This is based on a Migration Skills Assessment Program (MSA) for applicants applying for a permanent skilled migration in occupations and countries not covered by the Registered training Organizations (RTO) approved by the Trades Recognition Australia (TRA).
The list of eligible skilled occupations provides a complete list of the occupations required for relevant assessing authority.
It is your responsibility to contact the relevant assessing authority for your nominated occupation and obtain a Skills assessment.
Every assessing authority has its own assessment procedures, timeframes and charges.
You are strongly advised to contact the relevant assessing authority to arrange your skills assessment well before your intended to submit your Expression of Interest in SkillSelect.
Assessing bodies will require that you have a post-secondary, such as university or trade, qualifications in order to receive a positive assessment of skills.
In a smaller number of occupations, substantial relevant work experience may be acceptable.
Each assessing authority will be able to advise you what the qualification requirements are for the occupations they assess.
You can only possess one nominated occupation when you lodge your Points Tested Skilled Migration application.
Prior to the submission of your EOI, you may apply to any number of skills assessment.
Once you are invited to apply for a Points Tested Skilled Migration visa in the SkillSelect, you will be able to change your designated occupation.
Once you have been invited to apply and lodge a valid application, you must provide a scanned certificate copy of a suitable skills assessment by the relevant assessing authority for your nominated skilled occupation.