Just after the immigration changes were declared by the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), a three year validity period will be functional for skills assessment issued by assessing authorities for the purpose of visa applications which will be applicable from July 1, 2014.
This is great news as several skill assessments did not have validity periods in the past. This will help encourage immigration from all over the world for people who are looking to migrate to Australia. The DIBP officer conveyed that the default three year validity period for skills assessment is to balance out the existing three year validity period for English Language Tests. Earlier only English language test had three years validity period, realizing that at least the same amount of time is required for other skills assessment the DIBP came to the conclusion of increasing validity period for all skills assessments.
Consequently, a skills assessment preparation to apply for an Australian visa need be valid at the time of visa lodgment from the 1st of July for various visas comprising:
Direct Entry stream of the Employer Nominated Scheme (subclass 186) visa, in which you are entitled for a visa if an employer who is a permanent residence of Australia offers you a job and sponsors you. Benefit of which is that it is easy to get a visa, there are minimal paperwork and regulations
Direct Entry stream of the Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme (subclass 187) visa
Graduate Work stream of the Temporary Graduate (subclass 485) visa
In accordance, a skills assessment is required to be valid at the time of invitation to apply through Skill Select for the visas including:
Skilled Regional (Provisional) (subclass 489) visa
If you are desperately waiting to migrate to Australia for the wide range of opportunities they are providing apply now. Consult immigration experts who can provide you proper information so as to select the class of visa suited for you.