Offshore Skills Assessment Program

The Offshore Skills Assessment Program (OSAP) is for applicants from nominated countries and occupations who are applying for a permanent skilled migration visa. The list of nominated occupations, nominated countries including Special Administrative Regions (SAR) is listed in the table below.

To apply for a skills assessment under OSAP an applicant must provide documentation to support that they:

  • have worked in the nominated occupation

  • hold a passport from one of the nominated SARs. 

The OSAP is also available for applicants choosing to undertake a skills assessment in a nominated occupation who can travel to Australia or a nominated country for a skills assessment.

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​OSAP Nominated Occupations

OSAP Nominated
Countries​ and SARs

​Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic [342111]  

​Ireland, South Africa, United  Kingdom

​Automotive Electrician [321111]

China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Ireland, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United  Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

​Baker [351111]

​China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Ireland, Macau SAR, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United  Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

​Bricklayer [331111]

Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Iran, Ireland, Macau SAR, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

Cabinetmaker [394111]

​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Iran, Ireland, Macau SAR, Philippines, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United  Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

​Carpenter [331212] 

 

​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Iran, Ireland, Macau SAR, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

​Carpenter and Joiner [331211]

​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Iran, Ireland, Macau SAR, Philippines, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

​Chef [351311]

​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Iran, Ireland, Macau SAR, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United  Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

​Cook [351411]

​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Iran, Ireland, Macau SAR, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United  Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

​Diesel Motor Mechanic [321212]

​China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Ireland, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

​Electrician (General) [341111] 

​China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Ireland, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, United Kingdom, Vietnam

​Electrician (Special Class) [341112] 

 

​China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Ireland, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, United Kingdom, Vietnam

​Electronic Equipment
Tradesworker [342313] 

 

China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Ireland, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

​Fitter (General) [323211]

​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Iran, Ireland, Macau SAR, Philippines, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United  Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

​Fitter and Turner [323212]

​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Iran, Ireland, Macau SAR, Philippines, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United  Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

​Fitter – Welder [323213]

​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Iran, Ireland, Macau SAR, Philippines, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United  Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

​Hairdresser [391111]

 

​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Iran, Ireland, Macau SAR, Philippines, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

​Joiner [331213] 

 

​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Iran, Ireland, Macau SAR, Philippines, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United  Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

​Metal Fabricator [322311]

Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Iran, Ireland, Macau SAR, Philippines, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

​​Metal Machinist (First Class)
[323214]

 

​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Iran, Ireland, Macau SAR, Philippines, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United  Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

​Metal Fitters and Machinists (not elsewhere classified) [323299]

​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Iran, Ireland, Macau SAR, Philippines, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

​Motor Mechanic (General) [321211] 

​China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Ireland, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

​Panelbeater [324111]  

China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Ireland, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United  Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

​Pastrycook [351112]

​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Iran, Ireland, Macau SAR, Papua New Guinea, Philippines, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United  Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

​Plumber (General) [334111] 

China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, Ireland, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, United Kingdom, Vietnam

​Pressure Welder [322312]  

 

​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Iran, Ireland, Macau SAR, Philippines, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United  Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

​Sheetmetal Trades Worker [322211] 

​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Iran, Ireland, Macau SAR, Philippines, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

​Toolmaker [323412]  

 

 

Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Iran, Ireland, Macau SAR, Philippines, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United  Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

Vehicle Painter [324311] 

China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Ireland, Macau SAR, Philippines, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

​Welder (First Class) [322313] 

​Brazil, China, Fiji, Hong Kong SAR, India, Iran, Ireland, Macau SAR, Philippines, Republic of Korea, South Africa, Sri Lanka, Thailand, United Arab Emirates, United Kingdom, Vietnam, Zimbabwe

 

How to Apply

There are two skills assessment pathways available under OSAP:

Pathway 1 is for applicants who do not hold an Australian qualification in their trade. Skills assessments are conducted against the requirements of the relevant training package qualification for the nominated occupation. The Pathway 1 assessment process consists of five steps which must be completed sequentially.

Pathway 2 is for applicants who hold a:

  • relevant Australian qualification; or

  • current identified Australian occupational licence.*

In addition to their qualification, applicants must be able to demonstrate work experience of a t least three (3) years full-time employment in a directly related occupation. This must include twelve (12) months of full time paid employment in the nominated occupation in the three years prior to lodging the application. For applicants applying with a current identified Australian occupational licence, the 12 months full-time paid employment must be in Australia.

*a current, identified Australian occupational licence is a registration certificate or other form of authorisation required under law to perform work that had been issued by the appropriate Australian licensing authority and is relevant to the nominated occupation.

If you are applying for a skills assessment under the OSAP, please read the Applicant Guidelines before proceeding. 

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