Applying Australia PR at age 44, need your advise


I am new to this forum and would like to seek your advice.

I am going to turn 44 in next 4 days and I have 22 years of experience and education is Engineering with an MBA. I calculated the PR points and the max I can get is 70 points. After discussing with Visas Avenue, I can apply for subclass 189 and 190. Once my skills assessment is done and after state nomination, my PR can go to the max 75 points under subclass 190…

Considering short time as I have only one year before becoming ineligible for PR, I have 2 questions

  1. What are the chances that I may a invite based on my PR points considering current scenario.
  2. What are the chances of getting PTE above 79 (as superior English). I do think my English is pretty good.

I would be grateful for your advice and accordingly I will go ahead for application.


Hi @Nee_75

The chances of invite vary a lot with points and your job code.
What ANZSCO code are you planning to apply for?

Thank you for your quick response.

The ANZSCO code is 233311: Electrical Engineer.

Chances are fair for electrical engineer with 70 points.

Hi Anil,
I would like to know our chances for obtaining a 491 for SA,
Age of first applicant: 44 (on 05.11),
Anzsco code : 612112 (property manager),
Points estimated : 75
2nd applicant sibling is a citizen residing in SA

Kindly shed some light on our chances, as we haven’t seen any invitations for this job code, and do we stand a fair chance?