Skills Assessment for Chefs

Chef Skills Assessment

Chef Skills Assessment

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Chefs migrating to Australia are required to complete a skills assessment through VETASSESS.

The Chef skills assessment is broken up into two stages.

Stage 1

Visa Go Australia will work with you to prepare the necessary documentation for lodgement with VETASSESS, who will review your training and employment evidence to ensure that you have either:

  • 5 years employment experience as a Chef with no formal training OR
  • 3 years employment experience as a Chef with relevant formal training

You will need to provide your qualification certificates as proof of formal training, and your employment evidence must include at least 12 months in the last 3 years. Evidence may include documents such as wage slips, bank statements, employment references, etc. Visa Go Australia will advise you about what exactly is required and prepare these in readiness for assessment.


Stage 2

This involves a technical interview with a VETASSESS Assessor via Skype. The technical interview takes approximately 2 hours, with the Assessor asking you a range of questions about the skills and knowledge necessary to work in your trade in Australia. These questions are based on the units listed on the trade Fact Sheet, which Visa Go Australia provides you with.

The technical interview will take place in either Edinburgh, London or Manchester and following a successful assessment, VETASSESS will issue you with:

  • Skills Assessment Outcome letter,
  • AQF Level 3 Chef


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