VETASSESS assesses the qualifications and work experience of prospective migrants, and supports individuals’ applications for employment, course entry and industry membership.

VETASSESS Skills Assessment for Migration

Check Your Occupation

VETASSESS is your assessment authority whether your occupation is a General Occupation or a Trade Occupation.

Skills Assessment for Professional Occupations

A Skills Assessment is an important part of the professional occupations recognition process when migrating to Australia. It will determine if you have the skills and knowledge required to work in your occupation in Australia. At VETASSESS, we assess more than 360 professional occupations.

Skills Assessment for Trade Occupations

A Trade Skills Assessment is an important part of the trade recognition process when migrating to Australia. It will determine if you have the skills and knowledge required to work in your occupation in Australia. VETASSESS, assess 28 trade occupations. These include occupations such as an electrician, welder, plumber, carpenter, cook, motor mechanic and more.

Do you need Skills Assessment

If you are applying for any visa in General Skilled Migration (Subclass 189, Subclass 190, Subclass 491, Subclass 489), Employer Sponsored Visas (Subclass 186, Subclass 187), Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (Subclass 482) and Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485).

VETASSESS Skill Assessment Fee

Full Skills Assessment: Applicants in Australia A$1019.70, Applicants outside Australia A$927.00, Priority Processing in Australia A$660.00, Priority Processing outside Australia A$600.00.

Points Test Advice (Pending or Returning VETASSESS Applicants): Applicants in Australia A$440.00, Applicants outside Australia A$400.00.

Points Test Advice (Applicants with Non VETASSESS Occupations): Applicants in Australia: Overseas Postgraduate Doctoral Degree A$415.80, Other Overseas Qualification A$289.30, Australian Qualification A$165.00; Applicants outside Australia: Overseas Postgraduate Doctoral Degree A$378.00, Other Overseas Qualification A$263.00, Australian Qualification A$150.00.

Post 485 Assessment under the same Occupation: Assessment of employment for final Skills Assessment, Applicant in Australia A$793.10, Applicant outside Australia A$721.00.

Post 485 assessment under a different Occupation: If you are applying for a Post 485 assessment and wish to change your nominated occupation, you will need to lodge a new application online.

Professional Occupations

Application Process

VETASSESS full skills assessment involves assessing your qualifications and employment against the eligibility criteria for your nominated occupation. Qualification assessment involves assessing the educational level comparability of your qualifications to the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) and determining relevance of your qualifications for your nominated occupation. Employment assessment involves determining whether your work experience, obtained in Australia or overseas, is at an appropriate skill level and relevant to your nominated occupation. A positive assessment of both qualifications and employment is required for a successful skills assessment for Skilled Migration and Visas purposes.

Nominate an Occupation

Only full time (at least 20 hours per week) and paid employment can be considered for skills assessment purposes. The major tasks undertaken in your everyday work should closely match major tasks usually undertaken in that occupation in Australia. The employment to be assessed must also be performed at the required skill level of the nominated occupation. An employment is considered skilled if it was undertaken after you met the entry level requirements for the nominated occupation; and it involved you performing main and primary duties at the level of depth and complexity for the nominated occupation.

Eligibility Criteria

1. Pay correct application fees at the time of the application.

2. Provide one recent passport-sized color photograph that is no more than six months old and of good quality.

3. You must provide atleast 1 primary identity document (Passport or Birth Certificate), and 2 secondary identity document such as National ID, Driver’s License, Social security card, Marriage certificate, Student identity card or Australian visa.

4. Evidence of name change to address any naming inconsistencies in the documents submitted (if applicable).

5. Qualifications including award certificates and transcripts.

6. Employment evidence for each employment position listed in your formal skills assessment application. For priority processing your employment evidence must be verifiable within 10 business days. Your evidence must include statement of service, payment evidence, organisational chart, evidence of activities or portfolios or projects, evidence of any research (if applicable). If you are self employed then business registration details, business activity statements, tax returns etc.

NOTE: VETASSESS will not accept doctoral studies supported only by living allowance and/or scholarships. Consistent with the Department of Home Affairs requirements, for skilled employment to be considered ‘remunerated’, applicants must be engaged in the occupation on a paid basis, generally at the award or market rate of the occupation. A person receiving minimal living allowances or scholarships designed to cover study expenses would not be considered to be remunerated.

7. Detailed Resume

Trade Occupations


Disclaimer: Information on this website does not constitute personal migration advice. For a customized migration advice based on your personal circumstances, please call and talk to one of our Immigration Consultants or register your interest with our Associates.