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    Skill Assessment

    Skill Assessment

    Australia Skilled Migration is a multi-stage process. The steps required for a successful Permanent Residency application are lengthy and complex, with Skill Assessment stage being one of the hardest. The good news however, is that securing a positive skill assessment is a major milestone in an Skilled Migration application.

    The Australia Immigration program seeks to attract good quality applicant who can make a real different to the Australian economy and society. They have strict rules in place to ensure they attract the right kind of applicants. It is this ‘toughness’ that makes Australia an attractive option for many skilled migrants because they know they have the correct skills to ‘make the grade’.

    An Australian Skill Assessment is mandatory for all skilled migration applications, being the 189 and 190 visa. A skill assessment is also required for any 491 visa applications.

    What is a Skill Assessment

    An Australian Skill Assessment is a process of validating your skills, experience and qualifications. It’s a checking process that ensures you have

    1. the right skills
    2. the correct qualifications
    3. verifiable experience in your occupation

    Every occupation, be it trade, professional, medical or managerial have their own Skill Assessment authority. In the case of some professions the skill assessment authority will also be the Australian regulatory body for that profession. For example, the AIQS (Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors) is the regulatory body for Quantity Surveyors in Australia, and it is also responsible for conducting skill assessment checks on individuals moving to Australia as a Quantity Surveyor.

    Outside of the professions, Vetassess is the Skill Assessment authority for many trades and non-trades occupations. Vetassess skilled trades occupation assessments are conducted jointly with TRA (Trades Recognition Australia).

    What visas do I need Skills Assessment for

    Skill Assessment is a mandatory requirement for these  Australian Visas

    • 189 Visa
    • 190 Visa
    • 491 Visa

    Skill Assessment for TSS Visa

    The TSS Visa is Australia’s Temporary Skilled Stream. It is a 4-year work permit that can be extended for an extra 4-years. If a TSS visa holder also has an occupation in the MLTSSL then the TSS Visa can convert into full Permanent Residency and eventually Australian Citizenship. If a TSS visa holder also has an occupation on the STSOL then the TSS visa can never be upgraded to PR status.

    The TSS Visa does not routinely require an applicants to have a positive skill assessment. However, there may be times when a skill assessment is required for a TSS application and this is based on occupation and the country of residence of the applicant. The following table explains which skill assessments are needed by Temporary Skill Shortage Visa applicants.

    TSS Occupations

    ​ Country of Applicants Residence

      Automotive Electrician [321111]Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
      Baker [351111]China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
      Cabinetmaker [394111]Brazil, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
      Carpenter [331212]Brazil, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
      Carpenter and Joiner [331211]​Brazil, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
    ​  Chef [351311]​Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Nepal, Pakistan*, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
    ​  Cook [351411]​Bangladesh*, Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Nepal, Pakistan*, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
      Diesel Motor Mechanic​ [321212]​Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
    ​  Electrician (General) [341111]​Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Vietnam
      Electrician (Special Class) [341112]​​Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Vietnam
    ​  Fitter (General) [323211]​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
      Fitter and Turner [323212]​​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
    ​  Fitter-Welder [323213]​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
    ​  Joiner [331213]​Brazil, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
    ​  Metal Fabricator [322311]​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
    ​  Metal Machinist (First Class) [323214]​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
    ​Metal Fitters and Machinists (not elsewhere classified) [323299]​​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
    ​Motor Mechanic (General) [321211]​​Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
    ​Panelbeater [324111]​​China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
    Pastrycook [351112]​​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
    ​Sheetmetal Trades Worker [322211]​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
    ​Toolmaker [323412]​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
    ​Welder (First Class) [322313]​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

    What Skill Assessment do I Need

    The following table contains all eligible Skilled Migration occupations and the corresponding Skill Assessment codes for occupations on the MLTSSL

    OCCUPATIONANZSCO CODESKILL ASSESSMENT
    construction project manager133111VETASSESS
    engineering manager133211(a) Engineers Australia; or (b) AIM
    child care centre manager134111TRA
    nursing clinical director134212ANMAC
    primary health organisation manager134213VETASSESS
    welfare centre manager134214ACWA
    accountant (general)221111(a) CPAA; or (b) CAANZ; or (c) IPA
    management accountant221112(a) CPAA; or (b) CAANZ; or (c) IPA
    taxation accountant221113(a) CPAA; or (b) CAANZ; or (c) IPA
    external auditor221213(a) CPAA; or (b) CAANZ; or (c) IPA
    internal auditor221214VETASSESS
    actuary224111VETASSESS
    land economist224511VETASSESS
    valuer224512VETASSESS
    management consultant224711VETASSESS
    architect232111AACA
    landscape architect232112VETASSESS
    surveyor232212SSSI
    cartographer232213VETASSESS
    other spatial scientist232214VETASSESS
    chemical engineer233111Engineers Australia
    materials engineer233112Engineers Australia
    civil engineer233211Engineers Australia
    geotechnical engineer233212Engineers Australia
    quantity surveyor233213AIQS
    structural engineer233214Engineers Australia
    transport engineer233215Engineers Australia
    electrical engineer233311Engineers Australia
    electronics engineer233411Engineers Australia
    industrial engineer233511Engineers Australia
    mechanical engineer233512Engineers Australia
    production or plant engineer233513Engineers Australia
    aeronautical engineer233911Engineers Australia
    agricultural engineer233912Engineers Australia
    biomedical engineer233913Engineers Australia
    engineering technologist233914Engineers Australia
    environmental engineer233915Engineers Australia
    naval architect233916Engineers Australia
    agricultural consultant234111VETASSESS
    agricultural scientist234112VETASSESS
    forester234113VETASSESS
    medical laboratory scientist234611AIMS
    veterinarian234711AVBC
    physicist (medical physicist only)234914ACPSEM
    early childhood (pre‑primary school) teacher241111AITSL
    secondary school teacher241411AITSL
    special needs teacher241511AITSL
    teacher of the hearing impaired241512AITSL
    teacher of the sight impaired241513AITSL
    special education teachers (nec)241599AITSL
    medical diagnostic radiographer251211ASMIRT
    medical radiation therapist251212ASMIRT
    nuclear medicine technologist251213ANZSNM
    sonographer251214ASMIRT
    optometrist251411OCANZ
    orthotist or prosthetist251912AOPA
    chiropractor252111CCEA
    osteopath252112AOAC
    occupational therapist252411OTC
    physiotherapist252511APC
    podiatrist252611(a) APodA; or (b) ANZPAC
    audiologist252711VETASSESS
    speech pathologist252712SPA
    general practitioner253111MedBA
    specialist physician (general medicine)253311MedBA
    cardiologist253312MedBA
    clinical haematologist253313MedBA
    medical oncologist253314MedBA
    endocrinologist253315MedBA
    gastroenterologist253316MedBA
    intensive care specialist253317MedBA
    neurologist253318MedBA
    paediatrician253321MedBA
    renal medicine specialist253322MedBA
    rheumatologist253323MedBA
    thoracic medicine specialist253324MedBA
    specialist physicians (nec)253399MedBA
    psychiatrist253411MedBA
    surgeon (general)253511MedBA
    cardiothoracic surgeon253512MedBA
    neurosurgeon253513MedBA
    orthopaedic surgeon253514MedBA
    otorhinolaryngologist253515MedBA
    paediatric surgeon253516MedBA
    plastic and reconstructive surgeon253517MedBA
    urologist253518MedBA
    vascular surgeon253521MedBA
    dermatologist253911MedBA
    emergency medicine specialist253912MedBA
    obstetrician and gynaecologist253913MedBA
    ophthalmologist253914MedBA
    pathologist253915MedBA
    diagnostic and interventional radiologist253917MedBA
    radiation oncologist253918MedBA
    medical practitioners (nec)253999MedBA
    midwife254111ANMAC
    nurse practitioner254411ANMAC
    registered nurse (aged care)254412ANMAC
    registered nurse (child and family health)254413ANMAC
    registered nurse (community health)254414ANMAC
    registered nurse (critical care and emergency)254415ANMAC
    registered nurse (developmental disability)254416ANMAC
    registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation)254417ANMAC
    registered nurse (medical)254418ANMAC
    registered nurse (medical practice)254421ANMAC
    registered nurse (mental health)254422ANMAC
    registered nurse (perioperative)254423ANMAC
    registered nurse (surgical)254424ANMAC
    registered nurse (paediatrics)254425ANMAC
    registered nurses (nec)254499ANMAC
    ICT business analyst261111ACS
    systems analyst261112ACS
    analyst programmer261311ACS
    developer programmer261312ACS
    software engineer261313ACS
    ICT security specialist262112ACS
    computer network and systems engineer263111ACS
    telecommunications engineer263311Engineers Australia
    telecommunications network engineer263312Engineers Australia
    barrister271111a legal admissions authority of a State or Territory
    solicitor271311a legal admissions authority of a State or Territory
    clinical psychologist272311APS
    educational psychologist272312APS
    organisational psychologist272313APS
    psychologists (nec)272399APS
    social worker272511AASW
    civil engineering draftsperson312211(a) Engineers Australia; or (b) VETASSESS
    civil engineering technician312212VETASSESS
    electrical engineering draftsperson312311Engineers Australia
    electrical engineering technician312312TRA
    radio communications technician313211TRA
    telecommunications field engineer313212Engineers Australia
    telecommunications network planner313213Engineers Australia
    telecommunications technical officer or technologist313214Engineers Australia
    automotive electrician321111TRA
    motor mechanic (general)321211TRA
    diesel motor mechanic321212TRA
    motorcycle mechanic321213TRA
    small engine mechanic321214TRA
    sheetmetal trades worker322211TRA
    metal fabricator322311TRA
    pressure welder322312TRA
    welder (first class)322313TRA
    fitter (general)323211TRA
    fitter and turner323212TRA
    fitter‑welder323213TRA
    metal machinist (first class)323214TRA
    locksmith323313TRA
    panelbeater324111TRA
    bricklayer331111TRA
    stonemason331112TRA
    carpenter and joiner331211TRA
    carpenter331212TRA
    joiner331213TRA
    painting trades worker332211TRA
    glazier333111TRA
    fibrous plasterer333211TRA
    solid plasterer333212TRA
    wall and floor tiler333411TRA
    plumber (general)334111TRA
    airconditioning and mechanical services plumber334112TRA
    drainer334113TRA
    gasfitter334114TRA
    roof plumber334115TRA
    electrician (general)341111TRA
    electrician (special class)341112TRA
    lift mechanic341113TRA
    airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic342111TRA
    technical cable jointer342212TRA
    electronic equipment trades worker342313TRA
    electronic instrument trades worker (general)342314TRA
    electronic instrument trades worker (special class)342315TRA
    chef351311TRA
    cabinetmaker394111TRA
    boat builder and repairer399111TRA
    shipwright399112TRA

     

    The following table contains all eligible Skilled Migration occupations and the corresponding Skill Assessment codes for occupations on the STSOL

     

    OCCUPATIONANZSCO CODESKILL ASSESSMENT
    aquaculture farmer121111VETASSESS
    cotton grower121211VETASSESS
    flower grower121212VETASSESS
    fruit or nut grower121213VETASSESS
    grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus) / field crop grower (NZ)121214VETASSESS
    grape grower121215VETASSESS
    mixed crop farmer121216VETASSESS
    sugar cane grower121217VETASSESS
    vegetable grower (Aus) / market gardener (NZ)121221VETASSESS
    crop farmers (nec)121299VETASSESS
    apiarist121311VETASSESS
    beef cattle farmer121312VETASSESS
    dairy cattle farmer121313VETASSESS
    mixed livestock farmer121317VETASSESS
    pig farmer121318VETASSESS
    poultry farmer121321VETASSESS
    sheep farmer121322VETASSESS
    livestock farmers (nec)121399VETASSESS
    mixed crop and livestock farmer121411VETASSESS
    sales and marketing manager131112AIM
    advertising manager131113AIM
    corporate services manager132111VETASSESS
    finance manager132211(a) CPAA; or (b) IPA; or © CAANZ
    human resource manager132311AIM
    research and development manager132511VETASSESS
    manufacturer133411VETASSESS
    production manager (forestry)133511VETASSESS
    production manager (manufacturing)133512VETASSESS
    production manager (mining)133513VETASSESS
    supply and distribution manager133611AIM
    health and welfare services managers (nec)134299VETASSESS
    school principal134311VETASSESS
    education managers (nec)134499VETASSESS
    ICT project manager135112ACS
    ICT managers (nec)135199ACS
    arts administrator or manager139911VETASSESS
    laboratory manager139913VETASSESS
    quality assurance manager139914VETASSESS
    specialist managers (nec) except:(a) ambassador; or (b) archbishop; or © bishop139999VETASSESS
    cafe or restaurant manager141111VETASSESS
    hotel or motel manager141311VETASSESS
    accommodation and hospitality managers (nec)141999VETASSESS
    customer service manager149212VETASSESS
    conference and event organiser149311VETASSESS
    transport company manager149413VETASSESS
    facilities manager149913VETASSESS
    dancer or choreographer211112VETASSESS
    music director211212VETASSESS
    music professionals (nec)211299VETASSESS
    photographer211311VETASSESS
    visual arts and crafts professionals (nec)211499VETASSESS
    artistic director212111VETASSESS
    book or script editor212212VETASSESS
    director (film, television, radio or stage)212312VETASSESS
    film and video editor212314VETASSESS
    program director (television or radio)212315VETASSESS
    stage manager212316VETASSESS
    technical director212317VETASSESS
    video producer212318VETASSESS
    copywriter212411VETASSESS
    newspaper or periodical editor212412VETASSESS
    print journalist212413VETASSESS
    technical writer212415VETASSESS
    television journalist212416VETASSESS
    journalists and other writers (nec)212499VETASSESS
    company secretary221211VETASSESS
    commodities trader222111VETASSESS
    finance broker222112VETASSESS
    insurance broker222113VETASSESS
    financial brokers (nec)222199VETASSESS
    financial market dealer222211VETASSESS
    stockbroking dealer222213VETASSESS
    financial dealers (nec)222299VETASSESS
    financial investment adviser222311VETASSESS
    financial investment manager222312VETASSESS
    recruitment consultant223112VETASSESS
    ICT trainer223211ACS
    mathematician224112VETASSESS
    gallery or museum curator224212VETASSESS
    health information manager224213VETASSESS
    records manager224214VETASSESS
    librarian224611VETASSESS
    organisation and methods analyst224712VETASSESS
    patents examiner224914VETASSESS
    information and organisation professionals (nec)224999VETASSESS
    advertising specialist225111VETASSESS
    marketing specialist225113VETASSESS
    ICT account manager225211VETASSESS
    ICT business development manager225212VETASSESS
    ICT sales representative225213VETASSESS
    public relations professional225311VETASSESS
    technical sales representatives (nec) including education sales representatives225499VETASSESS
    fashion designer232311VETASSESS
    industrial designer232312VETASSESS
    jewellery designer232313VETASSESS
    graphic designer232411VETASSESS
    illustrator232412VETASSESS
    web designer232414VETASSESS
    interior designer232511VETASSESS
    urban and regional planner232611VETASSESS
    geologist234411VETASSESS
    primary school teacher241213AITSL
    middle school teacher (Aus) / intermediate school teacher (NZ)241311AITSL
    education adviser249111VETASSESS
    art teacher (private tuition)249211VETASSESS
    dance teacher (private tuition)249212VETASSESS
    music teacher (private tuition)249214VETASSESS
    private tutors and teachers (nec)249299VETASSESS
    teacher of English to speakers of other languages249311VETASSESS
    dietitian251111DAA
    nutritionist251112VETASSESS
    occupational health and safety adviser251312VETASSESS
    orthoptist251412VETASSESS
    hospital pharmacist251511APharmC
    industrial pharmacist251512VETASSESS
    retail pharmacist251513APharmC
    health promotion officer251911VETASSESS
    health diagnostic and promotion professionals (nec)251999VETASSESS
    acupuncturist252211Chinese Medicine Board of Australia
    naturopath252213VETASSESS
    traditional Chinese medicine practitioner252214Chinese Medicine Board of Australia
    complementary health therapists (nec)252299VETASSESS
    dental specialist252311ADC
    dentist252312ADC
    resident medical officer253112MedBA
    anaesthetist253211MedBA
    nurse educator254211ANMAC
    nurse researcher254212ANMAC
    nurse manager254311ANMAC
    web developer261212ACS
    software tester261314ACS
    database administrator262111ACS
    systems administrator262113ACS
    network administrator263112ACS
    network analyst263113ACS
    ICT quality assurance engineer263211ACS
    ICT support engineer263212ACS
    ICT systems test engineer263213ACS
    ICT support and test engineers (nec)263299ACS
    judicial and other legal professionals (nec)271299VETASSESS
    careers counsellor272111VETASSESS
    drug and alcohol counsellor272112VETASSESS
    family and marriage counsellor272113VETASSESS
    rehabilitation counsellor272114VETASSESS
    student counsellor272115VETASSESS
    counsellors (nec)272199VETASSESS
    psychotherapist272314VETASSESS
    interpreter272412NAATI
    social professionals (nec)272499VETASSESS
    recreation officer272612VETASSESS
    welfare worker272613ACWA
    anaesthetic technician311211VETASSESS
    cardiac technician311212VETASSESS
    medical laboratory technician311213AIMS
    pharmacy technician311215VETASSESS
    medical technicians (nec)311299VETASSESS
    meat inspector311312VETASSESS
    primary products inspectors (nec)311399VETASSESS
    chemistry technician311411VETASSESS
    earth science technician311412VETASSESS
    life science technician311413VETASSESS
    science technicians (nec)311499VETASSESS
    architectural draftsperson312111VETASSESS
    building inspector312113VETASSESS
    architectural, building and surveying technicians (nec)312199VETASSESS
    mechanical engineering technician312512TRA
    metallurgical or materials technician312912VETASSESS
    mine deputy312913VETASSESS
    hardware technician313111TRA
    ICT customer support officer313112TRA
    web administrator313113ACS
    ICT support technicians (nec)313199TRA
    farrier322113TRA
    aircraft maintenance engineer (avionics)323111TRA
    aircraft maintenance engineer (mechanical)323112TRA
    aircraft maintenance engineer (structures)323113TRA
    textile, clothing and footwear mechanic323215TRA
    metal fitters and machinists (nec)323299TRA
    precision instrument maker and repairer323314TRA
    watch and clock maker and repairer323316TRA
    toolmaker323412TRA
    vehicle body builder324211TRA
    vehicle trimmer324212TRA
    roof tiler333311TRA
    business machine mechanic342311TRA
    cabler (data and telecommunications)342411TRA
    telecommunications linesworker342413TRA
    baker351111TRA
    pastrycook351112TRA
    butcher or smallgoods maker351211TRA
    cook351411TRA
    dog handler or trainer361111VETASSESS
    animal attendants and trainers (nec)361199VETASSESS
    veterinary nurse361311VETASSESS
    florist362111TRA
    gardener (general)362211TRA
    arborist362212TRA
    landscape gardener362213TRA
    greenkeeper362311TRA
    hairdresser391111TRA
    print finisher392111TRA
    printing machinist392311TRA
    dressmaker or tailor393213TRA
    upholsterer393311TRA
    furniture finisher394211TRA
    wood machinist394213TRA
    wood machinists and other wood trades workers (nec)394299TRA
    chemical plant operator399211TRA
    power generation plant operator399213TRA
    library technician399312VETASSESS
    jeweller399411TRA
    camera operator (film, television or video)399512TRA
    make up artist399514TRA
    sound technician399516TRA
    performing arts technicians (nec)399599VETASSESS
    signwriter399611TRA
    ambulance officer411111VETASSESS
    intensive care ambulance paramedic411112VETASSESS
    dental technician411213TRA
    diversional therapist411311VETASSESS
    enrolled nurse411411ANMAC
    massage therapist411611VETASSESS
    community worker411711ACWA
    disabilities services officer411712VETASSESS
    family support worker411713VETASSESS
    residential care officer411715VETASSESS
    youth worker411716ACWA
    diving instructor (open water)452311VETASSESS
    gymnastics coach or instructor452312VETASSESS
    horse riding coach or instructor452313VETASSESS
    snowsport instructor452314VETASSESS
    swimming coach or instructor452315VETASSESS
    tennis coach452316VETASSESS
    other sports coach or instructor452317VETASSESS
    sports development officer452321VETASSESS
    footballer452411VETASSESS
    sportspersons (nec)452499VETASSESS
    contract administrator511111VETASSESS
    program or project administrator511112VETASSESS
    insurance loss adjuster599612VETASSESS
    insurance agent611211VETASSESS
    retail buyer639211VETASSESS

    Use the codes above to check the full list of Australia Skill Assessment Authorities:

    Skill Assessment
    Architects Accreditation Council of Australia Inc (AACA)
    Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
    Australian Council of Physiotherapy Regulating Authorities Ltd/Australian Physiotherapy Council (ACOPRA/APC)
    Australasian College of Physical Scientist and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM)
    Australian Computer Society (ACS)
    Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA)
    Australian Dental Council (ADC)
    Australian Institute of Management (AIM)
    Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS)
    Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS)
    Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR)
    Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)
    Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)
    Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC)
    Australian and New Zealand Osteopathic Council (name changed to Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council) (ANZOC)
    Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM)
    Australian Pharmacy Council (APharmC)
    Australasian Podiatry Council/Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council Inc. (APodC/ANZPAC)
    Australian Psychological Society (APS)
    Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc. (AVBC)
    Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)
    Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia Inc. (CCEA)
    Certified Practising Accountants Australia (CPA)
    Dietitians Association Of Australia (DAA)
    Engineers Australia (EA)
    Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia (name changed to Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand) (ICAA)
    Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)
    National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI)
    Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ)
    Occupational Therapy Council (OTC)
    State Legal Admission Authority (SLAA)
    Speech Pathology Association of Australia (SPA)
    Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI)
    Trades Recognition Australia (TRA)
    Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services (VETASSESS)

    Skill Assessment Cost

    Skill Assessment Cost
    Architects Accreditation Council of Australia Inc (AACA)AUD 2500
    Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)AUD 850
    Australian Council of Physiotherapy Regulating Authorities Ltd/Australian Physiotherapy Council (ACOPRA/APC)AUD 165
    Australasian College of Physical Scientist and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM)AUD 770
    Australian Computer Society (ACS)AUD 500
    Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA)AUD 350
    Australian Dental Council (ADC)AUD 610
    Australian Institute of Management (AIM)AUD 750
    Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS)AUD 288
    Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS)AUD 650
    Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR)AUD 278
    Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)AUD 635
    Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)AUD 0
    Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC)AUD 600
    Australian and New Zealand Osteopathic Council (name changed to Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council) (ANZOC)AUD 550
    Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM)AUD 550
    Australian Pharmacy Council (APharmC)AUD 1090
    Australasian Podiatry Council/Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council Inc. (APodC/ANZPAC)AUD 670
    Australian Psychological Society (APS)AUD 1014
    Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc. (AVBC)AUD 380
    Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)AUD 0
    Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia Inc. (CCEA)AUD 650
    Certified Practising Accountants Australia (CPA)AUD 445
    Dietitians Association Of Australia (DAA)AUD 1250
    Engineers Australia (EA)AUD 1440
    Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia (name changed to Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand) (ICAA)AUD 650
    Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)AUD 714
    National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI)AUD 339
    Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ)AUD 0
    Occupational Therapy Council (OTC)AUD 1200
    State Legal Admission Authority (SLAA)AUD 0
    Speech Pathology Association of Australia (SPA)AUD 120
    Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI)AUD 750
    Trades Recognition Australia (TRA)AUD 1100
    Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services (VETASSESS)AUD 870

    Skill Assessment Australia Requirements

    Every skill assessment in Australia has their own unique set of documentation requirements. Some elements are consistent between the Australia assessment authorities including:

    • Passport
    • Qualification Certificate
    • Qualification Transcript
    • Professional References
    • Change of name documents (if applicable)
    • Proof of salary

    ACS Skill Assessment

    ACS stands for the Australian Computer Society. The ACS is the professional body responsible for the computer skill assessment processing for Skilled Migration to Australia.

    An ACS Skill Assessment evaluates the skills, knowledge and work experience an apoplicant has in the ICT field. If you do not have a university degree, you can apply for a PR visa to Australia after ACS reviews a Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL) report. The ACS assesses skills on the basis of experience at ICT level with or without an undergraduate computer related degree. Only IT experts are assessed by the ACS and the Australian Computer Society, and this assessment body will inform you if you are suitable for your chosen or nominated profession.

    The ACS Skill Assessment costs $500AUD

    For a full step-by-step guide to the ACS Skill Assessment see here

     

    Vetassess Skill Assessment

    There are two streams to the Vetassess skill assessment process

    • Vetassess assessment for General Occupations
    • Vetassess assessment for Trades Occupations

    Both streams have different requirements and criteria. If your occupation is a skilled trade then you will be in teh Trades Occupations stream. All non-trades occupations require a General Occupation assessment.

    Vetassess is responsible for the following Trades occupations:

    • Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
    • Automative Electrician
    • Baker
    • bricklayer
    • Cabinetmaker
    • carpenter
    • Carpenter Joiner
    • Chef
    • Cook
    • Diesel Motor Mechanic
    • Electrician General
    • Electrician Special Class
    • Electronic Equipment Trades Worker
    • Fitter and Turner
    • Fitter Welder
    • Hairdresser
    • Joiner
    • Metal Fabricator
    • Metal Machinist
    • Motor Mechanic
    • Panel beater
    • Pastry Cook
    • Plumber
    • Sheet Metal Trades Worker
    • Toolmaker
    • Vehicle Painter
    • Welder First Class

    If you have a Skilled Trade not listed above then the Skills Assessment is directly with Trades Recognition Australia

    For a full and complete guide to the process see here

    Teacher Skill Assessment

    Teachers wishing to move to Australia must complete an AITSL (Australian Institute of Teaching and Learning Services) skills assessment. Qualifications must be checked by the AITSL before a Teacher can apply for a skilled visa.

    To receive a positive Teacher Skill Assessment an applicant must prove they have:

    • a 4-year education degree
    • an unrelated 3-year degree + 1-year post graduate teaching qualification
    • completed a minimum of 45 days supervised teaching practice
    • completed compulsory teacher training

    Occupations covered by the Teacher Skill Assessment are:

    • Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher (ANZSCO 241111
    • Primary School Teacher (ANZSCO 241213)
    • Middle School Teacher (ANZSCO 241311)
    • Secondary School Teacher (ANZSCO 241411)
    • Special Needs Teacher (ANZSCO 241511)
    • Teacher of the Hearing Impaired (ANZSCO 241512)
    • Teacher of the Sight Impaired (ANZSCO 241513)
    • Special Education Teachers (nec) (ANZSCO 241599)

    For a step-by-step guide to Teacher Skill Assessment success click here

    Engineer Australia Skill Assessment

    Occupations covered by an Engineer Australia Skill Assessment:

    • Engineering Manager (ANZSCO Code 133211)
    • Chemical Engineer (ANZSCO Code 233111)
    • Materials Engineer (ANZSCO Code 233112)
    • Civil Engineer (ANZSCO Code 233211)
    • Geotechnical Engineer (ANZSCO Code 233212)
    • Structural Engineer (ANZSCO Code 233214)
    • Transport Engineer (ANZSCO Code 233215)
    • Electrical Engineer (ANZSCO Code 233311)
    • Electronics Engineer (ANZSCO Code 233411)
    • Industrial Engineer (ANZSCO Code 233511)
    • Mechanical Engineer (ANZSCO Code 233512)
    • Production or Plant Engineer (ANZSCO Code 233513)
    • Mining Engineer -excluding Petroleum (ANZSCO Code 233611)
    • Petroleum Engineer (ANZSCO Code 233612)
    • Aeronautical Engineer (ANZSCO Code 233911)
    • Agricultural Engineer (ANZSCO Code 233912)
    • Biomedical Engineer (ANZSCO Code 233913)
    • Engineering Technologist (ANZSCO Code 233914)
    • Environmental Engineer (ANZSCO Code 233915)
    • Naval Architect (ANZSCO Code 233916)
    • Telecommunications Engineer (ANZSCO Code 263311)
    • Telecommunications Network Engineer (ANZSCO Code 263312)
    • Electrical Engineering Draftsperson (ANZSCO Code 312311)
    • Telecommunications Field Engineer (ANZSCO Code 313212)
    • Telecommunications Network Planner (ANZSCO Code 313213)
    • Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist (ANZSCO Code 313214)

    Engineers who immigrate to Australia must pass the Engineer Australia skill assessment test before applying for a visa or making an Expression of Interest. Foreign engineer qualifications must be equivalent to Australian recognized technical qualifications such as a Bachelor of Engineering (BAE) or Master of Science (MSA).

    Step-by-step guide to Engineer Australia Skill Assessment: Here

    TRA Skill Assessment

    Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) is a skills assessment service provider specializing in assessing trading skills acquired abroad to facilitate the recognition of skills through migration.

    Under the Migration Regulation 1994, the Home Secretary appointed TRA to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection as a professional assessment service. Trade Recognition Australia (TRA) is a member of the Australian Council of Trade Unions (ACCU) and the Australia – New Zealand Trade Association (ANZTA). TRA provides a range of skills assessment services, which vary depending on the applicant’s circumstances.

    Under the MSA program, TRA only issues professional licenses to individuals that are believed to have the skills and experience to work in Australia in their nominated profession. Professional licenses are issued under the terms of the Trade Recognition Australia Professional Licence (TRL) program.

    For ore information on TRA click here

    ANMAC Skill Assessment

    To move to Australia as a Registered Nurse or Midwife an applicant will first have to secure a positive ANMAC skill assessment. ANMAC is the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Council. Not to be confused with AHPRA (Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency). AHPRA is responsible for actual nursing registration and regulation in Australia while ANMAC is responsible for vetting international nurses moving to Australia.

    The process of Australia Immigration for a nurse of midwife is:

    1. Secure a positive skill assessment with ANMAC
    2. Lodge an Expression of Interest
    3. Receive Invitation to apply
    4. Lodge AHPRA application
    5. Australia visa granted
    6. AHPRA granted
    7. Visit AHPRA office in Australia within 90 days to activate registration

    AHPRA Skill Assessment is for the following occupations:

    • Nursing clinical director [134212]
    • Midwife [254111]
    • Nurse educator [254211]
    • Nurse researcher [254212]
    • Nurse manager [254311]
    • Nurse practitioner [254411]
    • Registered nurse (aged care) [254412]
    • Registered nurse (child and family health) [254413]
    • Registered nurse (community health) [254414]
    • Registered nurse (critical care and emergency) [254415]
    • Registered nurse (developmental disability) [254416]
    • Registered nurse (disability and rehabilitation) [254417]
    • Registered nurse (medical) [254418]
    • Registered nurse (medical practice) [254421]
    • Registered nurse (mental health) [254422]
    • Registered nurse (perioperative) [254423]
    • Registered nurse (surgical) [254424]
    • Registered nurse (paediatrics) [254425]
    • Registered nurses (nec) [254499]
    • Enrolled Nurse [411411]

    Step-by-Step Guide to ANMAC Skill Assessment Success

    Social Worker Skill Assessment

    The AASW uses five assessment criteria to assess whether qualifications abroad are compatible with qualifications under its Social Work Capabilities Assessment Programme (SGP).

    Qualification must be a special qualification in social work and must take into account the skills, abilities and abilities of the social worker as a whole, not just his specific abilities. There should be at least one recognized qualification within the social work profession that must have learning outcomes.

    You must have completed at least 980 hours of field training in the last 12 months, with at least one internship in direct practice. Good English is required, as is a good understanding of the profession of social worker and the demands placed on the profession.

    For more information visit the AASW

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