Points Test Advice
The Points Test Advice is an opinion of:
- the comparative educational level of your qualifications against the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF)
- your employment in your nominated occupation or a closely related occupation in the last 10 years (please note that this does not apply to Points Test Advice applications for non-VETASSESS occupations).
The Points Test Advice will be taken into consideration by DIBP when assessing your eligibility for points. The Points Test Advice provided by VETASSESS is not binding on DIBP and DIBP may undertake further investigations to verify the qualifications and employment claims made in your application. Determination of the points remains at the discretion of the delegated officers of DIBP. A successful skills assessment from VETASSESS is not a guarantee that you will meet the Points Test requirements.
Trade applicants should apply to Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) to receive Points Test Advice.
Who can apply?
Please note that as of 1 January 2015, all VETASSESS applicants are provided with an integrated skills assessment outcome letter with Points Test Advice included.
This section applies to clients who require one of the following:
- you have received a Skills Assessment from a different assessing authority and have been referred to us by your skills assessing authority and/or DIBP for Points Test Advice on the educational level comparability of your overseas qualification only; or
- you have already received a positive skills assessment from VETASSESS for your nominated occupation and wish to include additional qualifications and employment for points test purposes. Please note that if your skills assessment is expired (original issue date is outside of the last three years), please go to 'Renewal - Expired Skills Asssessment' section of our website.
How to apply
You may lodge your application online (non-VETASSESS occupations only) or by mail. Before applying, make sure you have read these important sections:
Once you are familiar with the application process, proceed to the lodgement of your application by following the link below.