Temporary Skills Shortage Program

The Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Program is an assessment pathway for people applying for a Temporary Skills Shortage visa.

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

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To be eligible you:

  • Must work in a nominated occupation and hold a passport from a nominated country or Special Administrative Region (SAR) as indicated on Trades Recognition Australia
  • Are required by the Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs) to have a skills assessment for temporary migration
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Relative legislative instruments for mandatory skills assessment — subclass 482 visa (TSS visa) can be found at legislation.gov.au.

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

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

You can enter into this program one of two ways.

Pathway one is for people without relevant Australian VET qualifications.

Pathway two is for those with a qualification or a current, identified Australian occupational licence.

We offer skills assessment services in the following occupations:
  • Automotive Electrician [321111]
  • Cabinetmaker [394111]
  • Carpenter [331212]
  • Carpenter & 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]

Register for a TSS Skills Assessment

Submit your details below to start an application for the TSS Skills Assessment. An Australian Trade Training College team member will be in touch to take you through the next steps.

We never share your details with third parties.

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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