Skilled Migration Point Test System

Are you a skilled worker interested in migrating to Australia? SkillSelect is an online system that allows you to quickly and easily enter your details to be considered for an invitation to apply for a skilled visa.

SkillSelect identifies overseas workers with the skills that are most in need in Australia. To find out if you have a skill that Australia needs, have a look at the Skilled Occupation lists on our website. State or territory governments will use SkillSelect to identify and select skilled workers that they wish to nominate for a skilled visa.  If you are nominated by a state or territory government, this will increase your opportunity to receive an invitation.

Over 39,000 invitations for skilled visas were issued in the 2014-15 programme year. 

Start to check how many points you have now!



English Language

* or equivalent standard in a specified test

Competent English - IELTS 6*  
Proficient English - IELTS 7*  
Superior English - IELTS 8*  

Australian or overseas skilled employment in nominated occupation or a closely related occupation undertaken in the past 10 years

Note: Maximum points that can be awarded for any combination of Australian or overseas skilled employment is 20 points

One year in Australia  
Three years in Australia  
Five years in Australia  
Eight years in Australia  
Three years overseas  
Five years overseas  
Eight years overseas  


Australian or recognised overseas

Australian Diploma or trade qualification or other qualification recognised by a relevant Assessing Authority  
At least a Bachelor degree  

Australian study requirement

Minimum two years full-time (Australian study requirement)

Study in a regional area

Must meet the Australian Study Requirement while studying in a regional area

Professional Year

Completion of a recognised Professional Year

Credentialed Community language

NAATI accreditation

Partner skills

Primary applicants partner meets threshold requirements for skilled migration visa

Nomination by state/territory government

Subclass 190

Nomination by a state or territory government under a state migration plan

Designated area sponsorship or nominated by state/territory government

Sponsorship by an eligible relative living in a designated area or nomination by a state or territory government under a state migration plan

If you point is below 65, which means you do not have enough point to apply. Please contact AMEC to let us assist you to increase your point.

If you point is above 65, which means you can now apply. Please contact AMEC to secure your position.

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