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Thursday, 21 September 2017
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The MARA
Code of Conduct

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Points Allocation in the Points Test

The PASSMARK for the Points Test, which came into effect on 1 July 2012, is 60 points, made up as shown in the table below :

Age
(at the time of invitation)
18-24 25 points
25-32 30 points
33-39 25 points
40-44 15 points
45-49 0 points
English Language Competency
(at the time of invitation)
IELTS 6 (Competent English) 0 points
IELTS 7 (Proficient English) 10 points
IELTS 8 (Superior English) 20 points
Overseas Skilled Employment
in nominated occupation or
a closely related one
(at the time of invitation)
At least 3 but less than 5 of the past 10 years 5 points
At least 5 but less than 8 of the past 10 years 10 points
At least 8 and up to 10 of the past 10 years 15 points
Australian skilled employment
in nominated occupation or
a closely related one
(at the time of invitation)
At least 1 but less than 3 of the past 10 years 5 points
At least 3 but less than 5 of the past 10 years 10 points
At least 5 but less than 8 of the past 10 years 15 points
At least 8 and up to 10 of the past 10 years 20 points
Educational Qualifications
Australian or recognised overseas
(at the time of invitation)
Diploma or Trade qualifications 10 points
Bachelor degree 15 points
Doctorate 20 points
Australian Study qualifications
(at the time of invitation)
Minimum 2 years fulltime
as per Australian study requirement
5 points
Other factors
(at the time of invitation)
Credentialled community language qualification (NAATI accreditation) 5 points
Study in a Regional Australia 5 points
Partner Skills qualifications 5 points
Professional Year
(at least 12 months)
5 points
Nomination/Sponsorship
(at the time of invitation)
Nomination by State/Territory government (Sublass 190 visa only) 5 points
Nomination by State/Territory government or sponsorship by an eligible family member to reside and work in a specified/designated area
(Subclass 489 visa only)
10 points