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Skilled Work Regional (Provisional) visa (subclass 491)


Australia has a point-based system for choosing the skilled persons abroad from its three major categories of qualified visas under the GSM i.e., a General Skilled Migration program. The Visas include Subclass 189 (Permanent Visa), Subclass 190 (Permanent State Visa), and 491–Provisional Skilled Region Work.

The 491 visa system is based on some selection factors that include your proficiency in English, work experience, educational qualifications, age, and others. The sub-class 491 visa replaces the sub-class 489 visa requirements.

This new visa subclass 491 is best tested and has two streams-sponsorship of a family member living in a designated regional stream sponsored by the State or territory.

All applicants applying for a visa in that subclass 491 must have a positive assessment of their skills and meet the minimum requirement for points at or below the age of 45 years during application. 

This visa subclass 491 has a validity period of five years and maybe transformed after three years into a visa for permanent residency. In order to apply for any GSM Visa category, an applicant must have at least 65 per 100 points based on the subclass visa 491 selection factors specified in the Australian online SkillSelect system.

Benefits of Subclass 491 Visa

An invitation to apply for the Australia PR from the immigration department in Australia is a top-scoring profile. Take a look at the below profile factors of an applicant by the points those are assigned by the Australian immigration department.

A revised point system was introduced, which has been in force since 16 November 2019. These amendments were implemented in order to help economic development for all applicants.

491 Visa Points Calculator

The calculation of eligibility points:

 

The Criteria

Maximum Points one need to score

Age

30

Proficiency in English Language

20

Employment available outside Australia

15

Employment within Australia

20

The Educational Qualifications

20

Studies in Australia

05

Your education skills

05

The Partner Skills

10

Others

15

Key Eligibility requirements of Subclass 491 Visa

Criteria 1 – Age

You need to score a maximum 30 marks

Age Criteria

Total Points

Age criteria between 18 years to 24 years

25

Age criteria between 25 years  to 32 years

30

Age criteria between 33 years to 39 years

25

Age criteria between 40 years to 44 years

15

 

 Always remember that the candidates who are 45 years or even above are not eligible to apply under SkillSelect.

Proficiency in the English language

Since the IELTS exam is a standard English test, which is usually answered for your abroad studies. You can reply to the reviews on below criteria: 

  • TOEFL
  • CAE
  • PTE
  • OET

Criteria 2 : Employment Opportunities out of Australia

For this, an experienced employee should be listed in any of the Lists of Skilled Occupations, for instance: the Short-Term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL), MLTSL, or ROL.

 

English (IELTS /OET)

 Competent English IELTS 6 / OET C 

0 points

Proficient English IELTS 7 / OET B

10 point

Superior English  IELTS 8 /  OET A

 20 points 

 Spouse or de facto partner has competent English 

5 points

Employment in Australia

You can score maximum 20 points

Work Experience (Overseas)

In nominated skilled occupation or a closely related skilled occupation

 

Minimum of  three but it must be less than five years (from the past 10 years)

5 points

Minimum of five but it must be less than eight years (from past 10 years)

 10 points 

Minimum of  eight but it must be up to 10 years (from past 10 years)

15 points

 

Work Experience (Australian)

Doctorate from an Australian educational institution or other recognized standard

 20 points 

At least a Bachelor degree, including a Bachelor degree with Honours or Masters, froman Australian recognized Standards

15 points

Diploma completed in Australia, trade qualification completed in

10 points

Australia, or qualification or award of a recognized standard

 

The Educational Qualifications

You can score maximum 20 points

Educational Qualification

Doctorate from an Australian educational institution or other recognized standard

 20 points 

 At least a Bachelor degree, including a Bachelor degree with Honours or Masters, from an Australian recognized Standards 

 15 points

Diploma completed in Australia, trade qualification completed in

 

10 points

 

Australia, or qualification or award of a recognized standard

Certain STEM Qualifications (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics)

10 points

 

Studies in Australia

You can score maximum 05 points

Australian study qualifications

 Diplomas or trade qualifications awarded by an Australian educational 

 5 points 

institution and meet the Australian Study Requirement

 

Others

Other Factors

 

Credentialed community language qualifications

 5 points 

 

 Study in regional Australia or metropolitan area (excluding distance education) 

5 points

 

Partner skill qualifications

 10 points 

 

Professional Year completion, for a period of at least 12 months

in the four year

5 points

 
   

 

Nomination/Sponsorship

State or Territory government (visa subclass 190 only)

15 points

 Nomination by State or Territory government or sponsorship by an 

15 points

eligible family member, from Australia (visa subclass 491 only)

   

Partner Skills

You can score a maximum of 10 points.

To earn 10 Partner skills points, your spouse or de facto partner will have to apply for a visa as well, as satisfying the age, qualifications and English requirements.

If you also apply and you have competent English, you will receive five points. You get 10 points to be single. You get ten if your partner is either a permanent Australian resident or a citizen of Australia.

.

 

Points

Single (Not married)

10

Partner is Australian Citizen or PR holder

10

Spouse/partner has competence in English language with the Positive Skill Assessments

10

Spouse has the competency in English language, no anymore Skill Assessment

5

 

Bear in mind that the more you score on the calculation of the eligibility, the higher you will be invited to apply in Australian PR, the higher the likelihood that you will be invited to score 80 to 85 points anywhere, which means from around 1 to 2 months of age.

How Can I Apply for a Subclass 491 Visa?

The procedure for applying for immigration from Australia is as follows:

• In the IELTS test, the applicant must have an outstanding ranking.

• If you score higher than your probability of an invitation increases, the minimum threshold for the IELTS scoring is 60 points.

• In the STSOL list of jobs, your experience should correlate accordingly.

• You can obtain a nomination for a specific state if you apply for a regional visa or a state visa.

• The EOI must be presented.

• You should go to the last stage to get the invitation •

Documents are submitted.

• In 60 days from the invitation, you must apply for a PR visa to Australia.

There are types of visas for different reasons such as Australia Investor's Visa for enterprises or new businesses in Austria; Australia Tourism Visa; Australian Family Visa for immigration into the whole family. This is the procedure for applying for the Professional Australia Immigration. It takes around 3 to 4 months for the application to process and the cost is around AUD 45 excluding the additional charges.

Talk to the experts at Round World Immigration for studying, working, visiting, investing, or migrating to Australia and all the other details regarding 65 points Australian Immigration 2021.

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