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VETASSESS Reopens Doors for Cooks and Mechanics: Trade Applicants, Get Ready!

Publish Date: 18/04/2024

On April 23, VETASSESS will resume accepting new applications for three trade occupations:

  • Cook (ANZSCO Code 351411)
  • Diesel Motor Mechanic (ANZSCO Code 321212)
  • Motor Mechanic (General) (ANZSCO Code 321211)

This decision follows a pause in new applications since September 2023, during which VETASSESS focused on processing current cases. The decision to reopen these occupations comes after discussions with Trades Recognition Australia (TRA).

However, new applications remain paused for the following occupations:

  • Chef (ANZSCO Code 351311)
  • Fitter (General) (ANZSCO Code 323211)
  • Electrician (General) (ANZSCO Code 341111)
  • Metal Machinist (First Class) (ANZSCO Code 323214)

This update applies to Pathway 1 and Pathway 2 applications under the Overseas Skills Assessment Program (OSAP) and Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) programs. Further updates on these occupations are expected next month.

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