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Points Test Advice

Points Test Advice is an opinion of how the educational level of your qualifications compares against the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF). It considers qualifications up to postgraduate doctoral degree level.

Points Test Advice

The Points Test Advice will be taken into consideration by the Department of Home Affairs when assessing your eligibility for points, but the VETASSESS advice is not binding on the Department.

The Department may undertake further investigations to verify the qualification claims made in your application. Determination of the points remains at the discretion of the Department.


Who can apply?

VETASSESS provides our Points Test Advice service for applicants who have received a Skills Assessment from another assessing authority. Applicants may have been referred to us by another authority, or by the Department of Home Affairs

If you are a VETASSESS returning applicant, please go to the Renewal of Skills Assessment page on our website.


Application Fees

Application fees include GST if the applicant is an Australian resident for tax purposes.

Points Test Advice – Non VETASSESS Occupations

Applying from within Australia (includes GST)

Applying from outside Australia (excludes GST)

Online Application



*Please refer to the Australian Taxation Office website for information regarding tax residency. We accept MasterCard or VISA. Online payments can be made when you submit your application online.

Application Fees

List of Required Documents

All documents must be high quality colour copies of the original documents. If your documents are not in English, you must submit copies of the original documents as well as the English translations made by a registered translation service.

List of Required Documents - points test

Qualification evidence includes your qualification award certificate accompanied by the academic transcripts.

Award Certificate:

The award certificate is the official document confirming the completion of an award course of study. If you have not yet received your qualification award certificate, a provisional award certificate issued by the awarding body or an official statement of completion issued by the Registrar's department of the awarding institution will be accepted.

Academic Transcript:

Provide us with your complete academic transcript. Transcripts are the official records from the institution outlining the courses / units of study as well as the final grades achieved as part of your academic qualification. If you attended a college affiliated to the awarding institution, the academic transcripts must be issued by the awarding institution permitted to award the qualifications. If your transcripts do not provide sufficient information regarding the units of study undertaken, please provide additional evidence, such as a course syllabus, to clarify this. You can also detail major projects and other significant features of your studies on a cover letter.

Additional notes for qualifications obtained from specific regions of the world:


If you hold qualifications that have been awarded by educational institutions from China, you will be required to have your qualification documents verified by VETASSESS.

You can read more about the Chinese Qualifications Verification process on our website.


Applicants with European qualifications should supply Diploma Supplements for these if available. Generally, these are only issued by educational institutions from countries participating in the Bologna Process. A Diploma Supplement will be accepted in lieu of an award certificate and transcript if it includes all the necessary information.


Please supply evidence of passing the Professional Regulation Commission's Licensure Examinations if available.


Most qualifications awarded by University Colleges and Institutes in Lebanon require evidence of approval by the Equivalence Committee of the Ministry of Education and Higher Education. Please supply this evidence confirming equivalency to a qualification awarded by a Lebanese university.

One recent passport-sized colour photograph is required. The photograph must be no more than six months old and of good quality (self-taken photographs are not acceptable).

As proof of your identity, you must provide at least three identity documents. You may provide two documents from the primary documents and one document from the secondary documents, OR you may provide one document from the primary documents and two documents from the secondary documents. Either way, you must provide at lease one primary document. 

Acceptable primary documents:

  • Passport bio page 
  • Birth certificate 

Acceptable secondary documents may include, but are not limited to: 

  • National ID 
  • Driver’s Licence 
  • Social security card 
  • Marriage certificate 
  • Student identity card 
  • Australian visa 

Please ensure that: 

At least one of your ID documents contains a photo of you; and at least one of your ID documents contains your full name and date of birth. You must also read and sign the declaration on the application form to affirm that the information you have provided is true and correct, and to acknowledge that you understand how your personal information will be handled by VETASSESS. If you have nominated an agent representative or lawyer to act on your behalf, their name, signature, and date of signing must also be included on the signed declaration form. 

If applicable, evidence of name change must be provided to address any naming inconsistencies in the documents submitted. This is to support your identity.

Pay the correct application fee at the time of submitting your application online.

Explore FAQs

Points Test Advice applications are generally processed within four weeks, however it may take longer when the qualification claims require further research or investigation.

VETASSESS provides Points Test Advice for applicants with employment claims in their nominated general professional occupations only. You will need to contact your relevant Skills Assessment assessing authority for information onPoints Test Advice.

Yes, and you can lodge your application for the Chinese Qualification Verification and Points Test Advice together online.

The Points Test Advice is an opinion only and will be taken into consideration by the Department of Home Affairs when assessing your eligibility for points. Determination of the points remains at the discretion of the delegated officers of the Department.

Please ensure that you understand the eligibility requirements before submitting your points test application. A refund is not possible after the assessment has commenced and can only be paid in limited circumstances. Please find more information about VETASSESS refund process here.

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