- From 1 July 2022, those applying for Subclass 485 visas will no longer require a provisional skills assessment for their occupation. As applicants are no longer required to nominate an occupation, the requirement for a skills assessment becomes redundant. These changes will come into effect from 1 July 2022.
- Sydney CBD offices of the Department of Home Affairs will be closing over the coming months. Staff will be relocating to new working accommodation at 101 George St, Parramatta. Client service operations at Lee St will close on 15 June 2022 and reopen at 101 George St, Parramatta from 22 June 2022. As all client services are facilitated via appointments only, clients will be advised of their appointment location in their confirmation email.
ACS Skills Assessment Update
To ensure you submit the correct skills application, please review the Skills Assessment Guidelines for Applicants for a detailed explanation of the application type criteria.
All skills assessment fees include a total of eight assessment episodes per application. An assessment episode can be made up of qualifications or employment documentation. This means you can submit any combination of qualifications and employment episodes that total eight episodes per application.
A $50 fee applies for each additional qualification or employment episode that exceeds the maximum of eight per application. Fees are in Australian dollars (AUD).
Please note that all costs and charges for skilled migration will increase by CPI effective 4th July, 2022.
- Commencing in the 2022-23 program year people residing overseas are now eligible to be considered for Western Australia (WA) State nomination.
- Invitations to apply for WA State nomination will be via the ranking system, giving preference to applicants currently residing in WA, followed by those residing in Australia and then those residing overseas.
- The expanded Graduate occupation list will become available in 2022-23 and is outlined in the new 2022-23 WA State nomination – combined occupation list.