FEE UPDATES

Please Note that our fees have been updated and came into effect on 1 August, 2017

Fees and Payment

There are separate fees for applications lodged when the applicant is outside or within Australia. Applicants applying outside of Australia must provide supporting evidence to be eligible for GST exemption.
Application Fees – Full Skills Assessment
Full Skills Assessment (GSM with Points Test Advice)
for both qualifications and employment - Australian or Overseas
Application method Applying from within Australia
(includes GST)
Applying from outside Australia
(excludes GST)
Online application AUD $968.00 AUD $880.00
*Priority Processing Fee (available for online applications only) AUD $660.00 AUD $600.00
Paper based application (Priority Processing not available) AUD $1039.50 AUD $945.00

*This fee is in addition to the full skills assessment fee

Application Fees
Points Test Advice (pending or returning VETASSESS applicants with a full Skills Assessment)
Click here to apply or find out more about this application process
Application method Applying from within Australia
(includes GST)
Applying from outside Australia
(excludes GST)
Paper based application AUD $418.00 AUD $380.00
Application Fees – Advisory Letter for DIBP for Points Test Advice only
(for applicants with non-VETASSESS Occupations)
Click here to apply or find out more about this application process
Purpose Applying from within Australia
(includes GST)
Applying from outside Australia
(excludes GST)
Qualifications Online application
Overseas postgraduate doctoral degree AUD $394.90 AUD $359.00
Other overseas qualification AUD $275.00 AUD $250.00
Australian qualification AUD $156.20 AUD $142.00
Qualifications Paper based application Overseas postgraduate doctoral degree AUD $418.00 AUD $380.00
Other overseas qualification AUD $299.20 AUD $272.00
Australian qualification AUD $179.30 AUD $163.00
Application fees - Qualifications Assessment
for purpose of Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa

Points Test Advice is not required for this assessment
Application method Applying from within Australia
(includes GST)
Applying from outside Australia
(excludes GST)
Online application AUD $394.90 AUD $359.00
Paper based application AUD $418.00 AUD $380.00
Application method Applying from within Australia
(includes GST)
Applying from outside Australia
(excludes GST)
Assessment of employment for final Skills Assessment AUD $752.40 AUD $684.00

If you are applying for a Post 485 assessment and wish to change your nominated occupation, you will need to lodge a new application online.

Reassessment Fees – Review of assessment outcome
Subject of reassessment Applying from within Australia
(includes GST)
Applying from outside Australia
(excludes GST)
Qualification(s) AUD $299.20 AUD $272.00
Employment AUD $537.90 AUD $489.00
Change of Occupation
Application type Applying from within Australia
(includes GST)
Applying from outside Australia
(excludes GST)
Qualification(s) Assessment for subclass 485 visa AUD $358.60 AUD $326.00
Full Skills Assessment AUD $657.80 AUD $598.00
Reissue/Printed Outcome Letter fees
Purpose Applying from within Australia
(includes GST)
Applying from outside Australia (excludes GST)
Printed Copy of Outcome Letter AUD $72.60 AUD $66.00
Appeal Fees
Application method Applying from within Australia
(includes GST)
Applying from outside Australia
(excludes GST)
Paper-based application AUD $812.90 AUD $739.00

Postage (if applicable)

If your application is paper-based, you can choose to receive a hardcopy letter in addition to the signed electronic outcome letter. Postage fees apply. You may choose to have your results sent via Registered Post or Express Courier International.
Printed Outcome Letter by Registered Australian mail – AUD $77.60
Printed Outcome Letter by Express Courier International – AUD $112.00 (traceable in major cities outside Australia)
Check International Post Guide

If you have applied online, you will only receive the signed electronic outcome letter. If you wish to receive a hardcopy as well, please contact us. Additional postage fees will apply.

Making a payment

We have several payment options available.

Payments must be:

  • made payable to VETASSESS
  • in Australian dollars
  • paid and cleared 7 days prior to your assessment

You will be able to complete payment using any one of the following methods:

Online

We accept MasterCard or VISA where online application and payment is permitted.

By mail

We accept the following payment methods by mail:

  • credit card (MasterCard or VISA)
  • cheque – which must be cleared before the service is provided (overseas payments must be bank cheque or bank draft – payable at an Australian bank)
  • Australia Post money order

In person

We accept the following payment methods in person:

  • EFTPOS (electronic funds transfer point of sale)
  • credit card (MasterCard or VISA)

Please note: we do not accept cash payments including in person, posted or paid into a bank account.

Refunds

You can find further information about our refund policy here

FAQs

If you are not in Australia at the time of lodging the application you may be exempt from paying the GST component. You need to provide evidence for this exemption if one of your addresses in the forms is an Australian address. Acceptable evidence includes:

  • a Statutory Declaration
  • a Notarial Certificate
  • a statement signed by a Registered Migration Agent.

This letter must clearly state that "the applicant was not in Australia at the time of lodging the application" and be written on company letterhead, and be signed by the individual RMA/lawyer making the statement (not a representative).

Priority Processing: GST documentation must be supplied at time of submitting application.