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Migrant Plumbers

If you are applying for a skills assessment under the Offshore Skills Assessment Program (OSAP) in the licensed occupation of Plumber (General), you will be required to apply for a skills assessment through a TRA-approved registered training organisation (RTO). If successful, you will be issued an Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR).

An OTSR holder is eligible to apply for a provisional licence, registration or certificate with Australian State and Territory licensing authorities. This will allow you to work as a Plumber (General) under supervision while completing the Australian context gap training.

An OTSR holder is also issued a migration outcome letter to apply for migration with the Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs).

IMPORTANT: Each State and Territory has different requirements in relation to Australian context gap training for the licensed occupation of Plumber (General). For more information on Australian context gap training in the State or Territory in which you are planning to work please click on the relevant links below.

Australian Capital Territory

Northern Territory

New South Wales


South Australia



Western Australia

The TRA approved RTOs and countries or Special Administrative Regions (SARs) where skills assessments for Plumber (General) are conducted for the OSAP are listed below:

  • Australian Trade Training College Website: www.attc.org.au Phone: 1300 017 199 or +61 7 3414 5997

     Australia, China, Malaysia, South Africa, Sri Lanka, United Kingdom

     Australia, Ireland, South Africa, United Kingdom

Please contact Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) at TRAOutsourcedPrograms [at] dese.gov.au for more specific information about the OSAP or any other information in relation to Plumbing Skills Assessments and Australian context gap training.