I'm doing my vetassess pratical in feb(diesel mechanic),it cost $1500 for the main test,heres a link for the prices.
Fees and payment (Trade Occupation) - VETASSESS
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Well took a while to find it but apparently $3500 is correct for charge for Aircraft Engineer - see below but also note the charges for below trades if anyone at similar stage as us:
Back in December, Victoria University was approved by the Australian Government to conduct skills assessments for General Skilled Migration (GSM) visas on behalf of TRA. The chosen occupations mirror those currently assessed by Vetassess – offering clients with a choice of who to be assessed by (with exceptions – see below).
As of January, Victoria University is now accepting applications for the following trades:
Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic 342111
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics) 323111
Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical) 323112
Carpenter and Joiner 331211
Electronic Equipment Trades Worker 342313
Electrician (General) 341111
Electrician (Special Class) 341112
Metal Fabricator 322311
Motor Mechanic (General) 321211
Plumber (General) 334111
Sheetmetal Trades Worker 322211
Vehicle Painter 324311
Welder (First Class) 322313
Regarding the above occupations, VETASSESS and Victoria University are both authorised to assess the listed occupations and clients can choose who they wish to be assessed by, but only Victoria University can assess the occupations of Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics), Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical), and Electrician (Special Class).
This means that UK and Irish applicants can choose which of the two providers they wish to use in order to assess their applications, the only exception being the occupations of Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Avionics), Aircraft Maintenance Engineer (Mechanical), and Electrician (Special Class) – all three of which MUST be assessed by Victoria University.
ENGLISH LANGUAGE ABILITY
If you wish to be assessed by Victoria University, you need a minimum IELTS exam score of six in order to apply.
Aircraft mechanics/engineers (must be assessed by Victoria Uni): $3500
Licensed trades (electricians, plumbers etc): $2400
All other trades: $2200
Sounds very fishy to me especially so when the links I put in my previous thread are still in operation. If you go here http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/_pdf/sol-schedule3.pdf it states that for aircraft technician mechanical/avionics are assessed by TRA so why are you quoting as VETASSES to assess?
If you follow the links in my previous post it takes you through exactly what you have to do.
Unfortunately I think it is correct as got the information from two sources - one was immigration update website & the other was in the Australia & New Zealand magazine. It has only been implemented recently - December 5th 2010. It's a bummer but think there's not a awful lot we can do about it
My OH is a bricklayer and has paid $600 for the paper skills bit and now had to pay $1500 for the skills test. Seems everybody is different. Very annoying as hes been in the trade for 30 years and just paid over £1000 for an NVQ in bricklaying yet they wont accept it.
Good luck everybody!
I'm extremely glad my skills assessment cost me £130.
Are those prices from an agent or from Vetassess themselves?
Hi the two main assessment places are Trades Recognition Australia - Home
and VETASSESS - Vocational Education Training and Assessment Services both web sites will give all the info you need and point you in the right direction of which one to use to use. TRA are cheaper, but it depends on what visa you will go on and what it allows you to do. we are going through vetassess.