Welcome to AITSL skills assessment for migration

The Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) provides skills assessment services to teachers who wish to migrate to Australia. As the assessing authority for teacher occupations, we provide a skills assessment to every applicant. 

Migrating to a new country takes a lot of work. The links below provide helpful information and documents to guide you through the assessment and migration process.

What is a skills assessment?

A skills assessment determines suitability for an occupation for skilled migration purposes. AITSL is the skills assessing authority for school teacher occupations for Australia’s skilled migration program.

It is one step in the wider skilled migration process administered by the Department of Home Affairs. Occupations subject to skills assessment are listed on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL) and the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL).

A skills assessment is not the same as teacher registration. Please consider speaking to a relevant state or territory registration authority about their requirements.

What do I need to do?

Follow these steps to receive your skills assessment. For more information download the relevant Application Guide and Form.

  • Step: Get ready

  • Step: Complete your application guide and form

    • Complete all parts of your application guide and form.
    • Collect copies of your supporting documents.
  • Step: Submit your application guide and form

    • Ensure you have signed your application guide and form.
    • Send your application guide and form and all your supporting documents to ‘AITSL Assessment for Migration’. Mailing details are provided in your application guide and form.
  • Step: Receive your assessment

    • AITSL will update you via email as your assessment progresses.
    • AITSL aims to complete your assessment within 10 weeks
    • Your assessment outcome will be issued via Australia Post registered mail or international mail. 
  • Step: After your assessment


Choose your occupation for assessment

A skills assessment is for one school teacher occupation. Review the occupations below and then download the Application Guide and Form for your nominated occupation.

Any questions?

Visit our frequently asked questions page. If you have any further questions you can contact AITSL Assessment for Migration.