Assessing authorities

The following list includes all current assessing authorities and their contact details. Applicants must contact these assessing authorities to obtain valid skills assessment.

Architects Accreditation Council of Australia (AACA)

Address:
Architects Accreditation Council of Australia
PO Box 236
Civic. Square
Canberra ACT 2608
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: Architects Accreditation Council of Australia

Australian Association of Social Workers (AASW)

Address:
Australian Association of Social Workers
Overseas Qualifications Assessment
PO Box 4956
Civic Square
Kingston ACT 2604
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: Australian Association of Social Workers

Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine (ACPSEM)

Address:
Australasian College of Physical
Scientists and Engineers in Medicine
Suite 7.12
247 Coward Street
Mascot NSW 2020
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: Australasian College of Physical Scientists and Engineers in Medicine

Australian Computer Society (ACS)

Address:
Australian Computer Society
PO Box Q534
Queen Victoria Building
Sydney NSW 1230
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: Australian Computer Society

Australian Dental Council (ADC)

Address:
Australian Dental Council
Level 2
99 King Street
Melbourne Vic. 3000
Australia

Email: [email protected] 
Website: Australian Dental Council

Australian Institute of Management (AIM)

Address:
Australian Institute of Management
Management Skills Assessment Unit
PO Box 200
Spring Hill Qld 4004
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: Management Skills Assessment Unit for Skilled Migration

Australian Institute of Medical Scientists (AIMS)

Address:
Australian Institute of Medical Scientists
PO Box 1911
MILFORD Qld 4064
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: Australian Institute of Medical Scientists

Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS)

Address:
Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors
Level 2
70 Pitt Street
Sydney NSW 2000
Australia

Email: [email protected] 
Website: Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors

Australian Institute of Radiography (AIR)

Address:
Australian Institute of Radiography
PO Box 16234
Collins Street West
Melbourne Vic. 8007
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: Australian Institute of Radiography

Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL)

Address:
Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership
Assessment for Migration
PO Box 347
Curtin ACT 2605
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: Australian Institute of Teaching and School Leadership

Australian Community Workers Association (ACWA)

Address:
Australian Community Workers Association
PO Box 42
Flinders Lane Post Office
Melbourne Vic. 8009
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: Australian Community Workers Association

Australian Maritime Safety Authority (AMSA)

Address:
Architects Accreditation Council of Australia
Ship Operators and Qualifications
Maritime Operations
Australian Maritime Safety Authority
GPO Box 2181
Canberra ACT 2601
Australia

Email: [email protected]ov.au
Website: Australian Maritime Safety Authority

Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC)

Address:
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council
PO Box 400
Canberra City ACT 2601
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council

Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council (AOAC)

Address:
Australasian Osteopathic Accreditation Council (AOAC)
GPO Box 400
Canberra City ACT 2601

Email: [email protected]
Website: www.osteopathiccouncil.org.au

Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council (ANZPAC)

Address:
Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council
12-16 Parker Street
Williamstown Vic. 3016
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: Australian and New Zealand Podiatry Accreditation Council

Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine (ANZSNM)

Address:
Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine Secretariat
PO Box 2195
Wellington Point Qld 4160
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: Australian and New Zealand Society of Nuclear Medicine

Australian Pharmacy Council (APharmC)

Address:
Australian Pharmacy Council
PO Box 269
Civic Square ACT 2608
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: Australian Pharmacy Council

Australian Physiotherapy Council (APC)

Address:
Australian Physiotherapy Council
Suite 933
1 Queens Road
Melbourne Vic. 3004
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: Australian Physiotherapy Council

Australian Psychological Society (APS)

Address:
Australian Psychological Society
PO Box 38
Flinders Lane Post Office
Melbourne Vic. 8009
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: Australian Psychological Society

Australasian Veterinary Boards Council (AVBC)

Address:
Australasian Veterinary Boards Council
Level 8, 470 Collins Street
Melbourne Vic. 3000
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: Australasian Veterinary Boards Council

Certified Practising Accountants of Australia (CPAA)

Address:
Qualifications Assessment Unit CPA Australia
GPO Box 2820
Civic Square
Melbourne Vic. 3001
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: CPA Australia

Chinese Medicine Board of Australia (CMBA)

Address:
Chinese Medicine Board of Australia
G.P.O. Box 9958
Melbourne Vic. 3001
Australia

Website: Chinese Medical Board of Australia

Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia (CCEA)

Address:
Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia
PO Box 268
Civic Square ACT 2601
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: Council on Chiropractic Education Australasia

Civil Aviation Safety Authority (CASA)

Address:
Civil Aviation Safety Authority
GPO Box 2005
Canberra ACT 2601
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: Civil Aviation Safety Authority

Dietitians Association of Australia (DAA)

Address:
Dietitians Association of Australia
1/8 Phipps Close
Deakin ACT 2600
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: Dieticians Association of Australia

Engineers Australia

Address:
Engineers Australia
Engineering House
11 National Circuit
Barton ACT 2600
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: Engineers Australia

Chartered Accountants Australia and New Zealand (CA)

Address:
Qualifications Assessment Section
GPO Box 9985
Sydney NSW 2001
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: Chartered Accountants

Medical Board of Australia (MBA)

Address:
AHPRA
G.P.O. Box 9958
Canberra ACT 2601
Australia

Website: AHPRA

National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters (NAATI)

Address:
National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters(NAATI)
PO Box 223
Deakin West ACT 2600
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters

Occupational Therapy Council (OTC)

Address:
Occupational Therapy Council (Australia and NZ)
PO Box 959
South Perth WA 6951
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: Occupational Therapy Council

Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand (OCANZ)

Address:
Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand
PO Box 16179
Collins Street West Vic. 8007 
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: Optometry Council of Australia and New Zealand

Institute of Public Accountants (IPA)

Address:
Institute of Public Accountants
GPO Box 1637
Melbourne Vic. 3001
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: Institute of Public Accountants

Speech Pathology Association of Australia (SPA)

Address:
Speech Pathology Association of Australia
1/114 William Street
Melbourne Vic. 3000
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: Speech Pathology Association of Australia

State Legal Admissions Authority

New South Wales

Address:
The Professional Services Officer
Legal Profession Admission Board
GPO Box 3980
Sydney NSW 2001
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: Legal Profession Admission Board

Queensland

Address:
Legal Practitioners Admissions Board
GPO Box 1785
Brisbane Qld 4001
Australia

Email: [email protected]

South Australia

Address:
The Registrar
Legal Practitioners Registry
GPO Box 2066
Adelaide SA 5001
Australia

Email: [email protected]

Tasmania

Address:
The Secretary
Board of Legal Education
GPO Box 1133
Hobart Tas. 7001
Australia

Email: [email protected]

Victoria

Address:
Council of Legal Education and Board of Examiners
Ground Floor, 451 Little Bourke Street
Melbourne Vic. 3000
Australia

Email: [email protected]

Western Australia

Address:
The Secretary
Legal Practice Board
5th Floor, Kings Building
533 Hay Street
Perth WA 6000
Australia

Email: [email protected]

Northern Territory

Address:
The Secretary
Legal Practitioners Admissions Board
GPO Box 3946
Darwin NT 0801
Australia

Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute (SSSI)

Address:
Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute
PO Box 307
Deakin West ACT 2600
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: Surveying and Spatial Sciences Institute

Trades Recognition Australia (TRA)

Address:
Trades Recognition Australia
Department of Education and Training
GPO Box 3022
Canberra ACT 2601
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: Trades Recognition Australia

Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services (VETASSESS)

Address:
Qualifications Assessment Unit
Level 4
478 Albert Street
East Melbourne Vic. 3002

VETASSESS
GPO Box 2752
Melbourne Vic. 3001
Australia

Email: [email protected]
Website: VETASSESS​​

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 What is the skills assessment requirement?

To apply for a Points Tested Skilled Migration visa, at time of invitation you must nominate an occupation that is on the relevant list of eligible skilled occupations. You must provide evidence that your skills have been assessed as suitable for your nominated occupation by the relevant assessing authority.

You must provide from the relevant assessing authority a full (permanent) skills assessment which must be used for Points Tested Skilled Migration. The criterion by which an assessing authority undertakes different types of skills assessments is determined by the assessing authority in accordance with relevant professional standards. A skills assessment is only valid until the expiry date specified on the assessment, or when a period of three years from the date of issue has elapsed, whichever occurs first.

Some assessing authorities issue a provisional or subclass 485 skills assessment for recent graduates of Australian educational institutions applying for a subclass 485 visa. The primary difference is that a subclass 485 skills assessment does not require employment in the applicant’s occupation at the skilled level unlike a full or permanent skills assessment. A suitable provisional skills assessment issued for subclass 485 is not a suitable skills assessment for a Points Tested Skilled Migration visa.

For doctors, evidence of full registration is a suitable skills assessment for Points Tested Skilled Migration. We will accept one of the following certificates issued by the Australian Health Practitioner Regulation Agency as evidence of full registration:

  • full/unconditional/general medical registration
  • conditional specialist registration – this registration allows you to practise only in your particular speciality, with no further training or supervision requirements.

For solicitors, evidence of admission to practice as a lawyer in the relevant Sate/Territory is a suitable skills assessment.

Who can assess your skills

The list of eligible skilled occupations provides a complete list of the relevant assessing authority for each occupation on the lists.

It is your responsibility to contact the relevant assessing authority for your nominated occupation and obtain a skills assessment. Each assessing authority has its own assessment procedures, timeframes and charges. You are strongly advised to contact the relevant assessing authority to arrange your skills assessment well before you intend to submit your Expression of Interest in SkillSelect.

How to get your skills assessed

In almost all cases, assessing bodies will require that you have post-secondary, such as university or trade, qualifications in order to receive a positive assessment of your skills.

In a small number of occupations, substantial relevant work experience may be acceptable. Each assessing authority will be able to advise you what the qualification requirements are for the occupations they assess.

Assessing authorities role in finding you employment in Australia

Assessing authorities are responsible for undertaking skills assessments for migration purposes and are not employment agencies. The assessing authorities will not reply to requests for job placement. They cannot give advice on the likely success of your visa application.

Submitting more than one skills assessment

You can only have one nominated occupation when you lodge your Points Tested Skilled Migration application. Prior to submitting your Expression of Interest you may, however, apply to any number of skills assessing authorities until you obtain a suitable skills assessment. You are unable to change your nominated occupation once you are invited to apply for a Points Tested Skilled Migration visa in SkillSelect.

Contact us today for a commitment free briefing with our Registered Migration Agents in Melbourne to find more about your visa options.