The Skills Assessment – Permanent Residence Visa/Skilled Regional (Provisional) Visa is a document-based assessment designed to assess your qualifications and work experience. The Department of Home Affairs (DHA) will then use this information to evaluate whether you meet the educational and/or skilled employment requirements for your visa, or to award you points in these areas if your visa includes a Points Test.
Successful candidates will be awarded with a Skills Certificate to allow them to lodge an Expression of Interest (EOI) and/or submit your visa application.
As part of your application, you’ll need referees to provide you with a Professional Reference for all work you wish to claim as skilled employment for your visa application. The amount of Professional References you need to include will depend on your visa’s requirements regarding skilled employment. For example, if you are applying for a points-based visa you will need to submit a Professional Reference (and supporting documentation) for all work you wish to claim points for.
If you are a recent graduate and do not wish to claim any work for your visa application, please still provide a Professional Reference and supporting documentation) for either your current role, or for two different clinical rotations undertaken as part of your degree.
If you are unable to provide a Contract of Employment for your role, please instead obtain a statement from your employer confirming the following information:
Where you cannot provide your latest pay slip, a bank statement showing payment for the role should be sufficient. If you have any further queries about documentation you can provide to support your Professional Reference please get in touch on the details below.
If you’re unsure what the skilled employment requirements for your visa are, please check the relevant page on DHA’s website.