There are two skills assessment pathways available under the 457 Skills Assessment:

Pathway 1 is for applicants that do not hold an Australian qualification in their trade. Skills assessments are conducted against the requirements of the relevant training package qualification for the nominated occupation. The Pathway 1 assessment process comprises of five steps and each step serves to qualify the applicant for the next step.

Pathway 2 is for applicants who hold a:

  • Relevant Australian qualification; or
  • Current identified Australian occupational licence.*

In addition to their qualification, an applicant must be able to demonstrate work experience of at least three (3) years of full-time employment in a relevant and directly related occupation. This must include twelve (12) months full-time paid employment in the nominated occupation in the three years prior to lodging the application. For applicants applying with a current identified Australian occupational licence the 12 months full-time paid employment must be in Australia.

* a current, identified Australian occupational licence is a registration certificate of other form of authorisation required under law to perform work that had been issued by the appropriate Australian licencing authority and is relevant to the nominated occupation.

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Application Process