Here are the ways to earn more points while planning for applying for a subclass 491 visa :

  • 5 points reserved for nomination by a family member or a regional part of a state or territory
  • 10 points for holding Masters or PhD level Australian qualification in specific STEM areas (Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics)
  • 10 partner points
  • 5 points if the partner also demonstrates Competent English skill.
  • Points are mostly given based on your age, qualification, years of overseas and/or Australian skilled work experience, Australian study and English skill.