Migrant Pathways | Australian Trade Training College

Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) is a skills assessment service which specialises in recognising trade skills gained overseas or in Australia, for the purpose of migration.

A skills assessment determines if you have the skills and experience necessary to work in Australia at the trade level for your occupation.

The services provided in this area are broken down into two programs outlined below.

For Skills Assessment enquiries, contact the team on 1300 017 199.

Business Hours: Monday to Friday, 8am – 4pm (QLD time).


Following Trades Recognition Australia’s (TRA) recent announcement, as of 1st October 2022, OSAP / TSS Skills Assessment applicants will need to personally attend their Technical Assessments (Technical Interviews) at an approved Australian Trade Training College venue

Am I eligible?

A skills assessment determines if you have the skills and experience necessary to work in Australia at the trade level for your occupation.

The Australian Trade Training College is approved by Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) to deliver the above mentioned programs.

TRA is a skills assessing authority specialising in assessment services for people with trade skills gained overseas and in Australia for the purpose of migration and skills recognition. The requirement to have a TRA skills assessment is determined by the type of visa for which they are applying, passport country and occupation.

Potential applicants are advised to check with the Department of Home Affairs before submitting their application, to confirm that a skills assessment is required for their visa application, and that TRA is the correct assessing authority for their nominated occupation.

Trades Recognition Programs


(Temporary Skills Shortage Program)

For people who are required by the Department of Home Affairs to have a skills assessment for temporary migration.

Learn about the TSS Program


(Offshore Skills Assessment Program)

For people who are applying for a skilled migration visa to Australia (excluding 485 or TSS visas), and can travel to Australia or a nominated country for a skills assessment.

Learn about the OSAP Program

Skills Assessment Opportunity for Migrants

Trades Recognition Australia are offering a free fast-tracked skills assessment for migrants as Pilot 2 of the Australian Government’s Skills Assessment Pilots. Skilled migrants are an important source of talent that Australia relies upon for filling priority occupations in shortage.

You may be able to access a fast-tracked skills assessment if you have unrecognised skills in an eligible occupation. Having your skills assessed as suitable for Australian workplaces will improve chances of getting a job. Businesses and employers will have the confidence that you have the skills they need to do the job.

Having your skills assessed through the Skills Assessment Pilots program will not affect any in progress or future visa applications. The only purpose of the free assessment is to help alleviate skills shortages and enable you to contribute to Australia’s economic recovery from COVID-19.

To be able to apply for a free assessment you must:

Complete the SAOM Incentive application form                                                                                                                                        You will need your:
  • passport details, personal details, occupation, visa type
  • agent/representative details (if applicable)
  • qualification details or apprenticeship
  • employment details for each employment period you are claiming
  • Submit the application                                                                                                                                                                       To submit your application, you need to:
  • combine all your documents into one pdf.
  • email it to TRA at SAOM Incentive inbox

It should take about 15 business days to complete your assessment once we have received all the information requested from you.

There is a priority list of other occupations that skilled migrants can access free assessments. More information is available on the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations web page.
Eligibility | Australian Trade Training College (ATTC)