You may need to have your skills assessed by the relevant assessing authority to be eligible to apply for one of the below visas:

189 Visa (Skilled Independent)
190 Visa (Skilled Nominated)
491 Visa (Skilled Regional – Provisional)
186 Visa (Employer Nomination Scheme)
187 Visa (Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme)
482 Visa (Temporary Skill Shortage)
494 Visa (Employer Sponsored – Provisional)

Skill Assessments are valid:
3 years from their issue date
the expiry date on the assessment

Anyone who is looking to apply for General Skilled Migration Visas (Subclass 189 and Subclass 190) or Subclass 186 direct entry employer-sponsored visas, will be required to provide a positive skills assessment before they can apply for the visa.

Skills assessments are a process to test your qualifications and work experience. They provide evidence that you have the skills required to perform the tasks of the role you are applying for. An assessment is required to evidence to the Department of Home Affairs that you can actually perform the tasks you claim on your application.

If you are planning for your permanent residency or planning to apply for a temporary visa that requires a skills assessment, have you thought about doing this now? While the current situation with COVID-19 is disastrous, it could provide an opportunity for you to tackle this requirement, collate your documents and prepare your application now.

When you are ready to apply for your visa, having a positive skills assessment already completed will certainly shorten your timeframe before being ready to lodge your visa application and obtain that all-important bridging visa and Medicare card (available on lodgement of certain visas).

Who performs your skills assessment will depend on which occupation you are applying under. Onshore applicants could start with Trades Recognition Australia to determine who their registered assessor is.

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Code Authority Name Website
AACA ​Architects Accreditation Council of Australia
AASW Australian Association of Social Workers
ACPSEM Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine
ACS Australian Computer Society
ACWA Australian Community Workers Association
ADC Australian Dental Council
AIM Australian Institute of Management
AIMS Australian Institute of Medical Scientists
AIQS Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
AITSL Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership
AMSA Australian Maritime Safety Authority
ANMAC Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council
ANZPAC Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council
ANZSNM Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine
AOAC Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council
AOPA Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association Ltd
APC Australian Physiotherapy Council
APharmC Australian Pharmacy Council
APodA Australian Podiatry Association
APS Australian Psychological Society
ASMIRT Australian Society of Medical Imagery and Radiation Therapy
AVBC Australasian Veterinary Boards Council
CAANZ Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand
CASA Civil Aviation Safety Authority ​
CCEA Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia ​
CMBA Chinese Medicine Board of Australia
CPAA Certified Practising Accountants of Australia
DAA Dietitians Association of Australia ​
EA Engineers Australia
IPA Institute of Public Accountants ​
Legal admissions authority of a state or territory Legal admissions authority of a state or territory New South Wales Legal Profession Admission Board
Email: [email protected]
Queensland Legal Practitioners Admissions Board
Email: [email protected] Australia Legal Practitioners Registry
Email: [email protected]

Tasmania Board of Legal Education
Email: [email protected]

Victoria Council of Legal Education and Board of Examiners
Email: [email protected]

Western Australia Legal Practice Board
Email: [email protected]

Northern Territory Legal Practitioners Admissions Board
Email: [email protected]

MedBA Medical Board of Australia ​
NAATI National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters ​
OCANZ Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand ​
OTC Occupational Therapy Council ​
SPA Speech Pathology Australia ​
SSSI Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute ​
TRA Trades Recognition Australia ​
VETASSESS Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services

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