What is the process of point allocation in the 491 visa?
In the 491 visa conditions, several factors related to the points system have been revised. So, you now have more chances to obtain points and reach your desired score. You will earn:
15 points, if your eligible family member or any of the eligible territory or state nominates you.
10 points, if you have a qualification up to Ph.D. or Masters level in one of these areas- Technology, Science, Mathematics, and Engineering. This is due to the massive requirement of STEM skills in Australia to promote economic success and ongoing innovation.
10 partner-associated points, in case of these application conditions:
a. Your partner has an eligible skill, which means that you have a partner under the age of 45 years. Plus, the partner receives a positive assessment of skills in an occupation that is available on the list of skill shortages. Also, your partner’s English has to be competent. Or,
b. You don’t have a partner; or
c. Your partner is a permanent resident in Australia or holds Australian citizenship.
5 points, in case your partner is able to showcase proficiency in English, but holds no work experience in any of the skilled occupations and has an age older than 45 years.
These 491 visa requirements are based on the same factors as before, which are your qualification, age, years of work experience in a listed skill either in Australia and/or overseas.
This revised system of points is applicable to all of the skill-associated migration visas.