Skill assessment is one of the basic requirements for one to be eligible to be invited to lodge an application in any of the SkillSelect’s points based skilled migration visas.
These three points based skilled migration visas include Skilled Independent Subclass 189 Visa, Skilled Nominated Subclass 190 Visa, and Skilled Nominated or Sponsored Provisional Subclass 489 Visa.
The occupation that you have nominated upon registering for the SkillSelect Expression of Interest (EOI) must be assessed by the proper assessing authority.
Your skills have to be assessed by a proper authority in order to determine whether they are suitable for your nominated occupation.
In the case of overseas nurses, for instance, the suitable assessing authority is the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC).
In addition to the assessment requirement under SkillSelect, an intending migrant wanting to live and work in Australia in any of the three points based skilled migration visas must find out whether one’s nominated occupation requires registration, licensing, or membership of a professional or industry organisation.
The Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship, said in a statement, “Where an Australian qualification is used as the basis for a skills assessment it must have been awarded as a result of undertaking a full-time CRICOS registered course while being the holder of an eligible student visa.”
The immigration agency has noted also that these assessing authorities are not employment agencies. The responsibility of these assessing authorities is to undertake skills assessment for migration purposes.
Evidence of this appropriate skills assessment must be available at the time of SkillSelect Invitation.
Skillselects.com.au is a service provider for the Australian SkillSelect EOI process. We assess your EOI before application submission, review your English levels and employment history and skills to make sure you have sufficient points for an EOI under the Skilled Migration SkillSelect stream.