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Skill Assessment

The Department of Home Affairs (DOHA) requires applicants to submit a ‘Skill Assessment’ report in support of certain Skilled visa and Employer-sponsored visa subclasses.

Skill Assessments are a process to test the applicant’s qualifications and work experience. They provide evidence as to whether the applicant has the requisite skills to perform the tasks of the role they have applied for in the visa application.

For each skilled occupation listed on relevant occupation lists, the DOHA has specified an assessing authority that may carry out skills assessments for that occupation. The DOHA will accept only a skills assessment conducted by the relevant assessing authority in support of an EOI for visa application.

 

Item

Brief expression

Meaning

1

AACA

Architects Accreditation Council of Australia Inc

2

AASW

Australian Association of Social Workers

3

ACPSEM

Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine

4

ACS

Australian Computer Society

5

ACWA

Australian Community Workers Association

6

ADC

Australian Dental Council

7

AIM

Australian Institute of Management

8

AIMS

Australian Institute of Medical Scientists

9

AIQS

Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

10

AITSL

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership

11

AMSA

Australian Maritime Safety Authority

12

ANMAC

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council Limited

13

ANZPAC

Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council Inc.

14

ANZSNM

Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine

15

AOAC

Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council

Note: AOAC was previously known as the Australian and New Zealand Osteopathic Council.

16

AOPA

Australian Orthotic Prosthetic Association

17

APC

Australian Physiotherapy Council

18

APharmC

Australian Pharmacy Council

19

APodA

Australian Podiatry Association

Note: APodA was previously known as the Australian Podiatry Council.

20

APS

Australian Psychological Society

21

ASMIRT

Australian Society of Medical Imaging and Radiation Therapy

Note: ASMIRT was previously known as the Australian Institute of Radiography.

22

AVBC

Australasian Veterinary Boards Council Inc.

23

CAANZ

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand

Note: CAANZ was previously known as the Institute of Chartered Accountants of Australia.

24

CASA

Civil Aviation Safety Authority

25

CCEA

Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia Limited

26

CPAA

CPA Australia Ltd

27

DAA

Dietitians Association of Australia

28

Engineers Australia

Institution of Engineers Australia

29

IPA

Institute of Public Accountants

30

MedBA

Medical Board of Australia

31

NAATI

National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters

32

OCANZ

Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand

33

OTC

Occupational Therapy Council (Australia and New Zealand) Limited

34

SPA

Speech Pathology Australia

35

SSSI

Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute

36

TRA

Trades Recognition Australia

Obtaining a suitable skills assessment is mandatory for some visa subclasses (and streams) and may be requested for others. Get in touch with Western Global to determine if you need to submit a skills assessment and when you need to obtain it.

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