Sample Work Experience Letter (for Australia PR Assessment)

Sample role and responsibilities letter for Australia 189, 190, 491 PR visa. Co-worker, manager, colleague reference letter acceptable with notary. Letterhead preferred.

Written by AM22Tech Team
  AM22Tech Team    Updated 13 Jun, 21

Sample Skill-certificate or work experience letter as evidence of prior work experience from your previous employers is required for Australia PR.

You need a current employer work letter too at the time of filing the 189 visa employment assessment. 

The assessment company needs this employer-provided detailed experience cum tech verification letter with responsibilities and duties for 189, 190, 489 visas, to evaluate the basis of your SkillSelect points.

Sample Experience Letter (DOC format)

This sample role and responsibilities letter can be used for any ANZSCO code in Australia PR process.

We have taken an example of a Software engineer with code 261312 in this letter:

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This same letter is available in Doc format here.

You can copy and paste from here and use it for your purpose. Do not forget to replace the red portion as per your own job details.

I strongly suggest using a smartphone app or a scanner at home to save this letter on cloud storage. You may need it in the future for multiple purposes.


Should I use Company Letterhead, address and Contact numbers?

The official employer letterhead that you use to print these letters should clearly show the company’s address (could be any in case of multiple offices) and reachable contact numbers.

Your assessment company (like ACS) might contact them over the phone or by paper letter to verify your claims.

If the letterhead does not have the employer’s address and contact numbers, then you should add them.

Whom should we address the experience letter to?

We suggest addressing the letter as ‘WHOMSOEVER IT MAY CONCERN’ rather than specific to anyone specific.

This would help you use the letter for multiple purposes including Canada PR, USA Green card, UK immigration, studies in New Zealand, and Australia PR.

Should I Include full period of employment in Skill Letter?

You should include a full period of employment even if part of it was outside your home country.

For example,
If you worked for 2 years in India and then worked in the USA for 1 year for the same company, you should include the full employment period by specifically mentioning the tenure in India and the USA separately.

Can I include all non-relevant work experience in Roles & Responsibilities letter?

You should write only the work experience or technologies that are relevant to the visa or skill that you are applying to.

65% of your daily job-related duties should match the job code that you are applying for to get a positive assessment.

If you include non-relevant work, the chances are high that you will dilute your actual relevant work experience.

Can I get roles & responsibilities letter for Australia from Colleague?

You can get the Affidavit written by your co-worker or manager if your employer is not issuing the skill letter.

Many assessment companies like ACS require you to get a letter from the employer to say that they cannot or do not provide the ‘roles and responsibilities’ letter explicitly.

Do I need Experience Letter from Current Active Employer?

You do need the work experience letter from your current active employment as well.

I do not want to tell my current employer about Australia PR filing. What reason can I tell them to get an experience letter for the assessment?

If you can tell the truth about Australian immigration and can get this letter, you are good.

If you do not want to disclose the reason for requesting this letter on the company letterhead, you can give the reason ‘further studies in Australia’.

If there is a question about why you need it for studies, then you can share the link to the Victoria university site which says foreign applications need to submit work experience proof.

Victoria University needs work experience letter

What Can I do if Employer may issue skill experience letter only once?

Many companies only issue the roles and responsibilities letter only once to avoid changing the worklist later.

So, just be very careful with the verbiage contents of the letter. You might not be able to change it later.


Written by AM22Tech Team
  AM22Tech Team