Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) provides various programs for skills assessments for migrants coming to Australia.

The services provided in this area are broken down into three programs:

  • TSS (Temporary Skills Shortage Program) – For people who are required by the Department of Home Affairs to have a skills assessment for temporary migration.
  • OSAP (Offshore Skills Assessment Program) – For people who are applying for a skilled migration visa to Australia (excluding 485 or TSS visas), and can travel to Australia or a nominated country for a skills assessment.
  • TRS (Trades Recognition Service) – For people in Australia who have undertaken their trade training overseas or outside a formal apprenticeship pathway.

A skills assessment via recognition of prior learning (RPL) determines if you have the skills and experience necessary to work in Australia at the trade level for your occupation.

The Australian Trade Training College is approved by Trades Recognition Australia to deliver the above mentioned programs.

Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) is a skills assessing authority specialising in assessment services for people with trade skills gained overseas and in Australia for the purpose of migration and skills recognition. The requirement to have a TRA skills assessment is determined by the type of visa for which they are applying, passport country and occupation.

Potential applicants are advised to check with the Department of Home Affairs ( before submitting their application, to confirm that a skills assessment is required for their visa application, and that TRA is the correct assessing authority for their nominated occupation.

Please Note: It is your responsibility to confirm with the Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs) that your visa pathway requires a skills assessment, and that TRA is the relevant assessing authority for your nominated occupation, before commencing an application.

ATTC is approved by Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) to provide the following:

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