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189 Visa - Increasing Point Score

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Hi All, 

January saw 1000 invites for 189 with minimum 90 points. I currently have 85. Any idea if there's any way you can increase your points score? My points include skilled partner points and offshore experience. Unfortunately I don't have onshore experience. Is the NAATI qualification an option? Anyone know what's involved and even if it is possible? 

Thanks 

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32 minutes ago, arch123 said:

Hi All, 

January saw 1000 invites for 189 with minimum 90 points. I currently have 85. Any idea if there's any way you can increase your points score? My points include skilled partner points and offshore experience. Unfortunately I don't have onshore experience. Is the NAATI qualification an option? Anyone know what's involved and even if it is possible? 

Thanks 

It's possible but unless you are very good at picking up other languages you won't get it

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1 hour ago, arch123 said:

Can you do the test from the UK? Which languages are included?

No - they need to be done in Australia. There are many languages available and they are listed on the NAATI website if you look for Credentialed Community Language. 


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On 10/02/2020 at 04:21, arch123 said:

Hi All, 

January saw 1000 invites for 189 with minimum 90 points. I currently have 85. Any idea if there's any way you can increase your points score? My points include skilled partner points and offshore experience. Unfortunately I don't have onshore experience. Is the NAATI qualification an option? Anyone know what's involved and even if it is possible? 

Thanks 

I did the NAATI test last year and passed. It’s 5 free points essentially. They give you some material to go over then during the test,  they play a recording and you respond (in either English or the language you are testing for). It’s expensive but worth it. 

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2 hours ago, Afrochic+61 said:

I did the NAATI test last year and passed. It’s 5 free points essentially. They give you some material to go over then during the test,  they play a recording and you respond (in either English or the language you are testing for). It’s expensive but worth it. 

Yes but only if you are already at a decent level in a second language that is on the list.

Learning a new language to the required level is a little over the top for just 5 points.

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On 10/02/2020 at 05:21, arch123 said:

Hi All, 

January saw 1000 invites for 189 with minimum 90 points. I currently have 85. Any idea if there's any way you can increase your points score? My points include skilled partner points and offshore experience. Unfortunately I don't have onshore experience. Is the NAATI qualification an option? Anyone know what's involved and even if it is possible? 

Thanks 

@arch123 - you don't mention the English test, does that mean you haven't done it?

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10 hours ago, Afrochic+61 said:

I did the NAATI test last year and passed. It’s 5 free points essentially.

Except for the $800 fee 


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10 hours ago, Ausvisitor said:

Yes but only if you are already at a decent level in a second language that is on the list.

Learning a new language to the required level is a little over the top for just 5 points.

Of course you can’t be learning a new language for the test. That would be quite tricky. I think it’s mostly for people who speak a second language and need to boost points - like in my case. 

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2 hours ago, Raul Senise said:

Except for the $800 fee 

5 points don’t come cheap Raul 😂 (That is said in jest by the way). I am still in the ‘waiting for invite’ journey so sometimes you do what you have to do to get yourself ahead. 

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Hi all. 

So yesterday saw many offshore 190 NSW invites. I have spoken to a few people who were invited and they had less points than me and lodged a month or more later. Does anyone know if NSW group invites by occupation? 

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7 hours ago, arch123 said:

Does anyone know if NSW group invites by occupation? 

Yes they do. 


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Thanks Raul - do you think there might be another lot of invitations issued? As it seems those who received invites had anszco codes starting 33/34..whereas mine is 232111?

 

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1 hour ago, arch123 said:

Thanks Raul - do you think there might be another lot of invitations issued? As it seems those who received invites had anszco codes starting 33/34..whereas mine is 232111?

Each state works to its own rules and it's based on what occupations they feel are needed at the time.  So, no way to predict.


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