AUSTRALIAN CONSTRUCTION TRAINING SERVICES
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.
The tradeset will give the client information on what requirements they will be assest on, it’s a fantastic tool provided by TRA to assist you with the expectations of the occupation you will work under once in Australia. Is also a common tool migration companies will use when you first engage them for a visa. The tradeset number stays with you throughout the skills assessment process. Please make sure when completing the tradeset questionnaire you answer yes to all the mandatory units, if you can’t do this please call us or seek advice from a skill assessment professional on 0203 376 1555.
Please go to http://www.tradeset.com.au/ for further information regarding the tradset required for the purpose of a skill assessment for Australia
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 - http://www.downundercentre.com/australian-skill-assessments
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:
"I'm so glad I decided to use the Down Under Centre for my Skills Assessment, as it made the process simple and straight forward. Help was always available if required!" - Sean Martin
"The process of the Cert III in Carpentry was straightforward with the help from the Down Under Centre. I would not recommend doing this without their help! There was a lot of paperwork but they were always keen to help with my questions arising, finishing with a simple and friendly interview." - Richard Fomison