VETASSESS conducts assessments for over 200 occupations for people applying to migrate to Australia under the Commonwealth Government’s General Skilled Migration (GSM) and Employer Nomination Schemes (ENS).
From the 1st of January 2010, VETASSESS will be changing the requirements for assessment against these “Generalist Occupations” which are managerial, administrative, professional and associate professional occupations.
The new assessment process has been brought in to help ensure that applicant’s who meet the requirements under the new process are job ready and have the relevant skills and qualifications for employment in Australia in their nominated occupation.
So from January 1st 2010, in order to receive a positive assessment, you will now need to have:
• a qualification which is assessed at the required educational level in a highly relevant field of study to the nominated occupation and
• at least one year of relevant employment for all occupations. For some occupations, if your qualification has a shortfall in content relevance either one or two additional years of employment is required
The current process has no set criteria regarding the qualification content or work experience required. It simply looks at whether the applicant has a qualification ‘ comparable to the Australian Standard’ in order to provide a positive assessment, and so these new requirements are demanding far greater evidence of study and experience.
VETASSESS has additional information on their website to help wish any applications and will be releasing new requirements for each occupation imminently.