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    Trades Recognition Australia

    Migration Skil ls Assessment

     Applicant Guidelines(March 2015)

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    Department of Education and Training Migration Skills Assessment Applicant Guidelines Page 1

    Table of Contents

    Section 1 

    Overview of TRA Migration Skills Assessment .................................. 5 

    1.1  Purpose of the TRA Migration Skills Assessment Guidelines ..................... 5 

    1.2 

    TRA Migration Skills Assessment Summary ............................................... 6 

    1.3 

    Program objective ....................................................................................... 6 

    1.4  Relevant legislation ..................................................................................... 6 

    1.5  Program delivery ......................................................................................... 7 

    1.6 

    Fees payable for the TRA Migration Skills Assessment .............................. 7 

    1.7 

    Paying fees .................................................................................................. 8 

    1.8  Refunds ....................................................................................................... 8 

    1.9 

    TRA roles and responsibilities ..................................................................... 8 

    1.10 

     Applicant roles and responsibilities ............................................................. 9 

    1.11 

     Authorised representatives for Migration Skills Assessment applicants ...... 9 

    1.12  Privacy ......................................................................................................... 9 

    1.13  False or misleading information ................................................................ 12 

    1.14 

    Certification of documents and statutory declarations ............................... 12 

    1.15 

    TRA Migration Points Advice ..................................................................... 14 

    Section 2 

    TRA Migration Skills Assessment requirements and processes ... 15 

    2.1 

    Overview of the TRA Migration Skills Assessment.................................... 15 

    2.2 

    Purpose of the TRA Migration Skills Assessment ..................................... 15 

    2.3 

    Nominated occupation for the TRA Migration Skills Assessment .............. 15 

    2.4 

    Eligibility for a TRA Migration Skills Assessment ...................................... 16 

    2.5 

    The TRA Migration Skills Assessment process ......................................... 16 

    2.6 

    Meeting the eligibility requirements: qualifications .................................... 19 

    2.7 

    Meeting the eligibility requirements: apprenticeships ................................ 22 

    2.8 

    Meeting the eligibility requirements: employment ..................................... 23 

    Section 3  Contact details for Trades Recognition Australia ............................ 30 

    Section 4 

    Glossary ............................................................................................... 31 

    Section 5 

     Acronyms ............................................................................................. 34 

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    Document particulars

    TRIM ID ED11/017630 File TRA Migration

    Skills Assessment

     Applicant Guidelines.doc

    Content last updated March 2015  Document

    status

    FINAL

    Due for review September 2015

    Point of contact Trades Recognition Australia

     Approval authority General Manager, Trades Recognition Australia

    Date of first approval

    to publish

    20 June 2011

    Note: This is a controlled document in its electronic form only. Paper copies of this

    document are not controlled and should be checked against the electronic version

    before use.

    With the exception of the Commonwealth Coat of Arms and where otherwise noted,

    all material presented in this document is provided under a Creative Commons

     Attribution 3.0 Australia (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au) licence.

    The details of the relevant licence conditions are available on the Creative

    Commons website (accessible using the links provided) as is the full legal code for

    the CC BY 3.0 AU licence (creativecommons.org/licenses/by/3.0/au/legalcode).

    The document must be attributed as the TRA Migration Skills Assessment

     Appl icant Guidel ines.

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    Document change history

    Version Date published Authors Summary of change Authorised

    by

    1.0 20 June 2011 TRA Publication Jan Febey

    Branch

    Manager,

    TRA

    1.1 30 June 2011 TRA Small text

    amendment

    Jan Febey

    Branch

    Manager,TRA

    2.0 29 September

    2011

    TRA New information Jan Febey

    Branch

    Manager,

    TRA

    3.0 June 2012 TRA Update to paymentdetails and Contact

    information

    Dr MelissaMcEwen,

    GeneralManager,TRA

    4.0 January 2013 TRA Update to Sections1.7,1.12, 1.13, 2.4,2.5.2, 2.5.3, 2.5.5,2.6.1, 2.7.1, 2.8.1,2.8.2B, 2.8.4, 2.8.6,2.8.7

    Dr MelissaMcEwen,GeneralManager,TRA

    5.0 January 2013 TRA Update to section 2.3

    Small textamendment 2.8.2,2.8.7

    Dr Melissa

    McEwen,GeneralManager,TRA

    6.0 May 2013  TRA Update to section 1.6,

    2.5.2, 3

     Addition of 1.7, 1.8

    Minor edit 2.8.1

    Joanna

    Wood,

     A/g General

    Manager,

    TRA

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    Version Date published Authors Summary of change Authorised

    by

    6.1 December, 2013 TRA Update to

    Departmental naming

    Update to section 1

    1.1, 1.14, 2.4, 2.6, 2.8

    Cecilia

    Willis, A/g

    General

    Manager,

    TRA

    7.0 May 2014 TRA Update to website

    links

    Update to section

    1.12, 2.4, 2.7.1, 2.8,

    2.8.1, 2.8.4, 2.8.5,2.8.6,

    Dr Melissa

    McEwen

    General

    Manager,

    TRA

    8.0 June 2014 TRA Update to section

    2.8.1, 2.8.4

    Dr Melissa

    McEwen

    General

    Manager,

    TRA

    9.0 March 2015 TRA Update to

    Departmental naming

    Dr Melissa

    McEwen

    General

    Manager,

    TRA

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    Section 1 Overview of TRA Migration Skills Assessment

    1.1 Purpose of the TRA Migration Skills AssessmentGuidelines

    These guidelines describe the TRA Migration Skills Assessment program and the

    requirements for applicants seeking a skills assessment under the program.

    The primary audience for these guidelines is potential applicants for a TRA Migration

    Skills Assessment. Terms explained in the Glossary are bolded when they first

    appear in this document.

    The TRA Migration Skills Assessment program is managed by Trades Recognition

     Australia (TRA). TRA is a business unit of the Department of Education and Training.TRA is the relevant assessing authority for certain occupations under the Migration

    Regulations 1994.

    TRA operates seven separate skills assessment services. Six of these are for

    migration purposes. It is important that you select the program that provides you with

    the outcome you need.

    If you are interested in applying for a TRA Migration Skills Assessment, it is essential

    that you:

      check that the nominated occupation in your visa application with the

     Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection  (DIBP) is

    one that is assessed by TRA through http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/sol/  

      check that this program is the appropriate program for your skills

    assessment (see below)

      read the eligibility requirements for a TRA Migration Skills Assessment

    before starting an application.

    This program is for applicants seeking a skills assessment for migration purposes

     AND who are not required to seek skills assessment through one of the TRAassessment services below:

      Provisional Skills Assessment – required by recently graduated

    international students in trades and related occupations, seeking a

    Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485)

      Offshore Skills Assessment Program – required for trade applicants for

    skilled migration visas whose country and occupation are managed

    through TRA approved registered training organisations

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      457 Skills Assessment Program – required by trade applicants for

    temporary (subclass 457) skilled migration visas whose country and

    occupation require a skills assessment

      TRA Migration Points Advice – required for certain skilled migration visas,for applicants who already have a successful skills assessment and

    require points advice for a visa application.

    TRA also offers the Optional Skills Assessment Service and the Job Ready Program

    which you may like to consider before applying.

    These guidelines do not provide information on visas or points requirements for

    migration. All enquiries about migration requirements must be directed to DIBP

    (www.immi.gov.au).

    TRA reserves the right to amend these guidelines as needed. Information about

    changes to the guidelines will be documented in the ‘Document change history’ table

    on page 2.

    1.2 TRA Migration Skills Assessment Summary

     A TRA Migration Skills Assessment is an assessment of your qualification/s and

    employment to determine whether you have skills and experience comparable to

     Australian industry standards for your nominated occupation.

    You should check with DIBP regarding the eligibility requirements for the skilled

    migration visa you seek before submitting an application to TRA for a skills

    assessment.

    1.3 Program object ive

    The TRA Migration Skills Assessment program aims to ensure that your

    qualifications, skills and employment experience are comparable with and relevant to

    the Australian industry standards for a skilled worker in your nominated occupation.

    1.4 Relevant legis lationTRA is the assessing authority for a range of trade and associate professional

    occupations under the Migration Regulations 1994. 

    Regulation 2.26B(2) of the Migration Regulations 1994 provides that “the standards

    against which the skills of a person are assessed by a relevant assessing authority

    for a skilled occupation must be the standards set by the relevant assessing authority

    for the skilled occupation”.

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    1.5 Program delivery

    TRA is responsible for the delivery of the TRA Migration Skills Assessment program.

    1.6 Fees payable for the TRA Migration Skills AssessmentTRA manages TRA Migration Skills Assessments on a cost-recovery basis in

    accordance with the Australian Government Cost Recovery Guidelines. Table 1 lists

    the fees payable by you (all amounts in these guidelines are in Australian dollars). All

    fees are paid to TRA unless otherwise specified. The fees paid to TRA do not attract

    Goods and Services Tax (GST)1.

    Table 1 Fee payable for the TRA migration skills assessment

    Fee Type Fee When

    Payable

    Payment Method

    STANDARD FEES

    TRA

    Migration

    Skills

     Assessment

    $1,000  Before you

    submit your

    application.

    Online by Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card.

    OTHER FEES

    TRA

    Migration

    Skills

     Assessment

    Review 

    $900 Only payable if you lodge an

    application for a TRA

    Migration Skills Assessment

    Review.

    The fee will be refunded if

    the original assessment

    outcome is overturned.

    based solely on the

    evidence originally provided

    in the application under

    review 

    Online by Visa or MasterCard credit/debit

    card.

     A Review Request Form is available from

    the TRA website. Refer to the TRA Review

    Policy available from the TRA website

    (www.tradesrecognitionaustralia.gov.au). 

    1 GST does not apply to the fees pursuant to Section 81‐15.01 of  the A New Tax System (Goods and 

    Services Tax) Regulations 1999. 

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    1.7 Paying fees

    Payments for TRA services are made online by Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card

    through the TRA Online Portal

    (https://extranet.deewr.gov.au/trades/Interface/Pages/Security/Logon.aspx).

    Online payments are processed securely using the Government EasyPay service

    operated by the Reserve Bank of Australia.

    If you are unable to pay by Visa or MasterCard, please contact TRA about alternative

    payments methods. Do not send your application form until we have advised you

    how to pay.

    If your application is received without a valid payment, your application will be

    returned without being assessed.

    1.8 Refunds

    Refunds will not be provided if you choose to withdraw your application.

    TRA provides refunds in other limited circumstances. The circumstances in which

    TRA will refund a payment are detailed in the TRA Refund Policy available on our

    website (www.tradesrecognitionaustralia.gov.au).

    1.9 TRA roles and responsibil ities

    The roles and responsibilities of TRA in relation to the TRA Migration Skills

     Assessment include:

      responding to enquiries about the program

      notifying applicants of receipt and outcome of applications

      assessing applications involving:

    -   validating your qualification/s and assessing the comparability of your

    qualification with the Australian qualification required for your nominated

    occupation in Australia

    -   validating that your employment claims are genuine, at the required

    skilled level, and comparable with and relevant to the skill level required

    for your nominated occupation in Australia

      providing advice about applications

      conducting reviews when requested

      responding to stakeholder feedback

      managing the integrity of the program

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      adhering to the Australian Public Service Code of Conduct 

    http://www.apsc.gov.au/aps-employment-policy-and-advice/aps-values-

    and-code-of-conduct/code-of-conduct 

    1.10 Appl icant roles and responsibi lit ies

    You must commit to the program by:

      accurately and honestly completing the application and declaration forms

    required for the program

      providing authentic, valid, relevant and sufficient evidence to support your

    claims of training and employment detailed in your application

      paying the required fee for the skills assessment.

    1.11 Authorised representatives for Migration Skills Assessment applicants

    You are not required to nominate a migration agent or representative for a TRA

    Migration Skills Assessment, although you may.

    If you are considering engaging an agent, you can find advice and information about

    the use of migration agents in Australia on the DIBP website at

    www.immi.gov.au/visas/migration-agents/migration-agents-in-australia.htm .

    If you engage an agent or representative to assist you with your application, you

    must provide TRA with a signed Nomination of an Agent or Representative form (or

    similar correspondence). This will allow TRA to provide information about your

    application to your nominated agent. TRA will not provide any information about your

    application to your nominated agent without your authority in writing to do so.

    You must notify TRA in writing each time you appoint or change an agent or

    representative. This advice will replace any previous agent or representative details

    held on your TRA file.

    The form is available under the contact us link on the TRA website

    (www.tradesrecognitionaustralia.gov.au).

    1.12 Privacy

     All personal information collected by Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) is protected

    by the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act). Schedule 1 of the Privacy Act contains the

     Australian Privacy Principles (APPs), which prescribe the rules for handling personal

    information.

    The Privacy Act defines ‘personal information’ as:

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    ‘information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is

    reasonably identifiable:

    (a) Whether the information or opinion is true or not; and

    (b) Whether the information or opinion is recorded in a material form or not’

    Privacy information

    Under the APPs, the Department of Education and Training (Department) is required

    to have a clearly expressed and up to date policy about the way the Department

    manages personal information. This policy contains information about how you may

    access the personal information the Department holds about you, and how you may

    correct any inaccuracies in that information. We will correct your personal information

    if it is inaccurate (subject to restrictions on such access/alteration of records under

    the applicable provisions of any law of the Commonwealth).

    It also includes information as to how you may make a complaint about a breach of

    the APPs, and how the Department will respond to such a complaint.

     A copy of the Department’s privacy policy is available on the Department’s website

    at: https://education.gov.au/privacy-policy 

    More information about the Privacy Act, including a copy of the full text of the APPs,

    can be obtained from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s

    website at: www.oaic.gov.au

    Collection

    TRA collects personal information from applicants for the purposes of:

      Processing applications, verifying evidence provided with applications, and

    assessing whether an applicant has suitable skills in a nominated occupation;

      Confirming authorisation by an applicant of his or her representative or

    migration agent, and to provide contact details for that representative or

    migration agent;

      Allowing you to make a payment of fees to TRA so you can lodge an

    application;  Allowing TRA to confirm payment and process refunds as applicable.

      Conducting investigations and ensuring compliance with relevant laws,

    awards or standards; and

      Ensuring compliance with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines

    (2011).

    Personal information collected by the Department will only be used for the purposes

    outlined above. If TRA is not able to collect your personal information, your

    application will not be able to proceed.

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    In the course of assessing your application, TRA may receive unsolicited personal

    information about you from a third party. If TRA would normally have been able to

    collect that information or it forms a part of a Commonwealth record, it will be treated

    in accordance with the APPs. If not, TRA will destroy or de-identify that information.

    Disclosure

    TRA may give some or all of the information it collects from applicants or third parties

    to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, the Migration Review

    Tribunal, the Australian Federal Police, your employer/s, your supervisor/s, your

    nominated agent or representative, the organisations that issued your qualifications,

    TRA approved registered training organisations, agencies providing advice to TRA

    on qualifications such as UK NARIC, organisations or individuals providing in-country

    verification services, the Australian Skills Quality Authority, the Reserve Bank of

     Australia, your banking institution, contractors, the Fair Work Ombudsman and other Australian and state/territory government agencies.

    TRA may disclose your personal information to these entities for the reasons that are

    listed above in the collection section.

     As part of the application process, TRA may be required to disclose your personal

    information to an overseas recipient to verify information in your employment and

    training claims. Typically, this personal information will be your name and date of

    birth. These overseas recipients are likely to be located in the country or countries

    from which you are making your employment or training claims.

    Personal information collected by TRA will not be disclosed to any other third party

    without your consent, except where authorised or required by law

    Complaints

    Please note, applicants are responsible for ensuring the accuracy and validity of all

    information provided to TRA.

    Complaints about breaches of privacy should be referred to:

    Privacy Contact Officer

    Legal and Compliance Group

    Department of Education and Training

    GPO Box 9880

    CANBERRA ACT 2601

     AUSTRALIA

    Email: [email protected] 

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    1.13 False or misleading information

    TRA will take reasonable steps to independently validate the information you supply

    in your TRA Migration Skills Assessment application.

    You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy and validity of all information provided

    to TRA.

    However, if TRA determines at a later date that information previously supplied is

    false, misleading, non-factual or simply incorrect, and that in relying on that

    information TRA has incorrectly assessed you as successful, TRA may write to you

    to advise that the assessment is no longer considered successful. TRA will advise

    DIBP accordingly.

    TRA may refer such matters to the appropriate authorities for investigation where

    information provided to support an application is known or believed to be false.

    NOTE: Penalties under the Crimes Act 1914 and the Criminal Code Act 1995 may

    apply for making false or misleading statements and providing false or misleading

    information or documents.

    1.14 Certi fication of documents and statutory declarations

    TRA must be able to validate, to its satisfaction, the content and authenticity of all

    documents that you provide.

    1.14.1 Certif ied documents

    Original documents must not be sent to TRA. All documents in support of your

    application must be certified copies of original documents.

     A certified copy is a true copy of an original document that has been seen and

    certified by a person listed on the Australian Attorney-General’s website or a

    registered migration agent and annotated as follows:

    ‘I certify that I have sighted the original document and this is a true copy of it.’

    This certification must be made on a copy of the original documentation and include

    the certifier’s name, title and registration number (where applicable), their original

    signature and the date. Copies of signatures will not be acceptable.

    If a document has multiple pages, the first page must include the signature and date

    of the certifier, as well as the total number of pages of the document. Every page in

    the document must have the original initial of the certifier and the date.

    If you have documents certified in Australia, TRA will only accept documents certified

    by an Australian registered migration agent or people who are listed in Schedule 2 of

    the Statutory Declarations Regulations 1993, which is available through the

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     Australian Attorney-General’s Department website

    (http://www.ag.gov.au/Publications/Pages/Statutorydeclarationsignatorylist.aspx ).

    If you have documents certified outside Australia, certified copies are copies

    authorised, or stamped as being true copies of originals, by a person or agencyrecognised by the law of the country in which you currently reside or documents

    certified by an Australian registered migration agent.

    1.14.2 Statutory declarations

     A statutory declaration is a written statement that allows a person to declare

    something to be true.

    In circumstances where an applicant cannot obtain all the evidence required to

    support their TRA MSA application for reasons outside their control, a statutory

    declaration may be provided detailing the missing evidence. It is not advisable forapplicants to submit a statutory declaration in place of several pieces of required

    evidence, as the application is unlikely to be successful.

     All statutory declarations must:

      be accompanied by additional third-party evidence that can be

    independently verified by TRA, and

      include the reason why the statutory declaration is being provided instead of

    certified copies of original documents.

    Please note that TRA does not view information submitted in a statutory declaration

    in the same way as it views verifiable third party evidence. This is why statutory

    declarations must be supported by other independent evidence. For example, if an

    applicant cannot obtain an employment statement from their employer (refer section

    2.8.6), the applicant may choose to submit a statutory declaration detailing the

    information that would otherwise be in the employment statement and why the

    employment statement could not be obtained. If the applicant chose to do this, the

    applicant would also need to submit further evidence of the claims made in the

    statutory declaration, such as an official job description, a contract of employmentand an official description of the business. The assessor will determine whether,

    taken together, this information is sufficient evidence to support claims without an

    employer statement.

    Please also note that statutory declarations will not be accepted in place of a

    qualification or award certificate (refer section 2.6.1). A statutory declaration will also

    not be accepted in place of an academic transcript (refer section 2.6.1), without

    further supporting evidence to demonstrate that the applicant undertook the units

    relevant to the appropriate Australian qualification in the applicant’s nominated

    occupation.

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    In Australia, all statutory declarations made in Australia must be signed by a person

    who is listed in Schedule 2 of the Statutory Declarations Regulations 1993, which is

    available through the Australian Attorney-General’s Department website

    (http://www.ag.gov.au/Publications/Pages/Statutorydeclarationsignatorylist.aspx).  

    If you are supplying a statutory declaration from outside Australia, statutory

    declarations must be signed and stamped by a person with authority to do so as

    recognised by the law of the country where the declaration is being made. In all

    instances, the statutory declaration must have the declarant’s signature witnessed by

    a legal authority in the country where the declaration was made.

    1.15 TRA Migration Points Advice

    DIBP introduced a new migration points test for certain skilled migration visas on 1

    July 2011. The points test recognises a range of skills and attributes.

    TRA will expect that you have a successful skills assessment outcome before you

    lodge an application for Migration Points Advice with TRA.

    TRA is responsible for providing advice for the points test about:

      skilled employment, and

      qualifications obtained in Australia and overseas

    TRA is not responsible for awarding points.

    The awarding of points for the skilled migration points test remains at the discretion

    of delegated officers of DIBP.

    Detailed information about the points test is available on the DIBP website

    (www.immi.gov.au).

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    Section 2 TRA Migration Skills Assessmentrequirements and processes

    2.1 Overview of the TRA Migration Skills AssessmentThe TRA Migration Skills Assessment involves an assessment of your qualification/s

    and employment history to determine whether they are comparable with Australian

    standards for a skilled worker in your nominated occupation.

    TRA will assess documents you provide as evidence of your

    qualifications/apprenticeship and employment in your nominated occupation.

    2.2 Purpose of the TRA Migration Skills Assessment

    The TRA Migration Skills Assessment can be requested to meet the skillsassessment requirement specified by DIBP for skilled migration.

    You should check with DIBP before submitting an application to TRA to ensure that

    you have selected the appropriate skills assessment for the visa you are seeking,

    and that TRA is the correct assessing authority for your nominated occupation.

    2.3 Nominated occupation for the TRA Migration Skills Assessment

    Your nominated occupation for the TRA Migration Skills Assessment must be:

      listed on the Skilled Occupations List (SOL) or the Consolidated Sponsored

    Occupations List (CSOL) on the DIBP website with TRA as the relevant skills

    assessing authority (see http://www.immi.gov.au/skilled/sol/)  

      relevant to your qualification and/or apprenticeship

      relevant to your employment.

    Information about occupations in Australia is available from a number of sources

    including:

       Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations 

    (ANZSCO)

    (http://www.abs.gov.au)

       Australian Job Guide, which provides information about a wide range of

    occupations

    (http://www.jobguide.thegoodguides.com.au/occupation/search)

      www.training.gov.au website, which lists Australian qualifications.

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    2.4 Eligibil ity for a TRA Migration Skills Assessment

    To receive a positive TRA Migration Skills Assessment outcome you must provide

    documents to show that you:

      are from a country and in an occupation covered by the TRA Migration Skills

     Assessment program (that is, you are not from a nominated country and

    nominated occupation under the Offshore Skills Assessment Program), and

      have a qualification comparable to the Australian qualification for your

    nominated occupation or have completed an apprenticeship comparable to

    the Australian apprenticeship for your nominated occupation, and

      have completed three years of full-time (or equivalent part-time) paid

    employment in your nominated occupation at the required skill level, and

      have completed at least 12 months of full-time (or equivalent part-time) paidemployment in your nominated occupation, or in a closely related occupation

    where you are required to maintain your skill level for the nominated

    occupation, in the three years immediately before applying, and

      have paid the $1,000 TRA Migration Skills Assessment fee.

    2.5 The TRA Migration Skills Assessment process

    You must adhere to the following process to be eligible for a successful TRA

    Migration Skills Assessment.

    2.5.1 Complete application form

    To apply for a TRA Migration Skills Assessment, you must complete a TRA Migration

    Skills Assessment Application Form available from the TRA website

    (www.tradesrecognitionaustralia.gov.au).

    You can complete the application form online or you can save the form on your

    computer as a word document.

    You must print the application form, sign and send it together with your requireddocuments and evidence of payment of the required application fee. You must sign

    and date the form before you post it to TRA. Refer to section 1.7 for information

    about paying fees.

    Your application must be decision ready for assessment by TRA.

    Decision ready means that your application has:

      all the mandatory fields completed

      all the required documents attached to the application form as evidence of thequalification and employment claims made in your application

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      been signed and dated by you.

    You must also attach evidence of payment of the required application fee to your

    application.

    It is your responsibility to ensure that your application is correct, accurate and

    complete before you submit it to TRA.

    TRA does not contact applicants for additional information.

    If you engage an agent or representative to help you to complete the TRA Migration

    Skills Assessment application, you will be required to provide their details in Part 3 of

    the Application Form or notify TRA in writing by completing the Nomination of an

     Agent or Representative form available on the TRA website (or similar

    correspondence).

    2.5.2 Skills assessment application fees

    The TRA Migration Skills Assessment fee payable to TRA is $1,000. Refer to Section

    1.7 for information about paying fees.

    2.5.3 Support ing documents

    You are required to provide the following documents with your application for a valid

    TRA Migration Skills Assessment:

      a completed application form which is signed and dated

      a certified copy of the biographical identity page of your valid passport. If your

    passport does not contain a photograph, you must also send a certified

    passport photograph of yourself

      certified copies of:

    -   your qualification and/or apprenticeship documents such as final

    certificates or diplomas relevant to your nominated occupation

    -   a full academic transcript of results, including the start and end date of

    your qualification/award (resulting from either training and/or assessment)

    -   evidence of the nature and content of the qualification/award including

    subjects achieved. The evidence should describe the content of each

    subject and any machines, tools and equipment used

      contact details for the organisation issuing the qualification

      certified employment statements that can be independently validated (

    employment statements must include all the requirements in Section 2.8)

      evidence of payment of the application fee.

    You must ensure that TRA receives all of the required documents with your

    application.

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    You may provide a statutory declaration with your application as partial evidence of

    your employment and/or qualification attainment. Refer to Section 1.14 for

    information about statutory declarations.

     A statutory declaration will not be accepted on its own as evidence of employment ortraining. You must also provide some form of third party evidence that can be

    independently verified by TRA to support the claims made in the statutory

    declaration.

    2.5.4 Certi fying documents

    You must have all documents certified by a certifying officer who meets the

    requirements set out in Section 1.14 of these guidelines.

    Do not send original documents to TRA.

    2.5.5 Translating documents

    If your evidentiary documents are not in English you must provide a certified copy of

    each document in its first language accompanied by a certified copy of the English

    translation.

     A. Translating Documents in Australia

    If you have documents translated in Australia, acceptable translations may be

    obtained from translators accredited with the National Accreditation Authority for

    Translators and Interpreters (NAATI). Details of these translators can be found in theYellow Pages or the telephone directory under ‘Translations’ or on NAATI’s website

    at www.naati.com.au.

    Make sure you check the translator’s accreditation by either calling NAATI on 1300

    557 470 or asking to see the translator’s letter or certificate of accreditation as a

    translator in the language and checking the translator’s identification card from

    NAATI. Translations done by NAATI accredited translators must include the

    translator’s name, NAATI identification number and accreditation status.

    B. Translating Documents outside AustraliaIf you have documents translated outside Australia, the translator must be approved

    by the authorities in the country where the translation is made. Ask your nearest

     Australian Embassy, High Commission or Consulate for advice if you are unsure.

    Overseas translations must be on the organisation’s letterhead and include an official

    stamp and the translator’s name (all in block letters), signature and contact telephone

    number legibly printed below the signature.

    This information is required so that TRA can contact the translator if necessary to

    verify the translated documents.

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    2.5.6 Assessment of your application

     A TRA Migration Skills Assessment will generally be completed within 60 working

    days of receipt of the required documents.

     A TRA Migration Skills Assessment will involve the following:

      validation of documents provided by you

      comparing the qualification documents you provide with the requirements for

    the relevant AQF qualifications/ apprenticeships in Australia

      comparing your employment history with the requirements for a skilled worker

    in your nominated occupation in Australia

      notifying you of the outcome of the assessment by letter.

    The onus is on you, the applicant, to provide TRA with sufficient, valid documents tosupport your claims for a comparable qualification and employment at the required

    skill level.

    You will not be successful in a TRA Migration Skills Assessment if the documents

    you provided to TRA:

      are not relevant to your nominated occupation

      contain insufficient detail for TRA to be satisfied that you meet the TRA

    Migration Skills Assessment eligibility requirements

      cannot be validated to TRA’s satisfaction as being a true and accurate record

    of your qualifications and/or employment

    or

      are found to contain false or misleading information.

    2.5.7 Review of Assessment

    If you do not agree with an assessment outcome, you can lodge an application for a

    TRA Migration Skills Assessment review. A fee of $900 applies.

    You will receive the Application for Review form when you are sent your TRA

    Migration Skills Assessment outcome letter after the assessment is finalised.

    Further information can be found in the TRA Assessment Review Policy on our

    website: www.tradesrecognitionaustralia.gov.au.

    2.6 Meeting the eligibil ity requirements: qualifications

    You must hold a relevant Australian qualification achieved through study or

    recognition of prior learning or hold a comparable international qualification. Your

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    qualification will be recognised as comparable to the relevant Australian qualification

    if TRA is able to validate that the qualification is:

      at a level comparable to the Australian qualification required for the

    occupation

      at a quality standard comparable to Australian qualifications

      relevant to the nominated occupation.

    In determining comparability of the level and quality standard of qualifications we will

    apply the relevant principles set out in the Austral ian Qualif ications Framework 

    (AQF) Principles and Processes for the Alignment of the AQF with International

    Qualifications Frameworks.

    In summary, these principles include (but are not limited to) that:

      the AQF will not be adapted to suit another nation’s or region’s requirement

      alignment will usually be between the AQF and another national or regional

    qualifications framework, or if these do not exist, between the AQF and

    another national or regional qualifications system

      there is a clear and demonstrable link between the qualifications levels in the

     AQF and the levels in the national or regional qualifications framework (or

    system)

      national or regional qualifications frameworks and qualifications are based onthe principles and objectives of learning outcomes and volume of learning 

    that are comparable to the learning outcomes in the AQF

      procedures for inclusion of qualifications in the relevant national or regional

    qualification framework or system are transparent

      international experts are consulted to support and assist in the development

    of reliable outcomes.

    For additional details see www.aqf.edu.au.

    2.6.1 Documents required as evidence of a qualif ication

    The following documents must be provided as evidence of a qualification:

      a certified copy of the qualification

      a certified copy of the academic transcript for the qualification

    You may also wish to provide other documents which provide further detail regarding

    the entries included in the academic transcript.

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    2.6.2 Qualification is at a level comparable to an Australian qualification

    To determine whether your qualification is at a level comparable to the relevant

     Australian qualification for your nominated occupation, we will refer to a range of

     Australian and international government and other authoritative sources.

    We will require you to have completed a minimum of nine years of compulsory

    general education prior to undertaking and completing a qualification that includes a

    volume of learning comparable to the relevant Australian qualification for the

    occupation.

    The level of an Australian qualification required for an occupation in Australia will

    generally be specified in industry-endorsed Training Packages. Occupations that we

    assess are generally at either an AQF level of Certificate III, Certificate IV or

    Diploma.

    2.6.3 Qualification is at a comparable quality standard to an Australianqualification

    To determine whether your qualification is of a comparable quality standard to the

    relevant Australian qualification for your nominated occupation, we will compare the

    vocational education and training system from the country where the qualification

    was awarded to Australia’s training system.

    The central features of Australia’s vocational education and training system include:

      a national qualifications framework

      Australian laws to regulate vocational education and training (VET)

      a formal, government managed system for assuring the quality and standard

    of qualifications issued by training providers

      a formal, government managed system for assuring the quality of training

    providers

      national recognition of qualifications issued by registered training

    organisations

      industry involvement in the training system.

    In determining whether a qualification is of a comparable quality standard, we will

    consider whether the country’s vocational training system has:

      a structured qualifications system or framework

      a government-led system of training provider quality assurance

      a government-led system for accrediting/endorsing qualifications

      established relationships with industry/employer organisations to provideinput into training provider delivery

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      formal recognition of the qualification in the country of issuance.

    2.6.4 Qualification is relevant to the nominated occupation

    To determine whether your qualification is relevant to the nominated occupation, we

    will assess your qualification and academic transcript to determine if the content of

    your qualification is comparable to the learning outcomes required for the relevant

     Australian qualification for the nominated occupation in Australia.

    The evidence you provide should describe the content of each subject/component

    completed and any machines, tools and equipment you used to gain your

    qualification.

    We will refer to Australian industry-endorsed Training Packages to determine

    whether your qualification is relevant to your nominated occupation in Australia.

    2.7 Meeting the eligibil ity requirements: apprenticeships

     An apprenticeship will be recognised as meeting the eligibility requirements if it:

      is at a level comparable to the relevant Australian apprenticeship and

    qualification required for the occupation

      is a qualification or award that is relevant to the nominated occupation is

    issued as a result of the apprenticeship;

      has been undertaken through a program that was regulated andquality assured by the government of the country where the

    apprenticeship was completed; and 

      is supported by approved government and industry bodies.

    2.7.1 Documents required as evidence of an apprenticeship

    The following documents must be provided as evidence of an apprenticeship:

      a certified copy of the apprenticeship qualification or award; and

      certified copies of at least one of the following documents that verify the

    content of the apprenticeship:

    o  Contract of apprenticeship

    o  Qualification transcript

    You may also supply any other documentation relevant to the apprenticeship to

    support your claims.

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    2.8 Meeting the eligibi lity requirements: employment

    Employment will be recognised as meeting the TRA Migration Skills Assessment

    requirements if it is:

      paid, full-time (or equivalent) employment

      relevant to the nominated occupation

      performed at the required skill level for Australian industry standards

      for at least three years, including 12 months in the last three years.

    2.8.1 Documents required as evidence of employment

    The following documents must be provided as evidence of employment:

      employment statements for all employment claimed or a personal statement(if claiming self-employment)

      details of your employment history in your own words

      other certified evidence of being employed such as pay slips, tax documents

    or superannuation documents (refer to section 2.8.2)

      PAYG Payment Summary for every year of Australian employment you wish

    to claim (excluding the current financial year for which you are yet to receive a

    PAYG Payment Summary)

      other documents listed in Section 2.8.7 if you are claiming self-employment.

    You may wish to also provide any other evidence that can substantiate your

    claims for employment at the required skill level.

    You may include a statutory declaration as partial evidence of your employment with

    your application. However, a statutory declaration will not be considered by TRA on

    its own as evidence of your employment. You must also provide an additional form of

    third party evidence that can be independently verified by TRA, for example taxation

    documents citing the name of the employer, or letters of appointment, past

    references, performance reviews issued by an authorised person of the business.

    To ensure a valid and reliable assessment of your employment, statutory

    declarations as partial evidence must include all the details listed in Section 2.8.6 (if

    an employee) and Section 2.8.7 (if self-employed).

    Note: If you are seeking recognition of employment undertaken prior to gaining an

     AQF qualification via a recognition of prior learning process, please see Section 2.8.4

    for additional requirements

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    2.8.2 Full-time (or equivalent) paid employment

     A Ful l-time (or Equivalent part-t ime) Employment

    TRA considers full-time employment as ongoing employment working the required

    number of hours considered full-time in the country where the employment wasundertaken. Fair Work Australia considers full-time employment in Australia as 38

    hours per week, unless a particular industrial award specifies otherwise.

    If your country of employment operates under different arrangements for full-time

    work from that required in Australia, you must provide evidence to TRA with your

    application that can be independently validated.

     Acceptable evidence may include a statutory declaration from your employer or an

    extract from an official government website or document.

    Note: Evidence of employment undertaken on a part-time basis will be considered

    and counted toward employment requirement on a pro-rata basis.

    B Paid Employment

    Employment is considered to be paid when an employer pays you wages

    commensurate with the skill level required for the employment undertaken. If you are

    self-employed, employment is considered paid if you charge fees commensurate with

    the skill level required for the services you provide.

    TRA requires sufficient evidence of paid employment to verify that your employmentwas full-time (or equivalent part-time) and at the required skill level for your

    occupation in Australia.

    TRA wil l require at least one primary source of evidence or  a minimum of two

    secondary sources of evidence for each year and each period of employment

    being claimed. Addit ional evidence may also be requested.

    Primary sources of evidence may include:

      Tax records that cite the name of the applicant and the employer

      Annual payment summaries/Group certificates that cite the name of the

    applicant and the employer

      Pay slips that include the name of the employer, commencement date of the

    employment and year to date income information

      Superannuation documents that cite the name of the applicant and the name

    of the employer

      Annual/company returns (for self-employed applicants) with an accompanying

    accountant statementSecondary sources of evidence may include:

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      Pay slips (without details of commencement date or year to date income

    information)

      Advice regarding wages paid in an employer statement (in accordance with

    Section 2.8.6)  A certified statement from your registered/certified accountant.

      Letters from taxation offices that do not contain the name of the employer

      Bank statements showing income deposited from employment.

    You may wish to provide other evidence to substantiate your claims of paid

    employment.

    If you are claiming Australian employment, you must include the PAYG Payment

    Summary for every year of Australian employment you wish to claim (excluding the

    current financial year for which you are yet to receive a PAYG Payment Summary).

    2.8.3 Employment is relevant and at the required ski ll level for yournominated occupation

    TRA generally considers that skilled employment is undertaken after  the issuance of

    a qualification which is formally recognised as comparable to the Australian

    qualification required for the occupation in Australia.

    Employment will be considered relevant to your nominated occupation if your

    employment statement/s demonstrate that you have performed tasks comparable tothose undertaken in the nominated occupation in Australia.

    Employment will be considered at the required skill level for your nominated

    occupation if you provide evidence that you have worked in the occupation at a skill

    level comparable to a qualified tradesperson/technician in the occupation in Australia.

    We will compare the statements provided by your employers and the written

    description of your work in your own words in Part 8 of the application form, with the

    tasks specified in the Australian Government agreed sources of the descriptions of

    occupations, such as the Austral ian New Zealand Standard Classif ication of

    Occupations  (ANZSCO).

    2.8.4 Applicants who hold an AQF qualification issued via recognitionof prior learning

    Some applicants may have been issued with an AQF qualification recently through a

    recognition of prior learning (RPL) process.

    Skilled employment prior  to the issuance of an AQF qualification via recognition of

    prior learning may be recognised if the employment:

      is directly related to the nominated occupation

      commenced after the applicant’s 16th birthday

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      covers no less than six years of full-time (or equivalent) paid employment,three years of which may be as a trainee under the direct supervision of atradesperson/employer (this is considered an informal training period) with anadditional three years full-time (or equivalent) paid employment completed atthe required skill level for the occupation.

    Skilled employment undertaken after the issuance of an AQF qualification will also be

    considered towards meeting the requirement.

    Since 1 January 2014, TRA has included on its MSA outcome letter a date at which

    TRA considered that the applicant was first able to work in skilled employment in

    their occupation. This can assist applicants who are applying for a points-based visa.

    The date that will be included for applicants who obtained their qualification by RPL

    will be the date the applicant finished their first three years of verifiable, paid, full-time

    (or equivalent) employment in their occupation (with those three years representing

    an informal training period). Applicants can apply for TRA Migration Points Advice or

    supply extra evidence to DIBP if they wish to claim employment prior to the noted

    dated, which will be determined on the evidence available.

    2.8.5 Employment for at least three years, with 12 months in the lastthree years

    To ensure that you have the skills and experience to meet the requirements of a

    skilled worker in an Australian workplace you are required to demonstrate that you

    have undertaken at least three years of employment at the skill level required for the

    occupation.

    To ensure that your skills are current, we require you to provide evidence that you

    have worked for 12 months at the required skill level in your occupation, or a closely

    related occupation where you are required to maintain your skill level for the

    nominated occupation, within the last three years.

    2.8.6 Employment as an employee

    For each period of employment you are claiming as an employee, you must provide

    an employment statement.

    Every employment statement must be signed by a person authorised to make the

    statement. This person may have been your employer or a direct supervisor.

    Every employment statement provided to TRA must be unique and include:

      the name of the business

      the nature of the business (for example, construction company, hotel)

      a description/overview of business and the services/products provided by the

    business

      the address of business where you worked

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      when you worked there, that is start date and end date of your employment

      the nature of your employment (full-time, part-time)

      your normal hours of work

      your job title (occupation)

      a detailed description of the nature and content of the work you undertook

      a detailed description of the machines, tools and/or equipment you used

      the name, position, telephone and email contact details of the person

    authorised to make and sign the statement

      the length of time that the person signing the statement has been supervising

    you must also be clearly indicated.

     All employment statements must be signed and dated, and on letterhead used by theemployer’s business where possible. If you are unable to provide employment

    statements on letterhead you must provide us with an explanation of why this is not

    possible.

     All employment statements must be certified.

    TRA may contact an employer to validate the information provided in an employment

    statement.

    TRA requires you to provide a contact telephone number for every person whosupplies an employment statement for you. A mobile telephone number will not be

    sufficient as a primary contact number unless TRA can validate independently that

    the number and person providing the statement is linked to the organisation where

    you were employed.

    You may wish to provide additional evidence to assist in verifying that the telephone

    number and person providing the statement are linked to the organisation where you

    were employed. This evidence may include telephone bills, links to online advertising

    and directory listings that show the telephone number is linked to the business.

    If you provide a statutory declaration as partial evidence for a period of employment

    you must include all the details listed above in the statutory declaration.

    2.8.7 Self-employment

    TRA may consider self-employed work in your nominated occupation.

    If you are or have been self-employed, you must provide evidence of trade, trade-

    related or occupation-specific self-employment.

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    Your application must include a personal statement on a properly signed statutory

    declaration, affidavit, sworn statement or similar legal declaration (with your signature

    witnessed by a legal authority in your country).

    Your personal statement must provide the following details:

    a. the exact commencement and completion dates of each period of self-

    employment

    b. the occupation in which you were self-employed

    c. the nature and content of the work tasks you personally performed

    d. the number of staff you employed and their occupations, where relevant

    e. a description of your workshop and the tools and equipment used

    f. a list of three clients, with contact details, for each year of self-employment

    you are claiming.

    TRA will also require you to provide the following evidence of your self-employment:

    g. a certified copy of your business registration certificate valid for each period of

    self-employment you claim

    h. a certified statement on letterhead paper from your accountant or legal

    representative certifying the name and nature of your business, the exact startand end dates of your self-employment and the capacity in which you were

    self-employed

    i. evidence of paid employment (see Section 2.8.2 )

     j. certified copies of at least three statements from suppliers confirming the

    purchase of materials and equipment relevant to the work you were

    performing through your self-employment for a range of different self-

    employment trading periods you are claiming

    k. certified copies of at least three quotations/invoices or contracts for clients with

    details of the work completed, the client details and job location for work

    undertaken during the period of self-employment claimed. You must ensure

    that these documents reflect the range of work that you have undertaken in

    your nominated occupation over the course of the self-employment period

    claimed

    l. certified copies of references from three clients confirming full details of the

    work you did for them and the dates the work was undertaken. These

    references must be from different clients to those mentioned in (k) above, but

    these clients must be included in (f) above

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    m. evidence of any trade licensing or registration and the prerequisites to obtain

    the licence or registration, where relevant

    n. any other documentation that provides support for the existence and purpose

    of the business. This may include information such as certified copies ofadvertising or promotional material (including internet advertising).

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    Section 3 Contact details for Trades Recognition Australia

    To enquire about the TRA Migration Skills Assessment, contact Trades Recognition

     Australia.

    Phone

    Monday to Friday: 10.00 am – 12.00 pm and 1.00 pm – 4.00 pm

     Australian Eastern Standard Time (GMT +10 hours), excluding public holidays

    Outside Australia: +61 2 6240 8778

    Within Australia: 1300 360 992

    Email

    General Enquiries: [email protected]

    Payment Enquiries: [email protected]

    Fax

    +61 2 6123 7883

    Internet

    www.tradesrecognitionaustralia.gov.au 

    Post

    Trades Recognition Australia

    Department of Education and Training

    GPO Box 3022

    CANBERRA ACT 2601

     AUSTRALIA

    Courier

    Trades Recognition Australia

    Department of Education and Training

    Via Loading Dock

    50 Marcus Clarke Street

    Canberra ACT 2600

     Australia

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    Section 4 Glossary

    Term used in

    guidelines

    Definition

    academic transcript A record of all learning leading to a qualification issued by

    an authorised training provider.

    In Australia, this may be called a ‘transcript of results’,

    ‘record of results’, ‘record of achievement’ or ‘statement of

    results’.

    applicant A person who submits an application for a TRA Migration

    Skills Assessment.

    assessing authority A body or organisation approved by the Minister for

    Education or the Minister for Employment and gazetted by

    DIBP as responsible for undertaking skills assessments for

    migration purposes.

     Australian and New

    Zealand Standard for

    Classification of

    Occupations

    (ANZSCO)

     ANZSCO is a system developed by the Australian Bureau of

    Statistics to collect, publish and analyse occupation statistics

    across government agencies.

     Australian

    Qualifications

    Framework (AQF)

     A national system of qualifications encompassing all post-

    compulsory education.

    Currency Currency is a rule of evidence in the vocational education

    and training system in Australia. Evidence of recent (current)

    employment enables verification by TRA that an applicant iscurrently performing to the required industry standard for the

    occupation in Australia.

    decision ready An application that is on the correct application form, is

    signed and dated, has the correct fee and represents an

    applicant’s most comprehensive and strongest case for a

    successful assessment outcome. TRA does not contact

    applicants for additional information.

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    Term used in

    guidelines

    Definition

    Department of

    Immigration and

    Border Protection

    (DIBP)

    DIBP has responsibility for administering the Migration Act

    1958 and associated regulations.

    Department of

    Education and

    Training

    The department will be responsible for national policies and

    programmes that help Australians access quality early

    childhood education, school education, higher education,

    vocational education and training, international education

    and research.

    employment Full-time, part-time or casual employment from which

    income is earned and in which there exists an employer– 

    employee relationship.

    level Refers to the level of a qualification formally recognised

    within a national/regional qualification system/framework or

    international classification system

    migration agent In Australia, people who want to provide immigration

    assistance must be registered with the Office of the

    Migration Agents Registration Authority.

     A registered migration agent can use their

    knowledge of Australia’s migration

    procedures to offer advice or assistance to

    a person wishing to obtain a visa to enter

    or remain in Australia. They can also

    assist people who are nominating orsponsoring prospective visa applicants.

    nominated occupation The occupation selected by an applicant for the TRA

    Migration Skills Assessment.

    To be accepted by TRA, this occupation must be on a

    Skilled Occupation List or Consolidated Sponsored

    Occupation List and be an occupation assessed by TRA.

    qualification A qualification awarded as a result of study or recognition of

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    Term used in

    guidelines

    Definition

    prior learning and relevant to an occupation assessed by

    TRA.

    quality standard The mechanisms within a country to assure the quality of

    vocational training qualifications and training providers

    relevant related to the Australian standards for the nominated

    occupation

    required skill level The level of skills and knowledge expected for a

    tradesperson to operate effectively in an Australianworkplace as a skilled worker.

    review A request to re-examine an application when the applicant

    does not agree with an assessment outcome.

    Trades Recognition

     Australia (TRA)

    The relevant assessing authority, under the Migration

    Regulations 1994, for trade and related occupations.

    validation Quality assurance processes to substantiate the claimsmade in applications and supporting documentary evidence.

    visa A document that gives someone permission to travel into a

    specific country and stay there for a set period.

    volume of learning The volume of learning is a dimension of the complexity of a

    qualification. It is used with the level criteria and qualification

    type descriptor to determine the depth and breadth of the

    learning outcomes of a qualification. The volume of learning

    identifies the notional duration of all activities required for the

    achievement of the learning outcomes specified for a

    particular AQF qualification type. It is expressed in

    equivalent full time years.

    Source: www.aqf.edu.au 

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    Section 5 Acronyms

     Acronym Meaning

     ANZSCO Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of

    Occupations

     AQF Australian Qualifications Framework

     ASRI Australian Skills Recognition Information

    CSOL Consolidated Sponsored Occupation List

    DIBP Department of Immigration and Border Protection

    GST goods and services tax

     APPs Australian Privacy Principles

    NAATI National Accreditation Authority for Translators and Interpreters

    RPL Recognised Prior Learning

    RTO Registered Training Organisation

    TRA Trades Recognition Australia

    SOL Skilled Occupation List

    VET vocational education and training