Trades Recognition Australia are offering a free fast-tracked skills assessment for migrants as Pilot 2 of the Australian Government’s Skills Assessment Pilots. Skilled migrants are an important source of talent that Australia relies upon for filling priority occupations in shortage.
You may be able to access a fast-tracked skills assessment if you have unrecognised skills in an eligible occupation.
Having your skills assessed as suitable for Australian workplaces will improve chances of getting a job. Businesses and employers will have the confidence that you have the skills they need to do the job.
Having your skills assessed through the Skills Assessment Pilots program will not affect any in progress or future visa applications. The only purpose of the free assessment is to help alleviate skills shortages and enable you to contribute to Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19.
Am I eligible?
To be able to apply for a free assessment you must:
- have not previously undergone a skills assessment for the nominated occupation,
- are residing in Australia at the time you submit your skills assessment application, and
- are in Australia on an eligible visa that was granted on or after 1 January 2016 (eligible visa types are listed below).
How do I apply for an assessment?
Complete the SAOM Incentive application form
You will need your:
- passport details, personal details, occupation, visa type
- agent/representative details (if applicable)
- qualification details or apprenticeship
- employment details for each employment period you are claiming
- Submit the application
To submit your application, you need to:
- combine all your documents into one pdf.
- email it to TRA at SAOM Incentive inbox
How long will it take?
It should take about 15 business days to complete your assessment once we have received all the information requested from you.
Are there free skills assessments for other occupations?
There is a priority list of other occupations that skilled migrants can access free assessments. More information is available on the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations web page.
Following successful completion of the Documentary Evidence Assessment, you will need to complete both Technical Interview (Written Exam) and Practical Skills Assessment.
- complete a written exam, including general electrical principles, basic electrical formula and safe work practices.
- complete the wiring of a domestic low voltage circuit.
- draw a circuit diagram and complete the wiring of a Direct On-Line motor control circuit.
- undertake fault finding on an electrical installation.