Skill Assessment In Australia

Skill Assessment In Australia

The Skills Assessment of Australia checks if your talents meet the Australian standard required to work in the country as a skilled immigrant.

Am I eligible

A skill assessment includes assessing your qualifications and employment against the criteria of nominated occupation in Australia (CSOL List). A positive assessment result is required from the officials to apply for a migration visa. Read the blog to know more about skill assessment.

What is skill assessment in Australia?

Skill assessments are job requirements based on skills and job roles, issued by concerned skill assessing authority in Australia. A skill assessing official is an organization that goes through your work profile to check whether you match their skill standards.

 

All these skill assessments are under four major occupation lists.

 

What are the visas that require Skill assessment to apply?

 

The top four primary visas categories that require skill assessment are

 

General Skilled Migration Visas:

 

Applicants with the required skill set can apply in these visa categories: 

 

  • Subclass 189-Skilled Independent visa
  • Subclass 190-Skilled Nominated visa
  • Subclass 491-Skilled Work Regional (provisional) visa

Do you need a Skills Assessment?

Yes, suppose you are planning to migrate to Australia, and you have applied under General Skilled Migration Visas. In that case, you need a skill assessment from the officials before applying for a visa. You won't be able to apply for an Australian PR without a skill assessment on your profile.

It is an essential part of the General Skilled Migration Program that selects potential candidates with the right qualification to work and migrate to Australia.

What are the Eligibility Requirements for Skill Assessment

There are different skill assessing bodies for different profiles, but the most common requirement are:

  • The applicant should have a diploma, degree or a similar post- secondary qualification.
  • Relevant Work Experience in the required field ( for some occupations)
  • Proficiency in English (IELTS or TOFEL OR PTE)
  • Health and Character certificate

The applicant can apply for this visa once Skill Assessment officials invite them.

What is the Process Time for Skill Assessment?

Once the skill assessment officials receive all the required documents and information for the full Skill Assessment, it takes approximately 12-14 weeks for the standard process of assessing the application. In some cases, you can also request for the fast-track processing.

What are the Documents required for Skill Assessment?

The documents that are to be submitted should be in English. If they are not in English, the applicant should submit the original copies' photocopies along with their English translations.

The documents needed are:

  • Receipt of application fees
  • Passport
  • Passport size photographs
  • Identity Proof (ID, Birth certificate and others)
  • Educational qualification documents
  • Proof of employment (offer letter, pay slips and bank statements)
  • Business activity statements (for self-employed applicants)
  • Resume/CV
  • Roles and Responsibilities letter on the company’s letter head.

How much does it cost for skill assessment?

Different skill assessment categories have separate fees. Go through the table to know about the exact charges.

Skill Assessment Type

Fee

Temporary Graduate - 485 Skills Assessment

$475

Post Australian Study   Skills Assessment

$500

Skills (General category)

$500-$1050

Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)

$550

Application Review

$395

Appeal Application

$395

Who can apply Through Skill Assessment?

Australia is in requirement of migrants to fill their workplace. Skilled migrants can apply to work in Australia through Skill Assessment. Here are the most needed job profiles in Australia:

 

Medical Professionals (Nurses Doctors)

 

 A bachelor's degree is a must for an applicant to get a job as a doctor or nurse in Australia. They should have a minimum of 5 years of experience in their respective field. The minimum IELTS score required is 7 in all four bands.

 

Engineers and IT 

 

To apply for the post of an engineer, the candidate must have

  • Four years of Bachelor Degree in Engineering
  • No definite period of work experience is required.
  • IELTS score of 6 bands in all four modules
Note:  Native speakers and students who have completed their graduation from an Australian University are excluded from the IELTS score.

 

Teachers 

 

For the post of teachers, the applicant should have these qualifications:

 

  • Four years of higher education similar to Australian education Qualification (3 years degree+ one year PG diploma)
  • A teaching qualification
  • Work experience may or may not be required depending on the requirement criteria
  • An IELTS score of 7 bands in reading and writing and eight bands in speaking and listening.

Accountants

 

For the position of accountants, the candidate should have:

 

  • Education qualification similar to CPA Australia
  • Must have studied core accounting subjects such as cost management, auditing and others
  • Work experience may or may not be required depending on the required criteria.

Here is the list of other occupations in-demand in 2021 for skilled migrants

Rank

Occupation/Job

Occupation ID

Occupation Ceiling

2020-21

1

Construction Managers

1331

7,145

2

University Lecturers and Tutors

2421

5,042

3

Other Specialist Managers

1399

4,188

4

Industrial, Mechanical and Production Engineers

2335

2,682

5

Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teachers

2411

3,321

6

Structural Steel and Welding Trades Workers

3223

4,866

7

Plumbers

3341

5,861

8

Electronics Trades Workers

3423

2,047

9

General Practitioners and Resident Medical officers

2531

4,257

10

Secondary School Teachers

2414

8,716

11

Special Education Teachers

2415

1,721

12

Engineering Managers

1332

1,474

13

Occupational Therapists

2524

1,461

14

Registered Nurses

2544

17,859

15

Electrical Engineers

2333

1,348

16

Animal Attendants and Trainers

3611

1,239

17

Civil Engineering Professionals

2332

3,919

18

Midwives

2541

1,333

19

Bricklayers and Stonemasons

3311

1,712

20

Auditors, Company Secretaries and Corporate Treasurers

2212

1,619

21

Other Natural and Physical Science Professionals

2349

1,056

22

Medical Laboratory Scientists

2346

1,536

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Conclusion

Skilled assessment is mandatory for all workers who are planning to migrate to Australia.

  • Skill assessment officials issue skill assessment requirements
  • They check the skill standard of the applicant according to the required job
  • It is a mandatory process that one should do before applying for an Australian PR

If you still have any doubts regarding Australia's skill assessment migration, feel free to get in touch with our experts.

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