Skill Assessment


The Proof of skill suitability for the nominated occupation is a crucial to assessing the migration eligibility requirement. This is applicable to both the general skilled migration program visas and the permanent and temporary employer sponsored visas.

The assessments are conducted by an ‘Australian Assessing Authority’ before submitting the same with the migration form.

Our immigration experts assist in accurately and promptly completing the skills assessment eligibility form. Certain exemptions from the skills assessment exist, and our professional team offers comprehensive guidance and support leveraging their expertise in the field.

Assessments must be completed before lodging the visa application. Only assessments from the relevant assessing authority are accepted by the Department of Home Affairs (DOHA).

Visas that Require A ‘Skills Assessment’

When embarking on the journey of applying for a Skilled visa, one significant checkpoint along the path is obtaining a skills assessment. This crucial step ensures that your skills align with those required for occupations listed on the current Occupation Lists.

It’s not merely a formality; rather, it’s a pivotal requirement for several visa subclasses, including;

However, the need for a skills assessment isn’t confined to the above visa subclasses alone. In certain instances, applicants for other employer-nominated visas, such as:

Timing is crucial in this process. The skills assessment must be completed before lodging your visa application, ensuring that all necessary documents and assessments are in order when you submit your application to DOHA.


The Skills Assessment Process:

Now, let’s delve into the intricacies of the assessment process. It’s imperative to note that only assessments conducted by the ‘Relevant Assessing Authority’ are deemed acceptable by the DOHA.

These assessments aren’t standardized across the board; rather, they are tailored to specific occupations and are conducted with meticulous attention to detail.

Each assessing authority is tasked with evaluating your qualifications and work experience to ascertain whether you possess the necessary skills to excel in your chosen occupation within Australia.

While the specific requirements may vary depending on the occupation and assessing authority, certain fundamental documents are typically required. These include:

  • proof of identity, such as your passport
  • evidence of qualifications in the form of award certificates and academic transcripts
  • documentation of your work experience, including written references, tax records, and employment contracts, and any relevant overseas or Australian registration or licensing documents

In addition to gathering the requisite documents, applicants must also pay the fees charged by the assessing authority for conducting the skills assessment. These fees may vary depending on the authority and the complexity of the assessment process.

Navigating through the labyrinth of requirements can be daunting, but fear not, for assistance is at hand. Once your occupation and the relevant assessing authority have been determined, we’ll provide you with a comprehensive list of requirements tailored to your specific situation. This personalised guidance ensures that you’re well-prepared to embark on your visa application journey with confidence and clarity.


Our Engagement Process

Step 1: Consultation & Assessment
  • Initiate your visa journey by scheduling a Consultation with our team of Immigration specialists. Through this session, we delve into your background and circumstances, assessing your eligibility for a skills assessment and the appropriate visa in Australia.
  • Following the consultation, receive a transparent breakdown of fees for your skills assessment through a fixed fee quote.
Step 2: Eligibility Assessment
  • Once your desired skilled occupation is identified from the relevant visa occupation list, and the corresponding skills assessing authority is pinpointed, we embark on a thorough review and pre-assessment of your eligibility for a positive skills assessment.
  • Our comprehensive initial assessment encompasses various aspects, including your qualifications, work experience, English language proficiency, and other pertinent circumstances. This holistic approach enables us to determine your likelihood of meeting the necessary requirements.
  • During this phase, we provide tailored advice regarding the occupation(s) under which you’re likely to qualify, ensuring clarity on meeting the minimum standards set by DOHA for direct permanent skilled visas.
  • It’s crucial to note that while our initial assessment provides valuable insights into your eligibility, it doesn’t guarantee the outcome of your skills assessment.
Step 3: Skills Assessment Application
  • Upon a favourable pre-assessment outcome, should you opt for our assistance in preparing your skills assessment application, we furnish you with a comprehensive list of required information and documents.
  • Once you’ve provided the necessary details and documents, accompanied by the requisite assessment fee, we take charge of lodging your application with the skills assessing authority. Throughout this process, we diligently follow up with the assessing authority, promptly responding to any requests for additional information or documents.
  • It’s important to anticipate that preparing and lodging your application may span several weeks, contingent upon the timeliness of your provision of supporting information and documents.
  • The processing time for your application is subject to the service standards of the assessing authority and may vary based on factors such as case complexity, perceived risk factors, and processing priorities. For the latest updates on processing timeframes, feel free to reach out to us.
  • For further insights into the skills assessment process and to explore how our team of expert migration specialists can support you, don’t hesitate to contact us today.

We’re here to guide you through every step of your skills assessment and visa journey, ensuring a smooth and successful transition to Australia.

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