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Making your skills assessment process simple whilst

Ensuring The Best Outcome

What is a Skills Assessment?

​A Skills Assessment is an evaluation of an applicants experience, skills and education for their nominated occupation. This is carried out by the relevant assessing authority.

 

For example, VETASSESS, Engineers Australia and TRA.


A skills assessing authority is an organisation that checks that your skills meet the standards they set to work in a relevant occupation.

Do I need a

Skills Assessment?

Some visas require applicants

to have a positive Skills Assessment

when applying for a visa.

You may need to apply for

suitable skills assessment

if you are applying for the below visas:

  • 189 Visa (Skilled Independent)

  • 190 Visa (Skilled Nominated)

  • 491 Visa (Skilled Regional – Provisional)

  • 186 Visa (Employer Nomination Scheme)

  • ​482 Visa (Temporary Skill Shortage)

  • 494 Visa (Employer Sponsored – Provisional)​

*

* Exemptions might apply

Our Role

Our service makes the skills assessment process as simple as possible, whilst ensuring the best outcome for you.


​We work closely with your preferred assessing authority, liaising with your assessor at every stage of the process.

We specialise in skills assessments for:

  • chefs & cooks

  • restaurant/cafe managers

  • hotel manager

  • accommodation managers

How to get a positive Skills Assessment

STEP 1

Identify the relevant assessing authority for your occupation

STEP 2

Identify the pathway most relevant to your situation

STEP 3

Collate and/or draft necessary document

STEP 4

Organise interview

(if required)

STEP 5

Receive your assessment!

  • How long will it take for my Skills Assessment to process?
    The time frame varies depending on the assessing authorities. TRA: 13 weeks VETASSESS: 12-14 weeks Engineers Australia: 4 weeks ACECQA: 8-9 weeks ACS: 8-10 weeks These are approximate timeframes, however are subject to change due to certain circumstances and application volume.
  • Which occupation do I nominate?
    You must nominate the occupation for which you wish to be assessed. ​ When nominating your occupation, you could simply conduct a search of the ANZSCO occupation descriptions, to help you decide the occupation you would like to be assessed against.
  • Can I change my ANZSCO nomination during the assessment process?
    Most assessing authorities will not allow you to change your ANZSCO once your application has already been submitted. However, some assessing authorities such as ANMAC may allow a change in ANZSCO after your assessment is completed.
  • How do I add a new question & answer?
    To add a new FAQ follow these steps: 1. Manage FAQs from your site dashboard or in the Editor 2. Add a new question & answer 3. Assign your FAQ to a category 4. Save and publish. You can always come back and edit your FAQs.
  • How do I edit or remove the 'Frequently Asked Questions' title?
    You can edit the title from the FAQ 'Settings' tab in the Editor. To remove the title from your mobile app go to the 'Site & App' tab in your Owner's app and customize.
  • Can I insert an image, video, or GIF in my FAQ?
    Yes. To add media follow these steps: 1. Manage FAQs from your site dashboard or in the Editor 2. Create a new FAQ or edit an existing one 3. From the answer text box click on the video, image or GIF icon 4. Add media from your library and save.
  • Do we need to sponsor foreign workers to hire them?
    It depends on which visa the foreign workers are holding.
 Generally speaking, foreign workers hold 482(TSS) visa which requires a sponsorship.
  • We are a small business with less than 10 employees and with small revenue. Can we still be a sponsor?
    Yes, there is no minimum requirement to be a sponsor.
 Regardless of the size of the business and its revenue, anyone can be a sponsor.
  • What is the process of sponsorship?
    You need to apply to be an approved sponsor,
and then nominate the foreign worker you wish to hire.
  • Is it easy to apply for the sponsorship and nomination? All document works sound so complicated.
    Yes, it is very simple.
 
 We(BigTurn) provide templates to help you prepare documents easily.
 The whole process will be easy and simple with our assistance.
  • Do we need to submit the Financial Report? What if it triggers an ATO audit?
    No, there won’t be an ATO audit.
 You are submitting your Financial Report to the Department of Home Affairs, not to the ATO. The Department of Home Affairs do not share your Financial Report with the ATO, so you don’t need to worry about ATO conducting a tax audit.
  • Can I change my ANZSCO nomination during the assessment process?
    Most assessing authorities will not allow you to change your ANZSCO once your application has already been submitted. However, some assessing authorities such as ANMAC may allow a change in ANZSCO after your assessment is completed.
  • Which occupation do I nominate?
    You must nominate the occupation for which you wish to be assessed. When nominating your occupation, you could simply conduct a search of the ANZSCO occupation descriptions, to help you decide the occupation you would like to be assessed against.
  • How long will it take for my Skills Assessment to process?
    The time frame varies depending on the assessing authorities. TRA: 13 weeks VETASSESS: 12-14 weeks Engineers Australia: 4 weeks ACECQA: 8-9 weeks ACS: 8-10 weeks These are approximate timeframes, however are subject to change due to certain circumstances and application volume.

Skills Assessment FAQ

If you are not sure,

Please contact us with your CV.

We will help you assess which occupation you need to nominate.

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