Skills Assessment Opportunity for Migrants
We're offering a free skills assessment opportunity for migrants as part of the Australian Government's Skills Assessment Pilots. Designed to assist in the nation's economic recovery from the impacts of COVID-19, this program aims to maximise the contribution of Australia's onshore migrant workforce.
If you meet all the eligibility requirements, you can apply to have your skills assessed to improve your employment options in your nominated occupation. Your chances of getting a job can increase significantly by getting your skills assessed, because prospective employers will have more confidence in your ability to meet the needs of a specific role. If you have unrecognised skills in the following priority occupation codes, you may be able to access a fast-tracked skills assessment from CPA Australia:
- Accountant (general) – 221111
- External auditor – 221213
- Management accountant – 221112
- Taxation accountant – 221113
Note: A skills assessment outcome under this Pilot can be used for employment purposes. If you need a skills assessment for migration or visa purposes, the information and application form on this page does not apply to you. Please refer to migration assessment.
Am I eligible?
To apply for a free assessment, you must be:
- living in Australia when you submit your application
- a first-time migrant applicant for this occupation to any other assessing authority (including CA ANZ or IPA), and
- on a family, partner, humanitarian or refugee visa that was granted on or after 1 January 2016. View the full list of eligible visas below:
If your family, partner, humanitarian or refugee visa is not on listed above, please contact [email protected]
Note: If you are requiring a skills assessment for migration or visa purpose, the application and information on this page does not apply to your requirements. Please refer to Migration assessment.
How do I apply for an assessment?
Skills assessment required documents
If you'd like to nominate a third party to act on your behalf, please fill out the relevant section in the application form.
Are there any costs associated?
The Skills Assessment Opportunities for Migrants application is subsidised by the government, so there's no fee required. If you're eligible and need to make a change or appeal the assessment outcome, the below fees apply.
|Skills Assessment Opportunities for Migrants||No fee required|
|Appeal an assessment outcome||$180|
|Withdraw application||No fee required|
Begin your application
Note: This form is not for skilled migration or visa purposes.
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