|Beginning 15 Dec 2018, the skills assessment authority VETASSESS will not be accepting paid doctoral studies as part of skills assessment. This is as per the requirement of the Department of Home Affairs.
The assessment authority currently accepts paid doctoral research level studies as recognised employment for skills assessment purpose.
Applicants must be employed and paid in a nominated occupation at the market rate to be considered ‘remunerated”. Scholarship recipients or those working with minimal living allowances designed to cover their study expenses would not qualify as been “remunerated”. During this transitional period, VETASSESS will assist in minimising the impact of the change to its clients. All applications made before 15 December 2018 will follow the existing criteria.