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Points Test Changes for GSM Starting November 2019

joy.0491joy.0491 ManilaPosts: 38Member
Share your insights please.. Favorable or not? =)

POINTS TEST FOR GENERAL SKILLED MIGRATION TO CHANGE FROM 16 NOV 2019

1) Ten (10) points for having a skilled spouse or de facto partner;

2) Fifteen (15) points for applicants nominated by a State or Territory government or sponsored by a family member residing in regional Australia;

3) Ten (10) points for having certain Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) qualifications

4) Ten (10) points for applicants who do not have a spouse or de facto partner; and

5) Five (5) points for applicants with a spouse or de facto partner who has competent English.
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  • czianczia28czianczia28 Pampanga Philippines
    Posts: 84Member
    Joined: Apr 02, 2019
    Hi po does number 3 means that if a person or an applicant is an Engineer or someone who has a background in STEM he or she is qualified to claim the "10" points?
  • RheaMARN1171933RheaMARN1171933 Posts: 1,232Member, Administrator
    Joined: Mar 10, 2016
    @czianczia28 not much info has been provided by the Department unfortunately
  • MLBSMLBS Manila
    Posts: 528Member
    Joined: Sep 11, 2016
    Before, advantaegous ang +5 pag may defacto. Now, pag yung partner cannot claim english pts and assessment, the primary applicant can potentially lose pts pa. Single people have no changes, so ngayon wala nang benefit ang having de facto. So in a way mas may advantage na ang single applicants sa pointing system

    233411 Electronics Engineer (Age-25, Educ-15,English proficiency-20)

    June 3, 2017 = Graduated from UST
    July 8, 2017 = Took IELTS GT
    July 21, 2017 = received IELTS results (LRWS = 8/9/7.5/7)
    August 11, 2017 = Lodged EA assessment (Fast track)
    September 6, 2017 = Received positive EA assessment, lodged EOI (489 Family sponsored - 60 pts)
    September 21, 2017 = Took PTE exam
    September 22, 2017 = Received PTE results (LRSW- 90/90/90/90), lodged 189 EOI (60 pts), updated 489 FS EOI (70 pts)
    September 26, 2017 = Lodged 190 EOI (NSW) 65 pts

    1 year wait... still no EOI invite. Decided to pursue student visa instead

    Course: Cert IV and Diploma - Work Health and Safety (DNA Kingston)

    October 15, 2018 = offer letter from school
    November 8, 2018 = Medical exam (St. Lukes)
    November 20, 2018 = Paid for tuition
    Novemeber 28, 2018 = Received COE
    December 2, 2018 = Lodged visa, after 1 min, granted!

  • czianczia28czianczia28 Pampanga Philippines
    Posts: 84Member
    Joined: Apr 02, 2019
    @MLBS after reading this discussion, I made some research on the proposed changes in the point system. Yes you're right, applicants with partners who cannot claim english points will be the least priority in visa invitation. However, single applicants and those with skilled partners will be given top priority in the ITA and visa approval. Sana umabot kami before Nov. hassle kasi pag dalawa pa kaming mag papa-assess and mag English exam.
  • superluckycloversuperluckyclover Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 761Member
    Joined: Apr 27, 2015
    edited April 15
    @czianczia28 for those who are Australian uni graduates with Masters in research or Phd degree in STEM field like @markier87 are qualified to claim 10 pts for specialist qualification

    261311 - Analyst Programmer | Age: 30 | Education: 15 | Australian Education: 5 | English Proficiency: 20 | NAATI CCL: 5 | Professional Year: 5 | Total: 80

    Timeline:
    26 Oct 2015 - Visa 573 Granted
    01 Nov 2015 - The Eagle has landed
    02 Nov 2015 - First Day High
    15 Feb 2017 - Hubby and Bubba joined me in Melbourne
    01 Dec 2017 - Graduated Masters!
    21 Mar 2018 - Visa 485 Granted
    20 Feb 2019 - Sat NAATI CCL Exam in Adelaide
    21 Mar 2019 - ACS Skills Assessment Positive, Qualification has been assessed as comparable to an AQF Master Degree with a Major in computing.
    23 Apr 2019 - Medicals Cleared - No actions required
    29 Apr 2019 - Submitted EOI for 189
    11 Jul 2019 - ITA received
    23 Jul 2019 - Lodged Visa 189! Speaking life over our PR application ♡
    xx -- 2019 - Golden Visa Grant!

    Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

  • markier87markier87 Perth/Hobart
    Posts: 470Member
    Joined: Sep 23, 2013
    @superluckyclover Thanks for the info. Currently, I have already claimed 5pts for specialist qualification. 10pts would be great though but will hopefully lodge my 189 before the April ends para maximize ang points, sana will be granted before my 32nd birthday. :)

    Student Visa - Subclass 574 (SVP) with De Facto Partner
    Temporary Grad Visa - Subclass 485 with De Facto Partner
    Skilled - Permanent - Subclass 189/190 with De Facto Partner

    May 17, 2014 - IELTS Exam (Acad) (L, R, W, S)
    May 30, 2014 - IELTS Results (L-8.5, R-8.0, W-7.0, S-7.5) O- 8.0
    June 27, 2014 - Medicals at NHSI
    July 21, 2014 - Lodged at VFS Cebu
    July 22, 2014 - Received acknowledgment from Embassy
    July 23, 2014 - VISA GRANTED!
    July 30, 2014 - IED in Perth

    June 24, 2016 - Submitted WA OQU Assessment
    June 27, 2016 - Received WA OQU Assessment Results - Positive!
    Jan-Apr 2017 - Gather docs for Skills Assessment
    May 10, 2017 - Submitted VETASSESS Application (Online)
    CHEMIST - 234211
    May 17, 2017 - Got a call from VETASSESS for add'l docs
    May 18, 2017 - Submitted add'l docs requested
    May 26, 2017 - VETASSESS Results - POSITIVE (Chemist)
    Sept 27, 2017 - IELTS Exam (GT) - S
    Sept 30, 2017 - IELTS Exam (GT) - L,R,W
    Oct. 13, 2017 - IELTS Results - (L-8.5, R-8.0, W-7.0, S-9.0)
    Overall: 8.0

    Jan 24, 2019 - Lodged visa 485 (Post-Study Work Stream)
    Feb 01, 2019 - Visa 485 Medicals Done
    Mar 11, 2019 - EOI submitted for subclass 189 (85 pts) and 190
    (90 pts)
    Mar 26, 2019 - CO requested docs (visa 485), Updated EOI -
    (95 pts)
    Apr 08, 2019 - CO requested additional docs (visa 485)
    Apr 11, 2019 - ITA received (visa 189)
    May 09, 2019 - Client Feedback sent (105 days since lodging 485)
    May 14, 2019 - Visa SC 485 refusal - SAD DAY! :(
    May 17, 2019 - AAT appeal lodged online
    June 4, 2019 - Visa SC 189 lodged offshore
    June 12, 2019 - VA Blood test (medicals done!)

                                  "To God be the Glory"
    
  • superluckycloversuperluckyclover Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 761Member
    Joined: Apr 27, 2015
    @markier87 im sure you will, pag 10 pts pa specialist qualification + super skilled partner mo, 150+ pts ka na!!! hehe batang Promil Plus Gold ka talaga :D

    261311 - Analyst Programmer | Age: 30 | Education: 15 | Australian Education: 5 | English Proficiency: 20 | NAATI CCL: 5 | Professional Year: 5 | Total: 80

    Timeline:
    26 Oct 2015 - Visa 573 Granted
    01 Nov 2015 - The Eagle has landed
    02 Nov 2015 - First Day High
    15 Feb 2017 - Hubby and Bubba joined me in Melbourne
    01 Dec 2017 - Graduated Masters!
    21 Mar 2018 - Visa 485 Granted
    20 Feb 2019 - Sat NAATI CCL Exam in Adelaide
    21 Mar 2019 - ACS Skills Assessment Positive, Qualification has been assessed as comparable to an AQF Master Degree with a Major in computing.
    23 Apr 2019 - Medicals Cleared - No actions required
    29 Apr 2019 - Submitted EOI for 189
    11 Jul 2019 - ITA received
    23 Jul 2019 - Lodged Visa 189! Speaking life over our PR application ♡
    xx -- 2019 - Golden Visa Grant!

    Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

  • joy.0491joy.0491 Manila
    Posts: 38Member
    Joined: Mar 15, 2019
    @czianczia28 hindi ba.. sa current point system.. need pa din naman mag english exam ng partner kasi recently daw di na tinatanggap ng COs yung CEMI from Univ?
  • czianczia28czianczia28 Pampanga Philippines
    Posts: 84Member
    Joined: Apr 02, 2019
    @joy.0491 Aw hindi ako aware na need pala talaga mag exam ni Husband. If that's the case might as well have his skill assessed, sayang din kasi. Since when po hindi na nag accept ng CEMI ang CO?
  • joy.0491joy.0491 Manila
    Posts: 38Member
    Joined: Mar 15, 2019
    @czianczia28 based sa nabasa ko dito.. may ibang nakakalusot.. pero sabi daw recently kinocontact ni CO to take yung english exam. Check mo yung CO Contact Thread. Makita mo dun mga usual na hinihingi ni CO na mga kulang n requirements..
  • czianczia28czianczia28 Pampanga Philippines
    Posts: 84Member
    Joined: Apr 02, 2019
    @joy.0491 will check it po, thanks for the info =)
  • joy.0491joy.0491 Manila
    Posts: 38Member
    Joined: Mar 15, 2019
    @czianczia28 waiting nga din ako sa further details dito sa pointing system changes n to
  • czianczia28czianczia28 Pampanga Philippines
    Posts: 84Member
    Joined: Apr 02, 2019
    @joy.0491 once makapag lodge naman hindi na covered ng changes tama ba?
  • joy.0491joy.0491 Manila
    Posts: 38Member
    Joined: Mar 15, 2019
    Wala pa info abt jan. Pero i think hanggat di pa naiinvite affected sa changes. Wait natin inputs ng iba
  • MLBSMLBS Manila
    Posts: 528Member
    Joined: Sep 11, 2016
    @czianczia28 pag lodged na yes di ka na affected ng new changes. Pero pag wala ka pa invite by then, under ka na sa new rules.

    233411 Electronics Engineer (Age-25, Educ-15,English proficiency-20)

    June 3, 2017 = Graduated from UST
    July 8, 2017 = Took IELTS GT
    July 21, 2017 = received IELTS results (LRWS = 8/9/7.5/7)
    August 11, 2017 = Lodged EA assessment (Fast track)
    September 6, 2017 = Received positive EA assessment, lodged EOI (489 Family sponsored - 60 pts)
    September 21, 2017 = Took PTE exam
    September 22, 2017 = Received PTE results (LRSW- 90/90/90/90), lodged 189 EOI (60 pts), updated 489 FS EOI (70 pts)
    September 26, 2017 = Lodged 190 EOI (NSW) 65 pts

    1 year wait... still no EOI invite. Decided to pursue student visa instead

    Course: Cert IV and Diploma - Work Health and Safety (DNA Kingston)

    October 15, 2018 = offer letter from school
    November 8, 2018 = Medical exam (St. Lukes)
    November 20, 2018 = Paid for tuition
    Novemeber 28, 2018 = Received COE
    December 2, 2018 = Lodged visa, after 1 min, granted!

  • Butterfly8i8Butterfly8i8 PH
    Posts: 125Member
    Joined: Jan 11, 2018
    Oh, this is good news for me. clarification lang po. Yung sa No. 2 ba, applicable po ba ito sa Visa 190? Meaning by November instead of plus 5, magiging +15 na?

    And another, question, retroactive po kaya ito? For example EOI ko lodged Feb 2019, automatic kaya ma-uupdate yung points by November? Or sa applicants after November 2019 lang ang madadagdagan ng points?
  • BrizyFiloBrizyFilo Brisbane
    Posts: 156Member
    Joined: Jan 16, 2018

    @czianczia28 for those who are Australian uni graduates with Masters in research or Phd degree in STEM field like @markier87 are qualified to claim 10 pts for specialist qualification

    So technically the STEM points is only applicable for Aus uni graduates?

    261313 Software Engineer| 189 | Age: 30 pts | Education: 15 pts | Australian Experience: 5 pts | Overseas Experience: 10 pts | NAATI CCL: 5 pts | English: 10 pts | Total: 75 pts

    EOI Lodge Date: 4 Jan 2018
    EOI Effective Date: 21 Dec 2018
    Invitation received: 11 Jan 2019
    CO contact: 16 Apr 2019
    Responded to CO: 25 Apr 2019
    189 Granted: 05 Jul 2019

  • BrizyFiloBrizyFilo Brisbane
    Posts: 156Member
    Joined: Jan 16, 2018
    Patibayan na, Wala ng naiinvite sa mga 75 points and below. 80 is new 75.

    261313 Software Engineer| 189 | Age: 30 pts | Education: 15 pts | Australian Experience: 5 pts | Overseas Experience: 10 pts | NAATI CCL: 5 pts | English: 10 pts | Total: 75 pts

    EOI Lodge Date: 4 Jan 2018
    EOI Effective Date: 21 Dec 2018
    Invitation received: 11 Jan 2019
    CO contact: 16 Apr 2019
    Responded to CO: 25 Apr 2019
    189 Granted: 05 Jul 2019

  • superluckycloversuperluckyclover Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 761Member
    Joined: Apr 27, 2015
    @BrizyFilo hahaha natawa ko sa 80 is the new 75! Grabeeeee

    261311 - Analyst Programmer | Age: 30 | Education: 15 | Australian Education: 5 | English Proficiency: 20 | NAATI CCL: 5 | Professional Year: 5 | Total: 80

    Timeline:
    26 Oct 2015 - Visa 573 Granted
    01 Nov 2015 - The Eagle has landed
    02 Nov 2015 - First Day High
    15 Feb 2017 - Hubby and Bubba joined me in Melbourne
    01 Dec 2017 - Graduated Masters!
    21 Mar 2018 - Visa 485 Granted
    20 Feb 2019 - Sat NAATI CCL Exam in Adelaide
    21 Mar 2019 - ACS Skills Assessment Positive, Qualification has been assessed as comparable to an AQF Master Degree with a Major in computing.
    23 Apr 2019 - Medicals Cleared - No actions required
    29 Apr 2019 - Submitted EOI for 189
    11 Jul 2019 - ITA received
    23 Jul 2019 - Lodged Visa 189! Speaking life over our PR application ♡
    xx -- 2019 - Golden Visa Grant!

    Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

  • superluckycloversuperluckyclover Melbourne, Australia
    Posts: 761Member
    Joined: Apr 27, 2015
    @BrizyFilo yes, and dapat ms research or PHD.

    261311 - Analyst Programmer | Age: 30 | Education: 15 | Australian Education: 5 | English Proficiency: 20 | NAATI CCL: 5 | Professional Year: 5 | Total: 80

    Timeline:
    26 Oct 2015 - Visa 573 Granted
    01 Nov 2015 - The Eagle has landed
    02 Nov 2015 - First Day High
    15 Feb 2017 - Hubby and Bubba joined me in Melbourne
    01 Dec 2017 - Graduated Masters!
    21 Mar 2018 - Visa 485 Granted
    20 Feb 2019 - Sat NAATI CCL Exam in Adelaide
    21 Mar 2019 - ACS Skills Assessment Positive, Qualification has been assessed as comparable to an AQF Master Degree with a Major in computing.
    23 Apr 2019 - Medicals Cleared - No actions required
    29 Apr 2019 - Submitted EOI for 189
    11 Jul 2019 - ITA received
    23 Jul 2019 - Lodged Visa 189! Speaking life over our PR application ♡
    xx -- 2019 - Golden Visa Grant!

    Mark 11:24 Therefore I tell you, whatever you ask for in prayer, believe that you have received it, and it will be yours.

  • MLBSMLBS Manila
    Posts: 528Member
    Joined: Sep 11, 2016
    @Butterfly8i8 i think it's only for regional visas (491). Correct me if I'm wrong.

    233411 Electronics Engineer (Age-25, Educ-15,English proficiency-20)

    June 3, 2017 = Graduated from UST
    July 8, 2017 = Took IELTS GT
    July 21, 2017 = received IELTS results (LRWS = 8/9/7.5/7)
    August 11, 2017 = Lodged EA assessment (Fast track)
    September 6, 2017 = Received positive EA assessment, lodged EOI (489 Family sponsored - 60 pts)
    September 21, 2017 = Took PTE exam
    September 22, 2017 = Received PTE results (LRSW- 90/90/90/90), lodged 189 EOI (60 pts), updated 489 FS EOI (70 pts)
    September 26, 2017 = Lodged 190 EOI (NSW) 65 pts

    1 year wait... still no EOI invite. Decided to pursue student visa instead

    Course: Cert IV and Diploma - Work Health and Safety (DNA Kingston)

    October 15, 2018 = offer letter from school
    November 8, 2018 = Medical exam (St. Lukes)
    November 20, 2018 = Paid for tuition
    Novemeber 28, 2018 = Received COE
    December 2, 2018 = Lodged visa, after 1 min, granted!

  • markedinomarkedino Singapore
    Posts: 41Member
    Joined: Jul 21, 2017
    edited April 25
    Per official document, applies to all GSM visas (refer to page 11):

    The amendments introduce a revised points system for the subclass 491 visa as well as
    existing General Skilled Migration visas.
    Points are awarded for attributes that are linked
    with the applicant’s ability to make the greatest economic contribution, as the key purpose of
    the skilled migration program is to maximise the economic benefits of migration to Australia.
    The changes to the points test are to introduce:
     more points for having a skilled spouse or de facto partner (10 points);
     more points for applicants nominated by a State or Territory government or
    sponsored by a family member residing in regional Australia (15 points);
     more points for having certain STEM qualifications (10 points);
     points for applicants who do not have a spouse or de facto partner (10 points); and
     points for applicants with a spouse or de facto partner who has competent English (5
    points).
  • joeisanjoeisan Brisbane
    Posts: 20Member
    Joined: Dec 10, 2018
    Sa #5 po, if my husband has competent english I can claim 5points for 189 visa?
  • Captain_ACaptain_A Singapore
    Posts: 1,484Member, Moderator
    Joined: Jul 04, 2012
    markedino said:

    Per official document, applies to all GSM visas (refer to page 11):

    The amendments introduce a revised points system for the subclass 491 visa as well as
    existing General Skilled Migration visas.
    Points are awarded for attributes that are linked
    with the applicant’s ability to make the greatest economic contribution, as the key purpose of
    the skilled migration program is to maximise the economic benefits of migration to Australia.
    The changes to the points test are to introduce:
     more points for having a skilled spouse or de facto partner (10 points);
     more points for applicants nominated by a State or Territory government or
    sponsored by a family member residing in regional Australia (15 points);
     more points for having certain STEM qualifications (10 points);
     points for applicants who do not have a spouse or de facto partner (10 points); and
     points for applicants with a spouse or de facto partner who has competent English (5
    points).

    pwede pahingi po link ng official doc? tia

    18 Mar '16 IELTS Results
    06 Apr '16 EA CDR Skills Assessment submitted
    26 Apr '16 EA Skills Assessment Positive Outcome
    06 May '16 PTE-A Exam
    07 May '16 PTE- A Results & Submitted EOI
    11 May '16 Got ITA
    02 Jun '16 Lodge Visa
    04 Jul '16 Direct Grant

    Believe you can... and you're halfway there.... - Roosevelt

  • Captain_ACaptain_A Singapore
    Posts: 1,484Member, Moderator
    Joined: Jul 04, 2012
    joeisan said:

    Sa #5 po, if my husband has competent english I can claim 5points for 189 visa?

    i think yes.

    18 Mar '16 IELTS Results
    06 Apr '16 EA CDR Skills Assessment submitted
    26 Apr '16 EA Skills Assessment Positive Outcome
    06 May '16 PTE-A Exam
    07 May '16 PTE- A Results & Submitted EOI
    11 May '16 Got ITA
    02 Jun '16 Lodge Visa
    04 Jul '16 Direct Grant

    Believe you can... and you're halfway there.... - Roosevelt

  • jmban33jmban33 Teneriffe
    Posts: 269Member
    Joined: Mar 09, 2016
    @Captain_A yung points ba sa spouse for english and skill nomination is age dependent padin meaning applicable pa din yung max 45 yo for spouse/defacto?
  • czianczia28czianczia28 Pampanga Philippines
    Posts: 84Member
    Joined: Apr 02, 2019
    @jmban33 yes age dependent sya.
  • Captain_ACaptain_A Singapore
    Posts: 1,484Member, Moderator
    Joined: Jul 04, 2012
    edited May 7
    @jmban33
    jmban33 said:

    @Captain_A yung points ba sa spouse for english and skill nomination is age dependent padin meaning applicable pa din yung max 45 yo for spouse/defacto?

    hindi pa complete ang details e, pero i think hndi sya age dependent kasi, hndi nmn mula sa primary applicant yung details e,, not 100% sure..

    edit, may nagsabi pla sa taas na age dependent sya.. :D

    18 Mar '16 IELTS Results
    06 Apr '16 EA CDR Skills Assessment submitted
    26 Apr '16 EA Skills Assessment Positive Outcome
    06 May '16 PTE-A Exam
    07 May '16 PTE- A Results & Submitted EOI
    11 May '16 Got ITA
    02 Jun '16 Lodge Visa
    04 Jul '16 Direct Grant

    Believe you can... and you're halfway there.... - Roosevelt

  • jmban33jmban33 Teneriffe
    Posts: 269Member
    Joined: Mar 09, 2016
    @Captain_A thanks and noted bro
  • Captain_ACaptain_A Singapore
    Posts: 1,484Member, Moderator
    Joined: Jul 04, 2012
    @jmban33 magiging mas malinaw to in the coming days..

    18 Mar '16 IELTS Results
    06 Apr '16 EA CDR Skills Assessment submitted
    26 Apr '16 EA Skills Assessment Positive Outcome
    06 May '16 PTE-A Exam
    07 May '16 PTE- A Results & Submitted EOI
    11 May '16 Got ITA
    02 Jun '16 Lodge Visa
    04 Jul '16 Direct Grant

    Believe you can... and you're halfway there.... - Roosevelt

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