VETASSESS is one of the leading skills assessment bodies in Australia for most of the level-3 trade occupations skills assessment.
The organisation recently announced that that from September 25 2023, the VETASSESS will pause acceptance of new applications for assessment for the following trade occupations to allow it to process the backlog of applications currently on-hand:
- Chef, ANZSCO Code 351311
- Cook, ANZSCO Code 351411
- Diesel Motor Mechanic, ANZSCO Code 321212
- Motor Mechanic (General), ANZSCO Code 321211
- Fitter (General), ANZSCO Code 323211
- Electrician (General), ANZSCO Code 341111
- Metal Machinist (First Class), ANZSCO Code 323214.
For detailed announcement for this change, please click here to read the VETASSES’s publication in full.
If you have already lodged an application with VETASSESS, you do not need to take any action. VETASSESS will continue to process those applications. Professional practisners should seek alternative assessment authorities for these occupations during this period.
Korrylink advises that this pause by VETASSESS does not mean that the Department of Home Affairs will discontinue the visa applications related to these occupations.
If you have any queries, you are most welcome to consult with Korrylink.