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Assessment Criteria Updates from Trades Recognition Australia

September 2018, 22
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Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) is a skill evaluation service provider concentrating in evaluations for people with trade skills obtained overseas or in Australia, for migration and skills identification. There are presently three choices available for migrants, to obtain detailed program information or to improve a T.R.A application.

Temporary Skill Shortage Skills Assessment

The TSS Skills Assessment Program is an evaluation pathway for candidates appealing for a Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa, who:

• work in a specified occupation and contain a passport from a specified Nation or Special Administrative Region (S.A.R)
• are needed by the Home Affairs  Department (Home Affairs) to have a skills evaluation for temporary migration.

A skills evaluation decides if a candidate has the skills and experience required to work in Australia at the occupation trade level.

Off-shore Skills Assessment

The Offshore Skills Assessment Program (OSAP) is for candidates appealing for a skilled migration visa (excepting 485 or T.S.S visas). This evaluation is mandatory for candidates from the designated countries, Special Administrative Regions (SARs) and professions listed on the website of TRA’s.

It is also mandatory for candidates in the following licensed professions regardless of their origin country: 

• Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
• Electrician (General),
• Electrician (Special Class),
• Plumber (General).

The OSAP is also open for candidates preferring to undertake a skills evaluation in a non-licensed nominated profession who can travel to Australia or a specified country for a skills evaluation.

Migration Skills Assessment

The Migration Skills Assessment Program for candidates appealing for a permanent skilled migration visa in professions and nations that are not included by Registered Training Organizations established by Trades Recognition Australia. 

The Migration Skills Assessment Program is for immigration plans only. A thriving M.S.A outcome does not affect in the granting of an Australian qualification and cannot be utilized for employment, permitting or qualification recognition plans. 

Critical Changes to Trades Recognition Australia Skills Assessment Programmers

From 27 March 2018, TRA needs all candidates appealing for a skills evaluation in one of the below licensed professions: 

• Airconditioning Refrigeration Mechanic
• Electrician (General), Electrician (Special Class)
• Plumber (General)

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