Temporary Skills Shortage Program (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 relevant legislative instrument for mandatory skills assessment – subclass 482 visa (TSS visa) can be found via this link:  https://www.legislation.gov.au/Details/F2018L00294.

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.

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


TSS Pathways:

Pathway 1 – For applicants who do not have a relevant Australian VET qualification.

Pathway 2 – For applicants who have a relevant Australian VET qualification or a current, identified Australian occupational licence.

Read more about eligibility and the process for each pathway in the TSS Program Outline document.


Eligible Occupations:

  • Automotive Electrician
  • Chef
  • Cook
  • Diesel Motor Mechanic
  • Fitter (General)
  • Fitter and Turner
  • Fitter-Welder
  • Metal Fabricator
  • Metal Fitter and Machinists (Not Elsewhere Classified)
  • Metal Machinist (First Class)
  • Motor Mechanic (General)
  • Sheetmetal Trades Worker
  • Toolmaker
  • Welder (First Class)
Download TSS Outline

Register for TSS Skills Assessment

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

We never share your details with third parties.

Requirements for Pathways 1 and 2 are outlined in the within this page.

Full Program Outline

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

Download TSS Outline

Need Help?

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

to_top Created with Sketch.
Font Resize
Created by Alex Volkov