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Updates from various Skills Assessment Authorities | ACS | ACWA | DAA | AOAC | TRA | AMSA | ASMIRT | APS | SearchMyANZSCO

Skills Assessment Authorities

Latest updates announced by various Skills Assessment Authorities 

ACS 262112: ICT Security Specialist

Applicants applying under the ICT Security specialist ANZSCO occupation code will be assessed based on separate criteria to the other occupations in this Unit Group 

Acceptance of Electronics subjects in ICT qualifications: Analogue and other non-ICT related electronics subjects will no longer be accepted when assessing qualifications. Applicants may provide a subject/course outline to support an assessment of Electronic related subjects which we will consider. 

ACS will now accept qualifications accredited under SEOUL Accord starting from 1st July 2020. 


ACWA: New skills assessment application fee (effective from 1 July 2020): $965. This will be the standard fee with no additional fee for migration points test advice based on qualification or work experience. 


DAA: Due to COVID-19 restrictions regarding testing venues, the ADC has agreed to also accept the PTE Academic Pearson English Language test results until 31 December 2020. You will be required to obtain a minimum score of 65 across the components.


AOAC: Fees for the skills assessment stages updated.

Online practical assessment (Stage 3) $1000

Application for practical examination (Stage 4) $2500 


TRA: Job Ready Program Applicant guidelines document updated this month (June 2020). Following new sections have been added/replaced:

  • Document Requirements
  • Assessment Outcomes
  • Decision ready documents
  • Skills Progress Report
  • Pay evidence
  • JRFA outcome
  • JRP officers
  • Legislation


Australian Psychological Society: New fees schedule, applicable from 1 June 2020 -31 May 2021, is now published.

Applying from within Australia: $1191.00(inc GST)

Applying from outside Australia: $1083.00(GST free)


ASMIRT: Processing of new applications for assessment of overseas qualifications has recommenced in full. Please ensure that all your documentation is in order before it is sent. Unfortunately, if there is information missing, it will slow the assessment process down. 


AMSA: A cancellation fees of $136 is now applicable for the cancellation of oral examination. 


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