If you are wishing to migrate to Australia as a skilled independent visa holder you must nominate an occupation on the consolidated skilled occupations list, plus you will need to meet the relevant selection criteria for the visa. One set of criteria that you must meet is obtaining a minimum score of 65 points in respect of selected personal, qualification and experience criteria.
Please note that the point's calculator should be used as a basic guide only. There are other criteria an applicant must meet in addition to the points test. Plus, your skills and qualifications must be examined against the full definition of these criteria.
Further, whilst meeting the required selection criteria and obtaining a score of 65 points will enable you to submit an Expression of Interest this does not automatically result in an invitation to apply. The Expression of Interest is a competitive system with certain applications being provided priority processing. How long it takes before you are invited to apply depends upon a number of factors and depending upon your circumstances different strategies might be considered to increase your likelihood of selection for invite from the EOI pool of interested applicants. For example some high demand occupations are invited on a pro-rata basis relating to the occupation quota for that year . EOI submissions can potentially remain in the pool for a period of up to 2 years.
Please note: When submitting a visa application it is essential that you can substantiate the actual of points as claimed, if not your application will be refused. Occupations on the STSOL may require some form of sponsorship.
Below is a Points Calculator.