How does the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic skills assessment for migrating to Australia work?

If you are planning to move to Australia as an Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic on a skilled (points based) visa, you are required to complete the Australian skills assessment.

The skill assessing body for Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanics is TRA (Trades Recognition Australia). TRA have selected RTOs (Registered Training Organisations) that deliver the skills assessment for migration to Australia.

The Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic skills assessment is broken into a 3-step process.

1. This part is paper-based, where you need to prove your skills as an Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic through detailed statements from employers detailing all your duties, tax and pay details for when you were working as an Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic , apprenticeship documents, qualifications and certificates and a detailed CV showing all training and work experience as an Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic.

2. The second stage is a technical interview where you’ll have a Skype call with an assessor to talk about your application and work as an Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic.

3. The final part of your skills assessment is a Practical Assessment. In the Practical Assessment you will complete a series of tasks while being observed by an assessor. The assessments in the UK, take place in Blackburn and are run by the RTO.

Upon successful completion of the Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic skills assessment you will be issued with your TRA skills assessment certificate and your OTSR (Offshore Technical Skills Record), which is required to gain your Australian registration to find work in Australia as an Air-Conditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic.

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