What is pathway 1?
The main difference between pathway 1 and pathway 2 is whether or not you already have an Australian qualification or relevant occupational licence.
Choose pathway 1 if you DON’T currently hold an Australian qualification and want to apply to get your trade skills assessed by VETASSESS.
Am I eligible?
To apply with VETASSESS, you’ll need to meet the minimum employment requirements, which are:
- For licensed trades: 6 years' employment experience (with no formal training)
OR 4 years' employment experience (with relevant formal training)
- For non-licensed trades: 5 years' employment experience (with no formal
training) OR 3 years' employment experience (with relevant formal training).
You also need to have worked in your chosen occupation for at least 12 months in the 3 years prior to submitting your application.
Download the assessment process
Download the Pathway 1 assessment process.
What do I do next?
Choose an option based on whether your occupation is a licensed or non-licensed trade in Australia. Licensed trades are:
- Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
- Electrician (General)
- Electrician (Special Class)
- Plumber (General)
For Licensed Trades - Pathway One Licensed Trades
VETASSESS assesses four licensed trade occupations for those wishing to migrate temporarily or permanently to Australia using their existing trade skills.
For licensed trades, there are 3 stages you’ll need to complete in order to get your trade skills assessed.
For Non-Licensed Trades - Pathway One Non-Licensed Trades
To get your non-licensed trades skills assessed by us, you’ll need to first choose your trade occupation.
For non-licensed trades, there are 2 stages to complete in order for us to assess your skills, knowledge and experience.
I already have an Australian qualification – which pathway do I choose?
You may be eligible for a trade skills assessment via pathway 2. Find out what’s required and how to apply with VETASSESS.