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
or
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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CodeAuthority NameWebsite
AACA​Architects Accreditation Council of Australiahttp://www.aaca.org.au
AASWAustralian Association of Social Workershttp://www.aasw.asn.au
ACPSEMAustralasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicinehttp://www.acpsem.org.au
ACSAustralian Computer Societyhttp://www.acs.org.au
ACWAAustralian Community Workers Associationhttp://www.acwa.org.au
ADCAustralian Dental Councilhttp://www.adc.org.au
AIMAustralian Institute of Managementhttps://www.aim.com.au
AIMSAustralian Institute of Medical Scientistshttp://www.aims.org.au
AIQSAustralian Institute of Quantity Surveyorshttp://www.aiqs.com.au
AITSLAustralian Institute of Teaching and School Leadershiphttp://www.aitsl.edu.au
AMSAAustralian Maritime Safety Authorityhttp://www.amsa.gov.au
ANMACAustralian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Councilhttp://www.anmac.org.au
ANZPACAustralian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Councilhttp://www.anzpac.org.au
ANZSNMAustralian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicinehttp://www.anzsnm.org.au
AOACAustralasian Osteopathic Accreditation Councilhttp://www.osteopathiccouncil.org.au
AOPAAustralian Orthotic Prosthetic Association Ltdhttps://www.aopa.org.au
APCAustralian Physiotherapy Councilhttp://www.physiocouncil.com.au
APharmCAustralian Pharmacy Councilhttps://www.pharmacycouncil.org.au
APodAAustralian Podiatry Associationhttps://www.apodc.com.au
APSAustralian Psychological Societyhttp://www.psychology.org.au
ASMIRTAustralian Society of Medical Imagery and Radiation Therapyhttp://www.asmirt.org
AVBCAustralasian Veterinary Boards Councilhttp://www.avbc.asn.au
CAANZChartered Accountants Australia and New Zealandhttp://www.charteredaccountants.com.au
CASACivil Aviation Safety Authority​http://www.casa.gov.au
CCEACouncil on Chiropractic Education Australasia​http://www.ccea.com.au
CMBAChinese Medicine Board of Australiahttp://www.chinesemedicineboard.gov.au
CPAACertified Practising Accountants of Australiahttp://www.cpaaustralia.com.au
DAADietitians Association of Australia​http://daa.asn.au
EAEngineers Australiahttp://www.engineersaustralia.org.au
IPAInstitute of Public Accountants​http://www.publicaccountants.org.au
Legal admissions authority of a state or territoryLegal admissions authority of a state or territoryNew South Wales Legal Profession Admission Board
Email: [email protected]
http://www.lpab.justice.nsw.gov.au
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]

MedBAMedical Board of Australia​http://www.ahpra.gov.au
NAATINational Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters​http://www.naati.com.au
OCANZOptometry Council of Australia and New Zealand​http://www.ocanz.org
OTCOccupational Therapy Council​http://www.otcouncil.com.au
SPASpeech Pathology Australia​http://www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au
SSSISurveying and Spatial Sciences Institute​https://sssi.org.au
TRATrades Recognition Australia​http://tradesrecognitionaustralia.gov.au
VETASSESSVocational Education and Training Assessment Serviceshttps://www.vetassess.com.au

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