POINTS TEST FOR AUSTRALIAN BUSINESS VISA (SUBCLASS 188)

If you apply to migrate to Australia under the Business Innovation and Investment program, you will be assessed against a points test. 

You must score sufficient points to reach the pass mark. The current pass marks for the Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional) (subclass 188) is 65 points.
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 Age at time of invitation

  • 18-24(20 Points)

  • 25-32(30 Points)

  • 33-39(25 Points)

  • 40-44(20 Points)

  • 45-54(15 Points)

English Language at time of invitation

  • Functional English – IELTS 4.5(0 Points)

  • Vocational English – IELTS 5(5 Points)

  • Proficient English – IELTS 7(20 Points)

Business Experience at time of invitation (choose only for 188A)

  • Under 4 years business experience (0 Points)

  • 4 years in the last 5 years business experience (10 Points)

  • 7 years in the last 8 years business experience (15 Points)

Investment Experience at time of invitation (choose only for 188B)

  • Under 4 years Investment experience(0 Points)

  • 4 to 7 years Investment experience(10 Points)

  • Over 7 years Investment experience(15 Points)

Financial Metrics – Net business and personal assets at time of invitation

  • Under AUD 800,000(0 Points)

  • AUD 800,000 to AUD 1.3 million (5 Points)

  • AUD 1.3 million to AUD 1.8 million (15 Points)

  • AUD 1.8 million to AUD 2.25 million (25 Points)

  • Over AUD 2.25 million (35 Points)

Financial Metrics – Business turnover at time of invitation

  • Under AUD 50,000 (0 Points)

  • AUD 500,000 to AUD 1 million (5 Points)

  • AUD 1 million to AUD 1.5 million (15 Points)

  • AUD 1.5 million to AUD 2 million (25 Points)

  • Over AUD 2 million (35 Points)

Qualifications at time of invitation

  • No recognized qualification(0 Points)

  • Australian Trade CertificateDiploma or Bachelor DegreeBachelor Degree recognised by the minister(5 Points)

  • Bachelor degree in Business, Science or Technology(10 Points)

Innovation at time of invitation

  • Nothing listed below (0 Points)

  • Registered patents or registered designs (15 Points)

  • Evidence of trademarks (10 Points)

  • Evidence of joint venture agreements (5 Points)

  • Evidence of export trade (15 Points)

  • Gazelle business (10 Points)

  • Evidence of receipt of grants or venture capital funding (10 Points)

Sponsorship by State or Territory

Special endorsement (limited places)(10 Points)

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