Skills Assessment Symposium 2024
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Overview

Avoid the perils and pitfalls of the skills assessing process. Hear from six major assessing bodies as they come together for the Skills Assessment Symposium to discuss their requirements and how they review their applications. 

This event is highly interactive and will address key issues and updates as seen from each skills assessing authority.

Schedule

This online symposium will be delivered 2 hours a day over 3 days.

  • Starts Monday, 25 March and ends Wednesday, 27 March 2024
  • 12:00pm - 2:15pm (Sydney time) each day, including a 10 minute break

Recordings

Each session of this symposium will be recorded.

  • Recordings will be provided to all registrants via email after 5pm on Thursday, 28 March.
  • Access to recordings will expire after 2 weeks on Thursday, 11 April.
  • Registrations to the symposium will close at 5pm on Thursday, 28 March. 

Please note that only attendance to the live sessions will be eligible for CPD reporting purposes.


Content


Engineers Australia

This session aims to provide migration professionals an overview and understanding of the Migration Skills Assessment (MSA) process at Engineers Australia. Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the process of lodging a MSA application on behalf of their clients;
  • Understand various engineering categories;
  • Understand the differences and requirements of various MSA pathways;
  • Be familiar with the documentary requirements for MSA; and
  • Determine the most suitable pathway to direct their clients.


Australian Computer Society

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is the authorised assessing authority that undertakes skill assessments of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Data Science professionals who are considering migration to Australia. Join this session to learn more about the process of lodging a MSA application on behalf of their clients. This session will cover:

  • NEW ACS website and skills assessment processes;
  • Five (5) key changes to ACS Skills Assessment for agents and applicants;
  • ACS’ role in the Global Talent Visa Program;
  • Q&A.


Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) is the assessing authority authorised by the Department of Home of Affairs for nurses and midwives looking to migrate to Australia. As of June 2023, ANMAC became the assigned assessing authority for the assessment of aged care workers under the Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement. Join Kath and Emma as they discuss key elements of ANMAC's skills assessment process, changes to requirements and what level of service you can expect from the assessment team.

  • Determine the most suitable assessment for your client;
  • Understand why we ask for the information we ask for;
  • What our quality controls look like and why;
  • Help us, help you;
  • Q&A.


CPA Australia

CPA Australia is approved by the Australian Government as a skilled migration assessing authority to assess skills and work experience for potential migrants to determine suitability for employment in accounting-related occupations in Australia. This session will provide advice on the migration skills services offered by CPA Australia and how to apply for a migration skills assessment.

  • Migration skills assessment services offered by CPA Australia;
  • How to prepare supporting documents;
  • How to submit an application;
  • Q & A session.


VETASSESS

VETASSESS is Australia's largest skills assessment authority. They assess over 360 professional and general occupations and 27 trade occupations for migration purposes. The VETASSESS team will provide updates on the requirements for making a skills assessment application as well as updates on any changes to DAMA, ILA and HILA assessments. Participations will be able to ask the team about what they're seeing in the migration landscape as it continues to change, and any other questions they may have.


Program

Engineers Australia
Francis Au | MIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus) | Senior Manager, Assessments
Date: Monday 25 March 2024
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM (Sydney time)
Australian Computer Society
Elizabeth Gregg | Education Operations Manager
Date: Monday 25 March 2024
Time: 1:15 - 2:15 PM (Sydney time)
Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council
Kathryn Baird and Emma Peden
| Leadership team, Skilled Migration Services 
Date: Tuesday 26 March 2024
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM (Sydney time)
VETASSESS

Natalie Beck |Team Leader - SAS | Skills Recognition Professional
Occupations
Olga Iakovleva | Manager, Skills Recognition - Trades Vocational Education and Training
Kimberly McLeish | Senior Assessment Officer
Date: Tuesday 26 March 2024
Time: 1:15 - 2:15 PM (Sydney time)

Trades Recognition Australia
Anna Gallagher | Assistant Director | Migrant Skills Assessments Branch
Michael Peterson | Assistant Director | Skills Assessment and Systems Support Team

Date: Wednesday 27 March 2024
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM (Sydney time)

CPA Australia
Karen Koh | Migration Operations Manager | Global Member Experience

Date: Wednesday 27 March 2024
Time: 1:15 - 2:15 PM (Sydney time)


Continuing Professional Development

Registered Migration Agents

4 CPD | Category B

RMAs must attend for the full duration in order to obtain CPD points.

Legal Practitioners

6 CPD | Substantive Law

Legal practitioners are eligible to earn points for this CPD.  The MIA is an approved QA Provider of CPD for the Legal Profession in Western Australia.


Other Information

Resources

You will need access to a computer or laptop with a reliable internet connection and speakers. For group discussion, you may also require a microphone and/or video. Earphones with a microphone that come standard with many mobile phones may be suitable.

Please join this test meeting to check your internet, speakers and microphone prior to registering.

Recording Disclosure

This online event may be recorded. By registering and logging on to the event, the participant agrees to the following:

  • Personally identifiable information of participants may be heard, seen, read, collected, or used by the MIA as the organiser and the other online seminar participants;
  • Any communication or information transmitted during the online seminar, such as voice, instant messages, or presentations are available to and may be recorded and further used by the MIA as the organiser.

For further information, please call 02 9249 9000 or email [email protected].
Our terms and conditions can be accessed here.

 

Skills Assessment Symposium 2024

4 Category B CPD or 6 Substantive law CPD

Overview

Avoid the perils and pitfalls of the skills assessing process. Hear from six major assessing bodies as they come together for the Skills Assessment Symposium to discuss their requirements and how they review their applications. 

This event is highly interactive and will address key issues and updates as seen from each skills assessing authority.

Schedule

This online symposium will be delivered 2 hours a day over 3 days.

  • Starts Monday, 25 March and ends Wednesday, 27 March 2024
  • 12:00pm - 2:15pm (Sydney time) each day, including a 10 minute break

Recordings

Each session of this symposium will be recorded.

  • Recordings will be provided to all registrants via email after 5pm on Thursday, 28 March.
  • Access to recordings will expire after 2 weeks on Thursday, 11 April.
  • Registrations to the symposium will close at 5pm on Thursday, 28 March. 

Please note that only attendance to the live sessions will be eligible for CPD reporting purposes.


Content


Engineers Australia

This session aims to provide migration professionals an overview and understanding of the Migration Skills Assessment (MSA) process at Engineers Australia. Upon completion, participants should be able to:

  • Understand the process of lodging a MSA application on behalf of their clients;
  • Understand various engineering categories;
  • Understand the differences and requirements of various MSA pathways;
  • Be familiar with the documentary requirements for MSA; and
  • Determine the most suitable pathway to direct their clients.


Australian Computer Society

The Australian Computer Society (ACS) is the authorised assessing authority that undertakes skill assessments of Information and Communications Technology (ICT) and Data Science professionals who are considering migration to Australia. Join this session to learn more about the process of lodging a MSA application on behalf of their clients. This session will cover:

  • NEW ACS website and skills assessment processes;
  • Five (5) key changes to ACS Skills Assessment for agents and applicants;
  • ACS’ role in the Global Talent Visa Program;
  • Q&A.


Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council

Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council (ANMAC) is the assessing authority authorised by the Department of Home of Affairs for nurses and midwives looking to migrate to Australia. As of June 2023, ANMAC became the assigned assessing authority for the assessment of aged care workers under the Aged Care Industry Labour Agreement. Join Kath and Emma as they discuss key elements of ANMAC's skills assessment process, changes to requirements and what level of service you can expect from the assessment team.

  • Determine the most suitable assessment for your client;
  • Understand why we ask for the information we ask for;
  • What our quality controls look like and why;
  • Help us, help you;
  • Q&A.


CPA Australia

CPA Australia is approved by the Australian Government as a skilled migration assessing authority to assess skills and work experience for potential migrants to determine suitability for employment in accounting-related occupations in Australia. This session will provide advice on the migration skills services offered by CPA Australia and how to apply for a migration skills assessment.

  • Migration skills assessment services offered by CPA Australia;
  • How to prepare supporting documents;
  • How to submit an application;
  • Q & A session.


VETASSESS

VETASSESS is Australia's largest skills assessment authority. They assess over 360 professional and general occupations and 27 trade occupations for migration purposes. The VETASSESS team will provide updates on the requirements for making a skills assessment application as well as updates on any changes to DAMA, ILA and HILA assessments. Participations will be able to ask the team about what they're seeing in the migration landscape as it continues to change, and any other questions they may have.


Program

Engineers Australia
Francis Au | MIEAust CPEng NER APEC Engineer IntPE(Aus) | Senior Manager, Assessments
Date: Monday 25 March 2024
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM (Sydney time)
Australian Computer Society
Elizabeth Gregg | Education Operations Manager
Date: Monday 25 March 2024
Time: 1:15 - 2:15 PM (Sydney time)
Australian Nursing & Midwifery Accreditation Council
Kathryn Baird and Emma Peden
| Leadership team, Skilled Migration Services 
Date: Tuesday 26 March 2024
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM (Sydney time)
VETASSESS

Natalie Beck |Team Leader - SAS | Skills Recognition Professional
Occupations
Olga Iakovleva | Manager, Skills Recognition - Trades Vocational Education and Training
Kimberly McLeish | Senior Assessment Officer
Date: Tuesday 26 March 2024
Time: 1:15 - 2:15 PM (Sydney time)

Trades Recognition Australia
Anna Gallagher | Assistant Director | Migrant Skills Assessments Branch
Michael Peterson | Assistant Director | Skills Assessment and Systems Support Team

Date: Wednesday 27 March 2024
Time: 12:00 - 1:00 PM (Sydney time)

CPA Australia
Karen Koh | Migration Operations Manager | Global Member Experience

Date: Wednesday 27 March 2024
Time: 1:15 - 2:15 PM (Sydney time)


Continuing Professional Development

Registered Migration Agents

4 CPD | Category B

RMAs must attend for the full duration in order to obtain CPD points.

Legal Practitioners

6 CPD | Substantive Law

Legal practitioners are eligible to earn points for this CPD.  The MIA is an approved QA Provider of CPD for the Legal Profession in Western Australia.


Other Information

Resources

You will need access to a computer or laptop with a reliable internet connection and speakers. For group discussion, you may also require a microphone and/or video. Earphones with a microphone that come standard with many mobile phones may be suitable.

Please join this test meeting to check your internet, speakers and microphone prior to registering.

Recording Disclosure

This online event may be recorded. By registering and logging on to the event, the participant agrees to the following:

  • Personally identifiable information of participants may be heard, seen, read, collected, or used by the MIA as the organiser and the other online seminar participants;
  • Any communication or information transmitted during the online seminar, such as voice, instant messages, or presentations are available to and may be recorded and further used by the MIA as the organiser.

For further information, please call 02 9249 9000 or email [email protected].
Our terms and conditions can be accessed here.

When
25/03/2024 12:00 PM - 27/03/2024 2:15 PM
AUS Eastern Summer Time
Where
Online
Registration is closed.
  • Monday, 25 March 2024
  • 12:00 PM - 2:15 PM
  • Member: $300
    Non-member: $400
  • Online
  • 4 Category B CPD or
    6 Substantive Law CPD
  • Mar 28, 2024 17:00:00