Calculate where you stand after 16 November

Announced changes on Australian Skilled Migration are now approaching to enforcement. There are various speculations and concerns among skilled migration aspirant international students and skilled workers residing in Australia as well as overseas. From 16 November 2019, there are significant changes going to happen; as already announced, the government would introduce new visas focused for regional Australia, changes on point test, and candidate ranking. The big on top of these are changes in regional Australian definition, which would change life and way of international students as well as other skilled people willing to call Australia home.

As we know, two new subclasses, 491 and 494 visas, are going to come into effect. Those visas will include requirements of job type, age, English language skill, as well as work experience on the nominated occupation. Another primary requirement is meeting a minimum level of salary earning, which is almost 54,000 a year. Many students and prospective candidates for the Australian skilled migration program apprehending meeting all criteria and getting Australian permanent residency would be out of reach for many. While the Migration Amendment (New Skilled Regional Visas) Regulations 2019 reads, ‘‘These requirements generally reflect the current requirements for the equivalent visas and are reasonable and proportionate to ensure that Australia’s skilled migration programs continue to operate with integrity and support Australia’s economic needs, as well as helping ensure that the visa applicant has the necessary skills to function effectively in their job and receive fair and appropriate remuneration.”

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The revised points system from 16 November 2019, for subclass 491 visa and other current General Skilled Migration visas would add new points for having a skilled spouse or de facto partner (10 points); a nomination from State or Territory government or sponsorship from a family member residing in regional Australia (15 points). As well as having specific STEM qualifications would add more points (10 points) and having a skilled spouse or de facto partner (10 points), and a spouse or de facto partner who has competent English (5 points).

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Here is a full distribution ofNew 189/190/491 Visa subclass Point Test

Criteria Points


18-24 years 25
25-32 years 30
33-39 years 25
40-44 years 15
English Language Skills
Competent English 0
Proficient English 10
Superior English 20
Skilled Employment in the last 10 years (Overseas Experience)
Number of years


Less than 3 years 0
3-4 years




5-7 years




8-10 years 15
Skilled Employment in the last 10 years (In Australia)
Number of years
Less than 1 year 0
1-2 years 5
3-4 years 10
5-7 years 15
8-10 years 20
(Note: Overseas and Australian work can only give 20 points total)


Ph.D. or overseas equivalent 20
Bachelor degree or overseas equivalent 15
Diploma or trade certificate competed in Australia 10
The award recognized by the skills assessing authority 10
Australian Study Requirement
Have a degree, diploma or trade certificate

that meets 2 years requirements



Specialist Education Qualification
Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) qualification in Australia at least a Masters by Research or PhD 10
Other Inputs
Accredited in a Community language (CCL Test) 5
A study in Regional Australia 5
Professional Year in Australia 5
Partner Skill (One of following only applies)


Partner has relevant skill assessment, Competent English, and under 45 years age 10
No spouse or Spouse Australian Citizen or PR 10
A spouse with competent English 5
Regional Sponsorship Points for Visa subclass 491 and 190
Nomination by a State Authority for 491 15
Sponsored by eligible Australian PR or Citizen family member for 491 15
State Sponsorship for 190 visa 5

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