Check the Department of Immigration and Citizenship's requirements for General Skilled Migration.
Visit the Australian Skills Recognition Information website to assist with the identification of the relevant nominated occupation
Read AITSL's Application Guide effective from 1 January 2013 (67KB PDF) for assessment criteria, details on how to complete the application form and the supporting documents required.
Read AITSL’s Questions and Answers (http://www.aitsl.edu.au/assessment-for-migration/questions-and-answers.html) which provides answers to commonly asked questions from applicants on the assessment process, qualifications, English language proficiency and the application process.
Complete the Assessment Application Form effective from 1 January 2013 (80KB DOCX).
On receipt of an application the payment (AUD$550) is processed and an email notification is issued with an application reference number for use in all communications with AITSL.Allow 5-10 working days before receiving the notification email.
Assessments are usually completed within 10 weeks (dependent upon peak demands) from the date of the initial notification email, providing all supporting documents are submitted with the application and appropriately certified.
Allow extra time for the postal delivery of the assessment outcome.
It is the responsibility of the individual applicant to ensure an application for assessment is complete and that it is lodged well before the assessment outcome is required, as AITSL does not provide a fast-track assessment service. All assessment applications are processed in the order in which they are received.
We ask all applicants and migration agents to limit inquiries about progress of assessments via AITSL’s phone and email services, as this takes time away from completing assessments.
During periods of peak demand, notification of any necessary delays to the assessment and processing of applications and/or responses to phone and email enquiries will be clearly posted on AITSL’s “Assessment for Migration” homepage.