Skills assessment application
1. If you have an existing account with CPA Australia (either have an expired skills assessment application or are a current member of CPA Australia):
- Applicants who have an expired skills assessment application or are current members of CPA Australia must apply using their existing CPA Australia ID. Learn more about expired skills assessment applications in assessment validity.
- If your initial skills assessment has expired, to apply for a new assessment, please click on the ‘Apply Now’ button on the ‘Begin your application’ tile below and log in to your existing CPA Australia account. If you have forgotten your CPA Australia ID, please contact us.
- If your initial skills assessment is still valid and you would like to apply for additional services, such as applying for a new skills assessment (additional ANZSCO code), please apply by using your existing CPA Australia ID which was used to apply for your current skills assessment application.
2. If this is your first application with CPA Australia:
- Applicants can apply for a skills assessment by using the online application below.
- The account must be created using your own personal details, including email address.
Information for third parties and migration agents
Third parties and migration agents now have the ability to manage their client’s skills assessment application from their own CPA Australia account.
Begin your application
Start a new application if this is the first time you’re applying for a migration skills assessment, or if your previous application has expired. If you already have an existing valid application, you can also update your application with additional details, apply for a skills assessment (eg. for an additional ANZSCO code) or a skilled employment assessment, or lodge an appeal here.
We will not accept an updated application for an already existing suitable and valid full skills assessment outcome. If your initial application has expired or is about to expire, you need to apply for a new application.
Important: For skills assessments (for additional ANZSCO codes), updates, subsequent skilled employment assessment, or appeal, you must use your existing CPA Australia account. Please log in with your existing CPA Australia ID, supplied during your initial application submission. Please do not create a new account.
Please note, if duplicate accounts are identified, in certain instances we may merge the duplicates under a single account.
Fees will vary depending on your location. All payments made on and after 1 January 2023 will incur an additional 8% Singapore GST for applicants who are located in Singapore.
|Onshore Applicants (AUD)||Offshore Applicants (AUD)||Applicants in Singapore (AUD)
|Skills assessment application||$545||$495||$535|
|Skills assessment and skilled employment assessment application||$600||$545||$589|
|Skills assessment (additional ANZSCO code)||$250||$227||$245|
|Skilled employment assessment||$250||$227||$245|
|Skills assessment and skilled employment assessment application (additional ANZSCO code)||$340||$309||$334|
|Skills assessment update||$180||$164||$177|
|Skilled employment assessment update||$180||$164||$177|
|Skills assessment update and skilled employment assessment||$340||$309||$334|
|Skills assessment appeal||$180||$164||$177|
|Skilled employment assessment appeal||$180||$164||$177|
|Skills assessment appeal and skilled employment assessment||$340||$309||$334|
|Fast Track skills assessment application||$650||$590||$637|
|Fast Track skills assessment (additional ANZSCO code)||$300||$273||$295|
|Skills assessment administration fee (withdraw application, or reissue of previous outcome)||$80||$73||$79|
We’ve identified a recent issue impacting some application fee payments since 24 July 2023. As a result, the Goods and Services Tax (GST) may be incorrectly applied to payments for new applications submitted by third parties located in Australia, on behalf of applicants residing overseas.
Our team is working swiftly on a solution. In the meantime, any GST amount incorrectly applied will be refunded. If you have recently submitted a skills assessment application as a third party and have been impacted by this issue, we will be in contact with you shortly to refund the GST amount. We apologise for any inconvenience and thank you for your understanding.
If the application is withdrawn prior to any work being done, an administration fee will apply. A refund of the assessment fee will not be issued if any preliminary work has commenced.
If you have applied for a Fast Track application, we aim to complete your application within the advertised processing time, but the Fast Track application period will only commence once we have received all the required documents and payment to satisfy the application requirements. If the processing time is outside the advertised timeframe, the difference between the fast track fee and the standard assessment fee may be refunded.
These landing pages (including any third party landing pages referred to on this website), and any information CPA Australia Ltd (“CPA Australia”), its staff, contractors or agents (“Representatives”) may provide you (from time to time) throughout the skills assessment process is of a general nature only. Such information does not consider your personal objectives, situation or particular needs. CPA Australia and its Representatives will not provide you with specific information on the migration process, including (but not limited to) awards, visas or migration application process and cannot recommend any organisation or person to provide you with such information. Please ensure that you seek your own independent professional advice with respect to your personal needs.
CPA Australia makes no warranty as to the accuracy or completeness of any information contained on its website (including any third party landing pages referred to on this website) and any information CPA Australia or its Representatives may provide you from time to time. To the extent permitted by applicable law, CPA Australia, its employees, agents and consultants exclude all liability for any loss or damage claims and expenses including but not limited to legal costs, indirect special or consequential loss or damage (including but not limited to, negligence) arising out of or related to: (a) information contained on the landing pages (including third party landing pages); or (b) any information that CPA Australia or its Representatives may have provided.
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