Assessment for Skilled Migration in Australia
In accordance with the Migration Regulations 1994, AOAC is responsible for assessing the skills and qualifications for the occupation of Osteopath (ANZSCO code 252112) under the Department of Home Affairs General Skilled Migration (GSM) and Employer Sponsored Migration (ESM) programs. This is not an assessment for registration purposes. You will need to have a completed skills assessment before you can lodge your visa GSM or ESM application.
To proceed with a skills assessment you must answer YES to at least one of the following statements and submit Form 1A Application for skills assessment:
If you answered NO to both of these questions you are required to complete an assessment for registration in Australia.
All documents submitted electronically must be certified scanned colour copies of the original document saved as PDF files.
A certified copy is a copy (often a photocopy) of a primary document, that has on it an endorsement or certificate that it is a true copy of the primary document. It does not certify that the primary document is genuine, only that it is a true copy of the primary document
The only people who can certify your documents are a:
AOAC recommends you ask the person who certifies your application form to certify all other documents.
The person who certifies your documents has to:
The assessment for skilled migration can take up to 15 working days from the date AOAC receives your correctly completed application form and all the required documents exactly as stated in the form.
On completion of the assessment you will be advised if your skills are suitable or not suitable for migration purposes. This letter should be included with your application to the Department of Home Affairs and is the document you require as evidence of a Migration Skills Assessment.
Submitting supporting documents
Electronic Copies (Certification required)
All documents submitted electronically must be certified scanned colour copies of the original document. This information offers you guidance in attaching documents to your email application.
AOAC is not able to accept files that have been compressed. A compressed file is a container for documents, programs or other files that have been packaged together and reduced in size.
A common example is files compressed using WinZip® with a .zip file extension. If the document you are attempting to attach is too large we recommend that you create a PDF document.
What can you attach?
AOAC is only able to accept the following file formats:
The following table details the maximum number, size and allowable formats of files you are able to attach to your application:
AOAC can only provide advice relating to the skills assessment process and is not able to provide specific advice regarding the right visa for you. To find out more information regarding your visa options please refer to the Department of Home Affairs website www.homeaffairs.gov.au or www.mara.gov.au to find a list of Registered Migration Agents.