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Skills Assessment

In order to be granted a skilled migrant visa, a skills assessment is required. Skills assessments are conducted by assessing authorities. Each assessing authority will have its own requirements depending on the profession or occupation.

For most occupations listed in the SOL and CSOL, the applicant will need a university-level or trade qualification to be successful in their assessment.

Assessing authorities can only let you know if you have a positive assessment; they cannot advise you on whether your visa application will be successful or not.

The following is a table of the most common occupations and the relevant skills assessing authorities:

Occupations

Assessing Authorities

Computer network and systems engineer, chief information officer, multimedia specialist, software and applications programmer, ICT engineers/analysts/specialists/managers, network, systems or database administrators

Australian Computer Society

Engineering manager, chief executive or managing director, corporate general manager, sales and marketing manager, advertising manager, public relations manager, human resource manager, supply and distribution manager, procurement manager

Australian Institute of Management

Early childhood or secondary school teacher, special needs or special education teacher, teachers for the hearing or sight impaired

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

Registered nurse, nurse practitioner, midwife, nursing clinical director, nurse researcher/manager/educator

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council

Engineering manager, engineer, engineering technologist, naval architect, civil or electrical engineering draftsperson, telecommunications network planner, telecommunications technical officer or technologist

Engineers Australia

Accountant (general, management or taxation), internal or external auditor, finance manager, corporate treasurer

Certified Practicing AccountantsChartered Accountants Australia and New ZealandInstitute of Public Accountants

Barrister, solicitor

State Legal Admission Authority, for example the New South Wales Legal Profession Admission Board

Child care centre manager, technician (various disciplines), trade workers (various disciplines) mechanic (various disciplines), electrician, electrical linesworker, chef, cook, baker, cabinetmaker, boat builder and repairer, shipwright, automotive electrician, aircraft maintenance engineer, metal fitters and mechanists, garden workers, hairdressers, wood machinists and other wood trades workers, plant operator.

Trades Recognition Australia*

 

*Please note that this list of occupations is not exhaustive. You will need to refer to the SOL, CSOL and the Trades Recognition Australia website for details of every occupation that is assessed by Trades Recognition Australia.

 

 

Managers in the areas of health, welfare, constructing, mining, corporate services, policy and planning, hospitality, lab work, quality assurance, environment, education and arts. Other occupations include information and organisation professionals, sales workers, public relations professionals, advertising specialists, marketing related occupations, air transport professionals, marine transport professionals, designers, chemist, food technologist, environmental scientists, life scientists, natural and physical science professionals, private tutors and teachers, university lecturer or tutors, vocational teachers (non trades), educational advisers and reviewers, health diagnostic and promotion professionals, complementary health therapists, audiologist, judicial and other legal professionals, counsellors, social professionals, medical technicians, science technicians, architectural/building and surveying technicians, animal attendants and trainers, veterinary nurse, clothing trades workers, performing arts technicians, health or medical workers, community workers, sports coaches or instructors, real estate, insurance and business-related occupations. Others include artistic occupation, media-related occupations, journalists, technical writers, company secretary, finance workers (dealers, traders, brokers, advisers, managers).

Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services (VETASSESS)*

 

*Please note that this list of occupations is not exhaustive. You will need to refer to the SOL, CSOL and the VETASSESS website for details of every occupation that is assessed by VETASSESS.

 

 

Skills assessment

Assessing authorities

                          

Name

Full Name

URL

AACA

​Architects Accreditation Council of Australia

http://www.aaca.org.au

AASW

Australian Association of Social Workers Limited

http://www.aasw.asn.au

ACECQA

Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality

https://www.acecqa.gov.au/

ACPSEM

Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine

http://www.acpsem.org.au

ACS

Australian Computer Society Incorporated

http://www.acs.org.au

ACWA

Australian Community Workers Association Inc.

http://www.acwa.org.au

ADC

Australian Dental Council Limited

http://www.adc.org.au

AIMS

Australian Institute of Medical Scientists

http://www.aims.org.au

AIQS

The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

http://www.aiqs.com.au

AITSL

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Limited

http://www.aitsl.edu.au

AMSA

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

http://www.amsa.gov.au

ANMAC

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council Limited

http://www.anmac.org.au

ANZPAC

Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council Limited

http://www.anzpac.org.au

ANZSNM

Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine

http://www.anzsnm.org.au

AOAC

Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council Limited

http://www.osteopathiccouncil.org.au

AOPA

Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association Limited

https://www.aopa.org.au

APC

Australian Physiotherapy Council Limited

http://www.physiocouncil.com.au

APharmC

Australian Pharmacy Council Limited

https://www.pharmacycouncil.org.au

APS

Australian Psychological Society Limited

http://www.psychology.org.au

ASMIRT

Australian Society of Medical Imagery and Radiation Therapy

http://www.asmirt.org

AVBC

Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Incorporated

http://www.avbc.asn.au

CAANZ

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand


https://www.charteredaccountantsanz.com/

CASA

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

http://www.casa.gov.au

CCEA

Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia Limited

http://www.ccea.com.au

CMBA

Chinese Medicine Board of Australia

http://www.chinesemedicineboard.gov.au

CPAA

CPA Australia Ltd

http://www.cpaaustralia.com.au

DAA

Dietitians Association of Australia

http://daa.asn.au

Engineers Australia

The Institution of Engineers Australia

http://www.engineersaustralia.org.au

IML

Institute of Managers and Leaders National


https://managersandleaders.com.au/

IPA

Institute of Public Accountants Ltd

http://www.publicaccountants.org.au

Legal admissions authority of a state or territory

Legal admissions authority of a state or territory

New South Wales 

Email: ag_lpab@agd.nsw.gov.au

Queensland 

Email: admissions@qls.com.au

South Australia 

Email: email@lawsocietysa.asn.au

Tasmania

Email: info@lst.org.au

Victoria

Email: lawadmissions@justice.vic.gov.au

Western Australia

Email: general@lpbwa.com

Northern Territory

Email: dwnsupcrtreg.doj@nt.gov.au

MedBA

Medical Board of Australia

http://www.ahpra.gov.au

NAATI

National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd

http://www.naati.com.au

OCANZ

Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand Limited

http://www.ocanz.org

OTC

Occupational Therapy Council of Australia Limited

http://www.otcouncil.com.au

PodBA

Podiatry Board of Australia

https://www.podiatryboard.gov.au/

SPA

The Speech Pathology Association of Australia Limited

http://www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au

SSSI

Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Limited

https://sssi.org.au

TRA

Trades Recognition Australia

http://tradesrecognitionaustralia.gov.au

TRA (trades)

Trades Recognition Australia

http://tradesrecognitionaustralia.gov.au

VETASSESS

Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services

https://www.vetassess.com.au

VETASSESS (non-trades)

Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services


https://www.vetassess.co​m.au/

 

 

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