The Minister for Home Affairs and Minister for Immigration and Border Protection issued the latest Legislative Instrument on 25th June 2018 with a big change: “INCREASE the EOI minimum score from 60 to 65 points”.

Starting from 1st July 2018, the visas will be affected by this changeg include: Skill Independent Visa 189, Skill Nominated Visa 190 and Skill Regional (Provision) Visa 489.

At the same time, if the EOI has been submitted before 1st July 2018, but has not been invited, the minimum of 65 points for submitting EOI is required. The EOIs of 189 and 190 visa that scored 60 points will automatically expire. Also, after 1st July 2018, visa 190’s applicants need to reach 60 points, and Visa 489’s applicants must reach 55 minutes to submit EOIs.

From 1 July 2018, you need to score at least 65 points to submit the expression of interest (EOI).
GENERAL SKILL MIGRATION (Single Choice)

Age Score Pass
Under 18 0 0
18~24 25 25
25~32 30 30
33~39 25 25
40~44 15 15
45~49 0 0
English Language Score Pass
IELTS 6.0 0 0
IELTS 7.0 10 10
IELTS 8.0 20 20
Oversea Employement Score Pass
less than 3 years in the past 10 years 0 0
3 years in the past 10 years 5 5
5 years in the past 10 years 10 10
8 years in the past 10 years 15 15
Australian Employement Score Pass
Less than 1 year in the past 10 years 0 0
1 year in the past 10 years 5 5
3 year in the past 10 years 10 10
5 year in the past 10 years 15 15
8 year in the past 10 years 20 20
Qualification Score Pass
Accepted Oversea Qualification 10 10
Certificate III, IV 10 10
Diploma 10 10
Bachelor Degree 15 15
Master Degree 15 15
Ph.D 20 20
Regional Area Score Pass
Studying in Regional Area for 2 year 5 5
Australian Study Requirements Score Pass
Complete 2 years full-time or more of Australia Education System 5 5
Community language skills Score Pass
NAATI 5 5
Professional Year Score Pass
Completed PY training 5 5
Partner Skill Qualifications Score Pass
Partner skills 5 5
State nomination Score Pass
Nomination by a state or territory government (subclass 190) 5 5


Regional Sponsored Score Pass
Regional Sponsored 10 10