Trades Recognition Service (TRS)

Australian Trade Training College provides the Trades Recognition Service skills assessment via recognition of prior learning (RPL). ATTC is approved by Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) to provide the Trades Recognition Service (TRS)

The objective of the Trades Recognition Service (TRS) is to determine whether applicants have the skills and experience necessary to work in Australia at the required skill level for their nominated occupation.

The TRS is a skills assessment pathway for applicants seeking a skills assessment for employability and/or to access occupational licensing.

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).

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.

Before submitting an application for TRS skills assessment, we recommend reading the full TRS Program Outline document.


Eligible Occupations:

  • Boilermaker
  • Boilermaker/Welder
  • Diesel Fitter
  • Fitter (General)
  • Fitter and Turner
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Metal Machinist (First Class)
  • Motor Mechanic (General)
  • Sheetmetal Trades Worker
  • Welder (First Class)



The TRS is open to applicants who:

  • are in Australia
  • do not hold an Australian vocational education and training (VET) qualification for their trade, who seek formal recognition of their skills and experience, including applicants who undertook their trade training overseas.

TRS assessments are conducted in Australia.

During the enrolment phase, we will have confirmed we can undertake your assessment. As part of this confirmation, ATTC will issue you with an RTO Assessment Payment Identifier Code corresponding with the service you are requesting.

This code is entered into the TRA payment facility to identify the payment you must make for your RTO assessment.


Download TRS Outline

Register for TRS Skills Assessment

Submit your details below to start an application for the TRS Skills Assessment and a team member from ATTC will be in touch to take you through the next steps.

We never share your details with third parties.


Full Program Outline

Before applying, we recommend you read the full TRS Program Outline document which include information on eligibility criteria and the costs involved.

Download TRS Outline

Need Help?

If you need assistance before registering you can contact us on, or alternatively call (Aus) +61 7 3414 5999 or (UK) +44 20 3376 1555.

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