Thinking of moving to Australia? Learn about the benefits of completing a skills assessment.
Completing a skills assessment for Australia
A skills assessment is a review of your qualifications and/or work experience. Depending on your occupation, it involves a document review and sometimes a practical assessment and interview.
A positive skills assessment is proof you meet Australian occupational standards.
Why should I complete a skills assessment?
Completing a skills assessment for Australia can bring many benefits.
Expand your visa options
A skills assessment is the first step of applying for an Australian skilled visa. This includes popular visa
subclasses 189, 190 and 491.
It’s also beneficial when applying for an employer sponsored visa. A positive skills assessment may offer you the chance of permanent residency, in applying for the 494 visa.
Increase your Australian employability
An Australian skills assessment shows employers you have the skills to do the job. In such a competitive job market, a skills assessment can be the difference of an employer reviewing your CV and not.
Commitment to Australia
It takes time, money and motivation to complete a skills assessment. This demonstrates your commitment to working in Australia.
Moreover, most Australian employers favour those with a skills assessment because it shows long-term intentions. With a positive skills assessment you can apply for the 494 visa (permanent residency). To be eligible for the 494 visa, you must work for 3 years in a Regional Area and meet the taxable income threshold. Full details are on the Department website.
Employer sponsorship is costly and time consuming for businesses. A positive skills assessment can help you build that trust with them, whilst expanding your visa options. It’s a win-win.
Learn more about Australian skills assessments
If you’d like to start your skills assessment for Australia, contact us for free advice.
All our skilled visa assessments are reviewed by our migration agent. You’ll receive an email with an overview of how to apply for a skilled visa. This includes information the skills assessment, costs and processing times.
You can complete our free assessment in 2 minutes here: Points Calculator – Visa Go Australia (visa-go.com)