Application Fees

Assessment fees vary depending on the type of assessment. The cost calculator below provides only an indication of the assessment fees and is not a final estimate.

When to pay

You pay fees before each stage of your assessment.

Estimate your assessment fees

Important notes
  • all fees below are estimates result and are NOT the final fee
  • all fees must be paid in Australian dollars before you lodge your application
  • we recommend you lodge your applications online rather than via mail
  • you will be informed of the actual fee of Stage 2 assessment after Stage 1 is finished
  • you will be required to complete a Technical interview or Practical demonstration depending upon your passport country and occupation
  • technical interview or practical demonstration will be conducted in English and no interpreters are allowed.

Offshore Skills Assessment Program is assessment pathway for applicants applying for skilled migration visa to Australia who work in a nominated occupation and who hold a passport from a nominated country.

The 457 Skills Assessment Program is an assessment pathway for applicants applying for a Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457).

The Optional Service is a skills assessment pathway for applicants trained in trades overseas and who are not required to have a skills assessment, as part of a migration requirement. Applicants are generally seeking a skills assessment for the purpose of gaining an occupational license in a nominated occupation and be able to travel to a nominated country for an assessment.
Successful skills assessments under the Optional Service may also be used for migration purposes where required, for example for permanent migration from eligible countries. For more information, please visit The Department of Industry.

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Estimated application fees
Stage 1 - Training and employment Check
(signed application form and supporting documents must be posted to East Melbourne - Headquarters)
Online application form AUD $.00
(additional AUD $.00 for manually completed application form)
Stage 2 - Skills Assessment
Technical interview AUD $.00
Practical demonstration AUD $.00
On-shore assessment venue hire AUD $.00 *
Stage 2 - Technical interview AUD $.00

* Surcharge fee prior to scheduling your practical assessment.

You may be required to pay on additional venue surcharge fee for onshore practical skills assessment. VETASSESS will confirm if you are required to pay the venue.

Reassessment (if you have an unsuccessful assessment outcome)
Stage 1 - Training and employment check AUD $.00
Stage 2 - Skills Assessment AUD $.00 AUD $.00
Other fees
Registered Australian Mail
(within Australia)
AUD $5.00
Express Australian Mail
(within Australia)
AUD $11.00
Express post international
(not traceable outside Australia)
AUD $21.00
Express Courier International
(traceable in major cities outside Australia)
Assessment review
(Stage 1 - Training and employment check)
AUD $50.00
Assessment review
(Stage 2 - Skills assessment)
AUD $100.00
Assessment appeal AUD $.00
Reissue of Skills Assessment Outcome Document AUD $.00
Issuing of full qualification
(constructions, electricians or airconditioning and refrigeration mechanics only)
AUD $.00
Reissue of qualification AUD $.00
Non-established venue fee AUD $.00
Return of documents AUD $.00
Scanned copy of Skills Assessment outcome document(s) AUD $.00


You can find further information about our refund policy here

Making a payment

You can pay the application fee online, in person or by mail. Please note, we do not accept cash.


We accept MasterCard or VISA.

By mail

We accept the following payment methods by mail:

  • credit card (MasterCard or VISA) - to pay by credit card by mail you will need to download and complete the Credit Card Authority form (172KB pdf) and mail it to us with your application
  • cheque - the cheque must be cleared before the service is provided, and overseas payments must be by bank cheque or bank draft payable at an Australian bank
  • Australia Post money order.

In person

We accept the following payment methods in person:

  • EFTPOS (electronic funds transfer point of sale)
  • credit card (MasterCard or VISA).


No refund will be provided if your request to withdraw from the technical interview or practical assessment is received less than two weeks prior to the start of the scheduled assessment. No refund will be provided for a 'no show' at a scheduled assessment. To reschedule a technical interview or practical assessment, a full fee will be incurred.

Extenuating circumstances will be considered on a case by case basis and must be supported by documentation, such as medical certificates.

You must pay fees upfront, before each stage of your skills assessment process.