If you meet the conditions for the award of a “specialist educational qualification,” you can get 10 points on the general skilled migration points test.
You must have finished one of the following:
- Master’s degree earned by research (rather than coursework); or
- Doctoral level of education (PhD)
The qualification must have been earned by an Australian educational institution and must have included at least two academic years of study in Australia.
The qualification must be in a field that the Department of Immigration has designated. This presently includes “STEM” (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) as well as ICT (Information and Communication Technology) (ICT).
The following are the disciplines of “specialist education”:
|Broad Field of Education||Narrow Field of Education|
|Natural and Physical Sciences||Biological Sciences|
|Natural and Physical Sciences|
|Other Natural and Physical Sciences|
|Physics and Astronomy|
|Information Technology||Computer Science|
|Other Information Technology|
|Engineering and Related Technologies||Aerospace Engineering and Technology|
|Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology|
|Engineering and Related Technologies|
|Manufacturing Engineering and Technology|
|Maritime Engineering and Technology|
|Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology|
|Other Engineering and Related Technologies|
|Process and Resources Engineering|
If you need support with your application for General Skilled Migration, make an appointment with one of our consultants. They can analyze your eligibility and provide you with written advice on migration options that might be right for you.