Electrical Skills Assessment Australia

The Down Under Centre is proud to have Future Skills International working from our Centre. They deliver the Australian Government approved Skills Assessment for the purpose of migration and registration for electricians. Future Skills delivers technical electrical assessment bimonthly from DUC training centre.


Prior to completing a Skills Assessment for Australia, the Down Under Centre advises you to speak to a MARA approved migration agent. There is no point completing a skills assessment for Australia if you can’t use your new qualification once in Australia!!

If you would like to see if you are eligible for a Skilled Visa, use our free visa points calculator and/or send your CV to info@downundercentre.com and our Migration Consultants will be happy to advise on your options.

Process for Electrical Skills Assessment for Australia (OTSR)

It’s a three step process for the electrical skills assessment to gain your Offshore Technical Skills Record and Skills Assessment result.

1. Documentary Assessment – $1,280 AUD:

Give our office a call today to speak to one of our trained staff who can advise if you are eligible for the Electrical Skills Assessment. We are opened Monday to Friday 9am-5pm.

You are required to gather all evidence for Future Skills International to assess. In short, you need to prove you have the skills required to complete the Practical Assessment.

  • If you hold trade related qualifications, you’ll be asked to prove you have a minimum of 4 years’ work experience.
  • If you don’t have trade related qualifications, you’ll be asked to prove you have a minimum of 6 years’ work experience.

You will also need to prove that you have worked as an Electrician for a minimum of 12 months in the last 36 months.

2. Technical Interview – $2,000 AUD

In the Technical Interview stage, you will have a Skype call with an assessor who will ask you a range of questions about the skills and knowledge required to work as an Electrician in Australia.

3. Electrical Practical Assessment – $2,200 AUD

Once you have passed the documentary assessment and technical interview stage, you will be advised to organise your 1-day Technical Assessment. During the Practical Assessment you will be tested on your electrical qualifications. You are not required to know the Australian electrical standards at this point but you will need to pass 3 practical assessments and a technical Interview. The Practical is:

Wiring of a switchboard with circuit breakers, two way switching and power outlets – you will be tested to see if the board works. Motor control circuit, draw a circuit and wire a motor that runs when pressing the start button the contractor energises and turns on a three phase motor. The applicant must demonstrate a competent safe disconnect and reconnect procedure as part of this assessment. Test board, simulating a domestic installation with a few faults you need to find.

FSI Practical Assessment Dates

Please note, these dates are subject to change.

London – at the Down Under Centre, 48 Haven Green, Ealing, London W5 2NX, UK


Birmingham – St Johns hotel, 651 Warwick Rd, Solihull B91 1AT, UK

  • Monday 21 September 2020
  • Tuesday 22 September 2020
  • Wednesday 23 September 2020
  • Monday 26 October 2020
  • Tuesday 27 October 2020
  • Wednesday 28 October 2020

Contact the Down Under Centre and speak to Wes Zandt about the Electrical Skills Assessment today on 0203 376 1555

Electrical GAP Training for Australia

After Electricians obtain their Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR), they can apply for a provisional license to work under supervision in Australia and must complete the Electrical GAP Training to get their full Electrical License. Find out more about GAP Training here.

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Hear from Jack, who completed the Electrical Skills Assessment for Australia

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