Skills Assessment Australia

A bunch of people are looking to settle in Australia. To do that, they need to go through for skills assessment. Passing skill assessment in Australia may seem tricky without proper guidance.

Australia is always looking for more nurses in the country. So, there is another category for skill assessment designated to skill assessment for nurses in Australia. Nursing skill assessment can be easier to pass due to the enormous demand for nurses. Unlike registered nurses, enrolled nurse skill qualifications are no longer accepted.

Social work skill assessments are popular in migration to Australia. It checks for five criteria to earn a green card. The AASW assessment process is not competency-based regarding disability support worker skill assessment. Tertiary qualification in the relevant field is needed to pass the skill assessment for a social worker.

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CPA stands for Certified Public Accountant (CPA). To put the CPA designation in one’s name, one must attend and pass the CPA exam. CPA is not a post or job. Instead, it is a designation that will be added to your name. Earning CPA will get you prestige, career development, career security, and an improved salary. CPA is a demanded designation to earn for CPA migration skill assessment. Passing the CPA qualification assessment will ensure CPA Australia migration.

Australia is no longer accepting CPA provisional skill assessments. Once the assessment is completed, the CPA Australia work experience assessment. However, work experience, essential to complete your education, is not considered valid work experience. CPA degree assessment mainly checks if the candidate’s qualification is at least equivalent to an Australian bachelor’s degree. Specially CPA accounting skill assessment checks if an Accountant background applicant meets the educational standard.

CPA risk assessment can burden those who do not meet the required qualifications. CPA skill assessment processing time takes approximately 15 business days. Based on your background, you may have to face one of the Psychometrics tests known as the big four. These big fours are Deloitte, PwC, EY, and KPMG.

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Popular Occupations For Skills Assessment Australia

Accountants and Auditors Skill Assessment

Assessing Body:


List of occupations:
  • Accountant (general) – 221111
  • Corporate Treasurer – 221212
  • External auditor – 221213
  • Finance manager – 132211
  • Management accountant – 221112
  • Taxation accountant – 221113

You must hold a qualification that is assessed by CPA Australia/IPA Australia/CAANZ as equivalent to at least an Australian bachelor’s degree.

Also meeting educational knowledge based on your qualification

You can Check from cpaaustralia and, Publicaccountants

English Requirement:
IELTS 7.0 each band or PTE 65 in each band
(You can use Professional year program to get exempted from English requirement)

Architect Skill Assessment

Assessing Body:

Architects Accreditation Council of Australia

If you hold a Masters of Architecture degree from Australia, New Zealand or Hong Kong, and your qualification is on the list of AACA accredited qualifications you can apply for a Skills Assessment through a simple verification process

For Overseas degree, there are multiple ways of migration skill assessment, check details here about overseas qualifications assessment

Community Worker Skill Assessment

Assessing Body:

Australian Community Workers Association
List of occupations:
  • Welfare Centre Manager ANZSCO 134214
  • Welfare Worker ANZSCO 272613
  • Community Worker ANZSCO 411711
  • Disabilities Services Officer ANZSCO 411712
  • Family Support Worker ANZSCO 411713
  • Residential Care Officer ANZSCO 411715
  • Youth Worker ANZSCO 411716

ACWA accredited qualification or recognised relevant qualification or relevant Bachelor’s Degree with a minimum of 2 years full-time (or part-time equivalent) industry experience within the last 4 years

Applicants must also demonstrate their knowledge and skills are up to date in one of the following ways:
  • holding a qualification that is less than 4 years old
  • a minimum of least 3 months full time (or part-time equivalent) employment in a relevant current role at the required skill level
  • at least 6 months relevant employment at the required skill level within the last 18 months
Check here list of accredited programs for ACWA.

Engineering Skill Assessment

Assessing Body:

Engineer Australia
List of Occupations:
  • Chemical Engineer
  • Materials Engineer
  • Civil Engineer
  • Geotechnical Engineer
  • Structural Engineer
  • Transport Engineer
  • Electrical Engineer
  • Electronics Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
  • Mechanical Engineer
  • Production or Plant Engineer
  • Mining Engineer (excluding Petroleum)
  • Aeronautical Engineer
  • Agricultural Engineer
  • Biomedical Engineer
  • Engineering Technologist
  • Environmental Engineer
  • Naval Architect / Marine Designer
  • Engineering Professionals nec
  • Telecommunications Engineer
  • Telecommunications Network Engineer
  • Electrical Engineering Draftsperson
  • Mechanical Engineering Draftsperson
  • Telecommunications Field Engineer
  • Telecommunications Network Planner
  • Telecommunications Technical Officer or Technologist
  • Engineering Manager
  • Civil Engineering Draftsperson
  • Building and Engineering Technicians nec
Hold an accredited Engineering Degree Check here the list of accredited degree.

If your qualification is not accredited by Engineer Australia or has accreditation with Washington accord/Sydney Accord/Dublin Accord then you need to complete your Skill Assessment through Competency Demonstration Report (CDR) pathway

English Requirement:
IELTS 6.0 each or PTE 50 in each band

Applicants who have completed an Australian undergraduate engineering qualification or a two-year Master degree (92 weeks full time) or PhD program at an Australian university

IT Occupation Skill Assessment

Assessing Body:

Australian Computer Society
List of Occupations:
  • ICT Project Manager
  • ICT Managers nec
  • ICT Trainer
  • ICT Business Analyst
  • Systems Analyst
  • Multimedia Specialist
  • Web Developer
  • Analyst Programmer
  • Developer Programmer
  • Software Engineer
  • Software Tester
  • Software and Applications
  • Programmers nec
  • Database Administrator
  • ICT Security Specialist
  • Systems Administrator
  • Computer Network and Systems Engineer
  • Network Administrator
  • Network Analyst
  • ICT Quality Assurance Engineer
  • ICT Support Engineer
  • ICT Systems Test Engineer
  • ICT Support and Test Engineers nec
  • Web Administrator

Relevant Australian Degree with 1-year relevant ICT work experience completed after the completion of Australian qualification or completion of an ACS Professional Year Program

If you do not hold an Australian relevant degree, check more details here about summary of criteria
Assessing body:
Medical Board of Australia (MedBA)

To have a positive skills assessment, you must meet the following criteria:

Three pathways for skills assessment

Competent Authority Pathway – for overseas trained non-specialists AND specialists including general practitioners

  • International Medical Graduates (IMGs) must have completed both the assessment and experience
  • components of the medical course
  • IMGs must have secured an offer of employment prior to applying for this pathway
  • IMGs must have either an approved qualification or undergo an assessment of competency conducted by an approved body
  • Must successfully completed 12 months of supervised practice in an approved position

Standard Pathway – for international medical graduates seeking general registration

  • Must have a primary qualification in medicine recognised by the Australian Medical Council and World Directory of Medical Schools
  • Two types of Standard Pathway
  • AMC Examination – assessment of competency and skill by examination
  • Workplace-based Assessment – assessment by examination and workplace-based assessment of clinical skills and knowledge by an AMC credited authority
  • Must successfully completed 12 months of supervised practice in an approved position
  • Specialist Pathway – for Overseas-trained specialists applying for assessment that is comparable to a trained speciality in Australia (specialist registration) OR overseas-trained specialists applying for an area of need specialist level position in Australia (area of need)
  • Must have a primary qualification in medicine recognized by the Australian Medical Council and World Directory of Medical Schools AND must have satisfied all training and examination requirement to practice in their field of specialty
  • Please note if you currently hold or have previously held general registration you are not eligible for the specialist pathway. You can complete specialist registration while holding general registration through a different process.
  • Two types of Specialist Pathway
  • Specialist Recognition
  • IMG applies directly to specialist medical college for the assessment of competency in the area of specialty
  • Outcome of the specialist medical college assessment determines the registration type
  • Required to undertake a period of supervised practice
  • Area of Need
  • IMG applies directly to specialist medical college for the assessment of skills against a position in an area of need
  • Area of need is determined by the health authority of a particular state or territory
  • This pathway does not result in specialist registration

Medical Laboratory Scientist Skill Assessment

Assessing body:

Australian Institute of Medical and Clinical Scientists

Applicants who have completed an AIMS accredited program will be classified as a Medical Laboratory Scientist ANZSCO 234611.

Check Here accredited program list

Applicants who do not hold an AIMS accredited degree will be assessed in two stages: Stage 1 a document assessment, and Stage 2 a written examination (the AIMS Medical Laboratory Scientist Professional Examination).

Skill Assessment for Nurses in Australia

Assessing body:

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council

Applicant need to either apply for Modified Skill Assessment or full Skill Assessment

Modified Skilled Assessment:

If you are currently registered with the Nursing and Midwifery Board of Australia (NMBA/Ahpra), the Nursing Council of New Zealand (NCNZ) or the Midwifery Council of New Zealand (MCNZ) you qualify for a Modified skills assessment.

Applicants must hold current registration as a nurse or midwife in Australia or New Zealand to be able to apply for the Modified skills assessment.

To register with AHPRA, you need to complete a qualification listed here:
Check Here the Approved Programs of Study.
Also meet English Requirement:

7.0 each in IELTS or equivalent PTE score

Full Skill Assessment:

Registered nurse – if you do not hold registration in Australia but have a minimum Bachelor of Nursing qualification from Canada, Hong Kong, Ireland, the United Kingdom or the United States and hold registration as a registered nurse in that same country you qualify for a Full skills assessment.

Registered midwife – if you do not hold registration in Australia but have a minimum Bachelor of Midwifery qualification from Ireland, United Kingdom or United States and hold registration as a registered midwife you qualify for a Full skills assessment.

Enrolled nurse – you do not qualify for a Full skills assessment.

Assessing Body:

For complete list of occupations, check here:
Hold a relevant degree which matches your employment position Have at least 1-year relevant experience after completion of your relevant degree

If you do not have relevant degree, then must hold at least 3 years relevant experience in the related field as per your occupation

Skill Assessment for Psychologists

Assessing Body:

Australian Psychological Society

List of Occupations:
  • Clinical Psychologist
  • Educational Psychologist
  • Organizational Psychologist
  • Psychologists nec

Completed qualifications comparable to six years of study in psychology in Australia; and meet the English language proficiency requirements


Hold unconditional general registration as a psychologist in Australia at the time of applying for an assessment

Check this link for details on how to get registration
English requirement:

IELTS (academic module) with a minimum overall score of 7 and a minimum score of 7 in each of the four components or PTE Academic with a minimum overall score of 65 and a minimum score of 65 in each of the four communicative skills (listening, reading, writing and speaking)

Skill Assessment for Social Worker

Assessing Body:

Australian Association of Social Workers

There are five criteria to meet positive assessment for migration and employment purposes:

Criterion 1: The qualification must be a specific qualification in social work.

Criterion 2: The qualification must be regarded as a professional social work qualification in the country of training.

Criterion 3: The learning outcomes of the professional social work qualification is comparable to the learning outcomes that graduates of AASW accredited social work qualifications must demonstrate.

Criterion 4: At least 980 hours of field education in at least two placements and with two contrasting practice foci, with a requirement that one placement must be in direct practice.

Criterion 5: A high level English language skill (as per the AASW English language policy) is demonstrated.

Check here the accredited courses

Skill Assessment for Teachers

Assessing body:

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Limited

List of occupations:
  • Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher
  • Primary School Teacher
  • Middle School Teacher / Intermediate School Teacher
  • Secondary School Teacher
  • Special Needs Teacher
  • Teacher of the Hearing Impaired
  • Teacher of the Sight Impaired
  • Special Education Teachers nec
  • Initial teacher education qualification requirement
  • The study must include an initial teacher education qualification comparable to the educational level of an Australian Bachelor degree (Australian Qualifications Framework Level 7) or higher, which includes: i) at least one year full-time (or part-time equivalent) higher education (university) level study of initial teacher education
  • completion of at least 45 days of supervised teaching practice with students in a school setting
  • English language proficiency

    Completion of at least four full years of study (or part-time equivalent) in higher education (university) in Australia, Canada, the Republic of Ireland, New Zealand, the United Kingdom or the United States of America


    An Academic version of the International English Language Testing System (IELTS) Test Report Form (TRF) that shows a score of at least 7.0 for both Reading and Writing; and a score of at least 8.0 for both Speaking and Listening.

Trade Occupations

Assessing Body:

Trade Recognition Australia

List of occupation with relevant qualification:

Job ready Pathway
Step 1 - Provisional Skills Assessment (PSA)
  • an international student visa for study in Australia (as the primary visa holder)
  • an Australian qualification related to your occupation (from a Registered Training Organisation (RTO) on the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS))
  • Completed relevant qualification as per requirement of the occupation (see link above)
  • completed at least 360 hours of employment or a vocational placement. The employment or vocational placement must have been:
  • related to your qualification and occupation
  • in an Australian workplace
  • completed within the three (3) years immediately before submitting your PSA application.

  • Step 2 - Job Ready Employment (JRE)
  • have a successful Provisional Skills Assessment (PSA) outcome
  • have less than 4 months remaining on your student visa
  • hold, or have applied for, a visa that has unrestricted work rights
  • have enough time on your visa to complete Steps 2 to 4 of the JRP (at least 12 months)
  • have eligible employment* in the same (or related) occupation to the one assessed during your PSA.

  • Step 3 - Job Ready Workplace Assessment (JRWA) To apply for a JRWA, you must have:
  • proof of paid employment in your occupation for 863 hours over at least six (6) months from your JRE start date
  • a Skills Progress Report (SPR) signed by you and your nominated supervisor
  • an Employment Verification Report (EVR) for each registered employer
  • Your employer must sign your EVR to confirm they agree to have the JRWA done at your workplace.

  • Step 4 - Job Ready Final Assessment (JRFA)

    TRA will email you when our records show you are eligible for your JRFA.

    To apply for a JRFA, you must have:
  • a successful Job Ready Workplace Assessment (JRWA) outcome
  • completed all requirements of Job Ready Employment (JRE) including:
  • proof of paid employment in your occupation for 1725 hours over at least 12 months from your JRE start date.

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