The government of Australia has announced that the skills assessment will be valid for maximum three years from the date of issuance, effective 01 July 2014.
Direct Entry streams of Employer Nominated Scheme and Regional Sponsored Migration Scheme, and Graduate work stream of Temporary Graduate visas necessitate an applicant to acquire a valid skills assessment while filing visa applications.
Skilled Independent visa, Skilled Nominated visa, Skilled Regional visa and Temporary Work visas require an applicant to have a valid skills assessment while being invited to file applications through SkillSelect for a visa application to be successful.
The system of SkillSelect is an efficient and faster way of processing ones application Australian government uses this program to fill shortage of labor in certain regions of the country.
According to a statement in the Immi.gov.au website, in case a skill assessment is essential for a visa application, it will be valid only for a period of three years from when the visa is issued except when a shorter validity period is clearly mentioned.