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SM6 Summary of points for employability and capacity building factors (to 27/08/2017)

Note: The instructions in this section cease to be effective from 28/08/2017.

Employability and Capacity Building

Factors

Points

Criteria

Skilled employment:

  • Current skilled employment in NZ for 12 months or more

60

SM7

  • Offer of skilled employment in New Zealand or current skilled employment in New Zealand for less than 12 months

50

SM7

Bonus points for employment or offer of employment in:

 

 

  • An identified future growth area

10

SM8

  • An area of absolute skills shortage

10

SM8

  • Region outside Auckland

30

SM9

  • Partner employment or offer of employment

20

SM10

Work experience:

  • 2 years

10

SM11

  • 4 years

15

 

  • 6 years

20

 

  • 8 years

25

 

  • 10 years

30

 

Additional bonus points if work experience in New Zealand:

 

SM12

  • 1 year

5

 

  • 2 years

10

 

  • 3 years or more

15

 

Additional bonus points for work experience in an identified future growth area:

 

SM13

  • 2 to 5 years

10

 

  • 6 years or more

15

 

Additional bonus points for work experience in an area of absolute skills shortage:

 

 

  • 2 to 5 years

10

 

  • 6 years or more

15

 

Qualifications:

  • Recognised level 4-6 qualification (e.g. trade qualification, diploma)

40

SM14

  • Recognised level 7 or 8 qualification (e.g bachelors degree, bachelors degree with Honours)

50

 

  • Recognised level 9 or 10 post-graduate qualification (Masters degree, Doctorate)

60

 

Bonus points for:

 

 

  • 2 years of full-time study in New Zealand completing a recognised bachelor degree (level 7) New Zealand qualification

10

SM15

  • 1 year of full-time study in New Zealand completing a recognised post-graduate New Zealand qualification

10

SM15

  • 2 years of full-time study in New Zealand completing a recognised post-graduate New Zealand qualification

15

SM15

  • Qualification in an identified future growth area

10

SM16

  • Qualification in an area of absolute skill shortage

10

SM16

  • Partner qualifications

– recognised level 4-6 qualification

 

10

 

SM17

– recognised level 7 + qualification

20

SM17

  • Close family support in New Zealand

10

SM20

Age (20 to 55 yrs):

  • 20-29

30

SM18

  • 30-39

25

 

  • 40-44

20

 

  • 45-49

10

 

  • 50-55

5

 

Effective 01/11/2015

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