How to complete a Skills Assessment for Australian visas 

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Do you need to complete a Skills Assessment?

Skills Assessments are sometimes required for Australian immigration to help prove you have the required skills, experience, qualifications and knowledge for the occupation you are applying to migrate through. Skills Assessments are not a mandatory requirement for all types of visas though.

Skills Assessments are generally only required for the following visas:

General Skilled Migration Visa – subclasses 189, 190, 491 and 489

Employer Sponsored Visas – subclass 482 (TSS)*, 186 and 187 Direct Entry

Temporary Graduate Visa – subclass 485

*Not all occupations through the TSS Visa require a Skills Assessment. Skills Assessments are only required for certain occupations and then only for applicants holding specific passports. You can view the full list of TSS Visa occupations and nationalities requiring a Skills Assessment here.

How you can complete a Skills Assessment

Once you know which visa you plan on applying for and your chosen occupation, you will need to find out which Australian skills assessing authority is authorised to assess your occupation. Some of these authorities have overseas offices

Each skills assessing authority will have specific criteria for you to prove in order to have a successful outcome. For most authorities you will initially be required to submit a number of specific documents to be assessed and then depending on the assessing authority may need to complete an additional interview, practical assessments or test.

For most visas you will need to have completed the Skills Assessment before the time of visa lodgement. For General Skilled Visas it is advised to have completed the assessment before submitting your EOI. Skills Assessments can either be completed onshore in Australia or offshore, but again check the requirements and locations for assessments as outlined by each skills assessing authority.

Don’t know where to start and want Visa Jobs help?

For most people completing a Skills Assessment can be as complicated as lodging their visa application. If you don’t understand how to complete a Skills Assessment, or the requirements you need to meet, let Visa Jobs help you.

How we will help

Our experienced team will explain and guide you all the way through the process from start to finish. Our Visa Jobs team can help you:

Identify which skills assessing authority you will need to apply to for your chosen visa and occupation

Gather all of the correct documents required for the assessment

Submit all of your documents and application forms on your behalf to the assessing authority

Communicate and coordinate directly with the skills assessing authority on your behalf

Applying and completing a Skills Assessment can be very time consuming and stressful. If you would rather complete the assessment without all the added hassle then let us help you. Contact us today and we can start the process by explaining exactly what you need to do, so we can arrange the rest.


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If you are interested in studying in Australia then we will happily help you FREE of charge. That means you can take advantage of our team’s expert knowledge to not only help find the best course for you but also to ensure you gather all of the required documents correctly.

You may wonder how we make any money from helping you. It’s simple, if you successfully enrol in a course through Visa Jobs, we will receive a commission from the education provider instead of charging you. We also outsource all our visa work to Registered Migration Agents we have partnerships with, they also provide us with a commission in return for the referral.

So what costs will you have to pay

Below lists the main costs that you will be expected to pay as well as other potential expenses that may be required:

*Tuition fees vary depending on the type of course, level of qualification and location. For a price range per qualification see our FAQ section.

Other potential costs:

If you plan on including your family or partner, there will be additional government fees for each secondary applicant. Any secondary applicant over the age of 18 will be charged at $460 AUD and anyone under the age of 18 will be charged $150 AUD.

A key requirement for the visa is proving you will be a Genuine Temporary Entrant (GTE). You are required to submit a written statement addressing the GTE criteria. If you require additional guidance and help completing your statement then our affiliated partners can offer these services. Prices range from $700 – $2,000 AUD depending on your chosen course.

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If you are interested in learning more about the Student Visa subclass 500 feel free to contact us today. We will send you more information about the visa, available courses and help you decide the best option for you. Our experienced team can guide you through the process of gathering your documents, enrolling you in your chosen course and lodging your visa application on your behalf. 

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