An Australian Skills assessment is required if you are looking to emigrate to Australia under one of the skilled Visa workstreams. In simple terms, a skills assessment ensures that the qualifications and experience you say you have actually existed. This is a key governance step undertaken by the Australian government as part of the Australian Migration process.
To help support the Australian government with this process, they have partnered with a number of accredited organisations who will be responsible for undertaking a skills assessment on their behalf.
These organisations are referred to as the Assessing Authority on the various skills occupations lists you may come across.
The skills assessment involves assessing your qualifications and employment against the suitability of your nominated occupation. A positive assessment of both qualifications and employment is required for a successful skills assessment for migration purposes
If you look at our skilled occupations lists, you will note that the assessing body is referenced within both the MLTSS or STSOL lists. The assessing body (indicated in most cases as an acronym) is the assessing authority responsible for completing the skills assessment for each occupation.
Due to the sheer number of different occupations that can be used to qualify for a skilled Australian Visa, the number of assessing bodies is equally vast.
As such we have provided a listing of all of the current assessing authorities with their full names and contact details so you can further explore the process, forms, and fees for each assessing body.
If we have missed any of the assessing bodies used to complete an Australian skills assessment, please let us know by either using the report function or a comment at the end of this article.
Australian Skills Assessment Assessing Authority List
|AACA||Architects Accreditation Council of Australia|
|AASW||Australian Association of Social Workers Limited|
|ACPSEM||Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine|
|ACS||Australian Computer Society Incorporated|
|ACWA||Australian Community Workers Association Inc.|
|ADC||Australian Dental Council Limited|
|AIM||Australian Institute of Management|
|AIMS||Australian Institute of Medical Scientists|
|AIQS||The Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors|
|AITSL||Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership Limited|
|AMSA||Australian Maritime Safety Authority|
|ANMAC||Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council Limited|
|ANZPAC||Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council Limited|
|ANZSNM||Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine|
|AOAC||Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council Limited|
|AOPA||Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association Limited|
|APC||Australian Physiotherapy Council Limited|
|APharmC||Australian Pharmacy Council Limited|
|APS||Australian Psychological Society Limited|
|ASMIRT||Australian Society of Medical Imagery and Radiation Therapy|
|AVBC||Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Incorporated|
|CAANZ||Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand|
|CASA||Civil Aviation Safety Authority|
|CCEA||Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia Limited|
|CMBA||Chinese Medicine Board of Australia|
|CPAA||CPA Australia Ltd|
|DAA||Dietitians Association of Australia|
|Engineers Australia||The Institution of Engineers Australia|
|IPA||Institute of Public Accountants Ltd|
|Legal admissions authority of a state or territory||Legal admissions authority of a state or territory||
New South Wales
|MedBA||Medical Board of Australia|
|NAATI||National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters Ltd|
|OCANZ||Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand Limited|
|OTC||Occupational Therapy Council of Australia Limited|
|SPA||The Speech Pathology Association of Australia Limited|
|SSSI||Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute Limited|
|TRA||Trades Recognition Australia|
|TRA (trades)||Trades Recognition Australia||http://tradesrecognitionaustralia.gov.au|
|VETASSESS||Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services|
|VETASSESS (non-trades)||Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services||https://www.vetassess.com.au|