Changes to Trade Skills Assessment process

Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) has advised a change to the trade skills assessment process effective 3 April 2018. There is an additional step at the end of the assessment process and TRA will now approve the final assessment outcome for all trade skills assessments.

VETASSESS will conduct the skills assessment and recommend an outcome to TRA. If TRA agrees with the recommendation, VETASSESS will notify applicants of the outcome of their assessment and issue the final documentation. If TRA does not agree with the recommendation, TRA and VETASSESS have 10 business days to reach an agreement and notify the applicant.

These changes will apply for the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Assessment Program, Offshore Skills Assessment Program or Trades Recognition Service.

Updated program guidelines will be available on the TRA website on 3 April 2018. Click here for further information.