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Pause in acceptance of new applications for 7 trade occupations

From September 25, 2023 VETASSESS will pause acceptance of new applications for assessment for the trade occupations of

  • Chef, ANZSCO Code 351311 
  • Cook, ANZSCO Code 351411
  • Diesel Motor Mechanic, ANZSCO Code 321212 
  • Motor Mechanic (General), ANZSCO Code 321211 
  • Fitter (General), ANZSCO Code 323211 
  • Electrician (General), ANZSCO Code 341111 
  • Metal Machinist (First Class), ANZSCO Code 323214. 

In agreement with Trades Recognition Australia (TRA), we will not accept new applications for these occupations to enable us to deal with a high number of applications. 

This applies to Pathway 1 and Pathway 2 applications under OSAP and TSS programs but does not affect the Job Ready program.

If you have already lodged an application with us, you don’t need to take any action. We will continue to process your application.  

We apologise for any inconvenience caused by this action, and we look forward to reopening applications as soon as possible. 

The RTO Finder tool on the TRA website lists alternative TRA-approved RTOs that can undertake skills assessments for these occupations in the interim.

Please contact Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) for further enquiries.


For more than 25 years VETASSESS has provided tailored, independent assessment services to governments, education sectors and industries globally.
We have pioneered assessment services to recognise and verify individuals’ qualifications, skills and experience for migration purposes against the requirements of 360 professional and 27 trade occupations.

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