Pilot 3 – Employability Assessments for Migrants

This Pilot enables applicants to gain the workplace skills required for the Australian job market.

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Am I eligible?

You are eligible for this assessment if ALL the following apply to you:

  • You are living in Australia on an eligible permanent visa
  • You have received a successful skills assessment in an eligible occupation on or after 1 January 2012, and have held it for 12 months or more
  • You are working in a job below your skill level
  • You have worked at least 30 hours per fortnight in the last month (can be a mix of paid as well as study, and/or, volunteer, and/or internship work and can be with more than one employer or education provider).
  • You are not on JobSeeker Payments
  • You do not have an active referral with an employment services program (e.g. Workforce Australia)
  • You have not previously completed or withdrawn from Pilot 3 before.
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How do I apply?

If you are interested, and believe you may meet the eligibility criteria, please contact the Assessing Authority that completed your successful skills assessment.

Contact your Assessing Authority

What are employability skills?

Employability skills are the non-technical skills that can help you get a job in Australia.

They are often referred to as 'soft skills’, and include:

  • Numeracy
  • Digital Engagement
  • Teamwork
  • Writing
  • Reading
  • Learning
  • Problem Solving
  • Oral Communication
  • Planning and Organising
  • Initiative and Innovation
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Why should I apply?

This pilot offers migrants living in Australia:

  • A free employability assessment
  • A free coaching session
  • A free personalised plan to develop your employability skills
  • Up to $3,000 to cover employability skills training

If you are successful, you will improve your employment options in your occupation. It may help you get a job that matches your skill level.

Employers will be more confident that you have the right skills for a job in an Australian workplace.

Check your skill level

Pilot 3 is aimed at helping migrants in Australia that are working in a job beneath their skill level to gain skills for employment in their nominated occupation.

To be eligible for this Pilot you must demonstrate a skills mismatch.

A skills mismatch IS:

  • “I have a suitable skills assessment in Accounting, and currently working as a Bookkeeper”.

A skills mismatch IS NOT:

  • “I have a suitable skills assessment in in Software Engineering I am currently working as a Software Developer”.
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Fact Sheets and Flyers

Information about Pilot 3 – Employability Assessments for Migrants is available in the following languages:

  • English
  • Arabic
  • Burmese
  • Dari
  • Farsi
  • French
  • Hazaragi
  • Hindi
  • Nepali
  • Pashto
  • Simplified Chinese
  • Sinhalese
  • Spanish
  • Swahili
  • Tagalog
  • Tamil
  • Traditional Chinese
  • Turkish
  • Ukranian
  • Urdu
  • Vietnamese
  • Zulu

Read Pilot 3 information in your language

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