Cooks, who want to apply for Australian Skilled Migration Visa can now have their skills tested in UK

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Professional cooks, who are willing to immigrate to Australia under the General Skilled Migration program can now, complete their assessment skills assessment tests in the UK. VETASSESS, the leading Australian vocational education and training (VET) assessment provider is now making in-country skills assessment in Great Britain. Australia is currently a very popular destination for cooks.

The recent economic boom in the country and the consistent increase of the inbound tourism is creating a lot of opportunities in a range of hospitality establishments such as hostels, hotels, restaurants, cafes, cafeterias, bars and clubs. The Australian General Skilled Program allows professionals, who have a particular skill and experience which is needed in Australia to apply for a visa, without being sponsored by an employer.

Every year the Australian Department of Immigration and Citizenship updates a Skilled Occupations List (SOL) with professional areas eligible for the Skilled Migration Program, which are currently in shortage.

All applicants need to be between 18 and 55 years Cook occupation is part of the actual SOL. There are several requirements that are to be met in order for someone to qualify for Australian Skilled Migration Visa as a cook.

  • Have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications and experience in Australia of AQF Certificate III including at least two years of on-the-job training, or AQF Certificate IV (ANZSCO Skill Level 3), OR
  • At least three years of relevant experience may substitute for the formal qualifications listed above.

People, who want to qualify for an Australian Skilled Immigration Program will be tested by the relevant assessment authority for their profession. VETASSESS, for example, will test applicants for Cook Professions and will assess their educational and professional qualifications in accordance with the requirements set by the Australian government. Besides being eligible to apply for an Australian visa, the successful applicants will be awarded an Australian Certificate III qualification which attests their skills.

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