VETASSESS and AHRI partner on assessment criteria

Posted on 5/11/2021 by Tharaka Perera Perera in News

May 2021 – VETASSESS and the Australian HR Institute (AHRI) have signed a memorandum of understanding to further develop industry skills assessment standards in the human resource sector.

VETASSESS conducts skills assessments for human resource professionals seeking to migrate to Australia and works with AHRI to ensure assessment criteria remain current and relevant.

As the national association representing human resource and people management professionals in Australia, AHRI provides VETASSESS with input and endorsement for the occupation of Human Resource Adviser and related occupations under the Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO).

VETASSESS’ Executive Director and AHRI Fellow (FAHRI), Rob Thomason, says: “This key partnership enhances VETASSESS’ skills assessment process for HR-related occupations, giving qualified professionals the opportunity to bring their skills to Australia and ensuring the local industry gains the skills that it needs.”

“The HR profession is a significant contributor to organisational outcomes,” AHRI CEO Sarah McCann-Bartlett says. “Through this partnership with VETASSESS, prospective skilled migrants can connect with and access AHRI’s competency framework, which underpins VETASSESS’ skills assessment for the HR sector, and further their own professional development.”

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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.

About AHRI

The Australian Human Resources Institute (AHRI) is the preeminent professional body for human resources professionals in Australia.
Professional membership with AHRI ensures that HR practitioners adhere to a robust professional code of conduct that is supported by governance requirements and disciplinary procedures, and are effectively supported in their continuing professional development (CPD) to ensure currency of skills and knowledge is maintained.