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TRA Skills Assessment: How It Works and Who Can Apply?

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Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) is a skills assessment service for people with trade skills gained overseas or in Australia for the purpose of migration.

It offers skills assessment programs based on your occupation, country of passport, where you studied, and the type of visa you are seeking. There are 5 programs:

  1. Provisional Skills Assessment (PSA)

This is for the 485 applicants. PSA must be completed before you can apply for the JRP.

 

  1. Job Ready Program (JRP)

The JRP is an employment-based skills assessment program. It is for international student graduates with an Australian qualification that has been verified through a Provisional Skills Assessment. Applicants with positive outcomes can apply for a General Skilled Visa (Subclass 189/190/491) or an Employer Nomination Scheme Visa (Subclass 186) Direct Entry Stream.

Step 1:  PSA

  • The applicant needs to complete the relevant course and
  • Have 360 hours work placement to be eligible.

Step 2: Job Ready Employment (JRE)

  • The applicant needs to demonstrate their visa which allows them to work full-time in the next 12 months.
  • From the date of application, the applicant needs to work in the nominated occupation for 12 months. You can change employer, but you need to register every employer that you work with.
  • You need to complete your logbook and the employer needs to sign it.
  • Once you completed 863 hours in 6 months, then you need to notify TRA to start Step three.

Step 3: Job Ready Workplace Assessment (JRWA)

  • You will be contacted by TRA recognized RTO to have an assessment in your workplace.
  • All the assessment is done in English, no interpreters are allowed.

Step 4: Job Ready Final Assessment (JRFA)

  • Completed Step three and have more than 12 months employment (not less than 1725 hours).
  • You will receive an outcome letter which can be used for GSM (491/190) application.

 

  1. Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Skills Assessment

This is for applicants who would like to apply for a TSS Subclass 482 visa.

Step 1:  RTO Documentary Evidence Assessment

  • This is to assess the evidence of your identity, qualifications (if any), skills and employment experience.

Step 2: Technical Interview

  • You will be required to participate in a technical assessment of your skills and knowledge. This will involve a technical interview of skills and gathering evidence from nominated employers or other referees, which may include documentary, oral, pictorial and/or video evidence.

Step 3: Practical Assessment (licensed occupations only)

  • You need to demonstrate your skills in one of the RTO’s venues.

 

  1. Offshore Skills Assessment Program (OSAP)

This is for applicants who would like to apply for a General Skilled Visa (Subclass 189/190/491) or an Employer Nomination Scheme Visa (Subclass 186).

Certain occupations and passport holders from certain countries need to undertake this program.

You can check your nominated occupations and countries here. 

Common occupations assessed under this steam are:

Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic* [342111]  

​Electrician (General)* [341111] 

​Plumber (General)* [334111] 

Step 1:  RTO Documentary Evidence Assessment

  • This is to assess the evidence of your identity, qualifications (if any), skills and employment experience.

Step 2: Technical Interview

  • You will be required to participate in a technical assessment of your skills and knowledge. This will involve a technical interview of skills and gathering evidence from nominated employers or other referees, which may include documentary, oral, pictorial and/or video evidence.

Step 3: Practical Assessment (licensed occupations only)

  • You need to demonstrate your skills in one of the RTO’s venues.

 

  1. Migration Skills Assessment

This is for applicants who would like to apply for a General Skilled Visa (Subclass 189/190/491) or an Employer Nomination Scheme Visa (Subclass 186)

Common occupations to apply under this program are:

Electronic Equipment Trades Worker

Painting Trades Worker

Wall and Floor Tiler

You need to provide all the required documents directly to TRA through its online portal.

 

Obtaining a positive skills assessment is an important step in your Australian Visa application. If you are unsure of which authority is relevant for your occupation, or about the skills assessment criteria, we can help. Click here to book an appointment.

Our team of experienced Immigration Lawyers and Migration Agents look forward to assisting you with your skill assessment process and Australian visa application.

 Click here to learn more about other types of skills assessments.

 

Sources:

https://www.tradesrecognitionaustralia.gov.au/

 

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