VETASSESS Pauses Skill Assessment for Popular Occupations Chef, Cooks – What Next?

International Students studying the courses leading to these occupations and planning to get skill assessment no need to worry. 

VETASSESS, Australia’s largest skill assessment provider for skilled migration, has announced a pause on its skill assessment service for many popular occupations, effective this week. In a recent news release, VETASSESS said it will no longer accept applications for skill assessment for those popular occupations starting from September 25, 2023. This temporary halt is aimed at enhancing efficiency in handling the high volume of applications it receives each day.

Read Also: Career as a Chef in Australia

VETASSESS Pauses Skill Assessment for Popular Occupations Chef, Cooks - What Next - NepaliPage

In its note, VETASSESS mentioned, “In agreement with Trades Recognition Australia (TRA), we will not accept new applications for these occupations to enable us to manage the high number of applications more effectively.”


This pause will affect both Pathway 1 and Pathway 2 applications under the Overseas Skills Assessment Program (OSAP) and Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) programs. However, the Job Ready Program will remain unchanged. Applicants who have already submitted their skill assessment applications will continue to have their applications processed to obtain an outcome.


VETASSESS is an authorised organisation responsible for assessing the skills of prospective migrants. Anyone planning to apply for Australian permanent residency or a skilled visa for temporary skill migration programs needs to have their skills assessed. VETASSESS is recognised for assessing qualifications and work experience for migration purposes. With over 25 years of expertise, it assesses 28 trade occupations and over 360 occupations across various industries.

Occupations Affected

This action by VETASSESS will impact prospective applicants and students aiming to have their skills assessed in the following trade occupations:

  • Chef, ANZSCO Code 351311
  • Cook, ANZSCO Code 351411
  • Diesel Motor Mechanic, ANZSCO Code 321212
  • Motor Mechanic (General), ANZSCO Code 321211
  • Fitter (General), ANZSCO Code 323211
  • Electrician (General), ANZSCO Code 341111
  • Metal Machinist (First Class), ANZSCO Code 323214.

What Happens Next?

The temporary pause in accepting new applications from VETASSESS does not mean that you cannot have your skills assessed for Chef, Cook, or other listed occupations. VETASSESS is one of the Registered Training Organizations (RTOs) authorized by Trade Recognition Australia (TRA) to provide skill assessments. There are other RTO providers available to conduct skill assessments for these occupations, and you can find more information on the TRA website.

 Expert in eCommerce & Digital Marketing
NepaliPage,connects Australian Nepalese Community & Australian Nepalese Business Globally

Disclaimer: (नेपालीपेज डटकम) is a Nepalese Community website aggregating Nepalese Australian affairs including Australian Nepali Community News, Migration opportunities in Australia, Nepali International Students, Nepali home and garden, Nepali mortgage and real estate tips, tricks, and services, Travel, Entertainment, Nepalese Events, blogs, interview and many more. None of our stories is tailored expert advice for your circumstance, and cannot be taken as legal, migration, or any other expert advice. By nature, all of our contents provide general information on related topics from the various verified sources. We do not offer direct employment opportunities, Australian VISA help, and Migration assistance.

Previous Australia tops the world for podcast listening. Why do we love them so much?
Next  Nepalese Driver in Canberra Caught for Drink Driving

Check Also

‘Are you asking us to sleep under the Harbour Bridge?’: 3 myths about international students and the housing crisis - NepaliPage

‘Are you asking us to sleep under the Harbour Bridge?’: 3 myths about international students and the housing crisis

International students who have not been in Australia for the past few years lack the …