VETASSESS no longer ‘accept doctoral studies supported only by living allowance and/or scholarships… Applicants must be engaged in the occupation on a paid basis, generally at the award or market rate of the occupation’
VETASSESS’ website for general occupations includes the following announcement:
Update for PhD holders
Please be advised that as of 15 December 2018, VETASSESS will not accept doctoral studies supported only by living allowance and/or scholarships. Consistent with the Department of Home Affairs requirements, for skilled employment to be considered ‘remunerated’, applicants must be engaged in the occupation on a paid basis, generally at the award or market rate of the occupation. A person receiving minimal living allowances or scholarships designed to cover study expenses would not be considered to be remunerated.
VETASSESS will continue to ensure that impact on its clients is minimised during the transition leading up to the implementation date. Applications received prior to 15 December 2018 will be processed according to the criteria at the time of applying.
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