ACS Skills Assessment Update

ACS Skills Assessment Update

Costs and charges for skilled migration will increase by CPI effective 4th July, 2022

ACS has published a note on their website as follows:

Cost & Charges 

Application Type


Temporary Graduate – 485 Skills Assessment 


Post Australian Study Skills Assessment


Skills (general application) 


Recognition of Prior Learning (RPL)


Review Application


Appeal Application


To ensure you submit the correct skills application, please review the Skills Assessment Guidelines for Applicants for a detailed explanation of the application type criteria. 

All skills assessment fees include a total of eight assessment episodes per application. An assessment episode can be made up of qualifications or employment documentation. This means you can submit any combination of qualifications and employment episodes that total eight episodes per application. 

A $50 fee applies for each additional qualification or employment episode that exceeds the maximum of eight per application.  Fees are in Australian dollars (AUD).

Please note that all costs and charges for skilled migration will increase by CPI effective 4th July, 2022.


ACT 2021-2022 Allocation of ACT Nomination Places Update

Total allocation remaining- 115 nomination places (115 per month)

ACT Migration Update 

2021-2022 Allocation of ACT Nomination Places 


Total approvals: 1885 nomination places 


Total refusals: 435 applications 


Total allocation remaining: 115 nomination places (115 per month) 


Skilled Nominated (subclass 190) visa 


1400 places 


1310 approvals 

322 refusals (20%) 

90 (pro rata 90 per month) 

Skilled Work Regional (subclass 491) visa 


600 places 


575 approvals 

113 refusals (16%) 

25 (pro rata 25 per month) 


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