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Vetassess Skill Assessment

Home Affairs requires that you complete a migration skills assessment (to provide detailed information regarding their qualifications and employment history) from an assessing authority, to ensure you meet the Australian qualifications. To apply for residency, the GENERAL SKILLED MIGRATION (GSM) visa is the most common visa programme for overseas professionals, managers, tradespersons, and international graduates in Australia

When migrating to Australia for a skilled occupation it is necessary to have a positive skill assessment. The first step in completing your skills assessment and lodging your application is to review the skilled occupation list and understand the requirements of your occupation. Once you have identified your occupation it is time to begin the skills assessment process. There are more than 20 skills assessment agencies, including the Australian Computer Society (ACS), Engineer Australia (EA), CPA Australia, and VETASSESS.

In that case, you must obtain an official letter from the Academic Registrar’s Office of the institute awarding the qualification or student administration stating that you have completed all requirements for the award and that you are eligible to have the award conferred.

Requirements

1)Know Your Occupation & Job Descriptions

To initiate the skilled application process review the skilled occupation lists for your specific visa 189 occupation lists and 190/489 skilled occupation lists. Below you will find two examples of nominated occupations and their job requirements.

Marketing Specialist – ANZSCO 225113

Customer Service Manager – ANZSCO 149212

2) No English Language Requirement

One benefit of taking the VETASSESS skills assessment is that it does not require English language skills assessments such as IELTS test results. With that being said, most VETASSESS skill level qualifications do require post-secondary education.

3) Work Experience Requirements

VETASSESS requires a minimum of 1 year post-qualification highly related work experience for General Occupations.

4) The 6 Different VETASSESS Groups

VETASSESS has 6 distinct groups for General Occupations. VETASSESS has categorized its general occupations into groups A, B, C, D, E, and F for assessment according to the indicative skill level on ANZSCO. The table below outlines the corresponding groups with their skill level but does not include group F due to it only having one occupation.

ANZSCO Skill level VETASSESS Occupation Group
Skill Level 1 Australian Bachelor degree or Master degree or Doctoral degree Group A or B
Skill Level 2 Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Associate Degree or AQF Advanced Diploma or AQF Diploma Group C or E
Skill Level 3 AQF Certificate III (with additional years of employment) or AQF Certificate IV Group D

Group Qualification Requirements

Group A Group B Group C Group D Group E Group F

Only one occupation in this group – 442111 Prison Officer

5) Documents of Evidence for VETASSESS Assessment 6) VETASSESS Fees and Processing Time
VETASSESS Fees Processing time
Standard Assessment AUD 968.00 10 to 12 weeks
Priority Processing AUD 1628.00 10 Business days

Role of VETASSESS?

In case of complete qualification, but no certificate awarded?

In that case, you must obtain an official letter from the Academic Registrar’s Office of the institute awarding the qualification or student administration stating that you have completed all requirements for the award and that you are eligible to have the award conferred.

If possible, indicate when the award will be conferred.

Duration a Skill Assessment take?

Can VETASSESS meet my deadline?

VETASSESS will make every effort to meet your deadline but can make no guarantee.

CERTIFY Your documents?

Documents can be certified by anyone authorised to witness statutory documents, such as Justices of the Peace, a barrister or solicitor, a police officer, a Member of Parliament, dentists and pharmacists.

Have more than one qualification?

Not all the qualifications need to be assessed if you have more than one Qualification.

In general, VETASSESS will only assess those qualifications necessary for an applicant to meet the requirements of the nominated qualification.

Completion of the Skill Assessment

After completion of the Skill Assessment process, the applicant will be given a written statement by VETASSESS on the comparability of your post-secondary qualifications to the Australian qualifications required for your nominated occupation.

Disagree with the outcome?

In case you disagree with the outcome of a Skill Assessment, you may lodge a request for a reassessment. For that provide a receipt of a written request from you and the payment of a reassessment fee.

Applications for reassessment must be lodged within 90 days of VETASSESS issuing advice to the applicant on the initial Skill Assessment.

Dissatisfied with reassessment?

If you are dissatisfied with the outcome of the reassessment, you may lodge an appeal. Appeal applications must be provided within 28 days of VETASSESS issuing advice on the reassessment outcome. There is a non-refundable fee and is subject to change without notice. The outcome of the appeal process is final.