Skills Assessment Pilots

The Skills Assessment Pilots 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.

Pilot 1: Faster Migrant Skills Assessments (FMSA)

This Pilot has ended. ANMAC does not fast-track or prioritise skills assessments. Your application will be assessed in the order you apply. 

Pilot 2: Skills Assessment Opportunities for Migrants (SAOM)

ANMAC has been contracted by the Department of Employment and Workplace Relations 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 29 February 2024. Please check your eligibility prior to contacting ANMAC. 

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 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.  

Pilot 3: Employability Assessments

This Pilot commences on 26 September 2022 and offers a free employability assessment and access to subsidised training for migrants who have already received a suitable skills assessment outcome in a priority occupation but are currently working below this skill level. Participants who complete an employability assessment and training may improve their employment opportunities and secure employment in a priority occupation where there are critical skills shortages.

If ANMAC identifies you as potentially eligible for this Pilot, we will approach you with an Introductory Information Pack about the Pilot and an Application Form to apply to the Pilot. You must apply through the Assessing Authority that completed your skills assessment. 

You can find more information about this Pilot here

Review date: 
Wednesday, 9 February 2022

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