What is a Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) Skill Assessment?
Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) is an Australian Government agency that assesses the skills and qualifications of tradespeople who are applying for skilled migration to Australia. The TRA assesses individuals based on their trade qualifications, skills, and experience to determine if they meet the Australian standards for skilled workers in their respective trades.
TRA assessments are critical for tradespeople who want to work in Australia because they provide a recognized certification that proves their qualifications and skills. This certification can be used to apply for a skilled visa, which is required for tradespeople who want to migrate to Australia to work in their trade. TRA assessments are designed to be fair, transparent, and consistent, ensuring that individuals are assessed fairly regardless of where they come from. By recognizing the skills and qualifications of tradespeople, the TRA helps to ensure that Australia’s workforce has the necessary skills to support the country’s economic growth and development.
Skill Assessment Bodies in Australia
The Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) skill assessments are available for a wide range of occupations. TRA has a list of skilled occupations that are eligible for their skills assessments, and this list is regularly updated to reflect the changing demand for skilled workers in Australia.
Some of the occupations that are currently eligible for TRA skill assessments include:
Types of Skill Assessment
The documents required for a Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) skill assessment vary depending on the type of assessment you are applying for and the occupation you are seeking assessment for. However, some common documents that you may need to provide include:
It’s important to check the specific requirements for your TRA skill assessment application as they can vary depending on your occupation and the type of assessment you are applying for. You can find detailed information on the TRA website, or you can contact their customer service team for assistance.
The eligibility criteria for a Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) skill assessment vary depending on the type of assessment you are applying for and the occupation you are seeking assessment for. However, some general eligibility criteria that apply to most TRA skill assessments include:
You must have a formal trade qualification from a recognized training institution. The qualification must be relevant to the occupation you are seeking assessment for.
You must have relevant work experience in your trade. The amount of work experience required can vary depending on the occupation and the type of assessment you are applying for.
English Language Proficiency
You must have a sufficient level of English language proficiency to perform your job safely and effectively. The level of English language proficiency required can vary depending on the occupation and the type of assessment you are applying for.
There are no age restrictions for most TRA skill assessments. However, some assessments may have minimum age requirements.
Health and Character
You must meet the health and character requirements set by the Australian Government for visa applicants.
Types of Employer Sponsored Visas
Additional Things to Note
- ANMAC will not accept Experience gained before the Registration Date with the Nursing Body.
- verification of registration/‘certificate of good standing will also need to be provided if submitting a professional reference.
- Colored Copy of the original documents with 600Dpi.
- Cam scanners or Certified copies are not acceptable.
- A letter from APHRA is also required for Modified Plus Skills Assessment.