You are only eligible for a skilled employment statement if you gain a positive skills assessment for a school teacher occupation.

We assess skilled employment that was:

  • completed in any country
  • closely related to your nominated school teacher occupation
  • undertaken within the past 10 years
  • undertaken after the completion of an initial teacher education qualification
  • for at least four consecutive weeks and at least 20 hours per week
  • undertaken within a registered school setting
  • paid employment.

To be included in a skilled employment statement, your employment in Australia must total at least one year. For employment outside Australia it must total a minimum of three years.

How to request a statement


You can request a skilled employment statement when you submit your application for skills assessment, although you will only receive one if your assessment is successful. There is no additional cost for this service. Your skills assessment application and guide will explain how to request a statement.

If you have already gained a positive skills assessment you can request a skilled employment statement at any time within the two-year period your skills assessment remains valid. The fee for each request is AUD$224. To request a statement after you receive your positive skills assessment follow these steps:


  • Step: Download the request form

    Simply download a request for skilled employment statement form.
  • Step: Attach your relevant documents

    Collate your original statements of employment. The original statement must be on the official letterhead of the employing authority, be signed and dated and include the following information:

    • name of school
    • name of employer
    • address of employer
    • dates of employment - start and finish dates (month/year)
    • title of position/job
    • hours of employment per week

    Skilled employment advice is based on original statements of employment only. Statements of employment remain an official AITSL record and will not be returned to the applicant. Certified copies of employment statements, pay slips or employment contracts are not acceptable. 

    Be sure to attach your original statements to your completed request form. 

  • Step: Submit your application

    Once you've filled out all the paperwork and attached your original statements, submit your request to: AITSL Assessment for Migration. The mailing address is provided in your request form.
  • Step: Receive your skilled employment statement

    AITSL will email you to confirm receipt of your request. AITSL aims to prepare your skilled employment statement within 4 weeks of receipt.

How are points awarded?

The Department of Home Affairs Points Test for Skilled Migration is a transparent and objective method of selecting migrants with the skills and attributes needed in Australia.

DIBP awards points for employment in a skilled occupation towards your Skilled Migration Visa application. To claim a point, your skilled employment experience must be in the occupation you nominate on your application, or a closely related occupation.


Australian skilled employment
PointsLength of employment
5At least one but less than three years (past 10 years)
10At least three but less than five years (past 10 years)
15At least five but less than eight years (past 10 years)
20At least eight and up to ten years (past 10 years)
Overseas skilled employment
PointsLength of employment
5At least three but less than five years (past 10 years)
10At least five but less than eight years (past 10 years)
15At least eight but less than ten years (past 10 years)
Australia and overseas employment over the past ten years can be combined, however the maximum number of points that can be awarded is 20 points.