industries including intensive animal production, horticulture and manufacturing as well as opportunities in the provision of professional services.

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