Some Subclass 482 Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa applicant holding passport from certain countries will have to undergo skills assessment for certain nominated occupations.

Legislative instrument IMMI 18/039 issued by the Minister of Citizenship and Multicultural Affairs specify nominated occupations where skills assessment is mandatory for applicants that hold passport from certain countries as outlined in table below:

Occupation ANZSCO Code Assessing Authority Countries/SARs of Passport
Automative Electrician 321111 TRA Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam or Zimbabwe
Baker 351111 TRA China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam or Zimbabwe
Cabinetmaker 394111 TRA Brazil, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam or Zimbabwe
Carpenter 331212 TRA Brazil, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam or Zimbabwe
Carpenter and Joiner 331211 TRA Brazil, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam or Zimbabwe
Chef 351311 TRA Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam or Zimbabwe
Cook 351411 TRA Bangladesh, Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Nepal, Pakistan, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam or Zimbabwe
Diesel Motor Mechanic 321212 TRA Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam or Zimbabwe
Electrician (General) 341111 TRA Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Philippines, South Africa or Vietnam
Electrician (Special Class) 341112 TRA Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Philippines, South Africa or Vietnam
Fitter (General) 323211 TRA Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam or Zimbabwe
Fitter and Turner 323212 TRA Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam or Zimbabwe
Fitter-welder 323213 TRA Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam or Zimbabwe
Joiner 331213 TRA Brazil, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam or Zimbabwe
Metal Fabricator 322311 TRA Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam or Zimbabwe
Metal Fitters and Machinists (nec) 323299 TRA Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam or Zimbabwe
Metal Machinist (First Class) 323214 TRA Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam or Zimbabwe
Motor Mechanic (General) 321211 TRA Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam or Zimbabwe
Panelbeater 324111 TRA China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam or Zimbabwe
Pastrycook 351112 TRA Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam or Zimbabwe
Program or Project Administrator 511112 VETASSESS All applicants regardless of country of passport
Sheetmetal Trades Workerk 322211 TRA Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam or Zimbabwe
Specialist Managers (nec) except:
(a) ambassador; or
(b) archbishop; or
(c) bishop
139999 VETASSESS All applicants regardless of country of passport
Toolmaker 323412 TRA Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam or Zimbabwe
Welder (First Class) 322313 TRA Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong, India, Macau, Philippines, South Africa, Thailand, Vietnam or Zimbabwe

There are a few exemptions where skills assessment is not required. Contact us today to discuss your scenario!

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