Points for Specialist Educational Qualifications
From 16 Nov 2019, for the general skilled migration points test, you can claim 10 points if you have met the requirements for the “specialist educational qualification” award.
You must have completed either a:
- Masters degree by research (as opposed to a Masters by coursework)
- Doctoral degree (PhD)
At least 2 academic years of study in Australia needs to be attributed to the qualification and be awarded by an Australian educational institution.
The qualification needs to be in a Department of Immigration specified field, which covers “STEM” specialisations (ie Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics) and Information and Communication Technology (ICT).
The “specialist education” fields are defined follows:
|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|