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All categoriesSkilled VisasWhat is the points test?

Question:

What is the points test?

Answer:

If you apply for a visa to work in Australia, you might have to pass the points test. 
 
The points test is used to help Australia select people who have the skills and attributes it needs. 
 
The number of points you need to pass the points test depends on the visa you apply for. 
You can be given points for a number of reasons, including your: 
 
skills 
age 
English language ability 
occupation 
Australian work experience and Australian qualifications.

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