Updated assessment criteria for social professionals

Posted on 11/24/2020 by Tharaka Perera Perera in News
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November 2020 - The Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia and VETASSESS have partnered to refine the assessment criteria for social professionals seeking an assessment for migration purposes.

VETASSESS is the assessing authority for Social Professionals nec (not elsewhere classified) who are covered by the occupation code 272499 set by the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO).


The standard covers a range of specialist occupations, such as:

  • Anthropologist
  • Criminologist
  • Geographer
  • Heritage Consultant
  • Linguist
  • Parole Board Member
  • Political Scientist
  • Sociologist
  • Transport Analyst

The Academy’s Chief Executive Officer Dr Chris Hatherly says he has been very pleased to assist VETASSESS in refining the assessment criteria for Social Professionals.

“These professions and the associated research disciplines are constantly evolving with new knowledge and techniques, so it is important that such reviews are conducted periodically.

“These revised criteria now reflect current practice and understanding of these disciplines, and should be useful for skilled social professionals looking to migrate to Australia,”he said.

VETASSESS Executive Director Rob Thomason says the wide-ranging skills of Social Professionals will be needed to help in the development of Australian society and the economy in coming years.

“Our work with the Academy can give employers confidence that employees who have been through this assessment process will have the required skills for their occupation.”

About The Academy of Social Sciences in Australia

The Academy of Social Sciences in Australia was established in 1971 to recognise and champion excellence in the social sciences and to provide evidence-based advice on a range of social policy issues.

The Academy comprises an elected Fellowship of almost 700 distinguished Australian social science researchers and professionals who work together to:

  • Provide advice to governments on issues of national importance;
  • Promote understanding and awareness of the social sciences; and
  • Coordinate international cooperation and collaboration in the social sciences.

For details about ACCA, please visit: https://socialsciences.org.au/

About VETASSESS

VETASSESS is the leading assessment authority in Australia for skilled migration assessments and actively works with industry bodies to ensure that its skilled migration assessments continue to meet industry needs.

For details about VETASSESS, please visit: https://www.vetassess.com.au/

Click here to view the updated information sheet for the occupation of Social Processional nec.