VETASSESS (Vocational Education and Training Assessing Services) is a skill assessment authority in Australia. It has been at the forefront in assessing the skills, qualifications and employment history of every skilled professional in the country and abroad. Its services benefitted a large number of migrants who want to seek Permanent Residency benefits.

Over the years, the assessment authority has catered the needs of professionals belonging to over 300 skilled occupations. Besides, it has been assessing the work profile of every professional based on Australian standards. It evaluates the education system, institution and study program of a particular country.

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Every document submitted by a skilled professional must be of high-quality. He must provide a coloured copy of the original text. On the other hand, regional language users can forward documents with English translations as they are not conversant in the English language. List of documents that should be verified by the authority for skill assessment are—

Application Fee

Before forwarding application, every professional has to pay necessary fees inclusive of taxes. If he is in Australia, there is no need to pay Goods Service Tax (GST). It is, however, advisable to show Tax exemption proofs as there is a mention of the country’s address on the form. Submit other details such as the statutory declaration, notarial certificate or RMA declaration.


Every individual has to provide passport-size copies of colour photographs. Photograph copy should not exceed more than six months, but it has to be a fresh one. It is also necessary to arrange for original copy size and refrain from using self-taken snaps.

Identity proof

Submit relevant information that is part of identity proof. Along with passport details, the individual has to submit name, date of birth and photograph details. Attest a birth certificate as part of records.

Name change

It is essential to address specific issues. Provide concrete evidence of name change. The name change is applicable if there are any naming inconsistencies. Submit relevant documents that support an individual’s identity.

Academic qualification

As part of the evidence, professionals must provide school/college qualification certificates. These transcripts determine his/her eligibility. The assessment body verifies their candidature based on AQF (Australian Qualifications Framework). Submit Academic Transcript and Award Certificate details as well. There has to be mention of study details and significant projects in curriculum vitae.

Employment evidence

Job details play a vital role in skill assessment application. If a professional is in a prominent position, he can mention it in the Statement of Service written statement. For Priority Processing, VETASSES will ensure if employment claims of a professional are genuine. He can also include his firm details, website, employer details, email and contact.

Curriculum Vitae

Resume covers study and work experience. These details are part of the skills assessment process. Skilled professional can include details about his academic studies, projects undertaken by him, course requirements, and employment details. He can explain a brief career description.


Submit VETASSESS with identity proof colour scans, employment and qualification documents. These details fall in place if a skilled professional is applying online. Coloured document scans and signed application form are essential if submitting through the mail. Every scan he is attesting does not need certification.

VETASSESS is an assessing authority. It checks and scrutinizes the application details of a professional. Besides, it also discusses occupational skills

No confusion arises here! Without doubt, submit English language test proofs part of skill assessment details. Include general professional occupation details within the application.

Providing scholarships and allowances are not enough if a skilled professional is a PhD holder. VETASSESS will not verify application details based on the scholarships, allowances etc. Every applicant must engage in an occupation on a paid basis as per the occupation’s market rate. Do not expect any compensation from the authority for study purposes.

There are 10 working days to process his/her application with payment fees. If required, a skilled professional can request for occupation change. There is no need to incur an extra fee sum. Occupation change is not available on priority processing basis.

On the other hand, he can receive occupation change requests after processing an occupation fee. Do not accept these requests for priority processing application. However, choose the right occupation while submitting the Priority Processing application. Provide GST exemption evidence while applying online.