New Points Test for General Skilled Migration

By: Andre Burger & Associates  01-Dec-2010
Keywords: Australian Migration, Australia Immigration, Visa

The Immigration Department has announced details of a new points test system to be implemented by the 1st of July 2011. This will be a totally new system with no points allocated for the occupation nominated. Some of the major changes include:
· Increased maximum age to 49 years;
· More points for high level English language competency;
· More points for high level qualifications such as PhD;
· More points for long employment experience in the nominated occupation.

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