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Skilled Migration Points
» New Points Test - July 1, 2011
Most Skilled Visas for immigration to Australia require applicants to score a minimum number of points on the Points Test. The Points Test awards points for:
Competent English - person has a score of 6 or more in the English Language Testing System (IELTS) in each of the four test components.
Only 20 points can be awarded for any combination of overseas and Australian skilled employment.
You can receive five points if your partner meets requirements at the time you are invited to apply relating to:
You cannot receive these points if your partner is not included on your visa application, or if they are an Australian citizen or an Australian permanent resident.
You can receive five points for having completed a Professional Year in Australia in the four years before you are invited to apply.
Your Professional Year course must have been in your nominated skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation. The course must have lasted for a period totalling at least 12 months.
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