Do I Need a Skills Assessment

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We are often asked the question 'Do I need a Skills Assessment for Australia'?

Do I Need A Skills Assessment For Permanent Residency

The answer, as with most things migration related is that it depends on a number of factors and variables that are often unique to your own Australian Immigration circumstances.

Do I Need A Skills Assessment For Permanent Residency
Should you be in the enviable position of being eligible for a 189 or 190 Permanent Residency Visa then you will definitely need to secure a positive Skills Assessment before you lodge your application.

This Migration stream is also known as the Skilled Migrant category so it goes without saying that it is a mandatory process. There is no shortcut to Skills Assessment – it must be done and it must be done right.

We’ve found that those who ask ‘Do I need a Skills Assessment for Australia’ have overlooked this crucial step in their planning. It is by far the most important step in your personal Australian Migration project because without it, there is no way for your Permanent Residency process to begin.

For many Professions a positive Skills Assessment for Australia also forms a major part of their local licensing and regulation in Australia such as Nurses, those in the Medical Professions, Teachers, Accountants, Electricians.

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If this is your first longer term visa for Australia you will definitely need your Skills Assessed although if this is your second (or more) longer term visa for Australia – not including Working Holiday Visas – then there is a likelihood that you may not need a Skills Assessment.

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For people emigrating to Australia in this visa class the situation becomes a little more of a grey area with only the Direct Entry Stream having the requirement for a positive Skills Assessment. The Agreement Stream and the Temporary Residence Transition stream do not need Skills Assessment as a rule except for certain Skilled Trades and Professions.

Employer Sponsored Visa 457 Skills Assessment Requirements
If you are fortunate enough to be sponsored by an employer on a 457 visa then in most cases a formal Skills Assessment will usually be required to satisfy the criteria laid down by Australian Migration.

In conclusion therefore when asking the question ‘do I need a Skills Assessment for Australia’ the answer is usually yes, with only a few exceptions for those converting from one visa to another.

We have a 100% success rate with most Skills Assessments. To discuss the details of any potential Skills Assessment and Migration to Australia please take our Online Visa Assessment.

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