Changes to eligibility criteria of skills assessments by Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) and VETASSESS have been announced recently.
Trades Recognition Australia
From 1 November 2021, TRA will implement the updated Program Guidelines for the OSAP and TSS Programs. There is a key change to Pathway 2 of the OSAP and TSS Programs.
If you are applying with an Australian VET Qualification and you are seeking assessment in a licensed occupation under Pathway 2 of the OSAP and TSS Programs you will need to demonstrate at least three years full time, paid employment in a directly related occupation. This must include 12 months full time, paid employment in your nominated occupation in the three years prior to lodging the application. The 12 months full time paid employment in your nominated occupation must be in Australia.
New requirements from Trades Recognition Australia for Pathway 2 applicants in licensed trades:
Applicants who hold an Australian VET qualification will need to demonstrate at least 12 months full-time (or equivalent part-time) paid employment in their nominated occupation. The employment must have been completed in Australia in the three years prior to lodging the application.
Applicants with a current identified Australian occupational licence (not subject to restrictions) must demonstrate 12 months full-time (or equivalent part-time) paid employment in the nominated occupation that has been completed in Australia or New Zealand in the three years prior to lodging the application.
The above changes will be applicable for all new skills assessment applications lodged from 1 November.
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