Changes to document certification requirements

VETASSESS announced that for General Professional Occupation assessment services, effective 1 December 2015, certification of documents will no longer be required and will now accept high quality colour scans of originals.

With the revised change, the application process will be simplified for Australian skilled visa applicants, which will now save time and money. The revised change applies to VETASSESS General Professional Occupation assessment services only, with no changes to the evidence required by VETASSESS.

Previously, applicants are required to provide certified copies of photograph, proof of identity, change of name, qualification aware certificate, academic transcript, employment evidence, resume/cv, and any other supporting documentation as requested.

Documentation requirements for Trade Occupations remain unchanged and trade applicants will have to submit certified copies of documents.

Before starting the visa application process, you need to determine whether your occupation is considered as:

Having your skills assessed is a requirement for skilled migration to Australia under points tested, employer sponsored, graduate migrant and temporary graduate visas. For the purpose of assessment and if you like to check if your occupation is classified as a General Professional Occupation or a Trade Occupation click here.

VETASSESS is Australia’s leading vocational education and training (VET) assessment provider since 1997. As a registered training organisation (RTO) of assessment-only services, VETASSESS helps and assists individuals, training providers and industry groups define and achieve their learning and assessment goals.