1.2 Program objective

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The objective of the Offshore Skills Assessment Program (OSAP) is to determine whether an applicant can work in Australia at the required skill level for the nominated occupation. This aims to ensure successful applicants can contribute immediately to Australia’s skilled workforce.

A skills assessment through OSAP is for people who are applying for a skilled migration visa to Australia (excluding 485 or TSS visas), who work in a nominated occupation, and hold a passport from a nominated country or Special Administrative Region (SAR). Diagram 1 below provides an overview of the alternative OSAP Pathways.

Offshore Skills Assessment Program (OSAP)