Skills Assessment Pilots
Gain access to a fast-tracked skills assessment to formalise your unrecognised skills.
|Standard processing times||approximately 60 business days|
|Fast Track processing times
(applicable to full skills assessments and additional ANZSCO code applications only)
|approximately 15 business days|
Our processing times are subject to change, depending on circumstances such as increased volumes of received applications. The processing time is only indicative, it may vary from the time you submit your initial application to the time we begin the assessment of your complete set of supporting documents.
The processing times exclude weekends, public holidays, our end-of-year office closure period and applies to all application types: new, updates, appeals, requests for skills assessment (additional ANZSCO codes), and skilled employment assessments.
Note: If your application requires additional supporting details, it will delay the processing time of your application. We will notify you via email about any request for further information and your application will be put on hold until the required information is provided to us. The processing time calculation of your application will start again from the date the additional information is received.
To avoid any delays, we encourage applicants to provide all required documentation for their assessment at the time of application, while ensuring the documents meet our document standard requirements. Please note that a pending application will be deactivated if the requested supporting information is not received within 6 months from the date of application submission. Once deactivated, an applicant must re-apply for an assessment by completing a new application and attending to the payment of the application fee.
End-of-year office closure
CPA Australia offices will be closed during the 2023/2024 festive season, from Monday 25 December 2023 to Monday 1 January 2024 (inclusive), and this period will be excluded from the processing times for skills assessment applications. We will endeavour to process received applications as soon as possible after our office reopens on Tuesday 2 January 2024. We thank you in advance for your patience and wish you a happy and safe holiday season.
Fees will vary depending on your location and whether you’re migrating to Australia or New Zealand. Head to your chosen destination’s page to view the relevant fee schedule.
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