CHANGES TO THE TRADE SKILLS ASSESSMENT PROCESS

- Trades Recognition Australia has announced changes to the trade skills assessment process, including changes to the fees, employment experience criteria and payment process for OSAP, TSS and TRS trade skills assessments. The VETASSESS website has been updated to reflect the changes.

- These changes relate to all new applications received from 1st March 2019.

Assessment dates

Online Technical Interview assessments are available on weekdays at one of our 25 assessment venues around the world (including in the UK, India and China).

Face-to-face assessments are held internationally and in Australia. Non-licensed trades are assessed via technical interview. The assessment for licensed trades involves a face-to-face practical assessment and a technical interview.

Face-to-face assessments are currently scheduled for the following dates:

In-country assessment dates

Please note these dates are tentative only. They will be confirmed 1-2 weeks prior to assessment.

Country Assessment date Book by Occupation(s)
Manila, Philippines
27 - 31 January, 2020 13 January, 2020 Automotive and Engineering Trades
Manila, Philippines  4 February, 2020  21 January, 2020  Electrician (General) 
New Delhi, India  11 - 14 February, 2020 28 January, 2020 Electrician (General) 
Blackburn, Lancashire, UK 19 - 20 February, 2020 5 February, 2020  Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
London, UK 6 March, 2020 21 February, 2020 Electrician (General)  
Manila, Philippines 9 - 13 March, 2020  24 February, 2020  Automotive and Engineering Trades 
Blackburn, Lancashire, UK 18 - 19 March, 2020  4 March, 2020 Plumber (General) 
Cape Town, South Africa  31 March - 3 April, 2020 16 March, 2020 Electrician (General), Plumber (General), Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
Manila, Philippines  27 April - 1 May, 2020 14 April, 2020 Automotive and Engineering Trades
Blackburn, Lancashire, UK  13 - 14 May, 2020 27 April, 2020 Electrician (General), Plumber (General), Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
New Delhi, India 19 - 22 May, 2020  5 May, 2020  Electrician (General)
Manila, Philippines
8 - 12 June, 2020 25 May, 2020   Automotive and Engineering Trades
London, UK  22 - 23 July, 2020  8 July, 2020  Electrician (General) 
Manila, Philippines  27 - 31 July, 2020  13 July, 2020 Automotive and Engineering Trades 
Cape Town, South Africa  28 - 31 July, 2020 14 July, 2020 Electrician (General), Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic 
New Delhi, India  25 - 28 August, 2020 11 August, 2020  Electrician (General)
Manila, Philippines  7 - 11 September, 2020  24 August, 2020  Automotive and Engineering Trades
Blackburn,  Lancashire, UK
8 - 9 September, 2020  25 August, 2020 Electrician (General), Plumber (General), Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
Manila, Philippines 
19 - 23 October, 2020   5 October, 2020 Automotive and Engineering Trades
Blackburn, Lancashire, UK
27 - 28 October, 2020  13 October, 2020  Plumber (General)  
New Delhi, India  27 - 30 October, 2020 13 October, 2020  Electrician (General) 
Blackburn, Lancashire, UK
3 - 4 November, 2020 20 October, 2020  Electrician (General), Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic
Cape Town, South Africa 17 - 20 November, 2020  3 November, 2020  Electrician (General), Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic  
Cape Town, South Africa
24 - 25 November, 2020  10 November, 2020  Plumber (General) 
Manila, Philippines  30 November - 4 December, 2020 17 November, 2020 Automotive and Engineering Trades