Assessing Authorities

Organisations are appointed by DIAC in order to assess overseas skills based upon Australian skills qualifications. This process will determine whether one is eligible for a visa that requires a specific skill. The Active Migration team assist with skill assessing applications regularly, we are equipped with the knowledge to prepare your application and continue to manage the application whilst processing takes place.

What is the skills assessment requirement?

To apply for a General Skilled Migration visa you must nominate an occupation that is on the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) at the time you apply and when your application is assessed. The Skilled Occupation List lists all eligible occupations for General Skilled Migration. Regardless of which General Skilled Migration visa you apply for, you must provide evidence that your skills have been assessed as suitable for your nominated occupation by the relevant assessing authority for your nominated occupation before your visa can be granted.

Who can assess your skills

The SOL provides a complete list of the relevant assessing authority for each occupation on the list. Contact details for these authorities are available in this Contact Details for Assessing Authorities (PDF file).

See below for your corresponding skill assessing authority: