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Changes to Occupation Classifications


Vetassess is the Australian assessing authority nominated for conducting skills assessments for Migration to Australia.

The purpose of the skills assessment is to compare applicants’ post-secondary educational qualifications and employment against the requirements of nominated occupations under the General Skilled Migration (GSM) program and the Employer Nomination Scheme (ENS).

Vetasesss assesses Occupations according to which group the occupation belongs to. The occupations are grouped into group A,B,C and so forth. Each group has specific requirements such as qualification level and work experience which must be met to achieve a successful outcome. The higher the group, the higher level of qualifications and work experience is required. For example, occupations in group A, generally require applicants to have qualifications comparable to Australian degree level or higher.

Vetassess has announced that following occupations have been re-classified and assigned to a new group:

361199 Animal Attendants and Trainers nec From Group D to F

411211 Dental Hygienist From Group E to A

411214 Dental Therapist From Group E to A

452312 Gymnastics Coach or Instructor From Group D to F

411112 Intensive Care Ambulance Paramedic From Group C to A

232511 Interior Designer From Group B to C

452317 Other Sports Coach or Instructor From Group D to F

311214 Operating Theatre Technician From Group E to D

361113 Pet Groomer From Group D to F

211311 Photographer From Group B to C

399915 Photographer’s Assistant From Group D to F

452316 Tennis Coach From Group D to F

452315 Swimming Coach or Instructor From Group D to F


This means that for some occupations it might be easier and for some harder to meet the new requirements depending to which group the occupations has been shifted to.

The changes will take place on the 7th of January 2020. Until then the current classifications will remain in place.

Please call Taylor Hampton Solicitors Emigrate to Australia for more details on the Skills Assessment and other application processes associated with Migration to Australia: 0207 427 5290.

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