Trades Recognition Service (TRS)

Future Skills International provides the Trades Recognition Service skills assessment via recognition of prior learning (RPL). FSI is approved by Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) to provide the TRS for Electrician (General) and Electrician (Special Class).

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 and an Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR). The OTSR can be used to apply for a provisional licence in all Australian states and territories.

Unsuccessful applicants will receive a Statement of Attainment for any competencies achieved and documentation identifying any gaps in skills or employment experience. Unsuccessful applicants may apply for a reassessment.

Eligibility requirements for the TRS

The TRS is an assessment pathway for applicants who:
are resident in Australia
do not have an Australian Qualification Framework (AQF) qualification relevant to their occupation

How to apply for the TRS

There is one skills assessment pathway under the TRS: Pathway 1 - for applicants who do not have a relevant Australian qualification.

Trades Recognition Service Application Form

  • Download - Documentary Evidence Assessment Application

Completion of Assessment

On completion of the technical interview and practical skills assessment, an assessor will complete marking of your assessments and where you are deemed Competent in all aspects of the program, you will be issued with your Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR) and skilled letter of migration within a twenty-one (21) day period from the day of the assessment.

For those applicants who are deemed Not Yet Competent on completion of the skills assessment, they will have the opportunity to appeal the decision within seven (7) business days of being notified in writing by Future Skills International of the unsuccessful outcome.

An applicant may also apply for a reassessment of their skills within a twelve (12) month period from the time they have been notified in writing by Future Skills International. A reassessment must be conducted within eleven (11) weeks of the date the request is received in writing.'

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TRS Guidelines - Trades Recognition Australia

For further information the TRA Applicant Guidelines for the TRS are available here: Trades Recognition Service Applicant Guidelines