Trades Recognition

Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) is a skills assessment service which specialises in recognising trade skills gained overseas or in Australia, for the purpose of migration and skills recognition.

TRA is 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.

You can find out your eligibility for migration pathways online using our pathway finder.

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

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.

Find out your eligibility instantly online with our pathway finder.

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

  • Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS)

    The TSS Skills Assessment Program is an assessment pathway for applicants applying for a Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa, who:

    • work in a nominated occupation and hold a passport from a nominated country or Special Administrative Region (SAR) as indicated below;
    • are required by the Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs) to have a skills assessment for temporary migration.

    The aims of this program is to ensure successful applicants can contribute immediately to Australia’s skilled workforce.

    Successful applicants will receive a Trades Recognition Service Assessment Result.

    Find out your eligibility for this pathway using our pathway finder.

    Nominated occupations eligible for TSS:

  • Trades Recognition Service (TRS)

    The TRS is a skills assessment pathway for applicants seeking a skills assessment for employability and/or to access occupational licensing, as indicated in the table on the right.

    The service is open to people who are in Australia who have gained their skills outside a formal apprenticeship pathway, including people who have undertaken their trade training overseas.

    Successful skills assessments under the TRS may also be used for migration purposes where required by the Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs) (www.homeaffairs.gov.au).

    TRS skills assessments are for applicants who seek formal recognition of their trade skills for employment purposes and/or to access occupational licensing.

    Successful applicants will receive a Trades Recognition Service Assessment Result.

    Find out your eligibility for this pathway using our pathway finder.

  • Offshore Skills Assessment Program (OSAP)

    The Offshore Skills Assessment Program (OSAP) is for applicants applying for a skilled migration visa (excluding 485 or TSS visas).

    This assessment is compulsory for applicants from the nominated countries, Special Administrative Regions (SARs) and occupations listed below.

    For further information on these types of visas please visit Department of Home Affairs (www.homeaffairs.gov.au).

    The aims of this program is to ensure successful applicants can contribute immediately to Australia’s skilled workforce.

    Find out your eligibility for this pathway using our pathway finder.

    The following occupations are eligible for OSAP:

Nominated Countries

Albania
Andorra
Armenia
Austria
Azerbaijan
Belarus
Belgium
Bosnia and Herzegovina
Bulgaria
Croatia
Cyprus
Czech Republic
Denmark

Estonia
Finland
France
Georgia
Germany
Greece
Hungary
Iceland
Ireland
Italy
Kazakhstan
Latvia
Liechtenstein

Lithuania
Luxembourg
Macedonia
Malta
Moldova
Monaco
Montenegro
Netherlands
Norway
Poland
Portugal
Romania
Russia

San Marino
Serbia
Slovakia
Slovenia
Spain
Sweden
Switzerland
Turkey
Ukraine
United Kingdom
Vatican City

Pathway Finder
The ATTC can provide Trades Recognition Skills assessments for people currently living in Australia. For those currently overseas, we can help with skills assessments for immigration (TSS and OSAP Visas). This pathway finder questionnaire will help identify which skills assessment is applicable to you.

Unfortunately the ATTC cannot currently assist with work migration programs for applicants from the selected country. We recommend referring to Trades Recognition Australia for more options.

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