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From November 2019, 10 more points re awarded for having "certain STEM qualifications". As I understand, STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. But what professions go under this category? Bachelor or Master degree? Only Australian degree or also overseas one? What organisation will access it? Anyone knows more?

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From November 2019, 10 more points re awarded for having "certain STEM qualifications". As I understand, STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. But what professions go under this category? Bachelor or Master degree? Only Australian degree or also overseas one? What organisation will access it? Anyone knows more?
Itís too early

Let the election get over and the new government take over

They will then issue the fine print

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From November 2019, 10 more points re awarded for having "certain STEM qualifications". As I understand, STEM stands for science, technology, engineering and mathematics. But what professions go under this category? Bachelor or Master degree? Only Australian degree or also overseas one? What organisation will access it? Anyone knows more?
It’s too early

Let the election get over and the new government take over

They will then issue the fine print

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Fine print is already out in the legislation document.

Those who currently get 5 points for masters by research in STEM would now get 10. That’s only if done in Australia.

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Fine print is already out in the legislation document.

Those who currently get 5 points for masters by research in STEM would now get 10. Thatís only if done in Australia.
Could you provide a link to the official information? Thanks

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Fine print is already out in the legislation document.

Those who currently get 5 points for masters by research in STEM would now get 10. That’s only if done in Australia.
Could you provide a link to the official information? Thanks [IMG class=inlineimg]https://www.expatforum.com/expats/images/smilies/smile.gif[/IMG]
Here you go, item 36.

https://www.legislation.gov.au/Detai...Statement/Text

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Fine print is already out in the legislation document.

Those who currently get 5 points for masters by research in STEM would now get 10. Thatís only if done in Australia.
Will the new government go with the same process ?
No sense in getting the hope high for members when there is so much uncertainty
If the labour comes to power, you can expect a thorough overhaul of the whole system

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Australian degree involved in academic STEM research (master or PhD) with the specific codes in your COE document.

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In the document you cited, there is no mention that STEM points will only be issued for only Australian degree holders. Also, the Masters by Research, or PhD is not mentioned. So, in the absences of such a sweeping statement from the Home Department, one can assume that both onshore and offshore applicants with degrees under STEM category would be able to claim STEM points as per new rules effective Nov. 16, 2019.

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In the document you cited, there is no mention that STEM points will only be issued for only Australian degree holders. Also, the Masters by Research, or PhD is not mentioned. So, in the absences of such a sweeping statement from the Home Department, one can assume that both onshore and offshore applicants with degrees under STEM category would be able to claim STEM points as per new rules effective Nov. 16, 2019.
Yes, there is:

* amend the points test in Schedule 6D to the Migration Regulations to award:
o 15 points for nomination by a State or Territory government agency or sponsorship by a family member residing in regional Australia, to live and work in regional Australia;
o 10 points for a skilled spouse or de facto partner;
o 10 points for certain Science, Technology, Engineering and Mathematics (STEM) qualifications;
o 5 points for a spouse or de facto partner with ‘competent English’;
o 10 points for applicants without a spouse or de facto partner; and
∑ make a number of minor technical amendments.

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This item amends Part 6D.7A (Specialist educational qualifications) of Schedule 6D (General points test for General Skilled Migration visas mentioned in subregulation 2.26AC(1)) to the Migration Regulations, by increasing the number of points awarded to an applicant who met the requirement for the award of a specialist education qualification, from 5 points to 10 points. Subregulation 2.26AC(5A) provides that an applicant meets the requirements for the award of a specialist educational qualification if the Minister is satisfied that the applicant has qualified for the award by an Australian institution of a masters degree by research or a doctoral degree, and the degree included at least 2 academic years of study in a field of education that is specified by the Minister in an instrument.
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