The following information has been sent from VETASSESS to migration agents via email:
“We are pleased to announce that on 1 August 2017, we are launching Priority Processing service for our General Professional Occupation applicants.
This premium service will offer applicants the option to fast track their application for an additional fee. We understand that some applications need to be processed with urgency – Priority Processing will ensure that the application is finalised within 10 business days.
Consideration for Priority Processing will only be given to new ONLINE applications lodged after 1 August. Full details about this service including the eligibility criteria to be considered will be available on the website from Tuesday 1 August 2017.
This service will not have an impact on our usual skills assessments services which will continue to be provided in line with our standard processing times.
To continue to provide you with efficient and high-quality skills assessment services, there will be a modest increase to our skills assessments fees for General Professional Occupations from 1 August 2017. VETASSESS has a firm commitment to offering customers price stability associated with our services; this is evident in that our fees remained unchanged since 2014.
You can view updated fees in effect from 1 August 2017 here.
All applications received prior to 1 August 2017 will be subject to our current fee schedule.”