Offshore Skills Assessment Program

Offshore Skills Assessment Program (OSAP) is for people applying for a skilled migration visa, with the exception of 485 or TSS visas.

This program will help you enter the Australian workforce as a skilled worker in your relevant trade.

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Offshore Skills Assessment Program (OSAP)

The program is part of the compulsory visa requirements for applicants from the nominated countries, Special Administrative Regions (SAR) and occupations listed in the table on Trades Recognition Australia’s website.

It’s also compulsory for applicants in licenced occupations — Electrician (general) and Plumber (general) – regardless of their country of origin.

For more information about these types of visas, please visit the Department of Home Affairs website.

To avoid delays with processing your application, we recommend reading the full OSAP Program Outline document AND referring to the Pre-assessment Checklist and Documentary Evidence Checklist before submission.

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You can enter into this program one of two ways.

Pathway 1
For applicants who do not have a relevant Australian VET qualification.

Pathway 2
For applicants who have a relevant Australian VET qualification or a current, identified Australian occupational licence.

This program is available in the following occupations:

  • Automotive Electrician [321111]
  • Cabinetmaker [394111]
  • Carpenter [331212]
  • Carpenter and Joiner [331211]
  • Chef [351311]
  • Cook [351411]
  • Electrician (General) [341111]
  • Fitter (General) [323211]
  • Fitter and Turner [323212]
  • Fitter-Welder [323213]
  • Joiner [331213]
  • Metal Fabricator [322311]
  • Metal Machinist (First class) [323214]
  • Metal Fitters and Machinists (not elsewhere classified) [323299]
  • Plumber (General)[334111]
  • Motor Mechanic (General) [321211]
  • Pressure Welder
  • Sheetmetal Trades Worker [322211]
  • Welder (First class) [322313]
For Skills Assessment enquiries, contact the team on 1300 017 199.

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Submit your details below and Australian Trade Training College will be in touch to provide you with further information.

Full Program Outline

Before applying, we recommend you read the full outline document which includes eligibility criteria, costs and other key information.


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