WHAT IS A SKILLS ASSESSMENT? WHAT IS THE SKILLS ASSESSMENT PROCESS?
An evaluation of a migrant’s talents in accordance with the standards of Australia is carried out in order to determine whether or not such skills meet the requirements of the Australia. The immigration agency of Australia is looking for competent migrants. The skills evaluation is a necessary requirement for a significant number of visa applications.
WHAT IS A SKILLS ASSESSMENT?/ OVERVIEW
Assessments of skills are provided by the applicable skills evaluating authorities. A skills evaluating authority is a body that verifies that your talents fulfil the requirements for a certain occupation.
The combined list of eligible skilled occupations categorises all relevant occupations into four lists. The majority of occupations on each list have their own assessment authority for skills. The Department of Home Affairs will only accept a skills evaluation given by the appropriate assessing authority.
You are responsible for contacting the proper assessing authority for your profession and obtaining a skills assessment, if necessary. Each assessing authority has its own methods, timelines, and fees.
For some visa subclasses (and streams), obtaining a sufficient skills assessment is required, while others may request one. You should read all available information regarding the visa for which you wish to apply. This will help you to identify whether and when you are required to submit a skills assessment.
LIST OF VISAS AND STREAMS FOR WHICH YOU MIGHT NEED A SKILLS ASSESSMENT
You might need a skills assessment if you apply for the following visas and streams:
General Skilled Migration (GSM) visas
- Skilled Independent visa (subclass 189) — Points tested stream
- Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190)
- Skilled Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 489) — Invited Pathway
- Skilled Work Regional (provisional) visa (subclass 491)
Employer Sponsored visas
- Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186)
- Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187)
Temporary Skill Shortage visa (TSS)
- Temporary Skill Shortage visa (subclass 482)
Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485)
- Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) — graduate work stream
WHAT IS THE SKILLS ASSESSMENT PROCESS?
Step 1: Contact the relevant assessing authority
Contact the relevant assessing authority for your occupation. Check which skills assessing authority is appropriate for your specified occupation. After that check their requirements, if you are fulfilling their requirements submit your application according to the mentioned guidelines on their website.
Arrange your skills assessment well in advance of submitting your visa application.
Each authority has its own methods, deadlines, and fees. The assessing authority’s assessment of your qualifications and experience may take some time and may vary between authorities.
Step 2: Receive your assessment
With your visa application, provide a scanned certified copy of the appropriate skills assessment. If you do not receive a positive assessment result, you will be unable to apply for a skilled migration visa.
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