Skills Assessment Guide – ELECTRICIAN

TRA Migration Skills Assessment Applicant Guidelines:

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  1. Electrician Skills Assessment Authority
  2. TRA Skills Assessment Pathways
  3. What are the Skills Assessment fees?
  4. Pathway 1 Offshore Skills Assessment Program – Documents
  5. Pathway 1 Offshore Skills Assessment Program – Technical Assessment
  6. Pathway 2 Offshore Skills Assessment Program – Documents
  7. Pathway 2 Offshore Skills Assessment Program – Technical Assessment

1. Skills Assessment Authority

If you are applying for a Migration Skills Assessment as an:

Electrician (General) [ANZSCO 341111] , or

Electrician (Special Class) [ANZSCO 341112] 

Your skills assessment will need to be with Trades Recognition Australia.

2. TRA Skills Assessment Pathway

If you are applying for a skilled migration visa which is NOT the 485 or TSS visa, it is compulsory for you to undertake the Offshore Skills Assessment Program (OSAP) with TRA, regardless of your country of origin.

TRA Offshore Skills Assessment Program

There are two skills assessment pathways available under OSAP:

Pathway 1 is for applicants who do not hold an Australian qualification in their trade. Skills assessments are conducted against the requirements of the relevant training package qualification for the nominated occupation. The Pathway 1 assessment process consists of four steps that must be completed sequentially.

Pathway 2 is for applicants who hold a:

  • relevant Australian qualification; or
  • current identified Australian occupational licence.

3. What are the Skills Assessment fees?

The following fees apply to OSAP Skill Assessments:

Assessment StageFee (GST excl) in AUD
Documentary evidence1,280
Documentary evidence review700
Documentary evidence reassessment450
Technical interview – pathway 12,000
Technical interview – pathway 1 review700
Technical interview – pathway 1 reassessment1,000
Technical interview – pathway 2900
Technical interview – pathway 2 review700
Technical interview – pathway 2 reassessment50
Practical assessment2,200
Practical assessment review700
Practical assessment reassessment1,100

4. Pathway 1 Offshore Skills Assessment Program (OSAP) – Documents

You must submit decision ready documentary evidence of your identity, skills and employment experience to a TRA-approved RTO for assessment. The RTO will advise you about the documentation that must be provided which may include:

  • evidence of skills and experience including, but not limited to, training documents, evidence of employment and employment statements
  • copies of each document in original language accompanied by a copy of the English translation

You must be able to demonstrate that you have completed full-time paid employment in your nominated occupation, or an occupation that is directly related to your nominated occupation, based on the following standards:

  • Licensed Trade with no formal training – six years work experience.
  • Licensed Trade with formal training – four years work experience
  • Non-licensed trade with no formal training – five years work experience.
  • Non-licensed trade with formal training – three years work experience

You must also have worked for at least 12 months in full-time paid employment in your Nominated Occupation in the three years prior to lodging your application. Evidence of part-time employment can be counted towards the employment requirement, on a pro rata basis.

5. Pathway 1 OSAP – Technical Assessment

You will be required to participate in a technical assessment of your skills and knowledge. This will be conducted by a qualified assessor who will also be a qualified tradesperson in your nominated occupation.

The assessor will focus on collecting evidence to determine if you meet the requirements of the relevant VET qualification in the Australian Training Package for your nominated occupation. This will involve a technical interview and may involve a practical demonstration of skills and/or gathering evidence from any nominated employers or other referees.

If you are applying for one of the licensed occupations of Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic, Electrician (General), Electrician (Special Class) and Plumber (General), a practical demonstration of your skills is compulsory.

The RTO will discuss the assessment requirements with you before conducting the assessment.

All technical assessments will be conducted in English without assistance. Interpreters are not permitted.

For more information, see page 7 of TRA’s Applicant Guidelines.

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

The RTO will advise what documentation must be provided, but you must submit decision ready documentary evidence of your identity, skills and employment experience. This will include an Australian VET qualification or current, identified Australian occupational licence.

You also need to demonstrate at least three years full-time, paid employment in a directly related occupation. This must include 12 months full-time, paid employment in your nominated occupation in the three years prior to lodging the application.

If you are applying with a current, identified Australian occupational licence, the 12 months full-time, paid employment must be in Australia.

Evidence of part time employment can be counted towards the employment requirement on a pro rata basis.

The type of work undertaken must cover a broad range of skills in the nominated occupation. If the evidence indicates that you have the necessary skills and experience relevant to your nominated occupation, you will be invited to participate in a technical assessment with one of the RTO’s assessors. Before you can start your technical assessment, you must make a payment for the technical assessment through the TRA Online Portal. Your RTO will issue you with an RTO Assessment Payment Identifier Code that you can use to make the payment.

7. Pathway 2 Offshore Skills Assessment program – Technical Assessment

You will be required to participate in a technical assessment of your skills and knowledge, conducted by a qualified assessor who will also be a qualified tradesperson in your nominated occupation.

The assessor will focus on collecting evidence to determine if you are capable of undertaking the full range of tasks expected of a tradesperson in Australia for your nominated occupation. This will involve a technical interview of skills and/or gathering evidence from nominated employers or other referees.

The RTO will discuss the assessment requirements with you before conducting the assessment.

All technical assessments will be conducted in English without assistance. Interpreters are not permitted

For more information, see page 11 of TRA’s Assessment Guidelines here.


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