2 Things to Keep in Mind for Your Skills Assessment

When thinking of General Skilled Migration, most people think of points. However, before that you'll need a positive skills assessment.

Not sure when you should start your skills assessment process? Why is your skills assessment so important?

Here's what you need to know and what you can do to boost your chances of a positive skills assessment.

Brief Introduction

Like any other migration process, skills assessments have their own criteria; depending on our nominated occupation and what the relevant assessment body requires. You should apply for your skills assessment as soon as you can.

To get a positive skills assessment, you may be required to have more than 3 years of work experience or no work experience at all, depending on your occupation. Getting this step right is so important as it could potentially derail your plans for Australian PR.

1. "Why do some skills assessments require work experience whereas other don't?"

Just like every job has a different criteria for what a 'skilled' individual looks like for that specific role, the same goes for what your relevant skills assessment body deems 'skilled' for your nominated occupation.

Think of it as the skills assessment body deciding if you need relevant experience to be considered of being fully capable of performing the duties of your nominated occupation.

2. "I'm having trouble getting a positive skills assessment for my nominated occupation, what should I do?"

We understand getting a job in your nominated occupation as an international student can be hard. If you're struggling to find a job in your nominated occupation it may be time to consider other options. Consider switching to an occupation that either:

a) doesn't require work experience or b) has high employment opportunities

It may sound feel like an absurd idea to change your occupation as you may need further study. But at this point it's crucial for you re-examine your PR pathways. This decision could save you time and money in the long run.

In summary, your skills assessment plays a vital role in your PR outcome. Which is why it is so important that you familiarise yourself with the relevant assessment body for your nominated occupation early so you can understand the steps you'll need to take for a positive outcome.

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