Veterinarian’s Pathway To Australia - Office of Immigration Australia

Veterinarian’s Pathway To Australia

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Veterinarians continue to be in demand in Australia, and can apply for visas allowing migration under the general skilled program.

In common with all general skilled visa applications Vets must secure a positive migration skills assessment before they can progress a skilled visa application with the Department of Immigration.

Skills Assessment for Migration

If you are a veterinarian migrating to Australia under a points-tested skilled migration category, AVBC must assess your qualifications and skills. The AVBC is the only specified assessing authority for the occupation “Veterinarian” (ANZSCO Code 234711) under the Migration Regulations 1994.

You can apply for a Skills Assessment with AVBC if you:

Veterinary Nurses wishing to apply for a skills assessment should contact VETASSESS.

What is a skills assessment?

A skills assessment is an evidence-based assessment of your skills, qualifications and employment history. The assessment ensures that applicants have skills comparable to Australian standards.

Migration Queries

AVBC cannot provide specific migration advice or information on appropriate visa selection, as this is outside our scope.  

For further information on migration processes and requirements, contact the Department of Home Affairs. an Australian Embassy, Consulate, or High Commission; or a migration agent registered with the Migration Agents Registration Authority.

For veterinarians wishing to migrate to New Zealand, please contact the Veterinary Council of New Zealand directly.

For all other queries, please contact

Are you ready to apply for a Skills Assessment?

To be eligible for a skills assessment for migration purposes, you must be able to answer YES to the following questions:

  1. Is your qualification on the list of qualifications generally recognised by AVBC?
  2. Do you have FULL registration (without conditions) with an Australian state or territory veterinary registration board?
  3. Do you meet AVBC’s English language standards?
How to Apply for your Skills Assessment

• You may obtain further information on how to apply for your ‘Skills Assessment’ via simply clicking on the blue links located on ‘page 8 and 9’ of the APPLICATION GUIDE’ (located in Step 4).