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    Vetassess Explained

    VETASSESS is a dedicated Skill Assessment authority licensed by the Australia Government to perform Immigration based Skill Assessments for Skilled Migration and Employer Sponsored Visas. Vetassess is the largest Skill Assessment Authority performing the greatest number of Australia Skill Assessment for onshore and offshore visas.

    What is a VETASSESS Assessment

    A Vetassess Skill Assessment is a process of validating an applicants skills, experience and qualifications. It’s a checking process that ensures applicants have the right background for your occupation and that they will be an asset for Australian society. Vetassess run a number of substantial background checks on individual applicants who have to prove by documented evidence they possess:

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

    A successful Vetassess skill assessment enables the applicant to proceed and lodge an Expression of Interest via SkillSelect. Vetassess validation of qualifications and experience are what the Australian Government use to calculate an applicants employment and qualification points. Regardless of  what an applicant claims, or what they feel they are entitled to if it is not validated by a Vetassess Skill Assessment (or other Skill Assessment) then points are not awarded via the Australia Immigration Points Calculator.

    12 VETASSESS Requirements You Need to Know For Sucess

    The 12 VETASSESS requirements:

    1. Check if Vetassess is the correct Skill Assessment for your occupation
    2. Doe you need a Vetassess Trade Skill Assessment
    3. Or do you need a General Occupations assessment
    4. Vetassess Skill Assessments do not have an English requirement yet it is advisable to do one for points
    5. Vetassess requires One year of post qualification work experience for General Occupations
    6. 4 years employment (with qualification) are required for the Vetassess Trade Skill Assessment
    7. Documents do not need to be certified
    8. Make sure you have the right documents for your occupation
    9. Trades occupations also need colour scans of documents
    10. Rememebr the Vetassess fee is non-refundable
    11. Never send origional documents to Vetassess; These will not be returned
    12. Be patient. Prioorioty assessments can take 10 days while a Trade Skill Assessment can take over 4-months

    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 the Trades Occupations stream. All non-trades occupations require a General Occupation assessment.

    Visas the need VETASSESS

    Skill Assessment is a requirement for the following Australia Visas

    VETASSSESS is responsible for 55% of all Australia Skill Assessments although most professions such as Teaching, Nursing and Accountants have their own Skill Assessment bodies.

    What Occupations Need a VETASSESS Assessment

    VETASSESS is the Skill Assessment Authority for the following Occupations:

    OccupationANZSCO CODESkill AssessmentList
    construction project manager133111VETASSESSMLTSSL
    automotive electrician321111VETASSESSMLTSSL
    motor mechanic (general)321211VETASSESSMLTSSL
    diesel motor mechanic321212VETASSESSMLTSSL
    motorcycle mechanic321213VETASSESSMLTSSL
    small engine mechanic321214VETASSESSMLTSSL
    sheetmetal trades worker322211VETASSESSMLTSSL
    metal fabricator322311VETASSESSMLTSSL
    pressure welder322312VETASSESSMLTSSL
    welder (first class)322313VETASSESSMLTSSL
    fitter (general)323211VETASSESSMLTSSL
    fitter and turner323212VETASSESSMLTSSL
    metal machinist (first class)323214VETASSESSMLTSSL
    carpenter and joiner331211VETASSESSMLTSSL
    painting trades worker332211VETASSESSMLTSSL
    fibrous plasterer333211VETASSESSMLTSSL
    solid plasterer333212VETASSESSMLTSSL
    wall and floor tiler333411VETASSESSMLTSSL
    plumber (general)334111VETASSESSMLTSSL
    roof plumber334115VETASSESSMLTSSL
    electrician (general)341111VETASSESSMLTSSL
    electrician (special class)341112VETASSESSMLTSSL
    airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic342111VETASSESSMLTSSL
    technical cable jointer342212VETASSESSMLTSSL
    electronic equipment trades worker342313VETASSESSMLTSSL
    electronic instrument trades worker (general)342314VETASSESSMLTSSL
    primary health organisation manager134213VETASSESSMLTSSL
    internal auditor221214VETASSESSMLTSSL
    land economist224511VETASSESSMLTSSL
    management consultant224711VETASSESSMLTSSL
    landscape architect232112VETASSESSMLTSSL
    other spatial scientist232214VETASSESSMLTSSL
    agricultural consultant234111VETASSESSMLTSSL
    agricultural scientist234112VETASSESSMLTSSL
    civil engineering technician312212VETASSESSMLTSSL
    aquaculture farmer121111VETASSESSSTSOL
    cotton grower121211VETASSESSSTSOL
    flower grower121212VETASSESSSTSOL
    fruit or nut grower121213VETASSESSSTSOL
    grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus) / field crop grower (NZ)121214VETASSESSSTSOL
    grape grower121215VETASSESSSTSOL
    mixed crop farmer121216VETASSESSSTSOL
    sugar cane grower121217VETASSESSSTSOL
    vegetable grower (Aus) / market gardener (NZ)121221VETASSESSSTSOL
    crop farmers (nec)121299VETASSESSSTSOL
    beef cattle farmer121312VETASSESSSTSOL
    dairy cattle farmer121313VETASSESSSTSOL
    mixed livestock farmer121317VETASSESSSTSOL
    pig farmer121318VETASSESSSTSOL
    poultry farmer121321VETASSESSSTSOL
    sheep farmer121322VETASSESSSTSOL
    livestock farmers (nec)121399VETASSESSSTSOL
    mixed crop and livestock farmer121411VETASSESSSTSOL
    corporate services manager132111VETASSESSSTSOL
    research and development manager132511VETASSESSSTSOL
    production manager (forestry)133511VETASSESSSTSOL
    production manager (manufacturing)133512VETASSESSSTSOL
    production manager (mining)133513VETASSESSSTSOL
    health and welfare services managers (nec)134299VETASSESSSTSOL
    school principal134311VETASSESSSTSOL
    education managers (nec)134499VETASSESSSTSOL
    arts administrator or manager139911VETASSESSSTSOL
    laboratory manager139913VETASSESSSTSOL
    quality assurance manager139914VETASSESSSTSOL
    specialist managers (nec) except:(a) ambassador; or (b) archbishop; or © bishop139999VETASSESSSTSOL
    cafe or restaurant manager141111VETASSESSSTSOL
    hotel or motel manager141311VETASSESSSTSOL
    accommodation and hospitality managers (nec)141999VETASSESSSTSOL
    customer service manager149212VETASSESSSTSOL
    conference and event organiser149311VETASSESSSTSOL
    transport company manager149413VETASSESSSTSOL
    facilities manager149913VETASSESSSTSOL
    dancer or choreographer211112VETASSESSSTSOL
    music director211212VETASSESSSTSOL
    music professionals (nec)211299VETASSESSSTSOL
    visual arts and crafts professionals (nec)211499VETASSESSSTSOL
    artistic director212111VETASSESSSTSOL
    book or script editor212212VETASSESSSTSOL
    director (film, television, radio or stage)212312VETASSESSSTSOL
    film and video editor212314VETASSESSSTSOL
    program director (television or radio)212315VETASSESSSTSOL
    stage manager212316VETASSESSSTSOL
    technical director212317VETASSESSSTSOL
    video producer212318VETASSESSSTSOL
    newspaper or periodical editor212412VETASSESSSTSOL
    print journalist212413VETASSESSSTSOL
    technical writer212415VETASSESSSTSOL
    television journalist212416VETASSESSSTSOL
    journalists and other writers (nec)212499VETASSESSSTSOL
    company secretary221211VETASSESSSTSOL
    commodities trader222111VETASSESSSTSOL
    finance broker222112VETASSESSSTSOL
    insurance broker222113VETASSESSSTSOL
    financial brokers (nec)222199VETASSESSSTSOL
    financial market dealer222211VETASSESSSTSOL
    stockbroking dealer222213VETASSESSSTSOL
    financial dealers (nec)222299VETASSESSSTSOL
    financial investment adviser222311VETASSESSSTSOL
    financial investment manager222312VETASSESSSTSOL
    recruitment consultant223112VETASSESSSTSOL
    gallery or museum curator224212VETASSESSSTSOL
    health information manager224213VETASSESSSTSOL
    records manager224214VETASSESSSTSOL
    organisation and methods analyst224712VETASSESSSTSOL
    patents examiner224914VETASSESSSTSOL
    information and organisation professionals (nec)224999VETASSESSSTSOL
    advertising specialist225111VETASSESSSTSOL
    marketing specialist225113VETASSESSSTSOL
    ICT account manager225211VETASSESSSTSOL
    ICT business development manager225212VETASSESSSTSOL
    ICT sales representative225213VETASSESSSTSOL
    public relations professional225311VETASSESSSTSOL
    technical sales representatives (nec) including education sales representatives225499VETASSESSSTSOL
    fashion designer232311VETASSESSSTSOL
    industrial designer232312VETASSESSSTSOL
    jewellery designer232313VETASSESSSTSOL
    graphic designer232411VETASSESSSTSOL
    web designer232414VETASSESSSTSOL
    interior designer232511VETASSESSSTSOL
    urban and regional planner232611VETASSESSSTSOL
    education adviser249111VETASSESSSTSOL
    art teacher (private tuition)249211VETASSESSSTSOL
    dance teacher (private tuition)249212VETASSESSSTSOL
    music teacher (private tuition)249214VETASSESSSTSOL
    private tutors and teachers (nec)249299VETASSESSSTSOL
    teacher of English to speakers of other languages249311VETASSESSSTSOL
    occupational health and safety adviser251312VETASSESSSTSOL
    industrial pharmacist251512VETASSESSSTSOL
    health promotion officer251911VETASSESSSTSOL
    health diagnostic and promotion professionals (nec)251999VETASSESSSTSOL
    complementary health therapists (nec)252299VETASSESSSTSOL
    judicial and other legal professionals (nec)271299VETASSESSSTSOL
    careers counsellor272111VETASSESSSTSOL
    drug and alcohol counsellor272112VETASSESSSTSOL
    family and marriage counsellor272113VETASSESSSTSOL
    rehabilitation counsellor272114VETASSESSSTSOL
    student counsellor272115VETASSESSSTSOL
    counsellors (nec)272199VETASSESSSTSOL
    social professionals (nec)272499VETASSESSSTSOL
    recreation officer272612VETASSESSSTSOL
    anaesthetic technician311211VETASSESSSTSOL
    cardiac technician311212VETASSESSSTSOL
    pharmacy technician311215VETASSESSSTSOL
    medical technicians (nec)311299VETASSESSSTSOL
    meat inspector311312VETASSESSSTSOL
    primary products inspectors (nec)311399VETASSESSSTSOL
    chemistry technician311411VETASSESSSTSOL
    earth science technician311412VETASSESSSTSOL
    life science technician311413VETASSESSSTSOL
    science technicians (nec)311499VETASSESSSTSOL
    architectural draftsperson312111VETASSESSSTSOL
    building inspector312113VETASSESSSTSOL
    architectural, building and surveying technicians (nec)312199VETASSESSSTSOL
    metallurgical or materials technician312912VETASSESSSTSOL
    mine deputy312913VETASSESSSTSOL
    dog handler or trainer361111VETASSESSSTSOL
    animal attendants and trainers (nec)361199VETASSESSSTSOL
    veterinary nurse361311VETASSESSSTSOL
    library technician399312VETASSESSSTSOL
    performing arts technicians (nec)399599VETASSESSSTSOL
    ambulance officer411111VETASSESSSTSOL
    intensive care ambulance paramedic411112VETASSESSSTSOL
    diversional therapist411311VETASSESSSTSOL
    massage therapist411611VETASSESSSTSOL
    disabilities services officer411712VETASSESSSTSOL
    family support worker411713VETASSESSSTSOL
    residential care officer411715VETASSESSSTSOL
    diving instructor (open water)452311VETASSESSSTSOL
    gymnastics coach or instructor452312VETASSESSSTSOL
    horse riding coach or instructor452313VETASSESSSTSOL
    snowsport instructor452314VETASSESSSTSOL
    swimming coach or instructor452315VETASSESSSTSOL
    tennis coach452316VETASSESSSTSOL
    other sports coach or instructor452317VETASSESSSTSOL
    sports development officer452321VETASSESSSTSOL
    sportspersons (nec)452499VETASSESSSTSOL
    contract administrator511111VETASSESSSTSOL
    program or project administrator511112VETASSESSSTSOL
    insurance loss adjuster599612VETASSESSSTSOL
    insurance agent611211VETASSESSSTSOL
    retail buyer639211VETASSESSSTSOL

    VETASSESS Document Requirement

    VETASSESS Requirement for General Occupations

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

    VETASSESS Requirement for Trade Occupations

    • Passport
    • Trade Certificate
    • Trade Certificate Transcripts
    • Professional References
    • Salary advice paperwork
    • Tax returns (if applicable)

    VETASSESS Requirement for Self Employed

    • Passport
    • Qualifications Certificates
    • Qualifications Transcripts
    • Company Registration Details (if a formal company)
    • Proof of Sole Trader status (for sole traders)
    • Proof of invoices
    • And these payments showing on a Bank Statement
    • Suppliers references
    • Client references
    • Marketing literature
    • Website screenshot (if applicable)
    • Logos
    • Contracts
    • Accountants Reference
    • Solicitors reference

    VETASSESS Australia

    Vetassess Australia Contact:

    East Melbourne – Headquarters
    Level 5, 478 Albert Street
    East Melbourne Victoria 3002

    +61 3 9655 4801

    Opening hours

    Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m except Public Holidays.
    Postal Address
    GPO Box 2752
    Melbourne Victoria 3001 Australia


    Vetassess China Contact:

    Shanghai – Office
    C/o GLC International Group
    Suite 201 A-B, Zhongfu Building,
    288 Zhaojiabang Rd,
    Shanghai, China

    +86 21 64731935

    Opening hours

    Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m except Public Holidays.


    Vetassess India Contact:

    New Delhi – Office
    C/o EPR Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
    115, 1st Floor, Square One,
    C2-Saket Place,
    Saket District Centre,
    New Delhi – 110017

    +91 11 26544724

    Opening hours

    Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m except Public Holidays.

    Opening hours

    Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m except Public Holidays.


    Vetassess UK Contact:

    UK – Office
    0808 234 9873 (UK only)
    +44 1242 896 010
    Opening hours (UK time)

    Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m except UK public holidays.

    VETASSESS Processing Time

    Vetassess Processing time is currently:

    • 15 weeks for General Occupations
    • 10 days for General Occupations Priority Processing
    • 4-months+ for Trades Occupations for Stage One and Stage Two

    VETASSESS Cost for Trade Skill Assessment

    Vetassess cost for a Trade Skill Assessment:

    Stage 1 – Documentary Evidence AssessmentAUD $1280.00
    Stage 2 – Skills Assessment
    Technical interviewAUD $2000.00
    Practical demonstrationAUD $2200.00
    Reassessment (if you have an unsuccessful assessment outcome)
    Stage 1 – Documentary Evidence Assessment ReassessmentAUD $450.00
    Stage 2 – Technical Interview ReassessmentAUD $1000.00
    Stage 2 – Practical Assessment ReassessmentAUD $1100.00
    Stage 1 – Documentary Evidence AssessmentAUD $700.00
    Stage 2 – Technical InterviewAUD $700.00
    Stage 2 – Practical AssessmentAUD $700.00

    VETASSESS Cost for Professional Occupation Skill Assessment

    VETASSESS Skill Assessment Cost for Professional Occupations

    Full Skill Assessment
    Application methodApplicant is a resident of Australia for tax purposes* (fee includes GST)Applicant is NOT a resident of Australia for tax purposes*(fee excludes GST)
    Online applicationAUD $968.00AUD $880.00
    **Priority Processing Fee (available for online applications only)AUD $660.00AUD $600.00