PR points from Nov 2019

Hi @Anil.Gupta,

From the official site, I can find the new changes in points from Nov 2019:
https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2019L00578/Explanatory%20Statement/Text

o 15 points for nomination by a State or Territory government agency or sponsorship by a family member residing in regional Australia, to live and work in regional Australia;
o 10 points for a skilled spouse or de facto partner;
o 10 points for certain Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) qualifications;
o 5 points for a spouse or de facto partner with ‘competent English’;
o 10 points for applicants without a spouse or de facto partner;

I have 2 queries in this regard:

  1. We can claim only one option out of the above or more than one (if applicable)?
  2. “10 points for certain Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) qualifications;”
    Is this for a person who studied in Australia or valid for all?

NOTE: Regarding the STEM points, it’s not mentioned in the blog: Nov 2019 Points System Change - Chance of 189 Invite - AM22 Tech

Thanks in advance.

Regards,
Tom

Hi @zorb

These points are for individual and spouse case separately.

My article only talks about the spouse points cases. The other cases belong to primary applicant.

Thanks Anil,

Could you let me know your views on these queries:

  1. We can claim only one option out of the above or more than one (if applicable)?
  2. “10 points for certain Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) qualifications;”
    Is this for a person who studied in Australia or valid for all?

Regards,
Robin