Anzscosearch introduces new information to help users identify key information regarding VETASSESS assessment criteria in relation to General Professional occupations.

VETASSESS classifies its General Professional occupations into groups A, B, C, D, E and F according to differences in educational and/or employment criteria and the Indicative Skill level provided in the ANZSCO catalogue.

This new information included in Anzscosearch helps users to quickly:

  • Identify if a selected occupation is classified under Group A, B, C, D, E or F.
  • Access critical Skills Assessment Criteria instantly.
  • Access the VETASSESS list of general professional occupations in one-click.
VETASSESS Professional Occupations Groups 5

VETASSESS Professional Occupation Group

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VETASSESS Professional Occupation Group Info

The below is a summary of qualifications and employment requirements included in each Group:

Group A – 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.    

Group B – 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;

Additionally, pre-qualification employment may be considered for skills assessment purposes if the occupation is under this group being employment requirements as follows:

  • five years of relevant employment required in addition to at least one year of highly relevant employment performed at the required skill level in the last 5 years before applying

Group C – 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;

Additionally, pre-qualification employment may be considered for skills assessment purposes if the occupation is under this group being employment requirements as follows:

  • three years of relevant employment required in addition to at least one year of highly relevant employment performed at the required skill level in the last 5 years before applying.

Group D – 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;

Additionally, pre-qualification employment may be considered for skills assessment purposes if the occupation is under this group being employment requirements as follows:

  • three years of relevant employment required in addition to at least one year of highly relevant employment performed at the required skill level in the last 5 years before applying.

Group E – 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.

Group F – 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 least AQF 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;

Source: VETASSESS - Skills Assessment for Professional Occupations


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