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Skills Assessment for Professional Occupations

At VETASSESS, we assess more than 360 professional and other non-trade occupations.

Get your qualifications and experience verified.

A Skills Assessment is an important part of the professional occupations recognition process when migrating to Australia. It will determine if you have the skills and knowledge required to work in your occupation in Australia.

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VETASSESS Professional Occupations include

Science & Agriculture

Science, Health & Agriculture

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Arts and Education

Business & Finance

Business and Finance

Construction & Manufacturing

Construction and Manufacturing

Hospitality & Retail

Hospitality and Retail

Search For Your Occupation

Find out if we can assess your skills and experience

The application process



Nominate an occupation. Check the qualification and employment requirements for your occupation.



Check your occupation description. View the Professional Occupations list to understand whether your work experience matches the occupation description.



Prepare for your application. Still unsure about the application criteria or documents? We have some optional services. Get Skills Assessment Support. Find out about Priority Processing to fast track your application.



Apply now. You can apply online.

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Not your occupation? Search occupations online

Browse the 27 trade occupations we assess to check that VETASSESS is the right assessment body for your occupation..

Help with an urgent application

For general and professional occupations, priority processing can be used to fast-track urgent applications

Explore FAQs

It's important to understand both the qualification and employment experience required for an occupation in Australia.

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.

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 your responsibility to ensure that you nominate an appropriate occupation for your visa/sponsorship requirements.
  • For information about visa requirements, you should visit the Department of Home Affairs website.  For more specialised visa advice, you may wish to contact the Department of Home Affairs or a MARA registered migration agent or legal practitioner.

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.

Other Migration Pathways available

Skills Assessment for Migration - 485

Temporary Graduate (Subclass 485) visa

Skills Assessment for Migration - DAMA

Designated Area Migration (DAMA)

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