Finally, the long wait is over! General Professional Occupation applicants can apply now for Priority Processing to fast track the completion of their full skills assessment in just 10 days. Consideration for Priority Processing will only be given to online applications lodged from 1 August.  To learn more about this service go to Priority Processing

Skills Assessment for General Professional Occupations

Our Skills Assessment for General Professional Occupations is for you if you are planning to migrate to Australia and your occupation is classed as a general professional occupation. If you haven't already determined how we categorise your occupation, check to see if it is a general professional or trade occupation. Please note that we are unable to provide migration advice. For any queries related to visa options and points test, please contact The Department of Immigration and Border Protection.

View the list of General Professional Occupations assessed by VETASSESS

How to apply

Applications may be lodged online or by post. Ensure you are familiar with the Application Process before commencing your application.

Skills Assessment Support

If you require additional support to complete your application, Skills Assessment Support (SAS) may be for you. SAS is for migration agents and prospective applicants who are yet to submit their Skills Assessment application to VETASSESS. The new SAS service aims to provide tailored support to applicants/agents on how to submit a decision-ready application for general professional occupation with VETASSESS. This service is also available to assist you in applying for Priority Processing


Skill Assessment Support will be a choice of:

Document Checking Service Consultation On A Selected Occupation
As the name implies this is a step-by-step document checking service providing assistance to applicants/agents in meeting the documentation requirements for a VETASSESS Skills Assessment applications. This service involves providing information via a 30 minute phone consultation with an experienced assessment officer about the Skill Assessment criteria that apply to the selected occupation.


If you do not meet the requirements for your nominated occupation, you will be issued with a letter that states that you have not met the pre-migration skills assessment requirements. The letter will indicate the assessment components where your application did not meet the requirements.

If you disagree with the outcome, you should discuss your case with the assessor who will advise you on the options available for a reassessment where applicable.

VETASSESS has categorised its general occupations into groups A, B, C, D and E for assessment purposes according to the indicative skill level on ANZSCO.

ANZSCO Skill Level VETASSESS Occupation Group
Skill Level 1 Australian Bachelor degree or higher degree or comparable qualification Group A or B
Skill Level 2 Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) Associate Degree or AQF Advanced Diploma or AQF Diploma or comparable qualification. Group C or E
Skill Level 3 AQF Certificate III or IV or comparable qualification Group D

For all visa types:

  • You will need to ensure that you meet the assessment requirements for your nominated occupation for both the VETASSESS assessment, and for your visa.
  • It is the applicant’s responsibility to ensure that they nominate an appropriate occupation for their visa/sponsorship requirements.
  • For information about visa requirements, applicants should visit the DIBP website at For more specialised visa advice, applicants may wish to contact DIBP or a MARA registered migration agent.

For all general enquiries correspondence via phone or email, VETASSESS can only provide information regarding our assessment process, and cannot tell you which visa is best for you, which state or territory list your occupation appears on, or whether you will meet the visa requirements.