Important Notice

1) Applicants and agents applying for an SRGO assessment can now upload the required documents onto the online portal. This applies to both new and pending applications. Documents need to be colour scans of certified photocopies. Please note that you can upload initial documents until 30 days after submitting your application. If you are requested to or need to upload more documents at a later stage, please contact us and we will enable the upload feature again.

2) Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457) applicants who are nominated as a Program or Project Administrator (ANZSCO Code: 511112) or Specialist Managers (nec) (ANZSCO Code: 139999) can apply for a skills assessment with VETASSESS. Please note that for the skills assessment purposes, VETASSESS will need to consider the same criteria as applicable for skills assessments under the General Skilled Migration (GSM) program [including State/Regional Sponsored visas] and the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS), which require an assessment of both the post-secondary educational qualifications and employment against the requirements of these two nominated occupations. You can apply online or you can download the relevant application form SRG1 Application for Skills Assessment form.

Applying for a general professional occupation

Skills Recognition - General Occupations

Skills Recognition - General Occupations (SRGO) at VETASSESS is an assessing authority approved by the Minister for Immigration and Border Protection to undertake skills assessment for the migration program.

SRGO assesses post-secondary educational qualifications and employment against the requirements of nominated occupations under the General Skilled Migration (GSM) program [including state/Regional Sponsored visas and Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa] and the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS).

General professional occupations assessed by VETASSESS include:

  • managerial
  • professional
  • technician, community, personal service, clerical, administrative and sales occupations

Skills Assessment Criteria for General Occupations

Our assessment process, effective from the 1st of January 2010, aims at a better match of qualifications and employment readiness to the nominated occupation. This will ensure that applicants who meet the occupational requirements for migration are more likely to work in their nominated occupation after migrating to Australia. The assessment involves considering the applicants' post-secondary qualification/s and relevant employment history against the requirements of their nominated occupation.

VETASSESS Skills Recognition - General Occupations requires applicants to hold –

  • a qualification which is assessed at the required educational level, in a field of study highly relevant to the nominated occupation, and
  • at least one year of employment completed at an appropriate level over the last five years in a field highly relevant to the nominated occupation.

For some occupations additional qualifications may compensate for the lack of a relevant major or additional years of employment may be required if the qualification is not in a highly relevant field or if the employment is pre-qualification.

Applicants for a 485 visa nominating a VETASSESS occupation only need to have their educational qualifications assessed. If you wish to apply for a qualifications assessment to support a 485 visa application please click here

All VETASSESS occupations have been coded as A, B, C, D, E and F. The different groups reflect the differences in educational and employment requirements for different occupations. Please click here for the list of occupations and further information.

Please note: The occupations listed on DIBP and ANZSCO websites are also used for purposes other than migration, and therefore some information (such as licensing or registration) will not be relevant to a VETASSESS Skills Assessment.

Points Test Advice for General Skilled Migration

Applicants for GSM visas can also apply to VETASSESS for an Advisory Letter to give to DIBP for Points Test purposes. This is an additional optional assessment. For more information please see Points Test Advice

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