Australian Construction Training Services (ACTS) is endorsed by Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) as a TRA Approved Registered Training Organisation (RTO), for both the Offshore Skills Assessment Program (OSAP) and the 457 Skills Assessment Program.

Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) is the Australian Government Organisation that is responsible for the Skills Assessment of offshore applicants, for the purposes of Migration to Australia.

The skills assessment process is broken up to three sections.

1] Self Assessment Questionnaire

An online self-evaluation form to make sure your skill level is at the standard immigration is looking for. Please note the mandatory requirements and how many electives you will need to complete. Download a Self Assessment Questionnaire for your trade here. Call our office on 020 3316 1555 and one of our trained staff can assist you or email This is a free service.


2] Gathering of evidence.

This is producing a portfolio of evidence to submit to ACTS. ACTS require a minimum of 3 years’ experience if you are qualified or not. The applicant also needs to prove they have industry currency working 12 months out of the last 36 months to be eligible for the Australian skill assessment, this is proven by wage slips, bank statement, tax records, and written references from industry qualified people in your fields, your references will be called by an assessor to confirm the authenticity of reference. It’s always good to present photos of your work, even a short video using your smart phone will assist the assessor when it comes to the next stage of your Australian skill assessment. Please refer to the Down Under Centre about their Agency service here - 

3] Technical Skype Interview

Once ACTS has successfully approved your stage 2 application you will be invited to sit a technical Skype interview. The skype interviews can be held either from the Down Under Centre in London, or if you are in Scotland or Ireland we have other venues for you to sit the technical Skype interview. During the interview you will be asked questions on your work history, how you go about your working day, what safety procedures you use and more. The assessor will definitely have your stage two application in hand to ask you further questions from your application. 

The assessors are trades people like you! They are friendly to chat too, and there is no need to fear them!! Please see our testimonial page to hear from others who went through this process.

Please see the list of TRA qualifications ACTS can skills assess for the purpose of migration. The Down Under Centre can also assist you with AQF111's in hospitality, mechanics and business qualifactions:

Bricklayer (331111) skills assessment for Australia

Carpenter (331212) skills assessment for Australia

Carpenter and joiner (331211) skills assessment for Australia

Fitter (General) (323211) skills assessment for Australia

Joiner (331213) Skills assesssment for Australia

Metal Fabricator (322311) skills assessment for Australia

Metal Machinist (First Class) (323214) skills assessment for Australia

Sheetmetal Trades Worker (322211) skills assessment for Australia

Toolmaker (323412) skills assessment for Australia

Welder (First Class) (322313) skills assessment for Australia

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