The following changes will come into effect on Jan 15, 2014:
• The ACS Temporary Graduate – 485 skills assessment will clearly state that it is specifically for the purpose of applying for a subclass 485 visa application. Applicants with an Australian study component that are applying for a subclass 485 visa will be assessed on the Australian qualification only, based on the completion of the relevant Australian Bachelor degree or higher.
• Applicants with an Australian study component that wish to apply for permanent residency will require either 1 year of relevant work experience or completion of an ACS Professional Year Program to receive a suitable skills assessment which can be used for general migration purposes.
• The ACS Post Australian Study Skills Assessment is intended to support graduates in applying for permanent residency under the General Skilled Migration or Employer Nomination Scheme after completing an Australian study component.
• The Australian study component is taken into consideration because of the value of studying in Australia and the exposure to Australian culture and language, which in turn places applicants in a better position to be employed in their nominated occupation.
• The work experience or professional year program is assessed for suitability of the full skills assessment and the applicant is considered skilled from the completion date of the relevant Australian degree. The Post Australian Study Skills Assessment can be used for migration purposes in general.
Temporary Graduate – 485 Skills Assessment Criteria
Post Australian Study Skills Assessment Criteria
Skills Assessment Fees Update – Effective 15/1/2014
$475 Temporary Graduate – 485 Skills Assessment
$500 Post Australian Study Skills Assessment
$500 Skills (general application)
$550 Recognition Letter
$550 Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)
$395 Review Application
$395 Appeal Application
Revalidation Applications; with new criteria for Graduate skills assessment criteria, it is not possible to provide revalidations after 15/1/2014 (against old criteria).
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