Update to Various Skills Assessment due to COVID-19

Update to Various Skills Assessment due to COVID-19

Updates from various skills assessment authorities in March 2020


The Council has made the decision to temporarily close our office situated in Richmond, Victoria until such time as it is recommended safe for staff to return. Please rest assured however that in the interim, the Council will remain fully operational and the entire complement of Council staff will continue working, albeit remotely. Unfortunately, this closure will impact some assessments.

Updates from various skills assessment authorities in March 2020

Mangalath Immigration



A clause was added in the guidelines for the skills assessment for early childhood teacher. ACECQA demands that Transcript must demonstrate early childhood specialisation.

ADC – The ADC has introduced a validity period for initial assessment applications for all dental professions. From 1 January 2020, successful initial assessment applications for all dental professions will have a validity period of seven years.

The ADC had made the difficult decision to postpone the written examination scheduled for 23-24 March. Candidates scheduled to sit this examination had been notified via email. All candidates will get an update with further information regarding future examinations as information becomes available

Engineers Australia

Exemption from English Language test Engineers Australia will grant an exemption to the qualified applicants from the English language test moving forward: applicant who is a citizen of and holds a valid passport issued by the United Kingdom, the United States of America, Canada, New Zealand or the Republic of Ireland.

Speech Pathologist Australia

A new informational guideline by the Speech Pathologist Australia. It is for Overseas Trained Speech Pathologists Certified Practising Speech Pathologist (CPSP) requirements. It can be found here: https://www.speechpathologyaustralia.org.au/SPAweb/Join_us/Qualification_Assessments/SPAweb/Join_Us/Overseas_Qualificationss/Overseas_Qualifications_Assessments.aspx


New guidelines of MSA for the online application system: https://www.tradesrecognitionaustralia.gov.au/sites/default/files/images/msa_applicant_guidelines.pdf


It has announced that they have temporarily postponed receipt of all new applications (digital or paper- based). Besides, they are currently establishing and will have a procedure in place for accepting online applications by 6th April 2020.


Important note considering covid-19 impacts: please email your application and related documents rather than post. If posted, your application will be delayed for an undetermined amount of time.


Service delay: As the team mobilise to work remotely you may experience longer call waits. We recommend submitting your enquiry via web form. They aim to respond within 2 business days.

In-person services: Perth office is temporarily unavailable to the public, but the work continues. Read more on the COVID-19 updates page.


Australian Community workers association has published that the skills assessment guidelines for the welfare worker are under review. They are likely to change soon.


We regret that we have had to cancel offshore practical assessments due to the coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak but we are able to conduct Technical Interviews online. We can conduct online video conferencing for Technical Interview assessments for non-licensed occupations or Pathway 2 licensed occupations, until further notice.

Institute of Managers and Leaders

Due to the coronavirus pandemic the following additional process for lodging a skilled migration application may be used:

E-Mail the application form and supporting documents to migration@managersandleaders.com.au. Each email limit to 20MB however you can send multiple emails. Also, documents must be a clear colour scan  from the original document and do not need to be certified by a justice of the peace or notary public.

Please do not complete the credit card authorisation form. Once we receive the application we will contact you by email to arrange payment from a credit card.

This process may also be applicable for Review, Appeal, Extension and Temporary Graduate Qualification Assessments.

IMPORTANT: If you are sending an application by courier, please forward an email to migration@managersandleaders.com.au advising the following:

– Your full name

– The name of the courier service

– The airway bill number

The new postal address is GPO Box 2229, Brisbane Qld 4000, Australia

New courier address is Level 16, 40 Creek Street, Brisbane Qld 4000, Australia

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