Skills Assessment

Skills assessments are issued by relevant skills assessing authorities. A skills assessing authority is an organisation that checks that your skills meet the standards they set to work in a relevant occupation.

Each assessing authority has its own assessment procedures, timeframes and charges.

Obtaining a suitable skills assessment is mandatory for some visa subclasses (and streams) and may be requested for others. 

You might need a skills assessment if you apply for the following visas and streams:

General Skilled Migration (GSM) Visas

Employer Sponsored Visas

Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (TSS)

Temporary Graduate Visa (485)