RSMS 187 policy change –Australian Certificate 4 now a trade level qualification with no need for experience prior to application
The relevant DIBP policy now states:
“AQF Certificate III, IV and Diploma qualifications
If the applicant relies on an Australian qualification, that qualification must be as specified within the ANZSCO framework for that occupation. For example, if the nominated position were that of a cook (ANZSCO 351411), the applicant must:
- hold a relevant AQF Certificate IV or
- hold a relevant AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on the job training or
- have at least 3 years of relevant experience.”
Comments by Chris Johnston:
Have you been working as much as possible and waiting until you have two years of experience?
If you have a Certificate 4 and an employer you may be eligible to apply now.
This is great news for vocational graduates who are already in Australia.