31 July 2017
Updates to VETASSESS (General) and ANMAC Skills Assessments
VETASSESS (General) introduce priority processing service, and ANMAC to implement an electronic application process.
Skills Assessments determine if an applicant has the qualifications and experience needed for migration to Australia. It is the first step of the skilled visa process.
From 1 August 2017, applicants will be able to pay for priority processing for VETASSESS General Professional Occupations. VETASSESS (General) conduct skills assessments for professions such as Counsellors (nec), Graphic Designer and Construction Project Managers. See here for a complete list of occupations.
Full details about the priority service, including the eligibility criteria, will be available on the VETASSESS website from Tuesday 1 August 2017. This new service will not impact the processing times for regular applications.
Lastly, a small fee increase has been announced for all future VETASSESS (General) skills assessment applications. These will be in effect from 1 August 2017 and you can see the updated fees here.
Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC)
This month the Australian Nursing and Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) have announced they are preparing to implement a new electronic application process. ANMAC is an independent accrediting authority who conducts skills assessments for a range of medical professions, including nurses and midwives.
It is hoped that the introduction of an online skills assessment process will create a more efficient and user-friendly experience. Applicants will be able to upload supporting documents online and regularly receive progress updates. The current processing times are 9-11 weeks, but with the introduction of an online system ANMAC anticipate this will reduce slightly.