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Version 4 – January 2011

Application for Skills Assessment
For managers, professionals, technicians, community, personal service, clerical, administrative and sales workers
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Important information about how to complete and print this form 1 Please read the Explanatory Notes at the end of this form before you begin. 2 If you prefer, you can apply online at www.vetassess.com.au 3 Make sure you provide all required documents, certified photos and signed declaration. 4 You may either complete this form on the screen using Adobe Reader, or print it out and complete by hand. 5 Please note that this form will be read by an electronic scanner. If you are completing this form by hand,
please use a black pen and print clearly in BLOCK LETTERS. Example:

JOHN

SMITH

6 Mark answer boxes with a cross

. If you make a mistake, fill in the entire box and mark the correct box Leave answer boxes blank if the data to be completed is not known to you. DO NOT use ‘nil’, ‘n/a’ or draw a line in the boxes. In Adobe Reader, see: File > Print > Page Scaling in the Page Handling section Your nominated occupation
Title of occupation

7 When printing this form, set Page Scaling to ‘None’ in the Print dialog window.

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ANZSCO code Reason for assessment (Select one)

General Skilled Migration

Employer Nomination Scheme

Skilled Graduate (Temporary) Visa (Subclass 485)

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Your personal details
Preferred title Sex Date of birth Dr Male Day / Mr Ms Female Month / Year Mrs Miss Other

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Country of birth

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Your personal details continued
Name Surname or family name No family name

Given names

Previous surname or family name (if applicable)

Previous given names (if applicable)

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Country of current residency Country of citizenship Current passport number (if applicable) Date passport issued (Day, Month, Year) / /

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Country of any other citizenship (if applicable) Current passport number (if applicable) Date passport issued (Day, Month, Year) / /

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Contact details

Daytime telephone number

Fax number

Mobile phone number

Email address

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Postal address (please provide the address at which we can contact you)

Postal address

Suburb or town

State

Postcode

Country (if not Australia)

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3.3 Agent’s company name (if applicable) 3. Give details below 3.1 Authorising an agent Do you authorise an agent or representative to act for you in matters concerned with this application? No Yes Go to Section 4 I authorise the agent or representative below to act for me in all matters concerned with this application.11 Your personal details continued Home address (if different from your postal address) Home address Suburb or town State Postcode Country (if not Australia) 3.6 Agent’s postal address (if different from your postal address) Agent’s postal address Suburb or town State Postcode Country (if not Australia) 3. 2.5 Agent’s MARA number (if applicable) Agent’s email address 3.2 Name of agent or representative 3.7 Contact details of agent or representative Daytime telephone number Fax number Mobile phone number NOTE: Agent or representative MUST also sign the Declaration in Section 11.4 3.2. Application for Skills Assessment Page 3 of 22 0401201103000103 .

Your school education PRIMARY SCHOOL 4.1 Date started Month / Date finished Month / Number of years 4.3 Year completed SECONDARY SCHOOL 4.4 Date started Month / Date finished Month / Number of years 4.2 Country(s) Year Year 4.5 Country(s) Year Year 4.7 Year obtained Application for Skills Assessment Page 4 of 22 0401201103000104 .4.6 Name of highest end of schooling certificate obtained 4.

5.8 Name of institution you attended (if different to awarding body) 5.1 5.5 Name of awarding body 5.3 Name of the qualification in original language (if applicable) 5.6 Address of awarding body Street address Suburb or town State Postcode Country (if not Australia) 5.9 What was the normal entry requirement for the course? (or name of examination) Application for Skills Assessment Page 5 of 22 0401201103000105 .4 Major area of study 5.7 Campus you attended 5.2 Student registration number Name of the qualification you have obtained (in English) 5. Your post-secondary education QUALIFICATION 1 5.

10 If different. what was the basis of your entry into this course? 5.15 Study mode Full time Part time Other Specify number of class/guided learning hours per week Give details 5.5.13 Date course commenced Day / Month / Month / / Month / / Year Date course completed Day Year 5.12 Months 5. supervised practical training or work placement A thesis A major project Number of weeks you spent in this activity Number of weeks you spent in this activity Number of weeks you spent in this activity 5. please give details Application for Skills Assessment Page 6 of 22 0401201103000106 .17 If you selected an option in Question 5.16 Were you required to complete any of the following before receiving the qualification? Select all that apply An internship.11 Normal length of full time course Normal length of semester Years OR Weeks OR Semesters 5.16 above.14 Date qualification awarded Day Year 5. Your post-secondary education continued QUALIFICATION 1 continued 5.

2 Student registration number Name of the qualification you have obtained (in English) 5.6 Address of awarding body Street address Suburb or town State Postcode Country (if not Australia) 5.4 Major area of study 5. Your post-secondary education continued QUALIFICATION 2 5.5 Name of awarding body 5.8 Name of institution you attended (if different to awarding body) 5.1 5.9 What was the normal entry requirement for the course? (or name of examination) Application for Skills Assessment Page 7 of 22 0401201103000107 .5.3 Name of the qualification in original language (if applicable) 5.7 Campus you attended 5.

12 Months 5.5.11 Normal length of full time course Normal length of semester Years OR Weeks OR Semesters 5.13 Date course commenced Day / Month / Month / / Month / / Year Date course completed Day Year 5. please give details Application for Skills Assessment Page 8 of 22 0401201103000108 .14 Date qualification awarded Day Year 5. Your post-secondary education continued QUALIFICATION 2 continued 5. supervised practical training or work placement A thesis A major project Number of weeks you spent in this activity Number of weeks you spent in this activity Number of weeks you spent in this activity 5.15 Study mode Full time Part time Other Specify number of class/guided learning hours per week Give details 5.10 If different.16 above.17 If you selected an option in Question 5. what was the basis of your entry into this course? 5.16 Were you required to complete any of the following before receiving the qualification? Select all that apply An internship.

6. Do not fill in Sections 6 and 7 if the Skills Assessment is for 485 visa purposes .1 Business name 6.3 Position/Job title 6. Your employment Please list all positions which are relevant to your nominated occupation and at an appropriate skill level. Business street address Suburb or town State Postcode Country (if not Australia) Application for Skills Assessment Page 9 of 22 0401201103000109 .6 If you were based at a different location to the business street address shown above.4 Business street address Business street address Suburb or town State Postcode Country (if not Australia) 6. specify the address you usually worked at.5 Business postal address (if different from business street address) Business postal address Suburb or town State Postcode Country (if not Australia) 6. List your most recent employment first. EMPLOYMENT 1 6.2 Alternate/former name(s) of the business (if different from Question 6.1) 6.

10 6.9 Date employment started Month / Year 6.8 Contact details of employer/ supervisor/manager Daytime telephone number Fax number Mobile phone number Email address Web address 6.13 Hours per week Application for Skills Assessment Page 10 of 22 0401201103000110 .12 6.6.11 Are you currently employed in this position? Date employment ended (if relevant) Total length of unpaid leave (if applicable) Your normal required working hours per week No Month / Weeks Yes Year 6. Your employment continued EMPLOYMENT 1 continued 6.7 Name of employer/ supervisor/manager 6.

6. Your employment continued EMPLOYMENT 1 continued 6. 2. 3. Application for Skills Assessment Page 11 of 22 0401201103000111 .14 List your main tasks/ duties/responsibilities in this position 1. 5. You may use your CV/Résumé to provide further details about your positions with this business/employer. 6. 4.

4 Business street address Business street address Suburb or town State Postcode Country (if not Australia) 6.6 If you were based at a different location to the business street address shown above.1) 6.1 Business name 6. Business street address Suburb or town State Postcode Country (if not Australia) Application for Skills Assessment Page 12 of 22 0401201103000112 .6. Your employment continued EMPLOYMENT 2 6.2 Alternate/former name(s) of the business (if different from Question 6.5 Business postal address (if different from business street address) Business postal address Suburb or town State Postcode Country (if not Australia) 6. specify the address you usually worked at.3 Position/Job title 6.

7 Name of employer/ supervisor/manager 6.8 Contact details of employer/ supervisor/manager Daytime telephone number Fax number Mobile phone number Email address Web address 6.11 Are you currently employed in this position? Date employment ended (if relevant) Total length of unpaid leave (if applicable) Your normal required working hours per week No Month / Weeks Yes Year 6.10 6. Your employment continued EMPLOYMENT 2 continued 6.9 Date employment started Month / Year 6.13 Hours per week Application for Skills Assessment Page 13 of 22 0401201103000113 .12 6.6.

3.14 List your main tasks/ duties/responsibilities in this position 1.6. 4. 2. Your employment continued EMPLOYMENT 2 continued 6. 6. 5. Application for Skills Assessment Page 14 of 22 0401201103000114 . You may use your CV/Résumé to provide further details about your positions with this business/employer.

1 Professional licence No Yes Give details below Country of licence Name of licensing body Type of licence Licence number Date of expiry Month Year / Current status Active Other Expired Give details Renewed 7.7.2 Professional registration No Yes Give details below Country of registration Name of registration body Type of registration Registration number Date of expiry Month Year / Current status Active Other Expired Give details Renewed Application for Skills Assessment Page 15 of 22 0401201103000115 . Other Employment information Do you currently hold any of the following for your profession: 7.

You can also specify the number of extra copies required (if necessary).1 Verification of Chinese qualifications Do you have qualifications awarded by institutions of the People’s Republic of China? Select the documents to be verified. 8. Note: For a degree program.3 Other Employment information continued Membership of a professional body No Yes Give details below Country of membership Name of membership body Type of membership Membership number Date of expiry Month Year / Current status Active Other Expired Give details Renewed 8.2 QUALIFICATION 1 Document(s) to be verified (Please select) Degree Certificate Certificate of Graduation for Degree Other Certificate of Graduation Academic Transcripts or Examination Record Other Certificate Certificate of Graduation for Degree Other Certificate of Graduation Academic Transcripts or Examination Record Other Certificate Number of extra copies required (Please select and write the number of extra copies) Degree Certificate QUALIFICATION 2 Document(s) to be verified (Please select) Degree Certificate Certificate of Graduation for Degree Other Certificate of Graduation Academic Transcripts or Examination Record Other Certificate Certificate of Graduation for Degree Other Certificate of Graduation Academic Transcripts or Examination Record Other Certificate Application for Skills Assessment Number of extra copies required (Please select and write the number of extra copies) Degree Certificate Page 16 of 22 0401201103000116 .7. you need to verify both the Degree Certificate and the Certificate of Graduation No Yes Go to Section 9 Give details below 8. 7.

Required Document Checklist I have included: Identity documents Certified copy of the relevant biography page(s) from my passport or birth certificate (passport page must show name. you must provide additional documents for verification (contact VETASSESS for further information) A4 size photocopy of each above document – good quality If your correspondence address is in China. See the explanatory notes for further details. Application for Skills Assessment Page 17 of 22 0401201103000117 . if originally issued in a language other than English Additional evidence as required for Europe. Pakistan. certified “this is a true likeness of (applicant name)” and dated Qualification documents For each qualification you hold. Copy of Academic Transcripts Official documents in both Chinese and English. four completed self-adhesive name and address labels in Chinese characters Correct payment for Verification Please ensure you have included certified true copies.9. the position held. Original documents for work experience will be accepted. they must be officially issued and endorsed by the relevant Self-Taught Examinations Committee. Nigeria. you must supply a minimum of two (2) forms of official evidence Certified copies of evidence of employment detailing the employer’s name. they must be officially issued and endorsed by the relevant Self-Taught Examinations Committee. Philippines. Official documents in both Chinese and English. and the People’s Republic of China Employment documents For each position you held. compiled by a registered translation service. photo and date of birth) Evidence of change of name (where applicable) Two (2) recent passport size photographs. the period of employment. Certified copies of evidence that the employment was paid. the main tasks and hours of work for each position in the last 5 years. See explanatory notes for further details. For Self-Taught programs. diploma or certificate) – certified copy of the original award certificate in the original language Transcript – certified copy showing subjects studied and marks/grades awarded in the original language Certified English translation of the above documents. If you were awarded qualifications during army service by an army institution. include the following Qualification (such as degree. Résumé / CV Other Contact details of certifier(s) Certified English translations in English of any of the above documents originally issued in a language other than English Correct payment for Skills Assessment (and postage if applicable) Chinese verification Copy of original Degree award certificate and Certificate of Graduation awarded for the same degree program and any other Certificates of Graduation for non-degree programs. issued and endorsed by the central student administration or archiving office of the awarding body or the attending institution. Documents will not be returned. issued and endorsed by the central student administration or archiving office of the awarding body or the attending institution. For Self-Taught programs.

VERIFICATION OF CHINESE QUALIFICATIONS • If indicated at Section 8. or to support an application for a Skilled-Graduate (Temporary ) visa (subclass 485) • I understand that the application fee is not refundable. where relevant. please print and sign by hand Day / Month / Year Application for Skills Assessment Page 18 of 22 0401201103000118 . correct and up to date • I have included the required identity.g. refer to the Required Documents Checklist. • The information I have supplied on this form and in any attachments is complete.10. I authorise VETASSESS to verify and provide Credential Reports for my qualifications. address) while my application is being considered • I authorise my appointed agent or representative to act in all matters concerned with this application • I authorise VETASSESS to make any enquiries necessary to assist in the skills assessment (including contacting the educational institutions and employers) and to use any information supplied for that purpose • I understand that VETASSESS may provide the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (Australia) or the Australian Taxation Office with any of the information supplied in this application • I understand that documentation submitted in support of my application may be referred to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (Australia) for integrity checking • I understand that the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (Australia) may. Before signing this declaration. Applicant’s declaration Please use a paperclip to attach two (2) certified photographs of yourself here. Applicant’s signature (agents DO NOT sign on behalf of applicant) On completion of this form. take into account any information referred to it by VETASSESS in the assessment of my application for migration under the General Skilled Migration Program or Employer Nomination Scheme. qualifications and employment evidence and documents as listed on the Required Documents Checklist • I have read and understood the information supplied to me in the Explanatory Notes accompanying this application • I intend to apply to migrate to Australia under the General Skilled Migration Program or Employer Nomination Scheme or I am applying for a Skilled – Graduate (Temporary) visa (subclass 485) • I will inform VETASSESS of any changes to my circumstances in writing (e. DO NOT STAPLE You MUST read and sign this declaration I (print name) declare that: • I have read the Certification Section in the Explanatory Notes and I understand that the assessment cannot be completed without properly certified documents.

such as requests for reissues. Agent’s/Representative’s signature Read and sign this declaration Note: If the agent/ representative authorised by the applicant does not sign this section.11. please print and sign by hand Day / Month / Year Application for Skills Assessment Page 19 of 22 0401201103000119 . I (print name) declare that: • I am the nominated agent authorised by the applicant to correspond with VETASSESS for all matters concerned with their application • I understand that the applicant may withdraw this authority in writing at any time • I will inform VETASSESS of any changes to the applicant’s circumstances in writing (e. will need to be signed by the applicant. any future requests about the application. Agent’s/Representative’s signature On completion of this form. address) while this application is being considered.g.

00 AUD $ 485 Visa (qualifications only assessment) AUD $385.50 = AUD $ Total number of extra copies of reports x AUD $55. If you are a previous applicant applying for a reissue.00 Only select Postage if you require one of the special postage options Postage (if applicable) (Select one only) Registered Australian mail – AUD $5. * There is a discounted fee for on-line applications. which can be downloaded from www.1 Fees and payment I am paying my fees by Please note that the application fee is not refundable Amount payable Calculate the total amount payable below before you make your payment Note: You should choose one Skills assessment only. or the Full (final) Skills Assessment following a Skills Assessment for 485 visa purposes.50 = AUD $ Total number of transcripts for verification x AUD $115. 0 0 Application for Skills Assessment Page 20 of 22 0401201103000120 .00 AUD $ Skills assessment for both qualifications and employment AUD $590.00 = AUD $ Total number of extra copies of reports x AUD $50.00 Express Post International – AUD $16.00 Verification of reports Applying outside Australia (GST exclusive) = AUD $ Total number of certificates for verification x AUD $95.au Credit card Bank draft or bank cheque Money order 12. appeal. Skills assessment Applying outside Australia (GST exclusive) * Online application fees include a discount on these amounts.2 Skills assessment Applying within Australia (GST inclusive) * Online application fees include a discount on these amounts. you will need to complete the correct form.12.00 = AUD $ Total number of transcripts for verification x AUD $105.00 AUD $ Total number of certificates for verification x AUD $104.vetassess. Please only use one application method (either online or with this form).00 (not traceable outside Australia) Express Courier International – AUD $34. Verification of reports Applying within Australia (GST inclusive) Skills assessment for both qualifications and employment AUD $649.00 (traceable in major cities outside Australia) TOTAL Amount Payable (add all the above amounts) = AUD $ = AUD $ AUD $ 0 . Please see our website to apply on-line. 12.com. reassessment.00 AUD $ 485 Visa (qualifications only assessment) AUD $350.

0 0 as payment for the processing of my Application for Skills Assessment. I understand that the fee is non-refundable. to: VETASSESS Skills Recognition – General Occupations GPO Box 2752 Melbourne VIC 3001 Australia Quality ISO 9001 Application for Skills Assessment Page 21 of 22 0401201103000121 . 12. authorise VETASSESS to debit my credit card for the amount of: AUD $ 0 . with all required documentation and fees.12. please print and sign by hand (if applicable) Day / Month / Year Authorisations missing any of the above information will not be processed.3 Fees and payment continued Name of cardholder Credit card payment I. Submit application Post your application. Credit card type MasterCard VISA Credit card Number Expiry date / Credit card validation code Name of cardholder (the last three digits of the number printed on the signature panel) Signature of cardholder On completion of this form. 13.

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To find out more about applying for a Skills Assessment. professionals.vetassess. community. C or D.au The Skills Assessment for the GSM or ENS is an assessment of your qualifications and employment. technician. administrative or sales worker occupation for which VETASSESS is the relevant assessing authority • hold post-secondary or higher educational qualifications at the correct level. Please see our website at www. at least one year of relevant employment is required. community. The Skills Assessment is based on the information and documentation you provide.vetassess. It will clearly indicate that it is for a 485 visa application. administrative and sales workers You must read these Explanatory Notes before you complete the application form. After receiving a Skills Assessment for 485 visa purposes. altered or falsified documents will not be assessed and no refund will be provided • Do not send original documents • Do not staple or bind documents to the application form or put documents in display folders • Copies of documents will not be returned • Keep a copy of all documentation submitted • Include the fee with the application and all documentation. in a highly relevant field to your nominated occupation • have at least one year of employment experience in a closely related field to your nominated occupation. Who should use this application form? Use this form if you: • are a permanent resident of a country other than Australia • are applying to migrate to Australia under the General Skilled Migration or the Employer Nomination Scheme • nominate a general professional occupation – managerial. in a highly relevant field of study to the nominated occupation. Do not use this form if: • you have secondary school qualifications only • you have employment experience. In addition to this. professional. in a field closely related to your nominated occupation and at an appropriate skill level to your nominated occupation. The qualification(s) will need to be in a highly relevant field of study to the nominated occupation and to be assessed at Australian Bachelor degree or higher level. ENSOL only occupations cannot be nominated for this visa. at the appropriate skill level for your nominated occupation. visit www. you need a Skills Assessment from VETASSESS before you submit your migration application to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC). See our website for more details.com. but do not hold any formal qualifications • your occupation does not appear on the Skilled Occupations List or Employer Nomination Scheme Occupation List (ENSOL) • you have previously had a Skills Assessment for the purposes of a 485 visa (2010 onwards). or to apply online. technicians. if originally issued in a language other than English . If you want to migrate to Australia under the GSM or ENS. clerical. certified and dated Birth certificate or relevant passport pages – certified copy (passport page must show name.com. or to stay on in Australia on a 485 visa after completion of your study. For this assessment. • Initial and date any alterations to your answers on the form • Provide all required information – your application will not be processed until all certified documentation is received • Forged. photo & date of birth) Change of name evidence (if applicable) Qualification documents For each qualification that you hold Qualification (such as degree. The different groups reflect the d i ffe re n c e s i n e d u c at i o n a l a n d /o r employment requirements for different occupations.vetassess. personal service. Note: The Skills Assessment to support an application for a Skilled – Graduate (Temporary) visa (subclass 485) does not require an assessment of employment. Applicants need a qualification which is assessed at the required educational level. Required Document Checklist for the Skills Assessment Form and payment Application form – completed and signed Assessment fee Supporting evidence for your GST exemption claim (if applicable) Identity documents 2 recent photographs – passport size.au for the list of occupations and further information. diploma or certificate) – certified copy of the original award certificate in the original language Transcript – certified copy showing subjects studied and marks/grades awarded in the original language Certified English translation of the above documents. Complete this application form • Answer all questions on this form in English unless otherwise indicated. compiled by a registered translation service. personal service. and require assessment of your employment – please see www. The Skills Assessment for a temporary residency 485 visa is a qualifications only assessment. applicants may gain sufficient relevant employment experience to apply to VETASSESS for a full Skills Assessment (qualifications and employment) to support an application to migrate for permanent residency under the GSM or ENS. applicants may only nominate a managerial or professional occupation which is listed on the SOL.SRG1 Version 4 – January 2011 Explanatory notes for Skills Assessment For managers. For some occupations. VETASSESS undertakes Skills Assessments for a broad range of occupations that appear on Australia’s Skilled Occupations List (SOL) for the: • General Skilled Migration Program (GSM) • Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) • Skilled – Graduate (Temporary) visa (subclass 485). Page 1 of 6 Include all required documents Make sure that you include all required information and documents with your application. either one or two years of additional employment is required if the qualification(s) has a shortfall in content relevance. clerical.com. VETASSESS will only need to assess evidence of relevant employment to complete the assessment. These occupations are listed in Groups A and B. If the nominated occupation is the same. as well as research undertaken by VETASSESS staff. B. All VETASSESS occupations have been coded as A.au for the relevant form • you are a permanent resident of Australia.

In many countries people such as lawyers. If missing documents are not received within four months of receipt of a letter from VETASSESS requesting documentation. Most educational institutions. See Appendix A for important information about these requirements. Your assessment will not begin until all your documentation is received. Philippines.vetassess. Agents You may choose to appoint an agent or another person to help you to lodge an application. VETASSESS will contact you to provide further information. All employment documents must be: original or certified copies which identify the Certifier (see Certification below) certified English translations compiled by a registered translation service. if originally issued in a language other than English. You must submit a written request for reassessment and pay a reassessment fee. uses or discloses information about you. Post your application Mail your application. visit www. b) Evidence of paid employment – at least one of the following: Payslips (particularly important if you were working for a government department) Group Certificates for taxation Taxation Records of Assessment Superannuation records showing employer contributions Contract(s) of employment If you worked in your own business: a) Evidence of tasks performed at level of your nominated occupation Statement from your accountant or lawyer that verifies the name of your business and the position that you held. migration agent or other person to deal with VETASSESS on your behalf. ‘Personal information’ means information or an opinion (including information in a database) about an individual whose identity is apparent or can reasonably be ascertained. you must supply a minimum of two (2) forms of official evidence of employment which shows the employer’s name.Note: additional requirements apply for qualifications obtained from the following regions and countries: Europe. title of project. and the People’s Republic of China.au • Fax +61 3 9654 2773 • Tel +61 3 9655 4801 Privacy statement Whenever VETASSESS collects. statements from clients that state the name of your business. stores. Employment documents For each position you held.com. the period of employment.au If you need help • Visit www. If you worked for an employer: a) Evidence of tasks performed at the skill level of your nominated occupation: a Statement of Service from the Employer (Work Reference). it aims to comply with the Privacy Act that protects your personal information. and b) Evidence of paid employment – at least one of the following: Payslips Group Certificates for taxation Taxation Records of Assessment Your company taxation records Contracts with clients or suppliers c) Supplementary employment evidence – optional for all applicants In addition to the above required evidence of employment you may provide other evidence of employment to support your application such as: Licence or Registration documents and details of the requirements for obtaining the licence or registration Organisation Chart (on company letterhead) highlighting your duties Evidence of professional development completed during your employment Prizes/Certificates or other forms of commendation If you were self-employed. tasks completed). your application will expire. If you have listed more than one position or job on your application form. handles. Nigeria.com. and additional information relating to your skills and experience.vetassess. the position held. authority or employer organisation. authorities and employer organisations keep relevant records and will reissue these documents if requested. Reassessment and appeals If you disagree with the outcome of your assessment.g. VETASSESS may conduct a reassessment. you must: • cross the relevant box at Section 3 of the application form • provide the agent's contact details. the main tasks and hours of work. Page 2 of 6 . attach a cover sheet to the relevant employment documents which states the position to which the documents relate. If you want a family member. See Appendix C for information about Statutory Declarations. duration. To find out more about reassessments and appeals. This should be verifiable and supported by other evidence. In some circumstances.com. Pakistan. try to obtain the required documents from the relevant educational institution. documents and assessment fee to: VETASSESS Skills Recognition – General Occupations GPO Box 2752 Melbourne VIC 3001 Australia Missing documents If you do not have your original documents. Résumé or curriculum vitae – detailing employment history. Verification of Chinese qualifications below. VETASSESS does not accept: • photocopies of certified copies • certification by a company rather than the individual within the company who is authorised to certify documents • certification where the identity of the certifying officer is unclear or the certifier’s contact details are illegible. If your qualification is from the People’s Republic of China see also 7. This must be written on letterhead and signed by the practitioner Your business registration details You should provide a Statutory Declaration if you are unable to obtain a statement from your accountant or lawyer as described above. You must then submit a new application and pay another application fee. Australia’s privacy legislation prohibits VETASSESS from discussing your application with other people unless specifically authorised to do so. contact VETASSESS for advice. Please see Appendix B for the required information for this document.au • Email migrate@vetassess. Each copy of the document must be certified separately and must show clearly: • the words ‘certified true copy of the original’ • the original signature of the certifying officer • the name and address or provider/ registration number (where appropriate) of the certifying officer legibly printed below the signature so that VETASSESS can contact the certifying officer if necessary. VETASSESS will accept a statutory declaration or other sworn affidavit in place of the required documents but assessment cannot be issued on the basis of statutory declarations only. This should be verifiable and supported by other evidence. If you cannot obtain the required documents. Certification All documents must be certified as a true copy of the original by a person who is authorised to certify documents in your country of residence. Justices of the Peace and Public Notaries (among others) are authorised to certify documents. or a Statutory Declaration if you are unable to obtain a Statement of Service as described above. the position you held and the business that was conducted by you (e. See Appendix C for information about Statutory Declarations. If your evidence is insufficient. Evidence of employment includes but is not limited to the documents listed below. major tasks in each position.

Go to Section 4 if you do not wish to appoint an agent.12 Write the normal length of the semester in weeks or months.2 4.gov. If you hold both Australian and overseas qualifications.7 5. Your agent will be able to supply you with this number. Choose your occupation carefully. Write the full address of the awarding body. See page 1 of these Explanatory Notes for information about VETASSESS Skills Assessments for these migration categories. The number of years of primary education varies with different school systems. In some countries ‘secondary schooling’ may vary between four to eight years following primary schooling. by distance education. Fill in each qualification separately.3 VETASSESS will assess the most relevant qualifications. More than one qualification may appear on your final assessment letter. 5. 4. and how many class hours were required per week. Give the name of any educational qualification normally required for admission to this course. and the total number of years that you attended secondary school.au). Your personal details This section asks for all your personal and contact details.1 Write the start and finish dates (month and year only). 5. Page 3 of 6 5. 5. If you wish to nominate more than one occupation.4 5. 4. It may also include a compulsory kindergarten year. The major area of study is the concentration of subjects which was the main focus of the educational program leading to your qualification. Write the name of the institution you attended. Authorising an agent Complete this section if you wish to appoint an agent to communicate with VETASSESS on your behalf. Complete this section carefully and make sure you provide all required information. Include any upper secondary or senior secondary schooling you have completed. 1. Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS) or Skilled – Graduate (Temporary) Visa (subclass 485).14 Write the date when your qualification was awarded. Write the name of the highest (either secondary school or upper secondary school) certificate you obtained – in your language and translated into English. the company name will be sufficient. Useful sites to find out more about occupations are: • Australian Skills Recognition Information (ASRI) at www. registration and licensing. you must complete a separate application form and pay an additional fee for each. To find out more about migration agents.immi.6 5.immi. Your nominated occupation This section deals with your nominated occupation and reason for assessment. Sign and date this piece of paper and attach it to your application form.5 4. write that here. Include any time required for a thesis. If you studied in a different way.abs. List the normal entry requirements for your course or the name of the examination that you had to complete to gain entry.5 Name the awarding body. please provide details for both.gov. Write the year when you completed primary schooling. Write the start and finish dates (month and year only).NOTES TO QUESTIONS 1. Make sure that you read the description of this occupation thoroughly and that you meet all requirements.10 If your entry to the course was by some other means.1 This is the title of the occupation that you nominate from the Skilled Occupation List (SOL) or the Employer Nomination Scheme Occupation List (ENSOL).au As occupations listed on these websites are also used for purposes other than migration.6 5. may not be relevant to a VETASSESS Skills Assessment.1 5. Write the title of your qualification in English.2 Each occupation on the SOL or ENSOL has an ANZSCO code. . If you do not know the agent’s name. if it was awarded in a language other than English. a migration agent must be registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority (MARA) and must have a MARA number.8 4.immi. their details are to be entered at Section 3.immi.themara.au Agents or representatives should also sign the declaration at Section 11. which are at the required educational level for your nominated occupation. 5. If your qualification has two majors. Nominate one occupation only on this form. some information such as information about employment. provide details of both and VETASSESS will assess as required.9 1. What is the major area of study in your qualification? Your qualification or academic transcript/mark sheet may state your major area of study. e.13 Write the dates when you started and completed your qualification. The major area of study usually includes a progression of subjects of increasing depth and/or specialisation. Please note that all correspondence will be sent to your agent.4 4. visit www. 5. Your post-secondary education This section covers your education after secondary schooling. project. Write the name of the campus that you attended.au Cross one of the reasons for assessment – General Skilled Migration (GSM).com. 5. Fill this section in if you know what your student registration number was.3 4. To operate legally in Australia.au We will only assess occupations if VETASSESS is listed as the relevant assessing authority on the SOL or ENSOL. List the country or countries in which you completed these years of schooling. This may be different to the campus of study. If you are nominating an agent. write details here.15 Write if you completed the course by full-time or part-time study. practical training etc. 5. See the SOL/ENSOL on the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) form 1121i at www. Please refer to the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) for information about migration issues (www. 3. VETASSESS does not provide advice on which migration scheme or visa category is suitable for you.2 5.gov. 5. if this institution was not the awarding body. provide details of any additional qualifications in the same format on a separate piece of paper. Primary schooling (or elementary schooling) usually refers to the first six to eight years of compulsory schooling.7 5. This is the organisation that awarded your qualification and it will be written on your qualification. Write the year when you completed that certificate.11 Write the normal length of this qualification (years or semesters) if it was studied full-time.3 4. 2.au • Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) at www. You will find the ANZSCO code for your occupation on the SOL on the DIAC form 1121i at www.gov. Write the name of your qualification in the original language. List the country or countries in which you completed these years of schooling. Your school education This section is about your school years up until you began tertiary or higher education. Fill this area in if you know the name of the person who will be your agent for your application for a VETASSESS Skills Assessment.g.gov. If you have more than two qualifications. 1. and the total number of years that you attended primary school.

If you held more than one position/job with the same employer. subject name.g. cross the boxes for the documents to be assessed and verified and write the number of extra copies of the Credential Report for each document that you need in the other boxes. 7.10 Write whether you are employed in this position at the time of lodging your application to VETASSESS. number. If you were not based at the above street address. including the street name. give the normal length of study (e. Go to Section 8 if you are applying for a Skills Assessment for 485 visa purposes.11 If you no longer work in this position. Inconsistent information in the documents may cause considerable delay or a negative verification result. Ensure the information (e. they must be officially issued and endorsed by the relevant Self-Taught Examinations Committee.1 Cross ‘yes’ if you have qualification(s) awarded by an institute in the Republic of China. 8. 6. Sign and date this piece of paper and attach it to your application form.4 . Do not include weeks of less than 20 hours per week even if the average hours of your employment was 20 hours per week or more. List your most recent employment first. Please refer to our website if you have pre-qualification employment. Please list all positions which are relevant to your nominated occupation. If you have more than two qualifications.3 Write the business name of the employer for whom you work(ed). Write the dates when you started and completed this activity. 6. For Self-Taught programs. Verification of Chinese qualifications This section is for applicants for assessment of qualifications awarded in the People’s Republic of China.g. If you have obtained Credential Reports from CADGEDC or CHESICC in the last 12 months or from VETASSESS at any time. a task or duty or responsibility for the occupation of Facilities Manager is Preparing documents to put out for tender to contractors.2 6.9 6.5. For Bachelor or higher degrees. and • the Certificate of Graduation. Any unofficially issued documents or Graduation Registration Records may be not acceptable and/or be verified as ‘nongenuine’ official documents. such as a graduation project. Include the total number of weeks and hours per week required.2 6. scores and credits) in the English version matches the Chinese version. four completed self-adhesive name and address labels in Chinese characters Verification fee and postage 6. suburb or town. Ensure you attach certified copies of evidence of those professional licences. provide details of any additional qualifications in the same format on a separate piece of paper. Go to Section 9 if you do not require assessment of qualifications from China. Your employment This section is about your employment completed anytime in the five years up to the date of lodgement of your application to VETASSESS for a Skills Assessment.12 Write the number of weeks of continuous unpaid leave in this position. cross here. one semester full time or part time or the number of weeks) and the dates you started and completed the project. For any required thesis. In calculating years of paid employment. For any required major project. Before submitting transcripts to VETASSESS. 8. Write the name of the employer/ supervisor or manager for the person (usually the Manager or Human Resources representative of the company that employed you) who VETASSESS may contact in order to verify any of your employment history. registrations or memberships. Write the former or other names that the business is known by. If you have worked in more than two positions. 6. If you were awarded qualifications during army service by an army institution.6 Write the postal address for your employer (if different). Write your position/job title with this employer. write where you were mainly based. you need to have the following three documents verified: • the Degree Certificate.17 Provide details of any of the components you listed above. facsimile and mobile telephone numbers.g. state or territory. you must provide additional documents for verification (contact VETASSESS for further information) A4 size photocopy of each above document – good quality If your correspondence address is in China. give the normal length of time to complete this requirement (e. 8. supervised practical training or work placement required for your qualification. Page 4 of 6   Required document checklist for verification of Chinese qualifications Copy of original Degree Award certificate a n d Ce r t i f i c a t e o f G ra d u a t i o n (if applicable) and its English translation Copy of Academic Transcripts – official documents in both Chinese and English. Both Chinese and English versions of transcripts will be verified and included in the Verification Report. VETASSESS will count employment of at least 20 hours per week. scores and credits of the English version match the original Chinese one. 5. Write the complete street address of your employer. This information provides additional evidence about your employment but does not replace the required evidence listed above for all applicants.5 6. postcode and the country. 6.7 For each qualification you hold. Include the contact details for the person listed at 6. Inconsistent information in Chinese and English versions may cause considerable delay or lead to a negative verification and assessment result. and • the Academic Transcript or Examination Results If you have been awarded credit on the basis of previous studies. the documentation from these studies will also need to be verified. Write the date when you started employment in this position. For example. if relevant to your nominated occupation.16 If you completed any specific components. 6. issued and endorsed by the central student administration or archiving office of the awarding body or the attending institution. write the month and year that you left this position.8 6. 6. Sign and date the paper and attach it to your application form. which semester and whether full time or part time). Only paid employment which is closely related to the nominated occupation and at an appropriate skill level for your nominated occupation will be considered for assessment. 6.13 What are/were your normal required working hours per week in this position? 6. Write the normal length of any internship. email address and the official company web address (if applicable). Write the dates when you started and completed your thesis.7 including daytime (business) telephone number (including international or interstate dialling codes). You may describe other employment in your CV/ résumé.1 6. provide a copy of the previous reports and ONLY apply for extra copies of reports. you can describe your other roles in your CV/resume. please check them to ensure that they are officially issued and all subject names. registrations or memberships you hold. as both will be verified.14 List your main tasks/duties and responsibilities in this position. Other employment information Include details of any licences. please provide details of any additional employment in the same format on a separate piece of paper.

or appeal. 12. A personal statement signed by you is not sufficient. Payment of fees This section covers the fees and how to pay them.00 (incl GST) AUD $105. such as a statutory declaration stating in exact words ‘I am not in Australia at the time of lodging my application’ for this exemption.00 (excl GST) AUD $50. We accept: Credit cards Cheques • Mastercard • Visa • must be cleared before the service is provided • cheque payment from overseas must be by bank cheque or bank draft payable at an Australian bank • via Australia Post A discount to the application fee applies to on-line applications. which can be downloaded from www. or money order.50 (incl GST) AUD $55. with all required documentation and fees. certificate of graduation) 1 Academic transcript or exam record 1 Extra copy of each report 1 AUD $104. Submit application Post your application.00 AUD $16.00 (excl GST) 12. Skills assessment of both qualifications & employment Qualifications only assessment for 485 visa application AUD $649. if you are paying by credit card. • VETASSESS will not be responsible for banking delays or for loss of cash sent with your application. Required document checklist Please ensure that: • All documents are submitted with your application. Applicant declaration You must carefully read this section before signing the declaration. • You include certified true copies of employment documents. each qualification MUST be verified.vetassess.au. Visit www.g. Agent declaration The nominated agent or representative should read this section carefully and sign where indicated. leave this section blank.2 Total payment Write the total amount owing for your Skills Assessment.3 Credit card payment Write your credit card details here.vetassess.00. to: VETASSESS Skills Recognition – General Occupations GPO Box 2752 Melbourne Vic 3001 Australia Money order We do not accept: Cash Payments to a VETASSESS bank account • do not send cash through the post • fees cannot be paid directly into a VETASSESS bank account Page 5 of 6 . Express Post International or Express Post Courier for an extra fee (as below).00 10. you may be exempt from paying the Goods and Services Tax (GST) component. If you are not in Australia when you lodge your application. The forms are: • SRG02 Reassessment Request SRG03 Reissue Request • SRG04 Appeal Request Please note that the fee for a reissue of an assessment letter is AUD$60. Fees for VETASSESS Skills Assessment Applying onshore (within Australia) Applying from outside Australia (excludes GST) AUD $590. reassessment (change of nominated occupation). Documents will not be returned.9. Registered Australian mail Express Post International (not traceable outside Australia) Express Courier International (traceable in major cities outside Australia) AUD $5. reissue. • You must pay your fees by credit card.com. The declaration must be signed by you (the applicant). bank cheque or bank draft.00 11. You cannot pay into a VETASSESS bank account or send cash.00 (excl GST) Postage Options Regular postage is included in the application fee. Each certificate (e. If you do not have an agent. then the total amount owing for your Chinese qualification verification (if applicable). For a small additional fee.au for further information.. 13. If you wish to apply for a reassessment (review). If required. you may choose to have your results sent via registered post. You need to provide evidence. You will receive our assessment letter and the verification results when your assessment is completed. degree certificate. You must read the Required Document Checklist and ensure that all documentation is ready and certified as required. Please read it carefully.00 (incl GST) Fees for Chinese qualification verification Applying onshore (within Australia) Applying from outside Australia (excludes GST) AUD $95.00 (excl GST) AUD $350.com. 12. Funds must be cleared before applications are processed. 12.50 (incl GST) AUD $115.00 (excl GST) 1 If you have more than one Chinese qualification to be assessed. include the fee for registered or express post as specified in the following fees table. Then fill in the total amount you are paying.00 (incl GST) AUD $385.1 How to pay • Fees must be paid in Australian dollars when you submit your application. not your agent. and pay the relevant fee explained on that form. you will need to complete the correct form. AUD $34.

research chemist. any telephone and fax numbers. research officer. and must be supplied as part of your evidence. Pakistan. To find out more about Qualifications Verification. Most European universities will issue a Diploma Supplement automatically and free of charge to graduates from 2005 > Nigeria – ask the awarding body to send a verified copy of the award certificate and full academic transcript in a sealed envelope directly to VETASSESS > Pakistan – ask the awarding body to send a verified copy of the award certificate and full academic transcript in a sealed envelope directly to VETASSESS > Philippines – if you have passed the Professional Regulation Commission’s Licensure Examinations in your field.positions should not be described by generic titles (for example. email and website addresses be from your supervisor or the manager of the human resources department – references from colleagues at the same level or below are not suitable be signed by an authorised person whose name and position is typed or stamped below the signature – a signature which cannot be identified will not be accepted and include the following information: • the direct contact number of the person writing the reference • the exact period of employment • the required working hours per week • whether that employment was permanent or temporary • whether the employment was full-time or part-time • the position(s) held • the main five (5) duties undertaken • the salary earned Positions should not be described by generic titles (for example. supply copies as this may positively affect your assessment outcome > People’s Republic of China – qualifications awarded in China must be verified by the Qualifications Verification service at VETASSESS. Please note that a Statutory Declaration is compulsory if you are unable to obtain a statement from your employer.ag. Appendix C Statutory Declaration If you are unable to obtain a Statement of Service from your employer you should submit a Statutory Declaration.qualverify. Nigeria. or both. the China Academic Degrees and Graduation Education Development Center (CADGEDC) and the China Higher Education Student Information and Career Center (CHESICC). It is important to note that under the Statutory Declarations Act 1959 a person who wilfully makes a false statement in a statutory declaration is guilty of an offence and may be fined or jailed. research chemist.gov. and the salary earned • The reason why you cannot obtain a statement from the employer. you will need to have both the Degree Certificate and Certificate of Graduation verified for the Skills Assessment. You can find out more about statutory declarations at www. Note: qualification award certificates do not need to be notarised. Philippines and People’s Republic of China. This is a written statement declared to be true in the presence of an authorised witness. fax numbers. accounts clerk). visit www. This Statement of Service or Reference should: show the official company or government department letterhead of the organisation which employed you show in the letterhead the full address of the company. to verify the authenticity and recognition status of Chinese qualifications. Please submit your qualification documents as outlined below.com Appendix B Statement of service or reference from your employer. > Europe – supply a ‘Diploma Supplement’ if one was issued with your degree and transcript. The Statutory Declaration – must include the following details: the full name and address of the company and any telephone.  This should be verifiable and be supported by other evidence of your employment. public servant) but according to the nature of the duties undertaken (for example. email and website addresses the name and position of your direct superior and a contact number for them details of the exact period of employment including: • whether permanent or temporary • whether full-time or part-time • position(s) held . research officer. which has an agreement with the Ministry of Education China appointed verification authorities. accounts clerk) • the main five (5) duties undertaken.au/statdec Page 6 of 6 . photocopies of certificates are sufficient. public servant) but according to the nature of the duties undertaken (for example. If you have been awarded a qualification at Bachelor degree level or above.Appendix A Additional documentation requirements – Europe. This is a letter from each employer for whom you have worked in positions related to your nominated occupation in the last five years.