Changes to the Skilled Migration Visa Program
The Australian Government has announced changes to the skilled migration visa program, effective 11 March 2019. For further information about the announced changes, visit the Department of Home Affairs website here. To view the lists, please visit the Combined current list of eligible skilled occupations page on the Department of Home Affairs website.
Employment Length Calculation Change
VETASSESS currently uses only month and year to calculate the employment dates. As of 14 February 2019, we will be considering the exact date, including day, month and year for the Date Deemed Skilled to align with the Department of Home Affairs requirement for the date an applicant’s employment is considered ‘skilled’.
Please note that we will continue to retrieve these dates from official documents only. Supporting employment documentation can include payslips, tax returns, and a statement of service from your employer clearly indicating the exact period of employment and if applicable, any period of unpaid leave.