Points will be available depending on which age bracket the applicant falls within. Once the applicant is 55, no points will be available for age and state or territory governments must apply for a waiver of the age limit for people aged over 55.
|55 and older||0|
There is no minimum English language requirement for the new business immigration subclasses. However, applicants with less than functional English will need to pay an English Language Charge before receiving their visas.
|English Language Ability||Vocational English||05|
People with trade qualifications, diplomas or bachelor degrees and qualification in business, science and technology will receive points. Qualification must either be awarded by an Australian Institution or recognized overseas Institution.
|Australian trade certificate, diploma or bachelor degree by an Australian education institute; or|
a bachelor qualification recognised by an education institution of a recognized standard
|Bachelor degree in business, science or technology by an Australian institution; or a bachelor qualification by an education institution of a recognized standard||10|
State and Territory Governments can support applicants by indicating that their proposed business is of unique and important benefit to the state or territory.
|Special Endorsement||The nominating state or territory government agency could decide that your proposed business is of unique and important benefit to the state or territory where the nominating government agency is located||10|
Points will be awarded for net personal assets held for the last 2 financial years:
|Net business and personal assets of you, your partner or you and your partner combined in each of the preceding two years of at least:|
Points will be awarded for turnover in a business owned by the applicant. The turnover threshold must be net for 2 years in the last 4 years prior to application:
|Annual turnover in your main business during a period of at least two years of the preceding four fiscal years of at least:|
Points will be awarded for experience relevant to the stream being applied for; work experience as a business owner is considered relevant.
|You have held one or more businesses before you were invited to apply for the visa for:|
|Not less than four years within the preceding five years||10|
|Not less than seven years within the preceding eight years||15|
Points can be awarded in a number of factors, for instance;
Business Innovation Qualifications
At the time of invitation to apply for the visa:
|Evidence of registered patents or registered designs||15|
|Evidence of registered trademarks||10|
|Evidence of formal joint venture agreements||5|
|Evidence of export trade||15|
|Evidence of ownership interest in a gazelle business||10|
|Evidence of receipt of grants or venture capital funding||10|
|State or Territory Nomination||Special endorsement (limited places)||10|