Electrician Skills Assessment Australia

See our Frequently Asked Questions for Electricians emigrating to Australia.

If you would like to see if you are eligible to migrate to Australia as an Electrician, use our free visa points calculator and our Migration Consultants will be in touch to advise on your options. You can also call us on 0203 376 1555 to enquire about the Electrical skills assessment.

Electrician skills assessment process for Australia (OTSR)

It’s a two step process for the Electrician skills assessment. On completion of the skills assessment, you gain your Offshore Technical Skills Record and skills assessment result.

1. Documentary Assessment for Electrician skills assessment Australia $1,120

You need to prove you have the skills required as an Electrician to complete the Electrician Skills Assessment. You will need to prove your work experience through pay and tax documents, statements of service and more.

  • 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. If you are a self-employed Electrician, you may be asked to have a video call with an assessor.

Down Under Centre Agency Service £600+ VAT

It is very important to remember that most of your evidence gathering for your Electrician skills assessment is also required for your visa. The Down Under Centre can provide you with an agency service £600 + VAT to assist you with gathering of your documentation for your Australian qualification, as it is considered to be the most difficult stage of your visa application. We will also be able to advise how many years of work experience will be required to give you maximum points for your visa to migrate to Australia as a Electrician. Please call us on 0203 376 1555 to enquire about our agency service and how it can specifically help you.

2. Technical Interview $2,000 & Practical Assessment $2,200 for Electrician skills assessment Australia

Once you have passed the documentary assessment, you will be advised to organise your 1-day Technical Interview and Practical Assessment. The practical assessments take place in the UK – Crewe. Practical Assessments take place every month. On completion, you will receive your OTSR (Offshore Technical Skills Record) and Skills Assessment letter as an Electrician.

You will be tested on your electrical skills. You are not required to know the Australian electrical standards at this point but you will need to pass 3 practical assessments and a theory test consisting of various questions in relation to electrical theory and regulations . The Practical is:

  • Wiring of a switchboard with circuit breakers, two way switching and power outlets – and testing 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.

Electrical Practical Assessment Dates for Electrician skills assessment


(Please note, these dates are subject to change.)


If you have any questions about the Technical Interview and Practical Assessments, please speak with your skills co-ordinator or call us on 0203 376 1555.

Electrical GAP Training to work in Australia as an Electrician

After Electricians obtain their Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR), they can apply for a provisional licence 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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Electrician Jobs in Australia

The DUC Employment Hub is a tool that connects migrants to employers in Australia as well as providing you with a relocation hub to make your journey to Australia smoother. Electrical employers hire our Electricians who are migrating to Australia via our DUC Employment Hub. Sign up today to connect with employers.

Posted jobs for Electricians in Australia via DUC Employment Hub:

Location: Western Australia
Salary: $62,500 + Super
Electrical installation and maintenance work for commercial clients. Vehicles and uniforms supplied.

Location: Queensland
Salary: $40 per hour, plus shift loading
As a member of the maintenance team,you will play an integral part in all plant and equipment maintenance activities including Total Productive Maintenance, Engineering project work, and Machinery breakdowns. This is an autonomous role supporting shift operations. You must be strong at managing your workload, have a ‘can do’ positive attitude and be able to work well with staff all levels of the organization. You will have strong customer service, communication, time management, decision-making, problem-solving skills and effective interpersonal skills. We would cover the cost of the visa for them and their family (if applicable). We may also potentially offer some relocation assistance, inc. temporary accommodation, transport costs and/or assistance with removal and use of a vehicle upon arrival. We may offer assistance on a case-by-case basis, depending on the needs of the applicant.

Location: Western Australia
Salary: $35/hr flat rate
As an experienced electrician, your main role whilst undertaking your 12 months of Gap Training will be to carry out switchboard manufacture, maintenance, electrical reticulation, and breakdowns as requested at our Perth and Kalgoorlie workshops. Once you have obtained your WA electrical license, you will have the opportunity to advance into a FIFO-based role operating as a Site Electrician at several mine sites in Western Australia.

Location: Northern Territory
Salary: $38ph – $40ph + Company vehicle + Phone + Opportunity to earn overtime
This employer is looking for an experienced person to join their commercial Refrigeration and Catering team that will look after the diagnosis, repairs, maintenance, and installation of equipment for the hospitality industry. You will be provided with the opportunity to grow and develop your career alongside the business. The primary purpose of this position is to complete on and off-site repairs and installations for a range of commercial appliances in an efficient and professional manner.
The successful candidate will require:
• Previous experience & qualifications in an Electrical or Refrigeration trade
• Restricted B class electrical licence or A grade licence.
• The ability to work with appliances in the commercial catering environment
• A technical/mechanical mindset and strong trouble shooting skills
• A Current Drivers Licence, White Card & Police Check
• Strong computer skills
• Must work comfortable with their team and have a strong work ethic
• Previous experience as an Appliance Repair Technician would be held in high regard.

Location: Melbourne, Victoria
Salary: TBC
We have been actively recruiting in Australia for over 9 years – and we are extremely excited to explore the opportunity of you working with our great clients here in Melbourne!We are seeking a Qualified Electrician for various projects around Melbourne.
The successful applicant will have the following attributes:
• Trade Qualification
• Minimum 1 Year of Electrical Experience.
• Electrical maintenance and installations experience.
• Experience interpreting blueprints and technical diagrams.
• Install and maintain wiring, control and lighting systems.
• Current Driver’s License and reliable own transport (International is acceptable)
• Comfortable working at Heights
• Experience inspecting electrical components such as circuit breakers.
• Elevating Work Platform (EWP)
• Basic Fire/ Fire Extinguisher experience essential
• Working Rights in Australia
• Australian White Card

Electricians emigrating to Australia FAQs

No, it is not mandatory. To be eligible for an Electrician skills assessment Australia, you are required to either have completed an apprenticeship and hold relevant qualifications, such as NVQ 3, and 4 years of paid work experience. Or, if you have had no formal training and/or no qualifications, you must be able to prove at least 6 years of paid work experience as an Electrician.

A skills assessment is required for Electricians migrating to Australia so they can apply for a visa to work in Australia as an Electrician. The Electrical skills assessment is the way Australian Immigration can confirm that you have the relevant Electrical skills to match the Australian guidelines.

Even if you don’t require the Electrician skills assessment for the purposes of a visa, you will need it to become a registered Electrician in Australia as you require the OTSR to obtain your registration which is a mandatory requirement to work as an electrician in Australia.

The Down Under Centre are very proud to be working with a recognised TRA Electrical skills assessment provider. We have many years’ experience migrating Electricians to Australia, have developed software to assist with all areas of the process, and have the staff to hold your hand throughout the Electrical skills assessment process.

You also get the opportunity to speak with other Electricians who have gone through the Electrical skills assessment process via our exclusive Facebook Group. Learn from electricians who have already emigrated to Australia and found work as an Electrician and completed the required Electrical Gap Training.

Migrating to Australia as an Electrician has its challenges and you, the migrant, will have plenty of questions about how to migrate to Australia as an electrician. We know the answers and are always available to answer any of your questions. Also check out what our clients say about how we help them through the skills assessment and visa process to move to Australia as a Electrician.

Your TRA Electrical skills assessment is valid for 3 years from the date the skills assessment is issued.

This means you need to have received your Invitation to Apply for the Visa before the 3 years is up.

Getting a job as an Electrician in Australia will depend on the current job market; most areas of Australia are searching for Electricians we are finding all the main cities of Australia require Electricians including Sydney, Melbourne and Brisbane.

For an Electrician to work in Australia they are required to hold an Electrical registration, most migrants will be eligible for your Electrical provisional registration if you follow the steps we set out for you.

Upon completion of your Australian Electrical skills assessment you will receive your OTSR (Off-Shore Technical Skills Record). You take this to any Australian Electrical State Regulator to receive your Electrical provisional registration.

The Down Under Centre works with many Electrical employers who want English speaking, skilled migrants. Our employers hire our Electricians moving to Australia via our DUC Employment Hub. The DUC Employment Hub will also explain how to prepare for your move to Australia and has a section that explains what each state requires for Electricians to apply for their Australian Electrical registration.

Our Relocation Team in Australia can also help Electricians with Australian employment opportunities.

Electricians emigrating to Australia do usually need to complete an English test, to generate points towards the visa application.

If you are an Electrician hoping to migrate to Australia, you need to be between 18 and 45 years old. However, at age 18, Electricians will not have yet achieved the necessary qualifications and experience to prove their competence.

Electricians between the ages of 25-32 years old generate the maximum points for age towards their visa application.

The Electrical skills assessment required for Electricians to emigrate to Australia requires a practical assessment which is delivered in the UK; Birmingham or Crewe.

You can also sit the Electrical practical assessment in Brisbane and Sydney if you are based in Australia.

We work with our migrating Electricians to find the most suitable venue for the practical assessment.

To work in Australia as an Electrician you are required to hold electrical registration. To apply for your electrical registration you are required to hold your OTSR (Off-Shore Technical Skills Record) – you will gain this at successful completion of the Electrical skills assessment.

So, please make contact with the Down Under Centre so we can explain the process in detail. You don’t want to arrive in Australia and need to start the Electrical skills assessment as it will set you back with your plan to work in Australia as an Electrician.

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