VETASSESS Update: Employment Length Calculation Change

General Professional Occupations – Employment Date

VETASSESS currently uses only month and year to calculate the employment dates. As of 14 February 2019, VETASSESS will be considering the exact date, including day, month and year for the Date Deemed Skilled to align with the Department of Home Affairs requirement for the date an applicant’s employment is considered ‘skilled’.

Please note that VETASSESS will continue to retrieve these dates from official documents only. Supporting employment documentation can include payslips, tax returns, and a statement of service from your employer clearly indicating the exact period of employment and if applicable, any period of unpaid leave

Employment outside Ten Years

Please be advised that as of 14 February 2019, VETASSESS may be able to consider closely related employment outside the last ten years, provided it is continuous employment with the same employer within the last ten years.


Sources: VETASSESS news letter