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Delays with VETASSESS Skill Assessments

Mar 23, 2023 | AUS | 0 comments

If an applicant takes the skilled migration or employer-sponsored pathways to migrate to Australia permanently, they might be required to undertake a skilled assessment conducted by the Australian Government that evaluates the applicants’ qualification, experience, and suitability against the nominated occupation. VETASSESS is one of the largest Australian skills assessment authorities that can impose very challenging mechanisms for applicants to pass the skills assessment. 

Due to a significant amount of increase in applications for skill assessments with VETASSESS, we have been notified that there will be delays in procession, mostly in trade assessments, for the next few months. However, it has been informed that the authority is diligently hiring more assessment staff and working hard to assist all skill assessments and so we should see an improvement with regards to the time frames in the near future. 

If you have faced any frustrations while navigating the VETASSESS website in the past, the authority has recently announced good news that they are rebuilding their systems to improve their website and applicant portals to ensure that migration agents, lawyers and individual clients are able to use a more streamlined experience. The changes will start being implemented from mid-2023, and it essentially means that it will become easier to log in, sign forms digitally and update information online. 

The VETASSESS Melbourne Head Office will also be relocated in the next few months, to the inner-city suburb of Cremorne, which can easily be accessed by public transport. 

As it can be an overwhelming experience to understand and pass the skills assessment round with VETASSESS, we are here to provide you with spectacular migration services including an eligibility assessment, an initial consultation, written advice, and a follow-up consultation. 

If you have any questions or would like more information on any of these changes, please contact Ross Ahmadzai at or (02) 9189 2988.