1.1 Introduction to Trades Recognition Australia

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Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) is a skills assessment authority within the Australian Government Department of Employment and Workplace Relations (the Department) for nominated occupations under the Migration Regulations 1994.

TRA skills assessments are intended to ensure that a successful applicant is able to perform at the required skill level for their nominated occupation. The skills assessments also provide an assurance to government and to the individual that their training and experience is relevant and appropriate for the Australian labour market.

TRA operates a number of different skills assessment services which are based on an applicant’s occupation, country of passport, where they studied and the type of visa they are seeking.