Practical Trades Assessments in Australia

The Australian Skilled Occupation List explains the different types of occupation and the assessing authority.

Each occupation is assessed by a specific skills authority, and this differs depending on occupation type.

One confusion comes with trades occupations, some of which are assessed by the TRA, some of which by VETASSESS, depending on (1) the occupation type and (2) the relevant country or nationality of the applicant.

So here is a tabulated list which should help to explain what assessing authority will assess your trade, and how:

Am I eligible?

 

YES! as long as you are applying for migration and you are:
– a skilled tradesperson
– a citizen (passport holder) from one of the nominated countries listed below
– applying for one of the nominated occupations listed in below

Table 1 is for the Offshore Skills Assessment Program (Permanent migration).
Table 2 is for the 457 Skills Assessment Program (Temporary migration).
Table 3 is for Optional Skills Assessment – Licensed trades.
Table 4 is for Optional Skills Assessment.

Table 1: Offshore Skills Assessment Program (Permanent migration)

NOMINATED COUNTRIES
• China (including Hong Kong and Macau)
• Fiji
• India
• Ireland
• Korea (Sth)
• Philippines
• South Africa
• Sri Lanka
• United Arab Emirates
• United Kingdom
NOMINATED OCCUPATIONS
• Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic (342111) *
• Bricklayer (331111)
• Carpenter (331212)
• Carpenter and Joiner (331211)
• Diesel Motor Mechanic (321212)
• Electrical Linesworker (342211) *
(Only available for South Africa, Ireland, India, Philippines and United Kingdom)
• Electrician (General) (341111) *
• Electrician (Special Class) (341112) **
• Electronic Equipment Trades Worker (342313)
• Joiner (331213)
• Metal Fabricator (322311)
• Motor Mechanic (General) (321211)
• Plumber (General) (334111) *
• Sheet Metal Trades Worker (322211)
• Technical Cable Jointer (342212) *
(Only available for South Africa, Ireland, India, Philippines and United Kingdom)
• Vehicle Painter (324311)
• Welder (First Class) (322313)

 

Table 2: 457 Skills Assessment Program (Temporary migration)

NOMINATED COUNTRIES
• Brazil
• China (including Hong Kong and Macau)
• Fiji
• India
• Papua New Guinea
• Philippines
• South Africa
• Thailand
• Vietnam
• Zimbabwe
NOMINATED OCCUPATIONS
• Automotive Electrician (321111)
• Baker (351111)
• Cabinetmaker (394111)
• Carpenter (331212)
• Carpenter and Joiner (331211)
• Chef (351311)
• Cook (351411)
• Diesel Motor Mechanic (321212)
• Driller (712211) (Only available for The Philippines)
• Electrical Linesworker (342211) *
(Only available for India, South Africa and The Philippines)
• Electrician (General) (341111) *
• Electrician (Special Class) (341112) **
• Fitter (General)(323211)
• Fitter and Turner (323212)
• Fitter-Welder (323213)
• Joiner (331213)
• Metal Fabricator (322311)
• Metal Fitters and Machinists (nec)    (323299)
• Metal Machinist (First Class) (323214)
• Motorcycle Mechanic (321213)
• Motor Mechanic (General) (321211)
• Panel Beater (324111)
• Pastrycook (351112)
• Pressure Welder (322312)
• Sheet Metal Trades Worker (322211)
• Small Engine Mechanic (321214)
• Technical Cable Jointer (342212) *
(Only available for India, South Africa and The Philippines)
• Toolmaker (323412)
• Vehicle Body Builder (324211)
• Vehicle Painter (324311)
• Welder (First Class) (322313)

 

Table 3: Optional Skills Assessment – Licensed trades

NOMINATED COUNTRIES
• Canada
• Ireland
• Poland
• South Africa
• Sri Lanka
• United Kingdom
• United States of America
NOMINATED OCCUPATIONS
• Air-conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic (342111) * (Only available for United Kingdom)
• Electrical Linesworker (342211) *
• Electrician (General) (341111) *
• Electrician (Special Class) (341112) **
• Technical Cable Jointer (342212) *
• Plumber (General) (334111) *

 

Table 4: Optional Skills Assessment

A skills assessment in the following countries and occupations through the Offshore Skills Assessment Program is optional, rather than required. Applicants who have a formal trade qualification may choose to apply to TRA through the Migration Skills Assessment program.

NOMINATED COUNTRIES
•China (including Hong Kong and Macau)
• Fiji
• India
• Ireland
• Korea (Sth)
• Philippines
• South Africa
• Sri Lanka
• United Arab Emirates
• United Kingdom
• Brazil
• Papua New Guinea
• Thailand
• Vietnam
• Zimbabwe
NOMINATED OCCUPATIONS
• Automotive Electrician (321111)
• Baker (351111)
• Cabinetmaker (394111)
• Chef (351311)
• Cook (351411)
• Driller (712211) (Only available for The Philippines)
• Fitter (General) (323211)
• Fitter and Turner (323212)
• Fitter-Welder (323213)
• Metal Fitters and Machinists (nec) (323299)
• Metal Machinist (First Class) (323214)
• Motorcycle Mechanic (321213)
• Panel Beater (324111)
• Pastrycook (351112
• Pressure Welder (322312)
• Small Engine Mechanic (321214)
• Toolmaker (323412)
• Vehicle Body Builder (324211)

 

 

For more detailed explanation about your situation, just go to ‘Get Assessed’ at the top for your own personal migration assessment.