Plumber Skills Assessment Australia

The Down Under Centre is proud to work closely with Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) Approved Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) to facilitate their Practical Assessments and work with clients to ensure that they are ready for their Plumbing Skills Assessment for Australia (ANZSCO: 334111).

On completion of the Plumber Skills Assessment you will be issued with your Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR). 

The Down Under Centre specialises in Skills Assessments for Plumbers and we also deliver the Plumbing Practical Assessment at our office in Ealing Broadway, London. We work with numerous clients directly to ensure that all Skills Assessments completed are perfect prior to submission to the assessing body.

If you would like to see if you are eligible for a Skilled Visa, use our free visa points calculator. You can also call us on 0203 376 1555 and speak with Wes Zandt about the Plumbing Skills Assessment.

Process for Plumbing Skills Assessment for Australia

The process is broken up into three stages. Plumbing is a licensed trade so employers in Australia will insist you hold your Australian Plumbing Qualification for registration and insurance purposes. It’s also important to know that each state and territory in Australia has different regulations and if you require a license you will need to obtain a Certificate III in prior to applying for your license. Plumbers must do a Practical exam for their Skills Assessments and they can be done in London at the Down Under Centre office, Ealing Broadway.

Skills Assessment Evaluation

Give The Down Under Centre a call to discuss your eligibility for the Plumbing Skills Assessment. You can call us on 0203 376 1555.

1. Documentary Assessment

In short,  you are required to prove you are a Plumber and have the necessary skills to work as a Plumber in Australia. 

  • 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 a Plumber for a minimum of 12 months out of the last 36 months. You will be asked to prove this via pay slips, invoices, bank statements, statements of service and more.

Down Under Centre Agency Service

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

2. Technical Interview

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 a Plumber in Australia.

3. Plumber Practical Assessment

The final part of your Skills Assessment as a Plumber is a Practical Assessment. In the practical assessment you will complete a series of plumbing tasks while being observed by an assessor. The assessments in the UK, take place in at our office in Ealing Broadway, London.

Plumbing Practical Assessment Testimonials

"Overall I thought the Practical Assessment was fairly straight forward...if you are plumbing day to day then you have nothing to worry about!"

Greg Miller - September 2020

"I found the Assessment easy going, stress free and efficient...all of the Assessment ran smoothly."

Benjamin Moore - September 2020

"I thought the Assessment was informative and very well instructed...all aspects went well during the assessment...Wes, the instructor was very helpful and made the day so much easier by making everyone feel relaxed".

Thomas Williams - September 2020

"Overall, I felt the Practical Assessment went well...if you are  a competent, knowledgeable plumber most of the Assessment should go well...This Assessment is well organised and everything that is expected is well explained."

Danny Webster - September 2020

"Overall I found the Plumbing Practical Assessment at the DUC was enjoyable with a laid back approach. Wes made me and other applicants feel comfortable with what was required during the day."

Robbie Price - September 2020

"Really enjoyed what I thought would be the worst part of the Plumbing Skills Assessment process. Was well organised and well presented." 

James White - September 2020

"Very pleased I took the assessment in London. Fair assessors, centre is easy to find with good transport options and professional staff at the DUC."

Alex Watkins - September 2020

"Well managed practical skills assessment with great facilities."

Craig Redshaw - September 2020

"Very happy with the overall practical assessment as previously stated. I was made to feel at ease of which made the assessment a breeze."

Paul Rampling - August 2020

"The assessment was run well and everything was explained properly. Couldn't fault Wes and his team. Excellent service"

Gavin Holley - August 2020

"The practical assessment was well laid out with helpful staff. Everything I have done with the DUC and ATTC has been spot on so far."

Steve Jenkins - August 2020

"The test environment was good, there was a clear diagram to work from and had great working conditions."

Trevor Fullerton - July 2020


Plumbing GAP Training for Australia

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

Free Visa Points Calculator

Please fill in the form below to see if you eligible for a visa to Australia.


As a plumber, you should be able to fit, uphold and repair pipes, drainage and metal roofing, mechanical services and related equipment for water supply, gas, drainage, sewerage, heating, cooling and ventilation systems.

You need to be learning blueprints, drawings and specifications to govern the layout of plumbing systems and the resources required. Also, marking out and fitting hot and cold-water systems and connected equipment. Other tasks include installing water-based fire protections systems, as well as fire hydrants, hose reels and sprinkler systems. You will be designing and installing sanitary plumbing and water supply systems, discharge pipes and sanitary fixtures. Fabricating and installing soil and waste stacks is another task. Additionally, assembling and installing motorised services, air handling and conditioning equipment and small-bore heating systems. You’ll be joining sewerage and effluent propelling equipment and disposal systems. Tasks include installing under-ground drainage systems and connected ground support systems, installing gas appliances, shafts and pressure regulating devices and constructing and installing metal roofing, precipitation goods and flashings.


If you’re wanting to work as a plumber in Australia, you could be earning between $60,000 – $80,000 p/a!

There are Plumbing jobs available in Australia on the DUC Employment Hub. New jobs are being posted every day!