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Australia Skills Assessment – validity period now applies

Posted on July  11 , 2014

As of 1 July 2014, a three year validity period will be applied for skills assessments issued by assessing authorities for the purpose of visa applications. The  validity period may be shorter if specified on the assessment.

Most skills assessment did not have validity periods in the past, unlike IELTS English test results. Therefore the three year validity period is said to align with the  three year validity period for English Language tests.

A skills assessment must be valid at the time of lodgement for the following visas:

A skills assessment must be valid at the time of invitation to apply for the following visas:

These changes do not affect the Temporary Work (Skilled)(subclass 457) visa.

For information about skills assessments and Australian migration, contact us.