The Australian Government has identified skills shortages in the job market in some industries, which have been exacerbated by border closures as a result of the COVID-19 crisis, as a problem that requires immediate attention. The gravity of the situation has prompted the creation of one-of-a-kind and significant incentives that might aid around 9,500 onshore migrants.
It is not only speedier migrant skills assessment processes that are included in the Migrant Skills Incentives; it is also free and fast-tracked skills assessments for onshore migrants who are in Australia on a permanent family, partner, humanitarian, or refugee visa.
Migrants who have never passed a skills assessment and who have skills, credentials, and/or experience that are closely related to a priority occupation are eligible for a special incentive.
Engineering vocations with high priority include:
- Civil engineers
- Structural engineers
- Transport engineers
- Electrical engineers
- Mechanical engineers
- Mining engineers
- Petroleum engineers
“This program gives a significant reduction in the time it would normally take to complete an assessment,” said Engineers Australia Senior Manager Assessments Robin Liu.
“A typical assessment could take 16 to 18 weeks. A previously paid, expedited assessment could take as long as 20 working days to complete. A response is provided within 15 working days under this free offer, which runs from February 28, 2022 to June 30, 2023.
For more information, please visit Migrant Skills Incentives – Department of Education, Skills and Employment, Australian Government