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I have been advised by the Department of Home Affairs that I need a skills assessment to apply for a Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa.

You will need to apply for a skills assessment under the TSS Skills Assessment Program if you:

  • hold a passport from one of the nominated countries or Special Administrative Regions (SARs) in the table below; and
  •  are seeking a skills assessment in any of the following occupations in the table below.
​TSS Occupations ​TSS Nominated Countries and SARs
  Automotive Electrician [321111] Fiji, Hong Kong SAR*, India, Macau SAR*, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe*
  Baker [351111] China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR*, India, Macau SAR*, Papua New Guinea*, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe*
  Cabinetmaker [394111] Brazil*, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR*, India, Macau SAR*, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe*
  Carpenter [331212] Brazil, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Macau SAR*, Papua New Guinea*, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe
  Carpenter and Joiner [331211] ​Brazil*, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR*, India, Macau SAR*, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe*
​  Chef [351311] Bangladesh*, Brazil*, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR*, India, Macau SAR*, Nepal, Pakistan*, Papua New Guinea*, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe*
​  Cook [351411] Bangladesh*, Brazil*, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR*, India, Macau SAR*, Nepal, Pakistan*, Papua New Guinea*, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe*
  Diesel Motor Mechanic​ [321212] ​Fiji, Hong Kong SAR*, India, Macau SAR*, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe*
​  Electrician (General) [341111] ​Fiji*, Hong Kong SAR*, India, Macau SAR*, Philippines, South Africa, Vietnam*
  Electrician (Special Class) [341112]​ ​Fiji*, Hong Kong SAR*, India, Macau SAR*, Philippines, South Africa, Vietnam*
​  Fitter (General) [323211] ​Brazil*, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR*, India, Macau SAR*, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe*
  Fitter and Turner [323212]​ Brazil*, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR*, India, Macau SAR*, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe*
​  Fitter-Welder [323213] ​Brazil*, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR*, India, Macau SAR*, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe*
​  Joiner [331213] ​Brazil*, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR*, India, Macau SAR*, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe*
​  Metal Fabricator [322311] ​Brazil*, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR*, India, Macau SAR*, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe*
​  Metal Machinist (First Class) [323214] Brazil*, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR*, India, Macau SAR*, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe*
​Metal Fitters and Machinists (not elsewhere classified) [323299] Brazil*, China*, Fiji*, Hong Kong SAR*, India, Macau SAR*, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand*, Vietnam*, Zimbabwe*
​Motor Mechanic (General) [321211] Fiji, Hong Kong SAR*, India, Macau SAR*, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe*
​Panelbeater [324111] China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR*, India, Macau SAR*, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe*
Pastrycook [351112]​ ​Brazil*, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR*, India, Macau SAR*, Papua New Guinea*, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe*
​Sheetmetal Trades Worker [322211] ​Brazil*, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR*, India, Macau SAR*, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe*
​Toolmaker [323412] Brazil*, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR*, India, Macau SAR*, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe*
​Welder (First Class) [322313] ​Brazil*, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR*, India, Macau SAR*, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam, Zimbabwe*

*There is no assessment centre for this occupation in this country. Applicants from this country are required to travel to a TRA-approved assessment centre in Australia or in an alternate TSS nominated country for a skills assessment.

You can find more information on the TSS Skills Assessment Program here.

Please read the information in the TSS Skills Assessment Applicant Guidelines prior to lodging an application.

If your passport country or SAR and occupation are not on this list please contact the Department of Home Affairs for more information.