Skills Assessment Australia

Skills Assessments are a requirement for certain visa subclasses in order to show that your qualifications have been assessed as equivalent to the Australian Qualification Framework (AQF).

Skills Assessments are a requirement under the following migration circumstances:

  • Applying for a skilled visa;

  • Applying for a Subclass 186 - Direct Stream;

  • Applying for a Subclass 187 - Direct Stream and you do NOT hold an Australian qualification combined with the necessary work experience;

  • In some cases, you will need one for a 457 visa depending on your occupation and your country of origin;

Prior to completing a Skills Assessment it is advised to check the Department of Immigration and Border Protection website regarding the requirements for the visa chosen and the appropriate Assessing Authority.

Skills assessment fees vary due to the complexity of the application process and the relevant Assessing Authority. A pre-screen discussion with a MARA registered agent is highly recommended prior to applying for a skills assessment Australia.


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