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Do you know you must pass a Skill Assessment to apply Skilled Independent Visa(Subclass 189), Skilled Nominated visa (subclass 190), Temporary Graduate Visa(Subclass 485) and Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186 – Direct Entry). 

VETASSESS (Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services) is the biggest Skill Assessment authority for professionals, associate professionals, managers and administrators on the Skilled Occupations List.

At the completion of the Skill Assessment process applicant will be given outcome letter from VETASSESS on the comparability of applicant’s post secondary qualifications and experience to the Australian qualifications required for your nominated occupation.

Thus, it is significant to check trading schedule during Christmas season to prepare your application on time.

See the below notice from VETASSESS about trading schedule.

Announcement from VETASSESS:

Office Closure

During the festive season, VETASSESS offices will close from Friday 22 December 2017 and reopen on Wednesday 3 January 2018.

Processing od applications

To continue meeting our service standards for priority processing, the 2017 cut-off date to apply for priority processing is 5pm AEST Monday 11 December 2017 and to apply for all other skills assessments (including SAS consultations) is 12PM AEST Friday 22 December 2017.

We will resume accepting new skills assessment applications including priority processing requests on Wednesday 3 January 2018.

(Applicants who receive notification that their skills assessment is complete prior to the closedown will have access to download their outcome letters).

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