• Elan Rysher

Changes to VETASSESS Skills Assessments announced

VETASSESS is the largest provider of Skills Assessments for Australian migration purposes. Many migrants rely on this organisation to assess their qualifications and experience.

Keeping up to date with changes to VETASSESS' eligibility criteria is crucial. In this post, we provide information about upcoming changes to VETASSESS requirements.


Professional Occupations:

From 15 June 2021, applicants will need to provide at least three types of identity document when applying for a skills assessment for professional occupations. This is due to updated requirements from the Australian Government.


Applicants must provide at least one form of primary document and two others from the list below. At least one of the following primary documents:

  • Passport bio page

  • Birth certificate

At least one or more secondary documents. Acceptable secondary forms of identification may include, but are not limited to:

  • National ID

  • Driver’s Licence

  • Social security card

  • Marriage certificate

  • Student identity card

  • Australian visa

Please ensure that:

  • At least one of your ID documents contains a photo of you; and

  • At least one of your ID documents contains your full name and date of birth.

VETASSESS are updating the assessment criteria for four professional occupations, to streamline their approach to ANZSCO skill levels and the requirements of the Australian market. These occupations are:

  • Teacher of English to Speakers of other Languages

  • Hotel Service Manager

  • Retail Buyer

  • Hotel or Motel Manager

The new criteria will take effect from 21 June 2021. For details refer to VETASSESS website.


Trade Occupations

From July 1, all applicants for trade skills assessments will be able to provide new evidence when requesting a review of an unsuccessful assessment decision. This applies for both documentary evidence assessment and technical assessment applications. Applicants must lodge their review requests within 7 business days from the date of issue of the unsuccessful assessment outcome letter. The review fee will only be refunded when the assessment outcome is overturned based on the evidence provided in the original application.


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Elan Rysher is a Registered Migration Agent and Qualified Student Counsellor. He is the main Writer for ImmiUpdates and the founder of Rysher Migration. Elan has many years of experience working in immigration, finance and health. Being a former migrant himself, Elan is passionate about helping others fulfil their Australian dream.

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