Business Skills Points Calculator

Introduction to the Points System

If you apply to migrate to Australia under the Business Innovation and Investment program, you will be assessed against a points test.

Points are awarded for:

  • Age
  • English language ability
  • Business experience
  • Investment experience
  • Financial metrics
  • Innovation
  • Qualifications
  • Special endorsement by State or Territory

Pass mark

You must score sufficient points to reach the pass mark.

The current pass marks are:

CategoryCurrent Pass Mark
Business Innovation and Investment (Provisional)
(subclass 188)

Estimate Your Points With The Harris-Wake Skilled Migration Points Calculator

Age at time of invitation
0 points
18-24 20 points
25-32 30 points
33-39 25 points
40-44 20 points
45-54 15 points
English Language at time of invitation
Functional English - IELTS 4.5 0 points
Vocational English - IELTS 5 5 points
Proficient English - IELTS 7 20 points
Business Experience at time of invitation
Under 4 years business experience 0 points
4 to 7 years business experience 10 points
Over 7 years business experience 15 points
Investment Experience at time of invitation
Under 4 years Investment experience 0 points
4 to 7 years Investment experience 10 points
Over 7 years Investment experience 15 points
Financial Metrics - Net business and personal assets at time of invitation
Under AUD800,000 0 points
AUD800,000 to AUD1.3 million 5 points
AUD1.3 million to AUD1.8 million 15 points
AUD1.8 million to AUD 2.25 million 25 points
Over AUD2.25 million 35 points
Financial Metrics - Business turnover at time of invitation
Under AUD500,000 0 points
AUD500,000 to AUD1 million 5 points
AUD1 million to AUD1.5 million 15 points
AUD1.5 million to AUD 2 million 25 points
Over AUD2 million 35 points
Qualifications at time of invitation
No recognized qualification 0 points
  • Australian Trade Certificate
  • Diploma or Bachelor Degree
  • Bachelor Degree recognised by the minister
5 points
Bachelor degree in Business, Science or Technology 10 points
Innovation at time of invitation
Nothing listed below 0 points
Registered patents or registered designs 15 points
Evidence of trademarks 10 points
Evidence of joint venture agreements 5 points
Evidence of export trade 15 points
Gazelle business 10 points
Evidence of receipt of grants or venture capital funding 10 points
Sponsorship by State or Territory
Special endorsement (limited places) 10 points
Points Total: 0 points

This point's calculator should be used as a guide only. The calculator gives you an indication of whether you will be eligible for migration under the Skilled Migration Program, it does not guarantee that you will succeed in an application for migration to Australia. There are other criteria that an applicant must meet as well as the points test. Harris-Wake does not guarantee that you will eligible for any visa under the General Skilled Categories if you achieve the current pass mark by using this points test calculator.