Document Checking Service

The Document Checking Service provides guidance to applicants and agents/lawyers in meeting the documentation requirements for formal Skills Assessment applications. Ensuring your documentation is in order when you first lodge a formal Skills Assessment means the application has a better chance at being assessed in a shorter timeframe.

We check whether you have provided a sufficient number and type of documentation in order for us to be able to effectively complete a formal skills assessment. The Document Checking Service provides step-by-step guidance over the phone followed by a written summary report.

Please note this service does not provide advice regarding the content relevance of your documents nor whether a likely outcome for a formal Skills Assessment will apply. This service does not replace a formal Skills Assessment and does not include advice about Points Test. A comprehensive list of documentation required for Skills Assessment is available on the VETASSESS website here.

Who can apply?

The Document Checking Service is available to applicants and agents/lawyers who want to learn more about the documentation required for a formal Skills Assessment application and the application process. 

However, if you wish to discuss occupational criteria and/ or any information relating to the skills assessment process including how we apply criteria to the Date Deemed Skilled based on your qualifications and employment history, please visit the link to our SAS consultation service.

What are the steps involved?

Step one Register online providing contact details.
Step two Upload the documents you wish to submit for review. Complete an online form listing your academic qualifications and relevant employment history for the last five years pertaining to the selected occupation.
Step three Select the most suitable appointment date/time from the available options provided
Step four Pay online to confirm your booking. Please note no additional or supplementary documents will be considered for review after lodgement.
Step five Participate in your pre-selected booking date/time for personalised guidance over the phone about the documentation requirements and application process. 
Step six Download summary of the points discussed via the SAS online portal. At the completion of the service, you will be able to download a list of the documentation required and points discussed


The cost for the Document Checking Service is AUD $105 excluding GST.

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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 to 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.

Refunds are available in very limited circumstances. Our refund policy is available here.

We will telephone you on your nominated contact phone number provided on your booking. An SAS officer will attempt to establish contact with you up until the first 10 minutes of your booking time. If you are still unreachable after that point, or cannot take the call, we will cancel your booking and you will forfeit the entire booking fee.

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 Skills Assessments.

This will depend on the available booking you select. It is an expectation that the earliest booking date available should fall within 10 -12 business days from the date of confirmation.

You can only select one occupation per booking for the document checking service.

You do not need to upload any documents at all for the Document Checking Service. Instead you can opt for a guided discussion with a SAS officer regarding the types of documents required and how to apply for a skills assessment through VETASSESS. Please note, once payment is made, you will be unable to upload any additional documentation for review for the document checking service.

No discount applies to Skills Assessment applications lodged to VETASSESS. No discount or credit notes apply to any subsequent services provided by VETASSESS.

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If you would like to provide any feedback or to lodge a complaint about the SAS Document Checking Service you can visit the Feedback and Complaints form on our website by accessing this link.