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TRADE SKILLS ASSESSMENT GUIDE

May 2009

This Guide gives prospective migrants information on how to undertake a trade skills assessment for those eligible to apply to the VETASSESS Consortium. Please read this information carefully before you apply for a trade skills assessment. Current information is also available at www.vetassess.com.au

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Contents...........................................................................................................................2 Introduction......................................................................................................................3 Authority.....................................................................................................................3 Countries.....................................................................................................................3 Trade occupations.......................................................................................................4 Terms you may need to know.....................................................................................4 About trade skills assessment..........................................................................................6 What standards will I be assessed against?.................................................................6 What are the standards for my occupation?................................................................6 How do I know if I am ready to be assessed?.............................................................6 How does the assessment process work? ...................................................................7 Competency profile assessment.........................................................................................................................8 How will my evidence be assessed?...........................................................................8 How will I get my competency profile outcome?.......................................................9 Practical skills assessment.............................................................................................10 What does a practical skills assessment involve?.....................................................10 How do I organise the practical skills assessment?...................................................10 How long will it take?...............................................................................................11 Do I need proof of identity on the practical skills assessment day?.........................11 What else do I bring?................................................................................................11 What are the English language requirements?..........................................................11 What if I have special assessment requirements?.....................................................12 How will I get my trade skills assessment outcome?................................................12 Can I be reassessed if I am not successful?...............................................................12 Making an application ...................................................................................................13 Who can apply for a trade skills assessment?...........................................................13 How can I prepare?...................................................................................................13 What do I send with my application?........................................................................13 Application form.......................................................................................................14 Trade evidence form..................................................................................................14 Relevant identification information..........................................................................15 Evidence to support your application........................................................................15 Payment of fees.........................................................................................................17 Will my trade skill assessment expire?.....................................................................17 Outcomes.......................................................................................................................18 Successful applicants.................................................................................................18 Unsuccessful applicants............................................................................................18 Offshore Technical Skills Record.............................................................................19 Data matching and false information........................................................................20 Reviews, reassessments and appeals.........................................................................20 Reassessment, reissue and appeal fees......................................................................21 Further information........................................................................................................22 Contact us..................................................................................................................22 Useful websites.........................................................................................................22 Disclaimer.................................................................................................................23 Standards for occupations .............................................................................................24

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Sri Lanka. further training and licensing purposes and you can present them to employers. these arrangements apply to you. The VETASSESS Consortium includes Box Hill TAFE. Central Gippsland TAFE. training and skills recognition to deal with skills shortages.gov. the Philippines. Victoria University. This Guide does not provide details about state and territory licensing arrangements for successful applicants. Assessment criteria are based on these standards. The VETASSESS Consortium undertakes trade skills assessments using Australian standards that have been agreed on by industry bodies. If you are a potential migrant from India.immi. licensing authorities and government departments. You can use these documents for employment.au/asri and or the relevant licencing bodies listed on the VETASSESS website. Authority The VETASSESS Consortium is the gazetted assessing authority for the new trade skills assessments for selected occupations and countries. You will also be awarded an Australian qualification (Certificate III) in the relevant trade or will receive an Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR). If you are successful in your trade skills assessment you will receive an assessment letter for the purposes of skilled migration with DIAC. Registered Training Organisations and regulatory authorities in the relevant Australian state or territory. From May 15. South West Regional College of TAFE. the Philippines and the United Kingdom and you have skills in specific occupations. South Africa. Kangan Batman TAFE. South Africa. Great Southern TAFE and Education Training International WA. the Council of Australian Governments approved a new approach to apprenticeships. For this information visit www. 2009 this arrangement has been extended to allow people form other countries to ‘opt in’ to the service. Countries The new arrangements apply from 1 September 2007 for applicants intending to migrate to Australia who are residents of India. Swan TAFE.Introduction In 2006. Applicants from countries other than these may choose to opt in to this service. The new arrangements make it easier for migrants who have skills that meet Australian standards to work as soon as they reach Australia. VETASSESS leads a consortium that undertakes the pre-migration skills assessment required by the Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) when an application for migration is submitted. Sri Lanka and the United Kingdom. May 2009 3 .

. Carpentry and joinery tradespersons ** Supervisor. Please note that the practical component must be undertaken in one of the five countries (UK. you can choose to be assessed by the VETASSESS Consortium or by Trades Recognition Australia (visit www. May 2009 Australian Qualifications Framework. Motor mechanics ASCO* code 4311-11 4431-11 4312-11 4211-11 4411-11 4411-13 4411-15 4313-11 4313-13 4414-11 4311-01 4431-01 4312-01 4411-01 4313-01 4414-01 4211-01 Figure 1: Occupations assessed by VETASSESS *ASCO – Australian Standard Classification of Occupations Terms you may need to know Australia has a competency based. Trade occupations Trade occupations below are assessed by the VETASSESS Consortium. vocational education and training system that covers most trade occupations. Plumbers Supervisor. Trade occupations assessed by VETASSESSS General electrician General plumber Refrigeration and air-conditioning mechanic Motor mechanic Carpenter and joiner ** Carpenter Joiner Electrical powerline tradesperson Cable jointer Bricklayer Supervisor. You may need to know what these terms mean to understand this Guide. Electrical distribution tradespersons Supervisor. There is specific language that is used to describe the assessment process and Australian standards.gov.workplace.If you want to have your trade skills assessed but you are not a resident of one of the listed countries.au/workplace/Programmes/TRA/). India. Sri Lanka. AQF…………. Electricians Supervisor. Refrigeration and air-conditioning mechanic Supervisor.. Bricklayers Supervisor. South Africa or the Philippines). The AQF is a set of 4 .

. The assessing authority for many trade occupations. Employment and Workplace Relations. RTO…………. Where you live – usually determined by the following factors: • where you eat. Award issued after successful completion of the assessment that entitles the holder to a provisional or temporary licence.. India. the main intergovernmental forum in Australia. An organisation registered in a state or territory to deliver training and/or conduct assessments and issue nationally recognised qualifications. Sri Lanka and the Philippines. COAG………… Competence… Competency group…………. units of competency and Training Packages. Clusters or groups of units of competency that describe a key section of work in a particular occupation. Department of Immigration and Citizenship.. Australian Standard Classification of Occupations. The OTSR may be presented to the relevant regulatory authorities for electrical and plumbing trades. sleep and have a settled home • how long you have lived in the country specified in your application • your intention to make or not make a particular country your usual home. DEEWR……… NTIS…………. units of competency and assessment guidelines developed by industry for each industry area in Australia.ASCO………… Certificate IIl. Describes an aspect of work in a particular occupation or industry. National Training Information Service . Council of Australian Governments.. Ability to perform tasks and duties to the standards expected in the workplace. TRA…………. Training Package……. DIAC…………. Qualification. Each qualification is made up of units of competency. South Africa.. Registered Training Organisation.. Certificate awarded after successfully meeting the requirements of the units of competency that comprise the qualification. including the trade occupations for people who are not residents of the United Kingdom. Units of competency are the benchmark or standard used for assessment. Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR)………. Department of Education. Unit of competency… May 2009 5 . The AQF qualification that applies to most trade occupations. Contains national qualifications. national qualifications based on endorsed competency standards. Trades Recognition Australia.a government service that provides information on qualifications. Country of residence…….. All members of the VETASSESS Consortium are RTOs.

Sri Lank.About trade skills assessment A trade skills assessment is an assessment of your competence against the Australian standards in your occupation. India. To be successful in your assessment. What standards will I be assessed against? The Australian standards for each of the nominated occupations are drawn from industry Training Packages. May 2009 6 . These are updated if there is a change to the requirement. Please make sure you download the current versions. you must undertake trade skills assessment with VETASSESS. work experience and other relevant information and you must also undertake a practical assessment in one of the five selected countries (UK. You must submit documentary evidence of your training. you must show the assessor that you are proficient in the units of competency that relate to your occupation (see page 24 for a list of Training Packages and qualifications). If you are intending to migrate to Australia and are a resident of one of the five specified countries in the nominated trade occupations. Competency groups summarise sets of units of competency. South Africa and the Philippines). How do I know if I am ready to be assessed? A self-assessment tool is available to help you review your skills against the relevant Australian standards and decide that you are ready to be assessed. Please note that residents of other countries may ‘opt in’ to this service. What are the standards for my occupation? Each occupation has different requirements. You should download the Fact Sheet on your occupation to help you to understand the specific Australian standards that apply. This is available from the VETASSESS website. To receive a positive assessment from VETASSESS. you must show that you are proficient in the units of competency listed in these Fact Sheets. which are made up of units of competency that describe aspects of work and the skills and knowledge you need to achieve a particular qualification. Each Training Package contains qualifications. You will find detailed information on the requirements for each occupation in Trade Information Fact Sheets available on the VETASSESS website.

qualifications // training certificates Training . telephone. Provision of information (web site.How does the assessment process work? The trade skills assessment involves an assessment of your skills obtained through formal and non-formal learning and work experience against the Australian standards. Step 1 – Information & self-assessment Step 1 – Information & self-assessment tool tool Provision of information (web site.licences industry recognition Determine technical interview Determine technical interview Integrity Integrity checking checking throughout process throughout process Identity Identity Documentation Documentation Step 3 – Practical skills assessment Step 3 – Practical skills assessment Technical interview (oral / written) Technical interview (oral / written) Practical skills assessment Practical skills assessment challenge test challenge test simulated activities simulated activities Outcome Outcome Assessment letter for migration Assessment letter for migration Offshore Technical Skills Record (licensed Offshore Technical Skills Record (licensed trades) trades) Qualification (non-licensed trades) Qualification (non-licensed trades) Figure 2: Assessment process Review and appeal Review and appeal process process May 2009 7 .qualifications training certificates Work experience Work experience Other . telephone. email enquiry service) email enquiry service) Print-based or online application Print-based or online application Self-assessment tool Self-assessment tool Step 2 – Competency profile (paperStep 2 – Competency profile (paperbased) assessment based) assessment Evidence review process Evidence review process Training . The assessment is in two compulsory stages: • • a competency profile (paper based) assessment a practical skills assessment.licences // industry recognition Other . You are required to submit evidence of your skills and to demonstrate these in a practical assessment.

VETASSESS will use a range of resources and methods to build a competency profile. where possible. You must complete an SR1 Application for Trade Skills Assessment form and an SR2 Trade Evidence form and send documented proof of your training and experience to VETASSESS. • Formal training  Level: Your qualification will be benchmarked against the Australian Qualification Framework Content: The content of your qualification or training program will be matched. Applicants who do not have formal training qualifications or have not been employed for a minimum of two years will not be able to progress to the practical skills assessment. These can be acquired through quality training from a company or other bodies (such as military). For applicants who have not completed any formal training you must provide documentary evidence that you have been employed in your trade area for a minimum of two years. How will my evidence be assessed? The documentary evidence that you submit will be matched against the relevant Australian standards for your occupation. against the relevant Australian qualification (so you must provide as much information as you can about your qualification or training program)  • Non-formal training: Skills and knowledge that you have gained through non-formal training are considered. This is a mandatory requirement. or through short-term or specific training relevant to your trade. An assessor will then develop a competency profile that matches your training and experience against the Australian standards for your occupation. If you have provided sufficient evidence of your skills and knowledge. The currency of your work experience evidence is also important. This means that you have been employed as a skilled worker. 8 • May 2009 .Competency profile assessment The competency profile involves a desktop analysis of your training and work experience and determines your eligibility to proceed to the practical skills assessment. Work experience requirement: Your work experience evidence will need to show that you are a competent and skilled worker in your occupation. It also shows you how the evidence you have provided matches the standards for your occupation. Your evidence may show that you have progressed in skill level for example. from supervised semi-skilled work to non-supervised skilled work. you will be asked to proceed to the practical skills assessment.

• • Level 1 (successful): You may proceed to the practical skills assessment. Level 2: You may proceed to the practical skills assessment but. You may choose to undertake additional practise. You can submit further evidence in the future. based on the evidence you supplied.• Licences. making one of three recommendations. registration and industry membership: Authorisations from relevant bodies are also considered. there is a higher risk of an unsuccessful practical skills assessment. All evidence must be able to be independently verified by VETASSESS. Level 3 (unsuccessful): You have not supplied enough evidence to prove that you should proceed to the next stage of the assessment process. How will I get my competency profile outcome? VETASSESS will send you a letter notifying you of the outcome of your competency profile assessment. You may select a time for your practical skills assessment that allows you time to do this. • May 2009 9 . research or self-study before your practical skills assessment.

You can check the dates of practical assessments in these countries at www. • How do I organise the practical skills assessment? When you receive a successful outcome from the competency profile assessment you will be asked to book in for a practical skills assessment. You will also need to pay the required fee before a booking is finalised.vetassess. South Africa and the Philippines. Practical assessment bookings can be made online for some countries or you can send the SRI practical skills assessment form directly to VETASSESS. (Note: You must provide the correct correspondence address and keep VETASSESS updated of any changes to your mailing details.Practical skills assessment If you are successful in the competency profile assessment you will be required to attend a nominated facility for a practical skills assessment. notification will also be provide by SMS text message if a mobile or cell phone number has been provided. India.) For some applicants.com. where a qualified assessor will assess your competence against the Australian standards. Information about the rules and regulations of the practical assessment and what is required of you will be sent to your address when your practical skills assessment is finalised. A schedule is available on the website and more detailed information will be provided with your competency profile outcome. • The technical interview is a face to face meeting with a qualified assessor. country and location that suits you if more than one location is offered in your trade. VETASSESS will notify you of the time and date of your practical assessment. You will be asked a series of questions that relate to your occupation.au. You will be able to choose the time. Sri Lanka. What does a practical skills assessment involve? The practical skills assessment involves a technical interview and practical activities. These assessments are held in the UK. May 2009 10 . Practical activities involve a series of tests and activities that prove you have the skills and knowledge required for your occupation.

You are not allowed to bring a translator for the practical skills assessment. For further information on English language requirements for migration. Do I need proof of identity on the practical skills assessment day? You will be required to show a valid passport on the day of your test. More information about what to bring will be provided when you select your assessment venue and date. Your photograph may also be taken at the assessment venue. Not all trades may be assessed in one venue. you will need to provide your birth certificate and at least one form of government issued photo identification (such as a current driver’s licence or valid national identity card). How long will it take? You should allocate a full day for the practical assessment. you will not be able to undertake the practical skills assessment.gov. visit www.The location of the assessment venues will vary depending on the trade being assessed. What else do I bring? You should take your own tools or equipment with you to the assessment venue. More detailed information will be provided to you at the completion of the competency profile assessment stage. A printed bilingual dictionary is permitted. Detailed information will be provided to you at the completion of the competency profile assessment stage. The photograph in your identity document must be recognisable as a likeness of you today and to the photograph that you submitted as part of your initial application to VETASSESS. What are the English language requirements? All aspects of the assessment will be conducted in English. You will be required to read English and respond to questions in English. If you do not have this form of identification. Actual times will vary depending on the particular trade being assessed and/or the assessment venue.au May 2009 11 .immi. If you do not have a passport. contact VETASSESS before the assessment date. If you do not present your identification documents. If you are travelling a long distance and cannot carry tools and equipment some will be available at the assessment venue.

May 2009 12 . A reassessment will be scheduled for another time. If only a few activities/tasks need to be reassessed a reduced fee of $AUD800 will apply. The assessment will involve a face to face technical interview as well as the practical activity/task this gives the assessor the opportunity to follow up areas of concern on the assessment day. hearing. you should send written notice and supporting evidence to VETASSESS when you select your assessment venue and pay the practical skills assessment fee. Can I be reassessed if I am not successful? You will be able to undertake a reassessment if you do not successfully complete all assessment activities/tasks. Where a significant number of activities/tasks were not successfully completed a full reassessment and fee will be required. physical or other disability that may affect your ability to undertake the practical skills assessment. It is your responsibility to ensure that VETASSESS has your correct mailing address.What if I have special assessment requirements? If you have a visual. How will I get my trade skills assessment outcome? The outcome of your trade skills assessment will be sent to the address you have provided approximately 10 working days after you complete your practical skills assessment.

9) relevant identification information evidence to support your application payment of the relevant fee. Sri Lanka. skills and knowledge to meet the Australian standards for your nominated occupation. India. What do I send with my application? When you apply for a trade skills assessment. you have skills in one of the nominated trades and occupations. South Africa or the Philippines. How can I prepare? Before you apply you should familiarise yourself with the requirements relating to your occupation.Making an application Who can apply for a trade skills assessment? You are eligible to apply if: • you are a resident of the UK. May 2009 13 . the tool will help you decide if you have the required training. • • This is a pre-migration skills assessment. By answering a series of questions. Information about the specific requirements of each occupation is available in the Trade Information Fact Sheets on the VETASSESS website. You should also complete the free self-assessment tool for your trade occupation. Other requirements for migration (such as age or English language ability) are not considered by VETASSESS when you apply for a trade skills assessment. The self-assessment tool is available from the VETASSESS website. work experience. you must provide: • • • • • a completed SR1 Application for Trade Skills Assessment form a completed Trade evidence form (select from SR2.1 to SR2. This will provide you with information about the main competency groups and units of competency that relate to your occupation. you are a resident of another country and choose to ‘opt in’.

au to download the relevant Trade evidence form. It also enables you to track the progress of your application.vetassess.au to download the SR1 Application for Trade Skills Assessment form or apply online.vetassess.com.Application form The SR1 Application for Trade Skills Assessment form asks for information such as your personal details. This will help you to become familiar with the requirements for your occupation and it will help you to match your evidence to the relevant Australian standards. training information and work experience. A sample Trade evidence form is provided on the next page. Alternatively.com.vetassess. Figure 3: Sample Trade Evidence Form (SR2) for Motor Mechanic – Light Vehicle May 2009 14 .au and you must read these notes before you complete the application form. VETASSESS can post you a copy if requested. Applying online is quicker.com. It also includes an applicant declaration and payment information. Explanatory notes about the application form are available from www. as your application is ready for processing as soon as your documents are received by VETASSESS. Trade evidence form You must also complete and attach to your application the Trade evidence form (SR2) that relates to your occupation. Visit www. Visit www.

you must provide certified copies. The evidence you submit must be: • • • related to the competency groups for your nominated occupation enough to show you can do all aspects of the units of competency for your occupation your own evidence – about you and your work. You should think carefully about your evidence and only include documents that clearly support your application. (or a certified copy of your birth certificate if you do not hold a passport) change of name evidence (if applicable). The assessor will look for information in your documents that shows your skills match the Australian standards.Relevant identification information You must provide proof of your identity. including: • • 2 recent passport sized documents that have been certified and dated as a true likeness of yourself by a person authorised to certify documents a certified copy of your passport showing your name. • Evidence to support your application You must select your evidence carefully. date of birth and photo. If you cannot supply original evidence (particularly employment references). Original documents are accepted but they will not be returned. May 2009 15 . as VETASSESS will not request further documents from you about your training and skills.

vehicles etc reference from company accountant or lawyer client list. May 2009 16 .The following table provides examples of evidence that you may provide. Training documents (these must be CERTIFIED documents) • qualification or certificate • syllabus / program outline • training books • school reports (high school/technical school) Work experience documents (ORIGINAL or CERTIFIED documents) • payslips/bank records • work journals/log books • taxation record (assessment notice) • original work references from employer (on company letterhead) • position description / job role Other documents (these must be CERTIFIED documents) • trade licence • registration documents • industry membership documents • work evidence (eg photos using equipment etc) • training certificate of attendance / participation • business materials Self-employed applicants need to provide evidence of running their own business. brochures and other stationery photographs of company signs on office. Samples of evidence may include: • • • • • • • • business registration details company tax records invoices with company name supplier invoices or receipts business cards.

All payments should be made payable to VETASSESS.Payment of fees Fees for trade skills assessments are as follows. All payment for fees must be in Australian dollars. Payment can be as a bank draft. Competency profile assessment AUD $600 AUD $1500 – carpenter.00). bank cheque. refrigeration and air-conditioning mechanic. cable jointer. electrical powerline tradesperson. relating to the granting of a provisional licence or ‘gap’ training. bricklayer and motor mechanic Practical skills assessment AUD $1600 – general electrician. Delays between your assessment and a successful migration application may lead to other requirements. money order or credit card. joiner. needing to be met. you may need to contact VETASSESS for a new assessment outcome letter and a reissue fee may apply. pay the fee for the competency profile only (AU$600. There is no set expiry date for a trade skill assessment but if you wait too long after you complete your practical skills assessment to submit your assessment letter to DIAC. If you are successful in the competency profile and are asked to attend the practical skills assessment. Competency profile reassessment Practical skills reassessment When submitting your initial assessment application to VETASSESS. Will my trade skill assessment expire? Trade skills assessments are based on Australian standards that are updated to meet the changing requirements of the Australian workplace. May 2009 17 . you will be provided with details on how to pay the practical skills assessment fee.$1600 depending on trade and extent of reassessment required. Please note that the Australian standards are updated fairly regularly. and general plumber AUD $400 AUD $800 .

general plumber. this lists the units of competency in which you were assessed. but it is not a formal qualification a Record of Assessment that lists details of your assessment. joiner. carpenter and joiner. For the trades of general electrician. • • Note: These occupations all require a licence in each Australian state and/or territory. this may be submitted to DIAC for skilled migration purposes an Australian Certificate III issued by the VETASSESS Consortium RTO that undertook the practical assessment. this shows you are eligible to gain provisional licensing in your trade. • • Note: These occupations may require a licence in some Australian states and territories. refrigeration and airconditioning mechanic. carpenter. electrical powerline tradesperson. You will also be given information on further training that may assist you to meet the Australian standard for your occupation. cable jointer you will receive: • an assessment outcome letter from VETASSESS stating that you meet the pre-migration skills requirement. bricklayer you will receive: • a letter from VETASSESS stating that you have met the pre-migration skills requirement. this can be used for employment purposes or for further training if you are successful in your migration application a record of results issued by the VETASSESS Consortium RTO that undertook the practical assessment. bricklayer you will receive: May 2009 18 . For the trades of motor mechanic. this letter may be submitted to DIAC for skilled migration purposes an Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR) that lists the units of competency in which you are assessed as having the required technical skills.Outcomes Successful applicants For the trades of motor mechanic. you will receive feedback on the areas in which you did not succeed. joiner. carpenter. Unsuccessful applicants If you are unsuccessful in your practical skills assessment. carpenter and joiner.

cable jointer you will receive: • • a negative outcome letter from VETASSESS a Record of Assessment that lists each unit of competency and your technical skills assessment against that unit. Offshore Technical Skills Record An Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR) entitles the holder to a provisional or temporary licence in that trade (subject to meeting any non skill requirements). When the gap training (that focuses on the relevant Australian content) is completed and the required work experience gained you will be able to apply for a full licence. For the trades of general electrician. refrigeration and airconditioning mechanic. Figure 4: Process for obtaining a licence Offshore assessment conducted  Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR) issued  Arrival in Australia and lodging OTSR with relevant state or territory regulatory authority  Issuing of provisional or temporary licence  Australian ‘gap’ training completed  Australian work experience gained  Full licence issued (subject to meeting non skill requirements) May 2009 19 . The OTSR document will also detail the gap or bridging training requirements you will need to undertake in Australia. electrical powerline tradesperson.• • a negative outcome letter from VETASSESS a Statement of Attainment that lists each unit of competency you successfully completed. general plumber.

2. reassessments and appeals If you disagree with the outcome of any stage of your assessment. If you wish to undertake a reassessment. falsified or non-genuine evidence or information is detected. This information may be provided to other Australian Government agencies. and pay the appropriate fee. No refund of the fee will be provided. May 2009 20 . the assessment will be cancelled and the outcome recorded as negative. you must: • • provide additional documentary information for your competency profile assessment. Employment and Workplace Relations. Department of Immigration and Citizenship and the Australian Tax Office. or undertake an additional practical skills assessment for the components you did not successfully demonstrate. You must submit a written request for a reassessment or appeal. Reviews.1 Data matching and false information Information you provide to VETASSESS may be used for data matching with other Australian Government agencies such as the Department of Education. If at any stage in the assessment process fabricated. you can request further information on the decision and VETASSESS may conduct a review of the information on your file. Giving misleading or false information or documents is viewed as a major breach of ethical behaviour and may seriously jeopardise your migration prospects.

A sliding fee scale may be available for partial reassessment. after a reassessment and/or review you are not satisfied with the reason for your outcome. AUD $400 Fee will be refunded if outcome is overturned.Reassessment. Reissue AUD $30 May 2009 21 . your fee will be refunded A reissue of VETASSESS documents that have been provided to you AUD $800 $1600 depending on trade. reissue and appeal fees Review Provision of written information reviewing and explaining the assessment outcome AUD $400 Reassessment Competency profile New evidence must be supplied Practical skills assessment For competency groups that were not successfully assessed AUD $400 Appeal If. If the decision is overturned. The outcome of the appeal is final. This will involve a review of your assessment file by a panel of industry experts. you may request an appeal.

com. the migration process and licensing arrangements. documents and assessment fee to: VETASSESS Skills Recognition International GPO Box 2752 Melbourne VIC 3001 AUSTRALIA or VETASSESS Skills Recognition International Level 5/478 Albert Street East Melbourne VIC 3002 AUSTRALIA Useful websites The following websites can be accessed for further information about Australian standards.au Fax +6 3 9655 4899 Tel +6 3 9655 4801 Post your application Mail your application.immi.com.au Email tradeassess@vetassess.Further information Contact us If you need help Visit www.gov. Immigration For information about the migration process Department of Immigration and Citizenship (DIAC) www.vetassess.au Australian standards information For information about Australian standards and the AQF May 2009 22 .

aqf.vetassess.com.licencerecognition.ntis.gov.au/asri Federal Government Licence Recognition website www.immi.au Licensing For information about licensing arrangements Australian Skills Recognition Information (ASRI) website www.au May 2009 23 .edu.NTIS www.au Disclaimer The information in this Guide is believed to be accurate at the time of publication.au AQF www. Requirements and standards may change and you are strongly advised to check for current information at www.gov.gov.

Standards for occupations ASCO title and code Bricklayer (4414-11) Supervisor. Service. Repair Code: AUR30405 Cable jointer (4313-13) Title: Certificate III in ESI – Cable Jointing National Training Package: Electricity Supply Industry Transmission. Carpentry and Joinery Tradespersons ** (4411-01) Title: Certificate III in Carpentry National Training Package: General Construction Training Package Code: BCG30203 Joiner (4411-15) Supervisor. Distribution and Rail Sector Training Package Code: UET30406 Pathway A Title: Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician National Training Package: Electrotechnology Training Package Code: UEE3 08 06 or 24 General electrician (4311-11) Supervisor. Motor Mechanics (4211-01) Title: Certificate III in Automotive Mechanical Technology National Training Package: Automotive Training Package Retail. Electricians (4311-01) May 2009 . Bricklayers (4414-01) Training Package Title: Certificate III in Bricklaying/Blocklaying National Training Package: General Construction Training Package Code: BCG30103 Carpenter (4411-13) Supervisor. Carpentry and Joinery Tradespersons ** (4411-01) Title: Certificate III in Off Site Construction (Joinery – Timber/Aluminium/Glass) National Training Package: Off Site Training Package Code: BCF30200 Motor mechanic (4211-11) Supervisor.

May 2009 25 .ASCO title and code Training Package Pathway B Title: Certificate III in Engineering – Electrical/Electronic Trade National Training Package: Metals and Engineering Training Package Code: MEM30405 Title: Certificate III in ESI – Distribution National Training Package: Electricity Supply Industry Transmission. If you select the carpenter and joiner ASCO code you will need to choose to be assessed as either a carpenter of joiner. Distribution and Rail Sector Training Package Code: UET30206 Electrical powerline tradesperson (4313-11) Supervisor. If you would like a qualification for both a carpenter and a joiner. Refrigeration and Airconditioning Mechanic (4312-01) Pathway A Title: Certificate III in Refrigeration and Airconditioning National Training Package: Electrotechnology Training Package Code: UEE3 13 06 Pathway B Title: Certificate III in Engineering – Mechanical Trade National Training Package: Metals and Engineering Training Package Code: MEM30205 ** There is no qualification for a combined carpenter and joiner trade in Australia. you will need to submit an application and fee for two assessments. Electrical Distribution Tradespersons (4313-01) General plumber (4431-11) Supervisor. It is advisable to choose either the carpenter or joiner occupation. If you are not sure. Plumbers (4431-01) Title: Certificate III in Plumbing National Training Package: Plumbing and Services Training Package Code: BCP30103 Refrigeration and airconditioning mechanic (4312-11) Supervisor. an assessor will provide advice after reviewing your application.