Vetassess FAQ’s – All You Are Needed to Know Before Applying Skill Assessment for Migration Purpose to Australia.

Vetassess FAQs
Vetassess FAQs

Vetassess is the largest skill assessment service provider in Australia that provides skill assessment services for more than 350 occupations for immigrating to Australia. There are diverse queries generated from all over the world to Vetassess about their skill assessment process.

We summarises some of the queries that Vetassess officials replied queries generated from the clients’ end. We believe this answers will help you to gather documents and make a decision ready application to Vetassess. 

If you need technical supports to apply skill assessment to Vetassess or other assessing bodies or any other part of the General Skilled Migration (GSM) Program, we would be more than happy to assist you on regards.  

1. What if I don’t meet the requirements for my chosen occupation?

If you fail to meet the requirements for your nominated occupation, you’ll receive a letter stating that you haven’t fulfilled the pre-migration skills assessment prerequisites. The letter will specify the assessment components where your application fell short. Should you disagree with the outcome, you can discuss your case with the assessor, who will guide you on possible options for a reassessment, if applicable.


2. How are occupations classified?

VETASSESS categorizes general occupations into groups A, B, C, D, and E for assessment purposes based on the indicative skill level in ANZSCO (Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations).


3. Which visa types can I apply for after a successful skills assessment?

For all visa types, ensure you meet the assessment requirements for both the VETASSESS assessment and your visa. You are responsible for nominating an appropriate occupation for your visa/sponsorship needs. For specific visa advice, contact the Department of Home Affairs or a registered migration agent.


4. How long does the assessment take?

The assessment typically takes between 12 and 20 weeks. The timeframe varies based on when we receive all necessary documents and any additional information. Applications eligible for Priority Processing are assessed within 10 business days.


5. Can recent graduates without work experience apply for a full skills assessment?

Full skills assessments require both qualifications and employment experience, so recent graduates without work experience are ineligible.


6. Can extensive work experience compensate for lack of formal qualifications?

VETASSESS assesses qualifications and employment for nominated occupations. Highly relevant employment cannot replace required educational qualifications.


7. What is ANZSCO?

ANZSCO stands for Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations, categorizing occupations by codes and groups for classification.


8. How does ANZSCO updates affect VETASSESS assessments?

VETASSESS assessments are based on occupation codes specified in relevant migration legislation, not necessarily the latest ANZSCO updates.


9. What is a ‘nec’ occupation?

‘nec’ means ‘not elsewhere classified.’ Specific ‘nec’ occupations are assessed case by case if they are related to the ANZSCO description for that occupation.


10. Which occupation is recommended for my visa?

VETASSESS provides assessment process information but can’t advise on specific visa suitability. For visa inquiries, contact the Department of Home Affairs.


11. Do I need to provide verified documents?

Your supporting documentation doesn’t need certification. Upload high-quality color scans for online applications or color copies for mailed applications.


12. Are exams or interviews required?

VETASSESS may contact you to clarify application information and discuss occupational skills.


13. Are English language skills necessary for assessment?

English proficiency isn’t required for skills assessment but check visa requirements on the Department of Home Affairs website.


14. Can my PhD studies count as employment?

Doctoral studies with living allowance/scholarships aren’t considered remunerated employment.


15. Do I need to provide verified copies from specific countries?

Verified copies aren’t initially required, but assessors may request them later.


16. Will VETASSESS request more documents for employment dates?

Exact dates must be from official evidence; we won’t request additional information.


17. Will additional documents be requested for Points Test Advice?

No additional documents are requested for Points Test Advice.


18. How does VETASSESS determine ongoing employment end dates?

Official documentation determines ongoing employment end dates.


19. Can I change my occupation during application?

Occupation changes are possible within 10 business days of fee payment.


20. Can I convert to Priority Processing?

Conversion requests are case-by-case; email your request to migrate@vetassess.com.au.


21. Can I change occupation during Priority Processing?

No occupation changes are allowed for Priority Processing due to time constraints.


22. What if my application isn’t processed in 10 days?

If Priority Processing isn’t completed, a partial fee refund is issued.


23. What if my nominated occupation changes during Priority Processing?

Assessment continues based on your selected occupation.


These FAQs cover a range of questions about the assessment process, occupation selection, documentation, and more for those seeking skills assessment for migration purposes.

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