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Skills Assessment Pilots

Pilot 1 - Faster Migrant Skills Assessments (Expired)

  • Fast-tracked skills assessments for onshore migrants
  • This incentive commences on 28 February 2022 and finishes on 17 June 2022

Pilot 2 - Skills Assessment Opportunities for Migrants

  • Free & Fast-tracked skills assessments for onshore migrants
  • Only if you hold a specific visa type: permanent family, partner, humanitarian or refugee visas granted on or after 1 January 2019
  • This incentive commences on 28 February 2022 and finishes on 30 June 2023

Pilot 3 - Employability Assessments

  • Offers free employability assessments to migrants who are residing in Australia, are on an eligible permanent visa subclass and working below their skill level (for example, you were successfully assessed as an Accountant and are working as a Bookkeeper)
  • Offers access to subsidised training to address any gaps identified during the employability assessment
  • This incentive commences on 26 September 2022 and finishes on 30 June 2023

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Skills Assessment Pilots - Department of Employment & Workplace Relations

NSW 491 - Notes:

  • The NSW 491 Occupation List (Stream 2 & 3) published on the NSW Government website is not regularly updated by the state government and may not include the latest changes to occupations. Anzscosearch data on NSW nomination under streams 2 & 3 draws directly from information provided by each participating region.

  • Be aware that the NSW Government has recently started including occupations codes from the new ANZSCO catalogue v.2021 (i.e. Cotton Grower / Zoologist). For the sake of consistency with current legislation, Anzscosearch only uses ANZSCO codes from catalogue v1.3.

VETASSESS Occupation GroupA

Skills Assessment Criteria:

  • Qualification(s) assessed at Australian Bachelor degree or higher degree with a highly relevant field of study and at least one year of post-qualification highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the last five years.

VETASSESS List of general professional occupations

VETASSESS Occupation GroupB

Skills Assessment Criteria:

  • Qualification(s) assessed at AQF Bachelor degree or higher degree with a highly relevant field of study and at least one year of post-qualification highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the last five years; OR
  • Qualification(s) assessed at AQF Bachelor degree or higher degree with an additional qualification at least Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Diploma level in a highly relevant field of study and at least two years of post qualification highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the last five years; OR
  • Qualification(s) assessed at AQF Bachelor degree or higher degree without a highly relevant field of study and at least three years of post-qualification highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the last five years;

Note: For pre-qualification employment (if all of your employment is before your qualification assessed at the AQF bachelor degree level), five years of highly relevant employment in addition to at least one year of highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the last five years.

VETASSESS List of general professional occupations

VETASSESS Occupation GroupC

Skills Assessment Criteria:

  • Qualification(s) assessed at least AQF Diploma level with a highly relevant field of study and at least one year of post-qualification highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the last five years; OR
  • Qualification(s) assessed at least AQF Diploma level with an additional qualification at least AQF Certificate IV in a highly relevant field of study and at least one year of post-qualification highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the last five years; OR
  • Qualification(s) assessed at least AQF Diploma level without a highly relevant field of study and at least two years of post-qualification highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the last five years;

Note: For pre-qualification employment (if all of your employment is before your qualification assessed at the AQF diploma level), three years of highly relevant employment in addition to at least one year of highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the last five years.

VETASSESS List of general professional occupations

VETASSESS Occupation GroupD

Skills Assessment Criteria:

  • Qualification(s) assessed at AQF Certificate IV with a highly relevant field of study and at least one year of post-qualification highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the last five years; OR
  • Qualification(s) assessed at AQF Certificate IV without a highly relevant field of study and at least two years of post-qualification highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the last five years; OR
  • Qualification(s) assessed at AQF Certificate III with a highly relevant field of study and at least three years of post-qualification highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the last five years;

Note: For pre-qualification employment (if all of your employment is before your qualifications assessed at the AQF Certificate III or Certificate IV level), three years of highly relevant employment in addition to at least one year of highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the last five years.

VETASSESS List of general professional occupations

VETASSESS Occupation GroupE

Skills Assessment Criteria:

  • Qualification(s) assessed at AQF Diploma level with a highly relevant field of study and at least one year of post-qualification highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the last five years.

VETASSESS List of general professional occupations

VETASSESS Occupation GroupF

Skills Assessment Criteria:

  • Qualification/s assessed at least AQF Certificate II with a highly relevant field of study and at least one year of post-qualification highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the last five years; OR
  • Qualification/s assessed at Australian Certificate II without a highly relevant field of study and at least two years of post-qualification highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the last five years;

Note: For pre-qualification employment (if all of your employment is before your qualifications assessed at the AQF Certificate II level), three years of highly relevant employment in addition to at least one year of highly relevant employment at an appropriate skill level in the last five years.

VETASSESS List of general professional occupations

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