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12 tips for a skills assessment for Australian migration purposes

If you're thinking of moving to Australia for work, you'll likely need to prove your skills through an assessment process. Understanding this process is crucial to save time, money, and increase your chances of success.


VETASSESS is one organization that does these assessments for various professions and trades. Here are some tips they offer:

  1. Choosing the right job for assessment is tough. Your qualifications and work experience will be judged against Australian standards for that job.

  2. Understand how your job fits into Australian categories. Your qualifications and job performance might differ from Australian norms. Make sure you meet the criteria.

  3. If you don't meet all the criteria for a job, don't worry. There might be other options available.

  4. Your field of study must be highly relevant to your job, not just related.

  5. Your main job role must match your nominated occupation.

  6. Your work experience must be directly related to your nominated occupation, not just your industry.

  7. Show evidence of your position and responsibilities in your previous jobs.

  8. Know the combination of qualifications and work experience required for your application.

  9. If you're self-employed, you'll need to provide evidence of your business and responsibilities.

  10. Double-check your documentation: Ensure all your documents are up-to-date and accurately represent your qualifications and work experience. Any discrepancies could delay or negatively impact your assessment.

  11. Seek professional advice if needed: If you're unsure about any aspect of the process, consider consulting with a migration agent or advisor who specializes in Australian skilled migration. They can provide personalized guidance and support tailored to your specific circumstances.

  12. Stay organized and proactive: Keep track of deadlines, requirements, and correspondence throughout the application process. Being proactive and responsive can help streamline the process and demonstrate your commitment to meeting Australian migration standards.

Understanding these steps is important for a successful application. Australia welcomes skilled migrants, with plans to issue many visas for skilled workers. When you arrive, you'll find many others like you who came seeking new opportunities.

Book a consultation with We Access Global Migration to receive personalized assistance tailored to your needs. We look forward to welcoming you to our office soon!

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