Australia Skilled Migration Process

Skills Assessment How-To Guide

By The Visas of OZ December 21, 2020


To apply for a Skilled visa an applicant must have skills assessed as suitable by the relevant assessing authority.

Learn about skills assessment process and check special cases


Skills assessment criteria are dependent on the nominated occupation and are determined by each assessing authority.

Find out which assessing authority to use and what "skilled date" means


ANZSCO helps to compare Australian and New Zealand occupation statistics with international statistics

Pay special attention to ANZSCO description of duties and qualification levels


To be eligible for a skilled migration you need to have an occupation  that is in demand in Australia

Choose an occupation that is relevant to your education and employment


Registered agents can recommend suitable visa options and help lodge a decision-ready application with all required documents.

Decide if you need a migration agent’s assistance or can do it yourself.


Vetassess is a designated assessing authority for more than 240 occupations or almost half of all on the list

Skills assessment for professional, managerial and trades occupations


Australian Computer Society is responsible for just over 20 occupations or about 5% of all the occupations in demand

Skills assessment for information and communication technology specialists


Certified Practising Accountants Australia is an assessing authority for all 5 financial industry occupations in demand

Skills assessment for financial industry specialists


Engineers Australia(EA) is responsible for about 30 occupations or just over 5% of all the occupations

Skills assessment for engineering specialists


Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) is a skills assessment service provider for nearly 100 occupations

Skills assessment for trades occupations


The Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) is responsible for 20 occupations

Skills assessment for nurses and midwives


Complete Skilled Visas Eligibility form and provide detailed answers to all questions

Get a free assessment of your chances in skilled migration