A skills assessment is a requirement for skilled migration to Australia under points tested, employer sponsored, graduate migrant and temporary graduate visas. A skills assessment determines if you have the skills and experience necessary to work in Australia at the required level for your occupation. The Minister for Department of Home Affairs (DoHA) has specified a person or body as the relevant assessing authority for a skilled occupation. Each skills assessment authority has its own assessment requirements, procedures, timeframes and charges.

Skilled occupationSkills assessment authorities
Accountant Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CAANZ)Institute of Public Accountants Ltd (IPA)CPA Australia Ltd (CPAA)
Information Technology (IT)Australian Computer Society Incorporated (ACS)
Engineering The Institution of Engineers AustraliaVETASSESS
Social WorkerAustralian Association of Social Workers Limited (AASW)
Nurses Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council Limited (ANMAC)
ArchitectsArchitects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA)
TeachersAustralian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA)
Community WorkersAustralian Community Workers Association Inc (ACWA)
Trade occupation (Cook, Chef, Painter, Carpenter, Mechanic etc.)Trades Recognition Australia (TRA)
Managers (Café or restaurant manager, hotel or motel manager, facilities manager, Human resource manager etc.)VETASSESS
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Skilled occupation list and relevant skills assessment authority