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Skills assessments are issued by relevant skills assessing authorities. A skills assessing authority is an organisation that checks that your skills meet the standards they set to work in a relevant occupation.


Each assessing authority has its own assessment procedures, timeframes and charges.


Obtaining a suitable skills assessment is mandatory for some visa subclasses (and streams) and may be requested for others. 


You might need a skills assessment if you apply for the following visas and streams:


  • General Skilled Migration (GSM) Visas

  • Employer Sponsored Visas

  • Temporary Skill Shortage Visa (TSS)

  • Temporary Graduate Visa (485)

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