Migrant Skills Incentives Program

The Migrant Skills Incentive Program provides eligible onshore migrants with free, fast-tracked skills assessments and employability assessments. The aim of these incentives is to maximise the contribution of skilled migrants who are in Australia and ready to contribute to the Australian workforce in priority occupations.

Incentive 1: Faster Migrant Skills Assessments (FMSA)

This incentive fast-tracks skills assessments for applicants who are currently onshore and awaiting a skills assessment outcome in a priority occupation – Enrolled Nurse (ANZSCO 411411), Registered Nurse (ANZSCO 254499 Not Elsewhere Classified) and Midwife (ANZSCO 254111). This only applies to new modified skills assessment applications made before 28 February 2022.  

Incentive 2: Skills Assessment Opportunities for Migrants (SAOM)

ANMAC has been contracted by the Department of Education, Skills and Employment to provide free and fast-tracked skills assessments to eligible onshore migrants who are registered to practice as a nurse in Australia. The SAOM incentive commences on 28 February 2022 and ends on 16 June 2023.

Eligible applicants need to be:

  • living in Australia on a family, partner, refugee or humanitarian visa
  • registered to work as an enrolled or registered nurse with Ahpra
  • a first-time applicant with ANMAC
  • applying under ANZSCO 254499 (Not Elsewhere Classified) or ANZSCO 411411 (Enrolled Nurse).

If you believe you are eligible for this free and fast-tracked skills assessment, please email  skilledmigrantincentive@anmac.org.au to express an interest. You will need to attach a coloured copy of your passport and evidence of your current nursing registration in Australia. Please also provide an email address that can be used to create access to the ANMAC portal.

ANMAC will assess your eligibility and communicate next steps with you via email. Once ANMAC has received all relevant documentation your skills assessment will be completed within 15 business days.

We encourage you to call the ANMAC office if you have any questions related to this incentive or any other skilled migration enquiry.  

Incentive 3: Employability Assessments

Employability assessments will be offered to migrants who have previously received a suitable skills assessment outcome but are working below their skill level.

More information to come.

Review date: 
Wednesday, 9 February 2022

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