1.1 Introduction to Trades Recognition Australia

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

A TRA skills assessment is defined in the TRA Assessment Standards Policy. The assessment determines if an applicant can perform at the required skill level for their nominated occupation. The assessment outcome fulfils the skills assessment requirements for a relevant visa application. The assessment also assures government and the individual that their training and experience is relevant and appropriate for the relevant pathway into the Australian labour market.

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