Skills assessments are issued by relevant skills assessing authorities. A skills assessing authority is an organisation that checks that your skills meet the standards they set to work in a relevant occupation.Most occupations in each list have their own skills assessing authority. We can only accept a skills assessment issued by the relevant assessing authority.It is your responsibility to contact the relevant assessing authority for your occupation and obtain a skills assessment, if required. Each assessing authority has its own assessment procedures, timeframes and charges.
Who will provide a Skills Assessment?
There are numerous skills assessing authorities in Australia. Qualification requirements, work experience and registration obligations vary between different assessing authorities.
Common skills assessment authorities include:
- Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)
- Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC)
- Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services (VETASSESS)
- Trades Recognition Australia (TRA)
- National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI)
- Engineers Australia
- Certified Practising Accountants of Australia (CPAA)
- Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)
- Australian Computer Society (ACS)
- Medical Board of Australia (MBA)