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Australian skills assessment

14 May 2016 by News Desk

The Skills Assessment process requires the applicant to collect and assemble all the information about their skill set, qualification and work experience.

skills assessmentThe Australian Skills Assist (ASA) service reviews and checks the information and documents that you send to us in order to ensure the successful submission of the necessary paperwork which will meet the requirements for it to be accepted by the relevant Skills Assessment authority.

ASA then help with the overall administration of the Skills Assessment process as it progresses.

The Australian Skills Assist (ASA) service uses a simple 3 Step System to prepare you for and to get you through the Skills Assessment process which is required for Australian visas and for Occupational Licensing in Australia.

Step 1 – TradeSET Self Evaluation.

This is a free, preliminary check that you need to complete before embarking on the Skills Assessment itself.

Step 2 – Training and Employment Check.

The evidence you supply to us is then checked for authenticity and to ensure that your skills are current.

Step 3 – Practical Skills Assessment.

A qualified assessor will conduct your Skills Assessment.

Currently we offer our Skills Assist service to people who work in a number of Trade Occupations such as Carpenters, Plumbers, Plasterers, etc.

The minimum time you must have been working in your occupation

For people who do not hold an Australian qualification in their trade, the following requirements apply:

  • You must have completed your trade
  • You must have at least three years’ experience in your trade on a full time basis (or part-time equivalent)
  • You must have been employed in your trade for at least 12 months out of the previous 36 months (or part-time equivalent)

Detail about TradeSET

TradeSET is a free service provided by Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) to help you understand how trade occupations operate in Australia.

The starting point for all Skills Assessments is for you to carry out a free, online self-evaluation of your skill set in order to establish if you are eligible to proceed to the actual skills assessment. The TradeSET self-evaluation is not the Skills Assessment itself; but rather, a mandatory first step you have to take in order to have your skills assessed once after you are deemed eligible by TradeSET.

You must give factually accurate and truthful responses as all statements are subject to verification by the relevant bodies and failure to do so can have adverse consequences for your application and subsequent Skills Assessment.

Please also note that it is important to complete the self-evaluation tool correctly. If the report is submitted with errors, you will have to wait another 28 days before you can re-register to take the self- assessment again.
Then complete and return the Training and Employment Check application form, along with your TradeSET report, all the supporting documents requested and the fee for the ASA service.

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