Understanding Vetassess for Australian Immigration

Understanding Vetassess for Australian Immigration

Understanding Vetassess for Australian Immigration


Vetassess Explained


VETASSESS is a dedicated Skill Assessment authority licensed by the Australia Government to perform Immigration based Skill Assessments for Skilled Migration and Employer Sponsored Visas.


Vetassess is the largest Skill Assessment Authority performing the greatest number of Australia Skill Assessment for onshore and offshore visas.


What is a VETASSESS Assessment?


A Vetassess Skill Assessment is a process of validating an applicants skills, experience and qualifications.


It’s a checking process that ensures applicants have the right background for your occupation and that they will be an asset for Australian society. Vetassess run a number of substantial background checks on individual applicants who have to prove by documented evidence they possess:


  1. the right skills
  2. the correct qualifications
  3. verifiable experience in your occupation


A successful Vetassess skill assessment enables the applicant to proceed and lodge an Expression of Interest via SkillSelect. Vetassess validation of qualifications and experience are what the Australian Government use to calculate an applicants employment and qualification points.


Regardless of  what an applicant claims, or what they feel they are entitled to if it is not validated by a Vetassess Skill Assessment (or other Skill Assessment) then points are not awarded via the Australia Immigration Points Calculator.

12 VETASSESS Requirements You Need to Know For Sucess

The 12 VETASSESS requirements


  1. Check if Vetassess is the correct Skill Assessment for your occupation
  2. Doe you need a Vetassess Trade Skill Assessment
  3. Or do you need a General Occupations assessment
  4. Vetassess Skill Assessments do not have an English requirement yet it is advisable to do one for points
  5. Vetassess requires One year of post qualification work experience for General Occupations
  6. 4 years employment (with qualification) are required for the Vetassess Trade Skill Assessment
  7. Documents do not need to be certified
  8. Make sure you have the right documents for your occupation
  9. Trades occupations also need colour scans of documents
  10. Rememebr the Vetassess fee is non-refundable
  11. Never send origional documents to Vetassess; These will not be returned
  12. Be patient. Prioorioty assessments can take 10 days while a Trade Skill Assessment can take over 4-months

Vetassess Skill Assessment

There are two streams to the Vetassess skill assessment process


  • Vetassess assessment for General Occupations
  • Vetassess assessment for Trades Occupations


Both streams have different requirements and criteria. If your occupation is a skilled trade then you will be in the Trades Occupations stream. All non-trades occupations require a General Occupation assessment.

Visas the need VETASSESS

Skill Assessment is a requirement for the following Australia Visas


  • 189 Visa
  • 190 Visa
  • 491 Visa


VETASSSESS is responsible for 55% of all Australia Skill Assessments although most professions such as Teaching, Nursing and Accountants have their own Skill Assessment bodies.

What Occupations Need a VETASSESS Assessment

VETASSESS is the Skill Assessment Authority for the following Occupations:


Occupation ANZSCO CODE Skill Assessment List
construction project manager 133111 VETASSESS MLTSSL
automotive electrician 321111 VETASSESS MLTSSL
motor mechanic (general) 321211 VETASSESS MLTSSL
diesel motor mechanic 321212 VETASSESS MLTSSL
motorcycle mechanic 321213 VETASSESS MLTSSL
small engine mechanic 321214 VETASSESS MLTSSL
sheetmetal trades worker 322211 VETASSESS MLTSSL
metal fabricator 322311 VETASSESS MLTSSL
pressure welder 322312 VETASSESS MLTSSL
welder (first class) 322313 VETASSESS MLTSSL
fitter (general) 323211 VETASSESS MLTSSL
fitter and turner 323212 VETASSESS MLTSSL
fitter‑welder 323213 VETASSESS MLTSSL
metal machinist (first class) 323214 VETASSESS MLTSSL
panelbeater 324111 VETASSESS MLTSSL
bricklayer 331111 VETASSESS MLTSSL
stonemason 331112 VETASSESS MLTSSL
carpenter and joiner 331211 VETASSESS MLTSSL
carpenter 331212 VETASSESS MLTSSL
joiner 331213 VETASSESS MLTSSL
painting trades worker 332211 VETASSESS MLTSSL
glazier 333111 VETASSESS MLTSSL
fibrous plasterer 333211 VETASSESS MLTSSL
solid plasterer 333212 VETASSESS MLTSSL
wall and floor tiler 333411 VETASSESS MLTSSL
plumber (general) 334111 VETASSESS MLTSSL
drainer 334113 VETASSESS MLTSSL
gasfitter 334114 VETASSESS MLTSSL
roof plumber 334115 VETASSESS MLTSSL
electrician (general) 341111 VETASSESS MLTSSL
electrician (special class) 341112 VETASSESS MLTSSL
airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic 342111 VETASSESS MLTSSL
technical cable jointer 342212 VETASSESS MLTSSL
electronic equipment trades worker 342313 VETASSESS MLTSSL
electronic instrument trades worker (general) 342314 VETASSESS MLTSSL
primary health organisation manager 134213 VETASSESS MLTSSL
internal auditor 221214 VETASSESS MLTSSL
actuary 224111 VETASSESS MLTSSL
land economist 224511 VETASSESS MLTSSL
valuer 224512 VETASSESS MLTSSL
management consultant 224711 VETASSESS MLTSSL
landscape architect 232112 VETASSESS MLTSSL
cartographer 232213 VETASSESS MLTSSL
other spatial scientist 232214 VETASSESS MLTSSL
agricultural consultant 234111 VETASSESS MLTSSL
agricultural scientist 234112 VETASSESS MLTSSL
forester 234113 VETASSESS MLTSSL
audiologist 252711 VETASSESS MLTSSL
civil engineering technician 312212 VETASSESS MLTSSL
aquaculture farmer 121111 VETASSESS STSOL
cotton grower 121211 VETASSESS STSOL
flower grower 121212 VETASSESS STSOL
fruit or nut grower 121213 VETASSESS STSOL
grain, oilseed or pasture grower (Aus) / field crop grower (NZ) 121214 VETASSESS STSOL
grape grower 121215 VETASSESS STSOL
mixed crop farmer 121216 VETASSESS STSOL
sugar cane grower 121217 VETASSESS STSOL
vegetable grower (Aus) / market gardener (NZ) 121221 VETASSESS STSOL
crop farmers (nec) 121299 VETASSESS STSOL
apiarist 121311 VETASSESS STSOL
beef cattle farmer 121312 VETASSESS STSOL
dairy cattle farmer 121313 VETASSESS STSOL
mixed livestock farmer 121317 VETASSESS STSOL
pig farmer 121318 VETASSESS STSOL
poultry farmer 121321 VETASSESS STSOL
sheep farmer 121322 VETASSESS STSOL
livestock farmers (nec) 121399 VETASSESS STSOL
mixed crop and livestock farmer 121411 VETASSESS STSOL
corporate services manager 132111 VETASSESS STSOL
research and development manager 132511 VETASSESS STSOL
manufacturer 133411 VETASSESS STSOL
production manager (forestry) 133511 VETASSESS STSOL
production manager (manufacturing) 133512 VETASSESS STSOL
production manager (mining) 133513 VETASSESS STSOL
health and welfare services managers (nec) 134299 VETASSESS STSOL
school principal 134311 VETASSESS STSOL
education managers (nec) 134499 VETASSESS STSOL
arts administrator or manager 139911 VETASSESS STSOL
laboratory manager 139913 VETASSESS STSOL
quality assurance manager 139914 VETASSESS STSOL
specialist managers (nec) except:(a) ambassador; or (b) archbishop; or © bishop 139999 VETASSESS STSOL
cafe or restaurant manager 141111 VETASSESS STSOL
hotel or motel manager 141311 VETASSESS STSOL
accommodation and hospitality managers (nec) 141999 VETASSESS STSOL
customer service manager 149212 VETASSESS STSOL
conference and event organiser 149311 VETASSESS STSOL
transport company manager 149413 VETASSESS STSOL
facilities manager 149913 VETASSESS STSOL
dancer or choreographer 211112 VETASSESS STSOL
music director 211212 VETASSESS STSOL
music professionals (nec) 211299 VETASSESS STSOL
photographer 211311 VETASSESS STSOL
visual arts and crafts professionals (nec) 211499 VETASSESS STSOL
artistic director 212111 VETASSESS STSOL
book or script editor 212212 VETASSESS STSOL
director (film, television, radio or stage) 212312 VETASSESS STSOL
film and video editor 212314 VETASSESS STSOL
program director (television or radio) 212315 VETASSESS STSOL
stage manager 212316 VETASSESS STSOL
technical director 212317 VETASSESS STSOL
video producer 212318 VETASSESS STSOL
copywriter 212411 VETASSESS STSOL
newspaper or periodical editor 212412 VETASSESS STSOL
print journalist 212413 VETASSESS STSOL
technical writer 212415 VETASSESS STSOL
television journalist 212416 VETASSESS STSOL
journalists and other writers (nec) 212499 VETASSESS STSOL
company secretary 221211 VETASSESS STSOL
commodities trader 222111 VETASSESS STSOL
finance broker 222112 VETASSESS STSOL
insurance broker 222113 VETASSESS STSOL
financial brokers (nec) 222199 VETASSESS STSOL
financial market dealer 222211 VETASSESS STSOL
stockbroking dealer 222213 VETASSESS STSOL
financial dealers (nec) 222299 VETASSESS STSOL
financial investment adviser 222311 VETASSESS STSOL
financial investment manager 222312 VETASSESS STSOL
recruitment consultant 223112 VETASSESS STSOL
mathematician 224112 VETASSESS STSOL
gallery or museum curator 224212 VETASSESS STSOL
health information manager 224213 VETASSESS STSOL
records manager 224214 VETASSESS STSOL
librarian 224611 VETASSESS STSOL
organisation and methods analyst 224712 VETASSESS STSOL
patents examiner 224914 VETASSESS STSOL
information and organisation professionals (nec) 224999 VETASSESS STSOL
advertising specialist 225111 VETASSESS STSOL
marketing specialist 225113 VETASSESS STSOL
ICT account manager 225211 VETASSESS STSOL
ICT business development manager 225212 VETASSESS STSOL
ICT sales representative 225213 VETASSESS STSOL
public relations professional 225311 VETASSESS STSOL
technical sales representatives (nec) including education sales representatives 225499 VETASSESS STSOL
fashion designer 232311 VETASSESS STSOL
industrial designer 232312 VETASSESS STSOL
jewellery designer 232313 VETASSESS STSOL
graphic designer 232411 VETASSESS STSOL
illustrator 232412 VETASSESS STSOL
web designer 232414 VETASSESS STSOL
interior designer 232511 VETASSESS STSOL
urban and regional planner 232611 VETASSESS STSOL
geologist 234411 VETASSESS STSOL
education adviser 249111 VETASSESS STSOL
art teacher (private tuition) 249211 VETASSESS STSOL
dance teacher (private tuition) 249212 VETASSESS STSOL
music teacher (private tuition) 249214 VETASSESS STSOL
private tutors and teachers (nec) 249299 VETASSESS STSOL
teacher of English to speakers of other languages 249311 VETASSESS STSOL
nutritionist 251112 VETASSESS STSOL
occupational health and safety adviser 251312 VETASSESS STSOL
orthoptist 251412 VETASSESS STSOL
industrial pharmacist 251512 VETASSESS STSOL
health promotion officer 251911 VETASSESS STSOL
health diagnostic and promotion professionals (nec) 251999 VETASSESS STSOL
naturopath 252213 VETASSESS STSOL
complementary health therapists (nec) 252299 VETASSESS STSOL
judicial and other legal professionals (nec) 271299 VETASSESS STSOL
careers counsellor 272111 VETASSESS STSOL
drug and alcohol counsellor 272112 VETASSESS STSOL
family and marriage counsellor 272113 VETASSESS STSOL
rehabilitation counsellor 272114 VETASSESS STSOL
student counsellor 272115 VETASSESS STSOL
counsellors (nec) 272199 VETASSESS STSOL
psychotherapist 272314 VETASSESS STSOL
social professionals (nec) 272499 VETASSESS STSOL
recreation officer 272612 VETASSESS STSOL
anaesthetic technician 311211 VETASSESS STSOL
cardiac technician 311212 VETASSESS STSOL
pharmacy technician 311215 VETASSESS STSOL
medical technicians (nec) 311299 VETASSESS STSOL
meat inspector 311312 VETASSESS STSOL
primary products inspectors (nec) 311399 VETASSESS STSOL
chemistry technician 311411 VETASSESS STSOL
earth science technician 311412 VETASSESS STSOL
life science technician 311413 VETASSESS STSOL
science technicians (nec) 311499 VETASSESS STSOL
architectural draftsperson 312111 VETASSESS STSOL
building inspector 312113 VETASSESS STSOL
architectural, building and surveying technicians (nec) 312199 VETASSESS STSOL
metallurgical or materials technician 312912 VETASSESS STSOL
mine deputy 312913 VETASSESS STSOL
dog handler or trainer 361111 VETASSESS STSOL
animal attendants and trainers (nec) 361199 VETASSESS STSOL
veterinary nurse 361311 VETASSESS STSOL
library technician 399312 VETASSESS STSOL
performing arts technicians (nec) 399599 VETASSESS STSOL
ambulance officer 411111 VETASSESS STSOL
intensive care ambulance paramedic 411112 VETASSESS STSOL
diversional therapist 411311 VETASSESS STSOL
massage therapist 411611 VETASSESS STSOL
disabilities services officer 411712 VETASSESS STSOL
family support worker 411713 VETASSESS STSOL
residential care officer 411715 VETASSESS STSOL
diving instructor (open water) 452311 VETASSESS STSOL
gymnastics coach or instructor 452312 VETASSESS STSOL
horse riding coach or instructor 452313 VETASSESS STSOL
snowsport instructor 452314 VETASSESS STSOL
swimming coach or instructor 452315 VETASSESS STSOL
tennis coach 452316 VETASSESS STSOL
other sports coach or instructor 452317 VETASSESS STSOL
sports development officer 452321 VETASSESS STSOL
footballer 452411 VETASSESS STSOL
sportspersons (nec) 452499 VETASSESS STSOL
contract administrator 511111 VETASSESS STSOL
program or project administrator 511112 VETASSESS STSOL
insurance loss adjuster 599612 VETASSESS STSOL
insurance agent 611211 VETASSESS STSOL
retail buyer 639211 VETASSESS STSOL

VETASSESS Document Requirement

VETASSESS Requirement for General Occupations


  • Passport
  • Qualification Certificate
  • Qualification Transcript
  • Professional References
  • Change of name documents (if applicable)
  • Proof of salary


VETASSESS Requirement for Trade Occupations



  • Passport
  • Trade Certificate
  • Trade Certificate Transcripts
  • Professional References
  • Salary advice paperwork
  • Tax returns (if applicable)


VETASSESS Requirement for Self Employed


  • Passport
  • Qualifications Certificates
  • Qualifications Transcripts
  • Company Registration Details (if a formal company)
  • Proof of Sole Trader status (for sole traders)
  • Proof of invoices
  • And these payments showing on a Bank Statement
  • Suppliers references
  • Client references
  • Marketing literature
  • Website screenshot (if applicable)
  • Logos
  • Contracts
  • Accountants Reference
  • Solicitors reference


Vetassess Australia Contact


East Melbourne – Headquarters
Level 5, 478 Albert Street
East Melbourne Victoria 3002

+61 3 9655 4801

[email protected]
Opening hours

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m except Public Holidays.
Postal Address
GPO Box 2752
Melbourne Victoria 3001 Australia


Vetassess China Contact


Shanghai – Office
C/o GLC International Group
Suite 201 A-B, Zhongfu Building,
288 Zhaojiabang Rd,
Shanghai, China

+86 21 64731935

[email protected]
Opening hours

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m except Public Holidays.


Vetassess India Contact


New Delhi – Office
C/o EPR Solutions Pvt. Ltd.
115, 1st Floor, Square One,
C2-Saket Place,
Saket District Centre,
New Delhi – 110017

+91 11 26544724

Opening hours

Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m except Public Holidays.

Opening hours

Monday – Friday, 10:00 a.m to 6:00 p.m except Public Holidays.


Vetassess UK Contact


UK – Office
0808 234 9873 (UK only)
+44 1242 896 010
[email protected]
Opening hours (UK time)

Monday – Friday, 9:00 a.m to 5:00 p.m except UK public holidays.

VETASSESS Processing Time

  • 15 weeks for General Occupations
  • 10 days for General Occupations Priority Processing
  • 4-months+ for Trades Occupations for Stage One and Stage Two

VETASSESS Cost for Trade Skill Assessment

Vetassess cost for a Trade Skill Assessment


Stage 1 – Documentary Evidence Assessment AUD $1280.00
Stage 2 – Skills Assessment
Technical interview AUD $2000.00
Practical demonstration AUD $2200.00


Reassessment (if you have an unsuccessful assessment outcome)
Stage 1 – Documentary Evidence Assessment Reassessment AUD $450.00
Stage 2 – Technical Interview Reassessment AUD $1000.00
Stage 2 – Practical Assessment Reassessment AUD $1100.00


Stage 1 – Documentary Evidence Assessment AUD $700.00
Stage 2 – Technical Interview AUD $700.00
Stage 2 – Practical Assessment AUD $700.00

VETASSESS Cost for Professional Occupation Skill Assessment

VETASSESS Skill Assessment Cost for Professional Occupations


Full Skill Assessment
Application method Applicant is a resident of Australia for tax purposes* (fee includes GST) Applicant is NOT a resident of Australia for tax purposes*(fee excludes GST)
Online application AUD $968.00 AUD $880.00
**Priority Processing Fee (available for online applications only) AUD $660.00 AUD $600.00
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