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This means the APS is the only body in Australia that can assess psychology qualifications for migration to Australia under these categories.
APS Assessment Application Form - Skilled Migration
Please note: An assessment for the purpose of skilled migration under the categories of psychologist is separate to the assessment for registration purposes conducted by the Psychology Board of Australia.
To meet the English language proficiency requirements you must achieve the required minimum scores in one of the following English language tests -IELTS Academic, PTE Academic or TOEFL iBT. Test results must have been obtained within the past two years from the date your APS Assessment application is lodged.
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Assessing qualifications is a complex process. The approximate processing time is eight weeks. The processing time may take longer than eight weeks depending on the complexity of an individual's application and whether all the necessary documents have been provided.
People seeking to migrate under the Skilled Migration categories must have:
The APS may also conduct a separate Assessment of Skilled Employment History.
Skilled workers applying for the Skilled Independent (subclass 189) visa may wish to include claims of relevant work experience as part of an Expression of Interest (EOI) lodged online via SkillSelect. The APS is responsible for assessing whether an applicant’s claims of work experience equate to work at the appropriately skilled level of a psychologist.
To determine whether you have a basis for applying for an Assessment of Skilled Employment History, please read carefully through the Minimum Prerequisite Checklist.
Please note: Points for relevant skilled employment history are awarded by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP). The APS provides advice only as to whether an applicant’s claims of work experience equate to work at the appropriately skilled level of a psychologist.
If you have met of all the five criteria outlined in the Minimum Prerequisite Checklist, you have a basis to apply for an Assessment of Skilled Employment History. Please read carefully through the assessment guidelines. The guidelines describe the necessary documentation you are required to submit for the APS to conduct an assessment of your skilled employment history.
Guidelines for an assessment of skilled employment history