Skills assessing authority is an organisation that checks that your skills meet the standards they set to work in a relevant occupation.
Most occupations in each list have their own skills assessing authority. We can only accept a skills assessment issued by the relevant assessing authority.
It is your responsibility to contact the relevant assessing authority for your occupation and obtain a skills assessment, if required. Each assessing authority has its own assessment procedures, timeframes and charges.
Obtaining a suitable skills assessment is mandatory for some visa subclasses (and streams) and may be requested for others. You should read all of the available information about the visa you are interested in applying for. This will allow you to determine if you need to submit a skills assessment and when you need to obtain it.
Getting a skills assessment
Step 1 Contact the assessing authority
Contact the relevant assessing authority for your occupation. Check which skills assessing authority is the correct one for your nominated occupation and organise your skills assessment well before you apply for the visa.
Each assessing authority has its own procedures, timeframes and charges. The assessment of your qualifications and experience by the assessing authority can take some time and can vary between different authorities.
Step 2 Receive your assessment
Provide a scanned certified copy of the suitable skills assessment with your visa application. If you don't get a positive assessment result you cannot apply for a skilled migration visa