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Specialist educational qualifications

From 10th of September 2016, applicants who have completed a masters degree by research or a PhD degree in specified fields in an Australian university in no less than 2 academic years may be able to claim 5 extra points for 189, 190 and 489 visas.

The following fields of education qualifications are specified under this new measure:

    Natural and Physical Sciences:
  • Biological Sciences;
  • Chemical Sciences;
  • Earth Sciences;
  • Mathematical Sciences;
  • Natural and Physical Sciences;
  • Other Natural and Physical Sciences;
  • Physics and Astronomy.
    Information technology:
  • Computer Science;
  • Information Systems;
  • Information Technology;
  • Other Information Technology.
    Engineering and Related Technologies:
  • Aerospace Engineering and Technology;
  • Civil Engineering;
  • Electrical and Electronic Engineering and Technology;
  • Engineering and Related Technologies;
  • Geomatic Engineering; Manufacturing and Engineering Technology;
  • Maritime and Engineering Technology;
  • Mechanical and Industrial Engineering and Technology;
  • Other Engineering and Related Technologies;
  • Process and Resources Engineering.

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