FUTURE SKILLS INTERNATIONAL
HOW TO OBTAIN AN ELECTRICAL SKILLS ASSESSMENT
Future Skills International deliver the TRA approved Electrical Skills Assessment for Electrician General and Electrician Special Class, to obtain an Electrical skills assessment for the purpose of migration and registration in Australia, you will be required to complete three stages.
For further information about the Future Skills International process and information guide click here
TRADE SET EVALUATION
The Trade Set evaluation is a great tool which assists Electricians planning on migrating to Australia with a criteria of questions to make sure the electrician can match up against what they will be assessed on. You have mandatory skills you must tick YES to as well as elective units where its suggested you can complete 90% of these tasks. If you do have questions please contact our office on 0203 376 1555 when completing the Trade Set Evaluation.
The Trade Set Number you are given stays with you until the end of your Electrical Skills Assessment. Another tip is to make sure your Trade Set was completed 28 days before you lodge your Stage 2 application.
Here is the website for the Trade Set Evaluation. http://www.tradeset.com.au/
Stage 2 - Complete the Future Skills International stage 2 application
This part of the assessment is where you the Electrician need to gather evidence to support your Electrical Skills Assessment application. The Down Under Centre have an agency service where we assist you with this process and the remainder of your electrical skill assessment process including the Gap Training in Australia. Click here for more details about the Skills Assessment process.
The client needs to prove they have industry currency and years’ experience working as an Electrician. If you have completed an apprenticeship you are required to prove two years’ work experience. If you do not hold any apprenticeship papers and no NVQ3 you are required to prove 7 years of work experience. We look at tax statements, bank statements, wage slips and employer references from industry experienced people to make sure you have the above industry experience. Your references will be contacted by Future Skills International. All documents need to be certified unless you provide the originals, it’s important to remember any original cannot be returned.
Stage 2 application form futureskillsinternational.com.au/_dbase_upl/TRSStage2Application.pdf
STAGE 3. Practical Assessment
The practical skills assessment is delivered by a qualified electrical assessor and simulates a number of exercises an electrician would be expected to perform in the electrical industry.
You have some technical questions you have to write answers for. It’s all about showing you know the basic fundamentals of applying electrical work. You are not asked to quote electrical standards from Australia or your country of origin. As a responsible tradesperson you already apply the principles of safe work practices, and know how to calculate current and voltage in a circuit. As part of the written process you are given the electrical formulas to help you with this.
During the practical assessment you will be expected to install a basic domestic low voltage installation, for example wiring of a switchboard with circuit breakers, two way switching and power outlets. Your work will be tested once this assessment is completed. Another task is to install a motor control circuit and motor, diagnose and rectify faults, and apply disconnect and reconnect procedures. In most small industries it is a simple DOL (Direct Online Starter) what you have to do is draw the circuit and wire the control circuit so that by pressing the start button the contactor energises and turns on a 3 phase motor. There is also a test board simulating a domestic installation with a few faults, the problems you have to find are no different to any other job you have attended in your trade, as an electrician you can find them easily!
The Down Under Centre offers an Electrical Assessment Ready Programme that is developed for clients that wish to refresh on their electrical formulas and more. For more information give the Centre a call on 0203 376 1555.
"From start to finish this has been a smother process than I thought. The Down Under Centre have me all the help and advice I needed for my stage 2 and 3 assessments as an Electrican. Assessor John was very professional and supported me thought the practical skills assessment. Many many thanks to the team." - Robin Fisher
"Made to feel at east prior to the assessment. The whole team at the Down Under Centre hare very approachable – thank you!" - Richard Jones
"The process has been hard due to the extra information required due to being self-employed, overall I have been happy with the service The Down Under Centre on behalf of Future Skills have provided me." - James Kelly