Assessment for Skilled Migration Visas

what is an assessment for a skilled migration visa?

Some of the Department of Homeland Affairs (DHA)’s work visas need you to nominate an occupation included in one of the lists of eligible skilled occupations. They may also require an assessment of your qualifications and skills, known as a “Skills Assessment”. To check if your visa requires a Skills Assessment, please click here.

The Council’s Role

The Council conducts assessments on behalf of DHA for the occupation of “Physiotherapist”. We perform this separately to our role in assessing qualifications for the purposes of General Registration with the Physiotherapy Board of Australia (the Board).

To make an application for a Skills Assessment, you must already hold or meet the qualification requirement for General Registration with the Board.

You Can Apply for a Skills Assessment if you:

 (*) Please see here for AHPRA’s English Language Skills Registration Standard

Want to Know More?

Please note that the Council cannot provide specific migration advice or information on appropriate visa selection, as this is outside our scope.  Advice and information on migration processes and requirements should be obtained from DHA; an Australian Embassy, Consulate, or High Commission; or a migration agent registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority.

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If you are an internationally qualified physio and want to determine which Skills Assessment is right for you, please take our Assessment Wizard.

Please also feel free to get in touch with our Assessment Team and we’ll get back to you as soon as humanly possible to provide you with more information on the Assessment for Skilled Migration Visas or to discuss your options.

1300 528 003 (Within Australia)
+ 61 3 7018 1499 (Outside Australia)

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