Application Fees

Assessment fees vary depending on the type of assessment. The cost table 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.

Assessment fees

Important notes
  • you will be informed of the required fee for Stage 2 of your assessment once your Stage 1 outcome has been finalised.
  • you will be required to complete a Technical interview and/or a Practical assessment depending upon your occupation and the outcome of your technical interview.
Application fees

Documentary Evidence Review

Online application form AUD $710.00
(additional AUD $100.00 for manually completed application form)

Reassessment for Training and Employment check $470
Technical Interview $1500
Additional Practical Assessment (Non-licensed) if required $860
Practical Assessment (Licensed) $1750
Reassessment – Stage 2 Practical $930
Reassessment – Stage 2 Technical $880
Other fees
Registered Australian Mail AUD $5.00
Express Australian Mail AUD $11.00
Assessment review AUD $100.00
Assessment appeal AUD $400.00
Reissue of Skills Assessment Outcome Document AUD $60.00
Issuing of full qualification (electrical trades only) AUD $120.00
Reissue of qualification AUD $100.00
Postage for return of documents AUD $90.00

Additional surcharge

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

Making a payment

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

By mail

We accept the following payment methods by mail:

  • credit card (MasterCard or VISA) – to pay by credit card or 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).


You can find further information about our refund policy here


No refund will be provided if the 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 'no show' at a scheduled assessment.

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.