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Assessment fees and appeals process


International social work qualifications
Assessment fee if paying outside Australia AUD $900.00
Assessment fee if paying within Australia AUD $990.0 (includes GST)
Skilled employment assessment (optional) if paying outside Australia AUD $272.73
Skilled employment assessment (optional) if paying within Australia AUD $300.0 (includes GST)
Doctorate Degree assessment if paying outside Australia AUD $227.27
Doctorate Degree assessment if paying within Australia AUD $250.00 (includes GST).

AASW accredited social work qualifications
Assessment fee if paying outside Australia AUD $363.64
Assessment fee if paying within Australia AUD $400.00 (includes GST).
Assessment fee for AASW student members if paying outside Australia AUD $272.73
Assessment fee for AASW student members if paying within Australia AUD $300.00 (includes GST).
Skilled employment assessment (optional) if paying outside Australia AUD $272.73
Skilled employment assessment (optional) if paying within Australia

AUD $300.00 (includes GST).


AASW accredited social work qualifications for Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485)
Assessment fee for applicants wishing to apply for the Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485) if paying outside Australia

AUD $136.36

Assessment fee for applicants wishing to apply for the Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485) if paying within Australia AUD $150.00 (includes GST).

Assessment of New Zealand qualifications under Mutual Recognition Agreement
Assessment of New Zealand social work qualifications under the MRA for employment purposes in Australia if paying outside Australia AUD $136.36
Assessment of New Zealand social work qualifications under the MRA for employment purposes in Australia if paying within Australia AUD $150.00 (includes GST).
Additional skilled employment assessment for migration/Visa purposes (optional) if paying outside Australia AUD $272.73
Additional skilled employment assessment for migration/Visa purposes (optional) if paying within Australia AUD $300.00 (includes GST).

Renewal of a skills assessment for migration purposes
Application to renew an expired skills assessment for migration purposes (outside Australia)

AUD $75.00

Application to renew an expired skills assessment for migration purposes (within Australia) AUD $82.50 (includes GST).

Administration fee for re-issue of migration/membership assessment notices
Re-issue of misplaced migration/membership assessment notices (outside Australia)

AUD $75.00

Re-issue of misplaced migration/membership assessment notices (within Australia) AUD $82.50 (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.

Appeals Process

If an applicant disagrees with the assessment outcome made by the AASW, they should contact the AASW by phone or email to discuss their assessment. If, after discussion with the AASW International Qualifications Assessment (IQA) staff, an applicant is still dissatisfied with the AASW decision they can contact the Senior Manager Professional Standards to discuss the process for requesting a reassessment.

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