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Skills Assessment Pilots
The Australian Government is supporting stronger economic growth through pilot (temporary) programs to increase workforce participation for skilled migrants and address critical skills shortages in Australia. These Pilots are open until 29 February 2024. For more information click here.
Pilot 2: Skills Assessment Opportunities for Migrants
As part of the Australian Government’s Skills Assessment Pilots Program, OCANZ is offering free fast-tracked skills assessments to eligible onshore migrants.
Am I eligible for Pilot 2?
You may be eligible if you:
- hold an Optometry Degree from an overseas University
- have not had a prior skills assessment with OCANZ
- are living in Australia on an eligible visa
- have held that visa from 1 January 2016
- secondary entrant of skilled visa
How do I apply for a free fast-tracked skills assessment?
If you believe you are eligible for a free skills assessment, please contact us at email@example.com and we will provide you with information about next steps, including the documentation required to proceed with your application if you are deemed to be eligible for this Pilot.
How long will it take?
Once we have received all the information we need from you, your assessment will be completed within 15 days.
Pilot 3: Employability Assessments
This Pilot offers a free employability assessment and access to subsidised training for migrants who have already received a suitable skills assessment outcome in a priority occupation but are currently working below this skill level. Participants who complete an employability assessment and training may improve their employment opportunities and secure employment in a priority occupation where there are critical skills shortages.
Am I eligible for Pilot 3?
You may be eligible if you:
- have received a suitable skills assessment outcome in an eligible occupationon or after 1 January 2012* and have held it for a minimum of 12 months
- living in Australia on an eligible permanent visa
- are currently in paid employment below my skill level (For example – have a suitable skills assessment in Accounting, and currently working as a Bookkeeper)
- are working a minimum of 30 hours per fortnight within the last month. This can include a mix of paid andvolunteer and/or internship work, and can be with more than one employer
- are not registered as a job seeker on Centrelink, or with Workforce Australia, Disability Employment Services, or the Community Development Program
- have not previously completed or withdrawn from Pilot 3
How do I apply for a free employability assessment?
OCANZ will send potential applicants an Introductory Information Pack about the Pilot and an Application Form to apply to the Pilot. Alternatively, if you believe you are eligible, please contact us at firstname.lastname@example.org to receive an Introductory Information Pack about the Pilot and an Application Form.
How do I find out more about these Pilots?
More information is available on www.dewr.gov.au/skills-assessment-pilots.