Meeting the pass mark threshold of the Australian points test is one of the main criteria for the skilled immigrant s entry into Australia. The set pass marks currently are 65 and these are awarded for particular factors that are linked to the ability of an applicant to contribute to the economy and society of Australia.
In a recently published legislation, Australia has introduced a revised points system for the General Skilled Migration visa categories that are set to be operational from 16th November 2019. These changes include awarding additional points for partner’s skills, English competency, certain qualifications and for regional nominations.
These changes are also applicable to existing Subclass visas 489,189 and 190 along with the new Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa subclass 491.
These changes in the points test will be applicable to the new applications submitted after 16 November 2019 and to existing applications submitted before the said date but not yet decided. However, it is expected that existing applications will get affected as only the above stated additional points will be applied to the applications.
Let s have a glance at the benefits of these revisions
The main objective of this update in the points test is to benefit the Australian economy and communities and help Australia select the brightest and the finest professionals from the world for permanent residency.
Additional points awarded to applicants by the nominated State or Territory Government are designed with an objective to improve the economic development of all the remote communities.
Additional STEM qualification points are designed to address the shortage of STEM skills, which are vital for Australia’s innovation, economic success, and future productivity.
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