If you plan to apply for a skilled visa in Australia, the Skill Assessment report is a crucial document you need to obtain. As the title suggests, it is assessing your skills to work in Australia in a particular occupation.
Skills assessment report for Australia immigration is issued by relevant and approved skills assessing authorities. A skill assessing authority is an establishment that reviews that your skills meet the parameters they set to work in a relevant occupation.
Australian government every year release the list of in-demand occupations. The combined list of eligible skilled occupations arranges all relevant occupations under three occupation lists(MLTSSL, STSOL and ROL). Most of the occupations in such occupation lists have their own skills assessing authority.
The Department of Home Affairs (DHA), Australia, only accept the skills assessment report issued by the relevant assessing authority. Hence, to obtain the Skill Assessment, you need to contact the relevant assessing authority for your occupation, if required. Each assessing authority has its own processing time, assessment procedures, as well as charges.
Also read – Australia PR Visa benefits, process and requirements.
Getting a suitable skills assessment is essential to apply for certain visa subclasses (and streams). Hence, to know about the same, you must read all of the available information about the visa category you wish to apply.
It will help you to determine if you need to submit a skills assessment and when you need to obtain it. Skill assessment is required for the following Australian visa subclasses/groups:
How to obtain Skill Assessment for an Australian visa
The process for obtaining the Australia Skills assessment report can be divided into two steps:
Get in touch with the appropriate assessing authority for your occupation. Ensure the authority is the right one for your nominated occupation and classifies your skills assessment well before applying for the visa. Submit all relevant (i.e. education and experience) documents for the assessment.
The assessment and verification of your qualifications and employment experience for your nominated occupation from the assessing authority can take some time and can vary between diverse authorities. After the due processing time, you will receive the Skill Assessment Report from the relevant assessing body.
Skills Assessing Authorities approved by the Australian Government
Find bellow the list of approved Skills Assessing Authorities:
|S. No.||Name||Full name|
|1||AACA||Architects Accreditation Council of Australia|
|2||AASW||Australian Association of Social Workers Limited|
|3||ACECQA||Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality|
|4||ACPSEM||Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine|
|5||ACS||Australian Computer Society Incorporated|
|6||ACWA||Australian Community Workers Association Inc.|
|7||ADC||Australian Dental Council Limited|
|8||AIM||Australian Institute of Management|
|9||AIMS||Australian Institute of Medical Scientists|
|10||AIQS||The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors|
|11||AITSL||Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Limited|
|12||AMSA||Australian Maritime Safety Authority|
|13||ANMAC||Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council Limited|
|14||ANZPAC||Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council Limited|
|15||ANZSNM||Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine|
|16||AOAC||Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council Limited|
|17||AOPA||Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association Limited|
|18||APC||Australian Physiotherapy Council Limited|
|19||APS||Australian Psychological Society Limited|
|20||ASMIRT||Australian Society of Medical Imagery and Radiation Therapy|
|21||AVBC||Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Incorporated|
|22||CAANZ||Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand|
|23||CASA||Civil Aviation Safety Authority|
|24||CCEA||Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia Limited|
|25||CMBA||Chinese Medicine Board of Australia|
|26||CPAA||CPA Australia Ltd|
|27||DAA||Dietitians Association of Australia|
|28||Engineers Australia||The Institution of Engineers Australia|
|29||IPA||Institute of Public Accountants Ltd|
|30||Legal admissions authority of a state or territory||Legal admissions authority of a state or territory|
|31||MedBA||Medical Board of Australia|
|32||NAATI||National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd|
|33||OCANZ||Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand Limited|
|34||OTC||Occupational Therapy Council of Australia Limited|
|35||PodBA||Podiatry Board of Australia|
|36||SPA||The Speech Pathology Association of Australia Limited|
|37||SSSI||Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Limited|
|38||TRA||Trades Recognition Australia|
|39||TRA (trades)||Trades Recognition Australia|
|40||VETASSESS||Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services|
|41||VETASSESS (non-trades)||Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services|
If you have further query or question about the Australia Skill Assessment, you may write the same to a certified Australia migration expert at Visas Avenue.
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