SPECIFICATION OF AN ASSESSING BODY FOR CERTAIN EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS-IMMI 12/019
Key Words: 189,190,489,491,qualification
an educational qualification is of a recognised standard, 1. This Instrument is made under paragraphs 6C76(b) and 2.26AC(5)(b) of the Migration Regulations 1994 (‘the Regulations’).
- Paragraph 2.26AC(5)(b) of the Regulations provides that, when determining whether an educational qualification is of a recognised standard, the Minister must have regard to whether the educational qualification is recognised by a body specified by the Minister in an instrument in writing.
- The purpose of the Instrument is to specify organisations who are suitable to assess educational qualifications relating to applications for Skilled (Migrant) (Class VE), Skilled (Provisional) (Class VC), Skilled (Provisional) (Class) VF) and Skilled (Residence) (Class VB), Skilled – Independent (Permanent) Class SI), skilled – Nominated (Permanent) (Class SN) and Skilled – Regional Sponsored (Provisional) (Class SP) visas.
- The Instrument operates to provide for applicants who are claiming points for higher qualifications which may be unrelated to their skilled occupation to have their qualifications assessed by VETASSESS.
- Consultation was undertaken with VETASSESS in relation to overseas educational qualification assessments.