Skills Assessment Pilots

Skills Assessment Pilots were Australian Government initiatives that have now ended.

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They delivered faster, cheaper skills assessments and helped migrants improve employability for migrants.

An evaluation is currently underway, with surveys sent to pilot participants, to help improve future skills assessment services for migrants.

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What was on offer?

Pilot 1 - Faster Migrant Skills Assessments - ended in June 2022.

The Pilot offered fast-tracked skills assessments for onshore migrants who had already submitted and paid for an application in a priority occupation and were awaiting an outcome.

Pilot 2 – Skills Assessment Outcomes for Migrants – ended in February 2024.

It offered free and fast-tracked skills assessments to eligible onshore migrants to help show employers they have the skills they are looking for.

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Pilot 3 – Employability Assessments for Migrants - ended in February 2024.

The Pilot offered a free employability assessment, coaching session, personalised plan, and up to $3,000 to cover employability skills training.