We finally mailed off Aaron's VETASSES application today and paid the $710 fee. Oh my goodness, what a tremendous amount of paperwork. The cost to mail it was $24 USD and it should arrive in Australia in 7-10 days. Then our 4 month waiting period begins, so maybe we will hear from them at the end of August or beginning of September. We are crossing our fingers that we sent all the correct paperwork and that we won't have to send anything else that might delay processing.
We also got a confirmation for his IELTS test date: June 30th. It will be great to have that out of the way. We ordered the practice materials, too. For $35 USD, I hope they are worth it!