Renewal - expired skills assessment

If you hold a positive Skills Assessment and require a renewed Skills Assessment at the time of lodging your visa application, you can apply for a Renewal - expired skills assessment. Please note it is an applicant’s responsibility to confirm with the Department of Home Affairs whether or not a renewed Skills Assessment outcome is required for the intended visa application.

Pre-2010 Skills Assessment

Applicants with a pre-2010 Skills Assessment (assessment for qualification level only) are required to apply for a new full Skills Assessment under the current process and current assessment criteria.
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Post-2010 Skills Assessment

  • Employment stated on the original outcome letter is within the last five years and meets the current criteria:

Applicants with a skills assessment that has expired at the time of visa application may choose to apply for a Renewal by submitting the SRG09 Renewal Request form (96KB pdf) and pay the relevant fee. The renewed copy of the original assessment outcome letter will list the original assessment date and a statement "Skills Assessment validated on (current date)".

Please note this option applies only to those VETASSESS skills assessments that include sufficient employment that is within the last five years and meets the current criteria. Only the employment period assessed previously will be listed on the renewed letter. No further employment or qualifications will be considered under this Renewal request. See option below if the assessment criteria/occupation group for the nominated occupation have changed.

  • Employment stated on the original outcome letter is no longer within the last five years or assessment criteria for the nominated occupation have changed or applicant wishes to include additional qualifications and employment in the assessment:

Applicants are advised to submit the SRG35 form (607 KB pdf) with the required documents and relevant fee. Your qualifications and employment will be reassessed under the current process and criteria. VETASSESS cannot guarantee a positive reassessment.

The following table is a summary of the renewal options discussed above.

Information Table for Renewal and Expiry Date

Scenario Condition Form Fee Outcome Letter
Pre-2010 Skills Assessment
Qualifications assessment (assessment of educational level only) SRG1 Fees and Payment If your reassessment application is successful, you will receive a Skills Assessment outcome letter including:
  • advice on the highest qualification level; and
  • the date applicant is deemed skilled.
Post-2010 Skills Assessment
Skills Assessment that has expired at the time of visa application
  • The employment stated on the original outcome letter is currently within the last five years and meets the current criteria.
  • Assessment criteria have not changed and the nominated occupation is still under VETASSESS authority.
  • Applicant does not wish to have more qualifications/employment considered.
SRG09- Renewal Request form
(96KB pdf)
AUD $80.00 (excludes postage fee) Revised copy of the original assessment outcome letter including:
  • the original assessment date;
  • the current date on which skills assessment has been validated; and
  • revised employment period within the last 5 years.
Skills Assessment that has expired at the time of visa application
  • Insufficient employment stated on the outcome letter within the last five years; or
  • Assessment criteria have changed; or
  • Applicant wants to add more qualifications/employment for assessment.
SRG35 form
(607 KB pdf)
AUD $418.00 (incl. GST) If your reassessment application is successful, you will receive a Skills Assessment outcome letter including:
  • advice on the highest qualification level; and
  • the date applicant is deemed skilled.