Skills assessment validity changes – commencement 1 July 2014

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Changes to the validity of skills assessments, announced yesterday in the Select Legislative Instrument SLI- F2014L00726 Migration Legislation Amendment (2014 Measures No.1) Regulation 2014, commence on 1 July 2014, as do the remainder of the changes announced in that SLI.It is advised to check the validity of skills assessments for points calculations used for lodged Skillselect EOI or applications with issued invitations and lodge the related visa applications by 30 June 2014.

Migration Regulations 189.214 and 190.214 require the applicant’s score to be ‘not less than the score stated in the invitation’ and ‘not less than the qualifying score’.

There is a caveat though, if a shorter validity period is specified on the assessment for, the shorter validity period would prevail. This means your current VETASSESS assessment will be valid for 3 years but your ACS one will only be valid for 2 years. 

By | 2017-08-03T09:11:10+00:00 June 23rd, 2014|News|4 Comments

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  1. ibrahim June 25, 2014 at 8:47 pm - Reply

    I am mr Ibrahim. I am bangladesi. I am working bakery kichen. I am job THE WESTIN DHAKA HOTEL AND RESOURCE. I am training Westin hotel and Bangladesh porjaton corporation .now I am malaysia and study or my subject hotel line study and now I want go to Australia. I have all certificate

    • admin June 26, 2014 at 10:03 am - Reply

      Hey Mr Ibrahim,

      Congratulations! Sounds like you are eligible. Please note that for bakers, working experience will only be recognised post qualifications.


  2. md ekaramul haque June 26, 2014 at 6:22 am - Reply

    Any challenge

    • admin June 26, 2014 at 10:04 am - Reply

      Nope! There are some changes, but its not a challenge for us!

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