Skills Assessment Opportunity for Migrants

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Opportunity for free and fast skills assessment for migrants until June 2023

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We are offering a free fast-tracked skills assessment for migrants as Pilot 2 of the Australian Government’s Skills Assessment Pilots. Skilled migrants are an important source of talent that Australia relies upon for filling priority occupations in shortage. 

You may be able to access a fast-tracked skills assessment if you have unrecognised skills in your chosen occupation. Having your skills assessed as suitable for Australian workplaces will improve chances of getting a job. Businesses and employers will have the confidence that you have the skills they need to do the job.

Having your skills assessed through the Skills Assessment Pilots program will not affect any in progress or future visa applications. The only purpose of the free assessment is to help alleviate skills shortages and enable you to contribute to Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19.

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Am I eligible?

To be able to apply for a free assessment you must:

  • have not previously undergone a skills assessment for the nominated occupation,
  • are residing in Australia at the time you submit your skills assessment application, and
  • are in Australia on an eligible visa that was granted on or after 1 January 2016 (eligible visa types are listed below).

Are there free skills assessments for other occupations?

There is a priority list of other occupations that skilled migrants can access free assessments. More information is available on the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations web page.

Please refer to the Eligibility section of SAOM Pilot page for more information on eligible visas.

How do I apply for an assessment?

Please refer to the How To Apply section of SAOM Pilot page for more information.

How long will it take?

It should take about 15 business days to complete your assessment once we have received all the information requested from you.