Practical Skills Assessments: India, South Africa, UK Update by VETASSESS

Practical Skills Assessments: India, South Africa, UK


  • VETASSESS has dates for Practical Assessments in India, the UK and South Africa over the next two months.
  • They will conduct Practical Assessments for electricians in New Delhi from October 11 – 21.
  • Their assessors will be assessing licensed trades in the UK from October 18  21 and South Africa from November 14  25.
  • Applicants can book now via VETASSESS online portal.
  • Electricians, plumbers and air-conditioning/refrigeration mechanics need a practical assessment for Australian migration purposes.


Victoria Program Review Update

Data as at 31 August 2022 Published

Victoria has published program review details for the year 2022-23 as follows:

Data as at 31 August 2022

VIC Program 


Places allotted to VIC ROIs received ROIs Selected Application Submitted for Nomination 


Unrestricted work rights for student visa holders to end on 30 June 2023

Update from Department of Home Affairs

  • To address workforce shortages, student visa work hours restrictions have been temporarily relaxed. This will end on 30 June 2023.
  • Until 30 June 2023, all ongoing students as well as new student arrivals and secondary applicants are able to work more than 40 hours a fortnight in any sector of the economy and work before their course of study commences.
  • After the 30 June 2023, the number of hours a Student visa holder will be allowed to work will again be capped. The number of hours a Student visa holder works, ensures that Students focus on obtaining a quality Australian education and qualification.
  • Students must make sure they are aware of any changes to visa conditions, including work rights.


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