1 July 2017 – Strategic Skills Lists Reforms

Following the visa reform changes announced by the Australian Government in April 2017, VETASSESS anticipates further changes on 1 July to the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL) and Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL). We recommend that you take this into consideration when lodging any new applications.

While VETASSESS continues to receive skills assessment applications, any new application for General Professional Occupations lodged from now will not be finalised before 1 July 2017.

Please be advised that the anticipation of changes to the occupation lists will not be considered a valid reason for urgency.

Skills Assessment for Migration

Having your skills assessed is a requirement for skilled migration to Australia under points tested, employer sponsored, graduate migrant and temporary graduate visas. The skills assessment services we offer at VETASSESS will help you fulfill the requirements of your planned migration.

Occupations are classified as either general professional occupations or trade occupations. Before starting the application process determine whether your occupation is considered general or trade. For further reading on general professional and trade occupations, follow the links below or use our simple tool to find out whether your occupation is general professional or trade.

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Check if VETASSESS is your assessment authority and whether your occupation is General or a Trade Occupation


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