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VETASSESS has announced the Skills Assessment fees for trade occupations are increasing from  04 June 2018. The increase will affect applicants looking to emigrate to Australia on permanent migration and those applying for Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Visa  (*occupations with mandatory skills assessment only).

The new Skills Assessment fees are taking effect from 04 June 2018 and are as follow:

Stage 1 Application – Documentary Assessment: AUD$1080
Stage 2 Technical Interview/ Practical Assessment – AUD$1610
Stage 2 Practical Assessment (Licensed Occupations) – AUD$1890

New Fees apply to all Skills Assessment pathways (Australian and non-Australian / no formal qualifications holders) as well as assessment reviews and appeals.

Occupations affected by the fee increase include the following:

Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
Automotive Electrician
Baker (Retail Baking – Combined)
Baker (Retail Baking – Bread)
Carpenter and Joiner
Chef (Asian Cookery)
Chef (Commercial Cookery)
Cook (Asian Cookery)
Cook (Commercial Cookery)
Diesel Motor Mechanic (Mobile Plant)
Diesel Motor Mechanic (Heavy Commercial Vehicle)
Electronic Equipment Trades Worker
Electrician (General)
Electrician (Special Class)
Fitter (General)
Metal Fabricator
Metal Machinist (First Class)
Motor Mechanic (General)
Plumber (General)
Sheet-metal Trades Worker
Vehicle Painter
Welder (First Class)

If you consider applying for the Australian Skilled Migrant Permanent Visa or the Employer Sponsored Visa and need assistance with your application, please get in touch with us. We are here to help with the application process from start to finish, including the Skills Assessment stage. For further details, please contact us on 0207 427 5290 or email us: [email protected]

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