The points required to be eligible for a skilled visa are increasing to 65 points from 60 for visa invitations that are issued from the 1st of July, 2018.
Applications lodged in respect of invitations that were issued before this date will remain subject to the current requirement of 60 points.
The subclasses of visa to which this requirement applies are:
- 189, Skilled Independent
- 190, Skilled Sponsored
- 489, Skilled Regional Sponsored
The components of the skilled visa points test are discussed here.
An additional 5 points are available for a State sponsored subclass 190 visa; 10 points are available for State sponsorship or family sponsorship under subclass 489.