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Assessment fees and appeals process

Fees apply as of 1 May 2018

International social work qualifications (Application Form 1)
Assessment fee if correspondence address is outside Australia AU $1800.00
Assessment fee if correspondence address is within Australia AU $1980.00 (includes GST)
(Optional) Skilled employment assessment for 1-3 positions if correspondence address is outside Australia AU $800.00
(Optional) Skilled employment assessment for 1-3 positions if correspondence address is within Australia AU $880.00 (includes GST)
(Optional) Skilled Employment fee per additional (4+) employment position if correspondence address is outside Australia AUD $150.00
(Optional) Skilled Employment fee per additional (4+) employment position if correspondence address is within Australia AU $165.00 (includes GST).
(Optional) Doctorate Degree assessment if correspondence address is outside Australia AU $450.00
(Optional) Doctorate Degree assessment if correspondence address is within Australia AU $495.00 (includes GST)

AASW accredited social work qualifications (Application Form 2)
Assessment fee if correspondence address is outside Australia AU $363.64
Assessment fee if correspondence address is within Australia AU $400.00 (includes GST)
Assessment fee for AASW student members if correspondence address is outside Australia AU $272.73
Assessment fee for AASW student members if correspondence address is within Australia AU $300.00 (includes GST)
(Optional) Skilled employment assessment for 1-3 positions if correspondence address is outside Australia AU $350.00
(Optional) Skilled employment assessment for 1-3 positions if correspondence address is within Australia

AU $385.00 (includes GST)

(Optional) Skilled Employment fee per additional (4+) employment position if correspondence address is outside Australia AU $150.00
(Optional) Skilled Employment fee per additional (4+) employment position if correspondence address is within Australia AU $165.00 (includes GST).

AASW accredited social work qualifications for Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485)
(Application Form 3)
Assessment fee for applicants wishing to apply for the Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485) if correspondence address is outside Australia

AU $200.00

Assessment fee for applicants wishing to apply for the Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485) if correspondence address is within Australia AU $220.00 (includes GST).

Assessment of New Zealand qualifications under Mutual Recognition Agreement
(Application Form 4 and/or Application Form 5)
Assessment of New Zealand social work qualifications under the MRA for employment purposes in Australia if correspondence address is outside Australia AU $136.36
Assessment of New Zealand social work qualifications under the MRA for employment purposes in Australia if correspondence address is within Australia AU $150.00 (includes GST).
Assessment of New Zealand social work qualifications under the MRA for migration purposes in Australia if correspondence address is outside Australia AU $136.36
Assessment of New Zealand social work qualifications under the MRA for migration purposes in Australia if correspondence address is within Australia AU $150.00 (includes GST).
(Optional) Skilled employment assessment for migration/Visa purposes for 1-3 positions if correspondence address is outside Australia AU $800.00
(Optional) Skilled employment assessment for migration/Visa purposes for 1-3 positions if correspondence address is within Australia AU $880.00 (includes GST).
(Optional) Skilled Employment fee per additional (4+) employment position if correspondence address is outside Australia AU $150.00
(Optional) Skilled Employment fee per additional (4+) employment position if correspondence address is within Australia

AU $165.00 (includes GST).


Renewal of a skills assessment for migration purposes (Application Form 6)
Application to renew an expired skills assessment for migration purposes (if correspondence address is outside Australia)

AU $150.00

Application to renew an expired skills assessment for migration purposes (if correspondence address is within Australia) AU $165.00 (includes GST).

Administration fee for re-issue of migration/membership assessment notices
(Application Form 7)
Re-issue of misplaced migration/membership assessment notices (if correspondence address is outside Australia)

AU $75.00

Re-issue of misplaced migration/membership assessment notices (if correspondence address is within Australia) AU $82.50 (includes GST).


All assessments

Additional document administration fee for initially incomplete applications if correspondence address is outside Australia

AU $100.00

Additional document administration fee for initially incomplete applications if correspondence address is within Australia

AU $110.00 (includes GST)

Phone Consultation with Assessment officer prior to application being made if correspondence address is outside Australia

AU $100.00

Phone consultation with Assessment officer prior to application being made if correspondence address is within Australia

AU $110.00 (includes GST)

Appeal of assessment decision (Informal review) if correspondence address is outside Australia

AU $400.00

Appeal of assessment decision (Informal review) if correspondence address is within Australia

AU $440.00 (includes GST).


GST stands for Goods and Services Tax, and is applicable to any goods and services transaction made within Australia. Fees are non-refundable and must be paid in Australian dollars. Credit card details must be entered/written in the space provided on the application form OR a cheque/money order payable to the Australian Association of Social Workers must accompany your application form.

AASW - Australian Association of Social Workers