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    To have your intention to migrate Australia permanently, it is a great start and we can see you have already achieved half on your way.

    However, when it comes to PR of Australia, there is no smooth sailing, you should have your pathways and options prepared in advance. The frequent changing policy also makes it harder for PR applications oversea.

    Having said that, I still believe if that is your goal you should fight for it.

    It is not responsible only for giving you how likely you can have it but help you to assess your scenario, which will give you a rough idea.

    To start, be aware that Pharmacists is a unit group as follow:


    PHARMACISTS ensure safe and quality use of medicines, and optimize health outcomes by contributing to selecting, prescribing, monitoring and evaluating medicine therapy, and researching, testing and developing pharmaceuticals and medical products.
    Indicative Skill Level:
    In Australia and New Zealand:
    Occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification and a one-year traineeship (ANZSCO Skill Level 1).
    Besides, you should have known which occupation you are applying for

    251511 Hospital Pharmacist
    251512 Industrial Pharmacist
    251513 Retail Pharmacist
    From our experience, Retail Pharmacist is a common one.

    Alternative Title:
    Community Pharmacist
    Dispenses prescribed pharmaceuticals to the public educates customers on health promotion, disease prevention, and the proper use of medicines, and sells non-prescription medicines and related goods in a community pharmacy. Registration or licensing is required.
    As a Retail pharmacist, there is only one PR visa 190 available for the occupation.

    I don’t see it is a bad thing, as the independent visa 189 is a ridiculously high bar now as the last round invitation competitively minimum score 95.

    However, 70 to 80 points in your file are cheering score for visa 190, I hope you could have more when adding up the extra 5 points from the state.

    The key thing for granted visa 190, you should aware of each state migration policy (for example ACT, TAS, etc) and decide the state to nominate you and be aware of their occupation list as well.

    Once you decide the state and favor your occupation, having a positive skills assessment is another important step

    For your skills assessment :

    a level of skill commensurate with a bachelor degree or higher qualification
    a one-year traineeship
    the certification to apply to the Pharmacy Board of Australia
    Other options could be visa 491, which is 5 years temporary state nomination visa, we have our overseas clients successfully invited by QLD, ACT . Or training visa 407 ( we have our client in retail pharmacy to have one-year training) might be other considerations in the long run.


    With 75 or 80 points, you have a decent chance of getting PR in Australia as a pharmacist, especially since pharmacists are often in demand. Points thresholds can change, but historically, your score is competitive. Applying for state sponsorship (subclass 190) could also boost your chances if a particular state needs pharmacists.

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