VETASSESS Launches Priority Full Skills Assessment Services with revised Rates from August 1 2017

As of August 1st, 2017, VETASSESS is launching a Priority Processing service for General Professional occupation applicants. How it works Overall, this service gives applicants the option to fast track their application for an additional fee. And the expected processing time is within 10 business days (specifically for applications that meet the eligibility criteria). Thus the 10 Business Days will… More »

Australia’s visa and migration changes starting 1 July 2017

Australia’s Department of Immigration and Border Protection has made several visa and migration changes as follows: Australia introduces additional pathway to Australian permanent residence for New Zealand citizens In February, the Australian Government announced an additional pathway to Australian permanent residence for New Zealand citizens who have been living in Australia for at least five years. This additional pathway has… More »

New changes under Vetassess Trade occupations effective from 1st July 2017

Several changes have been made to the skills assessments of the VETASSESS Trade occupations. The new Changes are as follows: Starting 1 July 2017, trade applicants are no longer required to complete a TradeSet or provide a TradeSet number when applying to be assessed. VETASSESS can help provide skills assessments for Cooks and Chefs. Specifically,  from Nepal, Bangladesh, and Pakistan… More »

Occupations removed from the Vetassess Assessing Body from 1st July 2017

As of 1 July 2017, VETASSESS is no longer the designated assessing body for the following occupations: Acupuncturist (ANZSCO Code 252211) Orthotist/ Prosthetist (ANZSCO Code 251912) Community Worker (ANZSCO Code 411711) Youth Worker (ANZSCO Code 411716) Welfare Centre Manager (ANZSCO Code 134214) Applicants under the above occupations who require skilled migration assessments will need to get in touch with the newly… More »

Changes to Temporary and Permanent skilled visas effective from 1st July 17

As of 1st July 2017, the Occupation lists have been revised following a further review of the available occupations. What are main changes?  12 occupations have been completely removed from the lists, as follows: Equipment Hire Manager Fleet Manager Picture Framer Property Manager Psychotherapist Real Estate Agent Principal Ship’s Engineer Real Estate Agent Ship’s Master Real Estate Agent Representative Ship’s… More »