Consultation Service for Migration Agents and Lawyers
The Skills Assessment Support (SAS) Consultation Service for Migration Agents and practising legal professionals provides a customised 30-minute guided phone discussion about the Skills Assessment process and criteria that apply to professional occupational classifications that we assess.
This may include our SAS senior staff suggesting alternative ANZSCO occupations that may be considered more suitable based on your client’s credentials. A full list of the general professional occupations that we assess can be viewed here.
This guided discussion aims to assist Migration Agents/ legal professionals to make a more informed decision prior to lodging any formal Skills Assessment on behalf of their client.
The SAS consultation service can also provide additional information about how we apply criteria to the Date Deemed Skilled based on qualification and employment history.
Please note that information provided via the SAS consultation service does not guarantee an outcome for any subsequent skills assessment application you intend to lodge.
Who can apply?
This consultation service is for Migration Agents and legal professionals who are authorised to act on behalf of applicants who intend to lodge a Skills Assessment application. This guided discussion can help agents and lawyers select the most suitable occupation for a VETASSESS Skills Assessment for their client.
We can also provide information about how we apply criteria to the Date Deemed Skilled based on qualification and employment history.
What are the steps involved?
Register online providing contact details.
Choose an occupation
Either choose one specific occupation based on your client's credentials or select 'open discussion'. Please note, the 'open discussion' option is ONLY available to Migration Agents and legal professionals.
Complete an online form listing your client's academic qualifications and relevant employment history for the last five years relating to the selected occupation. Please note, you cannot submit any documentation for the consultation service.
Select the most suitable consultation time / date from the available options provided.
Pay online to confirm your booking.
Participate in a 30-minute phone consultation with an experienced assessment officer.
|Required fee schedule
|Agent/legal professional fee (with GST)
|Fee (without GST) for applicant who is not a resident for tax purposes
|The 30-minute consultation will cost AUD $349, excluding GST.
No. VETASSESS cannot provide information for occupations that are not assessed under our authority for Skills Assessment/migration purposes.
A username and password are generated when you register for a consultation. You are able to log on the SAS online portal in order to view the status of your booking.
You are able to reschedule your consultation time by contacting us at least four business days prior to your original scheduled booking time. In order to request a reschedule of your initial consultation, email us at email@example.com. Whilst we will attempt to accommodate a request to reschedule a booking, rescheduling will be based on availability of alternative booking times and will be confirmed by the Skills Assessment Support Officer allocated to your session.
We will telephone you on the nominated contact phone number provided at the time you book your consultation. An SAS officer will attempt to establish contact up to until the first 10 minutes of your booking time. If you are still unreachable or cannot take the call, we will cancel your phone consultation and you will forfeit the entire booking fee. A written summary will be sent to you by the SAS officer based on the information provided in your SAS application only.
Please note that there is no refund for completed SAS applications. Refunds are available in very limited circumstances.
For VETASSESS refund policy click here.
No. There is no requirement to use either of the Skills Assessment Support services before applying for a formal Skills Assessment. Information is available on our website about the requirements for a Skills Assessment under General Professional Occupations.
You are unable to submit any documentation for the SAS Consultation Service. The SAS Consultation Service aims to provide customers with an overview of how we assess occupations listed under our authority for skills assessment purposes.
No discount applies to Skills Assessment applications lodged to VETASSESS.
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