Updated on 19 Apr 2021
Preparing an application
WHICH OCCUPATION SHOULD I NOMINATE?
It is your responsibility to choose the occupation for which you believe you are qualified and experienced. You can conduct a self-assessment using the assessment criteria or contact a migration agent for assistance.
CAN YOU TELL ME IF MY QUALIFICATION IS ACCEPTABLE?
No, we do not provide pre-assessment advice. You can conduct a self-assessment using the assessment criteria or contact a migration agent for assistance.
CAN I COMBINE ENGLISH TEST RESULTS?
You can submit multiple IELTS tests only, but they must be within a period of 12 months.
HOW DO I SUBMIT PTE ACADEMIC TEST RESULTS?
You must send your PTE Academic score to ACWA through PTE secure portal and attach a copy of your test result with the application.
I HAVE A MASTER’S DEGREE, SHOULD I SUBMIT EVIDENCE OF MY UNDERGRADUATE QUALIFICATION?
I CAN’T PROVIDE EMPLOYER REFERENCE LETTERS, WHAT ARE MY OPTIONS?
HOW DO I APPLY FOR A SKILLS ASSESSMENT?
You will need to create an account for the applicant portal and submit the online form. Please read through the application process page.
HOW DO I APPLY FOR MIGRATION POINTS TEST ADVICE?
You do not need to apply separately for points test advice. All skills assessments from July 2020 onwards include qualification comparability and work experience claims.
CAN I FAST-TRACK MY APPLICATION?
Yes, this service is available on a case by case basis and incurs a fee. You can select this option in the payment section of the online form. A completed application under the fast-tracked process can take up to 6 weeks.
HOW CAN I FIND OUT THE STATUS OF MY APPLICATION?
Each time an assessing officer updates the status of your application you will receive an automatic email. You can also log in to the applicant portal at any time and check the status under ‘My Skills Assessments’. The possible statuses are: Draft, Submitted, In Progress, Documents Requested, Not Suitable, Suitable. A lodged application will initially show as ‘Submitted’ and be updated to ‘In Progress’ once the assessing officer has begun the assessment. Please do not contact us if your application status does not show ‘In progress’, it will be processed within the timeframe.
HOW WILL I RECEIVE MY OUTCOME?
You will receive an email once your outcome is available. You can then log in to the applicant portal to download your certificate.
WHERE CAN I FIND MY APPLICATION ID NUMBER?
You can log into the applicant portal and find your application ID under 'My Skills Assessments'.
HOW CAN I CONTACT THE ASSESSMENT TEAM?
Making changes to a pending application
CAN I CHANGE MY ANZSCO CODE?
HOW DO I CHANGE MY CONTACT DETAILS?
You should update your details by sending an email to firstname.lastname@example.org. You must include your ACWA ID number in the subject line.
CAN I CHANGE OR REMOVE MY MIGRATION AGENT?
Yes, you can change or remove your migration agent at any time. To update this information complete Form 956 and email it to email@example.com. You must include your ACWA application ID in the subject line.
CAN I PROVIDE ADDITIONAL DOCUMENTS?
Your application must be decision ready at the time of application. You are entitled to appeal, however, this incurs a fee and additional processing time. You may be asked to submit additional evidence as part of the assessment process.
Appealing/reviewing an outcome
CAN I APPEAL OR REVIEW MY OUTCOME?
HOW CAN I RENEW MY ASSESSMENT?
If your assessment certificate has expired, you will need to submit a new application under the current guidelines.
I HAVE LOST MY SKILLS ASSESSMENT CERTIFICATE, CAN I GET A NEW ONE?
If you obtained your assessment from November 2020 onwards, you can log in to the applicant portal to download a copy. If you obtained your assessment before our online system, we can only issue a replacement if your certificate is still valid (ie. not expired). Please email the firstname.lastname@example.org with your reference number in the subject line to arrange a replacement. A service fee applies.