2.4.1. Pathway 1
For applicants who do not have a relevant Australian VET qualification
Successful applicants in the non-licensed occupations will be awarded the relevant Australian VET qualification.
Successful applicants in the licensed occupations will be issued with an Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR). The OTSR is sufficient evidence to apply for a provisional licence with Australian state and territory licensing authorities.
For OTSR holders who wish to progress to a current, identified Australian occupational licence and be awarded the relevant Australian VET qualification, Australian context gap training and a period of supervised employment will be required. The gap training covers Australian-specific knowledge such as workplace health and safety regulations, codes of practice and other Australian standards. For further information refer to the Licensing page on the TRA website.
If successful, you will receive an outcome letter which can be presented to Home Affairs with your visa application.
If unsuccessful, the RTO will provide you with the outcome documentation, including information about any identified skills gaps.
2.4.2 Pathway 2
For applicants who have a relevant Australian VET qualification or a current, identified Australian occupational license (without restrictions)
If successful, you will receive a skilled migration outcome letter which can be presented to Home Affairs with your visa application.
If unsuccessful, the RTO will provide you with the outcome documentation, including information about any identified skill gaps.
2.4.3 Assessment Timeframes
The RTO can advise how long the assessment process will take. Typically, an assessment will be completed within 15 weeks from the date of submitting the required ‘decision-ready’ documentary evidence.
If an assessment is delayed because you have not provided the necessary documentation, and subsequently do not provide it within five business days of being asked, the application shall be assessed without the documentation, or withdrawn.
Your application should not be submitted unless you are ready to complete the entire process. Assessments are unable to be paused once they commence, without an exceptional reason.