Fee increases announced for Australian assessing bodies

Following the announcement that Australian visa application fees will be increased for skilled and family visas, a number of Australian skills assessing bodies have followed suit and announced that they too will be increasing their fees.

Australian Institute for Teaching and School Leadership (AITSL) 

The AITSL is the designated assessment authority for the following skilled occupations on the Australian General Skilled Migration Program Skilled Occupation List (SOL):

ANZSCO Code Profession
241111 Early Childhood (Pre-primary School) Teacher
241213 Primary School Teacher (not in schedule 3)
241411 Secondary School Teacher

As of 1 July, 2011, AITSL's fee for an assessment of an application will be going up from AUD$450 to AUD$550. You can read more on the AITSL website.

Australian Institute of Quantity Surveyors (AIQS) 

The AIQS is the designated assessment authority for the following skilled occupation on the Australian General Skilled Migration Program Skilled Occupation List (SOL):

ANZSCO Code Profession
233214 Quantity Surveyor

As of 1 July, 2011, AIQS' fee for an assessment of an application will be going up from AUD$400 to AUD$490. You can read more on the AIQS website.

- Lauren Mennie is Casework Department Manager of the Australian Visa Bureau.