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Please note: Before considering a Skills Assessment for Temporary Graduate Visa, please ensure you read the Department of Home Affairs website.
You may have access to the Post-Study Work stream of the Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485) which does not require applicants to nominate an occupation or obtain a Skills Assessment.

Skills Assessment for Temporary Graduate Visa

The Skills Assessment for the Temporary Graduate Visa is a document-based assessment that verifies your skills are suitable for the physiotherapy occupation under the Temporary Graduate visa application.

The Council provides this assessment for physiotherapists interested in staying in Australia after graduation on behalf of the Australian Government’s Department of Home Affairs (DHA).

This is the most suitable assessment if you are looking to remain in Australia temporarily after completing your studies, or wish to stay in Australia whilst preparing to apply for a permanent residence visa.

Eligibility requirements

To check if you meet the criteria for application please read the Assessment for Skilled Migration Visas page.

Documents to submit

Cost of Assessment

Fees can be found here.

Waiting time

Processing time for your application can be found here. After you submit your application, the Council requests that you only reach out to us if the specified time has elapsed, as we appreciate your patience.

Next steps

  • Complete the online application and make the payment
  • Wait for your application outcome from the Council. 
  • Obtain the Council’s Assessment of Physiotherapy Qualifications certificate which can be used in your visa application

Frequently Asked Questions

I’m not sure if I’ve already completed a Skills Assessment before, what should I do?

If you’re unsure whether you’ve already completed a Skills Assessment, you can ask us directly via email. Please email [email protected].

Do I need to provide any work experience?

You do not need to provide evidence of work experience for the Temporary Graduate Visa – Skills Assessment.

How long will my application take?

Please check processing times on our Fees & Processing Times page to be aware of the estimated processing times.

Please note that your assessment will be delayed if:

  • The detail in your application (especially regarding your skilled employment) cannot be verified by the supporting documentation
  • You do not provide the required supporting documentation

To prevent delays to your application, please ensure your application and documentation is as complete as possible. Every time it’s incomplete, your application might take twice as long to be processed.

Does the Assessment of Physiotherapy Qualifications certificate expire?

The Council has no expiry date for the Assessment of Physiotherapy Qualifications. However, the DHA may only accept it after a certain timeframe after the date of issue. Please contact DHA directly to know how soon you must apply for your visa after receiving the Skills Assessment Certificate.

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