Important Update-VETASSESS Skill Assessment
Do you know VETASSESS has announced two important changes recently about skill assessment with them.
1) they will consider closely related employment outside the LAST TEN YEARS, provided it is continuous employment with the same employer within the last ten years.
2) VETASSESS previously uses only month and year to calculate the employment dates. Now, they will be considering the exact date, including day, month and year for the Date Deemed Skilled employment.
The reasons behind the changes are:
Currently, VETASSESS deducts some years of experience from applicants due to those years are considered as non-skilled level. Besides, they only consider the recent 10 years of relevant experience. As a result, the applicants will be able to claim less experience points for skilled visa after the deduction of work experience. This approach seems unfair to those who have more experience outside the last ten years because they can only claim the same points as the fresh workers.
For implementing the new exact deemed date for skilled employment, most likely this is for the convenience to claim skilled points accurately and being aligned with other skill authorities.