Skills Assessment

Skills assessments are issued by relevant skills assessing authority…

which is selected depending on the assessed occupation. A skills assessing authority is an organisation that compare your skills with Australian standards associated with relevant occupation.


DOHA only accepts skills assessments from the approved authority, each of them has its own assessment process, requirements, timeframes and fees.

Some skills assessing authorities issue skills assessments that show an expiry date. Skills assessments that do not specify an expiry date are valid for 3 years from the date of the issue. Your assessment should be valid at time of lodgement and at time of invitation for a visa.

I highly recommend choosing an occupation and assessing your skills ONLY after your English exam is completed with required score and you have your personal strategy for the migration process!


The strategy should consider all the features that may affect the decision of the assessment and your future in Australia.

I use a multivariate model that consider your qualifications and education, lists of occupations and states/territories requirements where you would like to move, trends and needs of the Department in the short and long term when I develop a strategy and choose appropriate occupation for your migration needs.

Please be aware that each state or territory has its own SOL for skilled sponsored visas, as well as the special requirements for applicants for every single occupation within each Australian state

Skills Occupation Lists:

  • the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List (MLTSSL)
  • the Short-term Skilled Occupation List (STSOL)
  • the Regional Occupation List (ROL)
  • the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (RSMS) ROL
  • the Priority Migration Skilled Occupation List (PMSOL)


How to appeal the results of skills assessment?

Meanwhile, not many people know that a negative skills assessment can be appealed and overturned!

If you are unhappy with the outcome, for example, you do not agree with number of years of relevant work experience or skills assessment outcome is negative, you can appeal to the assessor and even add more supporting evidence for your case.

Just recently, we received a POSITIVE decision for our client after appeal. The young specialist was ready to give up his immigration, but he took a chance and made an appeal with us. As you understand, it was worth it! 

Actually, I am convinced that candidates have to prepare their cases and all supporting documents appropriately from the very beginning!

Professional migration agent’s assistance of your skills assessment process will shorten the processing time for your case outcome, as well as multiply your chances of getting a positive decision.


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