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Subclass 188A Points Calculator

You would need a minimum of 65 points to lodge an EOI for a 188A Visa.

20 points: Not less than 18 and under 25

30 points: Not less than 25 and under 33

25 points: Not less than 33 and under 40

20 points: Not less than 40 and under 45

15 points: Not less than 45 and under 55

5 points: Vocational English

10 points: Proficient English

5 points: The nominating State had determined that your proposed business was unique and important to the benefits of the nominating State.

10 points: Having operated the business for longer than 4 years in the past 5 years

15 points: Having operated the business for longer than 7 years in the past 8 years

10 points: Bachelor degree in business, science or technology.

5 points: Trade qualification, Diploma or Bachelor Degree in any other field

*You may only claim for points for a single qualification under this category.

5 points: Net value of business and personal assets, including your partner, was more than $800,000

15 points: Net value of business and personal assets, including your partner, was more than $1,300,000

25 points: Net value of business and personal assets, including your partner, was more than $1,800,000

35 points: Net value of business and personal assets, including your partner, was more than $2,250,000

5 points: Ownership in one or more main businesses with an annual turnover of $500,000 or more in at least 2 of the last 4 years

15 points: Ownership in one or more main businesses with an annual turnover of $1,000,000 or more in at least 2 of the last 4 years

25 points: Ownership in one or more main businesses with an annual turnover of $1,500,000 or more in at least 2 of the last 4 years

35 points: Ownership in one or more main businesses with an annual turnover of $2,000,000 or more in at least 2 of the last 4 years

15 points: A patent or design, that was registered and used in the day to day activities for more than 1 year

10 points: Trademarks that were registered and used in the day to day activities for more than 1 year

5 points: Formal joint venture agreement with another business or businesses for longer than 1 year and having participated at a senior level in the day to day management.

15 points: Main business derived more than 50% of its annual turnover from export trade in at least 2 of the last 4 years.

10 points: The business was established not more than 5 years, had an annualized growth in turnover greater than 20% per annum over 3 continuous years, and employed 10 or more full-time employees in at least one of the last 3 years.

10 points: Government grant greater than $10,000, or a venture capital funding greater than $100,000 in the last 4 years, for an early phase start up of a business, product commercialization, business development or business expansion.

*You may only accumulate points under different categories.

frequently asked questions

The following are cited as business conduct which may be deemed unacceptable;

  • Various forms of legal or regulatory non-compliance.
  • Criminal convictions in relation to business practices.
  • Fraudulent trade practices.
  • Perceived underpayment of staff

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