SUMMARY OF POINTS FOR EMPLOYABILITY AND CAPACITY BUILDING FACTORS

FACTOR
POINTS
CRITERIA
  Skilled employment:
  - Current skilled employment in New Zealand 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 10 SM9
  - Partner employment or offer of employment 20 SM10
  Work experience:
  - 2 years 10 SM11
  - 4 years 15 SM11
  - 6 years 20 SM11
  - 8 years 25 SM11
  - 10 years 30 SM11
  Additional bonus points if work experience in New Zealand:
  - 1 years 5 SM12
  - 2 years 10 SM12
  - 3 years or more 15 SM12
  Additional bonus points for work experience in an identified future growth area:
  - 2 to 5 years 10 SM13
  - 6 years or more 15 SM13
  Additional bonus points for work experience in an area of absolute skills shortage:
  - 2 to 5 years 10 SM13
  - 6 years or more 15 SM13
  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 SM14
  - Recognised level 9 or 10 post-graduate qualification (Masters degree, Doctorate) 60 SM14
  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
  Bonus points for Partner qualifications:
  -  recognised level 4-6 qualification 10 SM17
  -  recognised level 7 + qualification 10 SM17
  Family:
  - Close family support in New Zealand 10 SM20
  Age (20 to 55 years)
  - 20-29 30 SM18
  - 30-39 25 SM18
  - 40-44 20 SM18
  - 45-49 10 SM18
  - 50-55 5 SM18