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With a trade qualification from Trade Recognition Australia, you don’t have to spend time and money on relearning areas you already demonstrate competency over. If you gained skills and recognition of a certain trade work abroad and have 3+ years of experience in Australia, you can apply for a trade skills assessment service to get trade recognition on your competency. This is to make sure that your expertise in the field you claim to be experienced in is enough to meet the standards of that industry in Australia. Because Trade Recognition Australia grants national-level trade qualifications, getting your application approved is not the easiest feat to overcome. 

Everthought offers experience and skills recognition courses, specifically through RPL assessment or recognition of prior learning, to grant you nationally recognised certifications similar to what Trade Recognition Australia awards workers. If you currently don’t have a diploma of building and construction or building cert for building and construction courses in Australia, your related skills and experience can be assessed to be recognised to qualify for the trade standards in Australia and get a qualification. With an RPL certification, your skillset and experience can be recognised nationally so you won’t have to undergo formal education or training for trade courses all over again to work in Australia. Construction, electricity, plumbing, and the carpentry trade are some of the trade works that can get a unique trades recognition.


What does Trade Recognition Australia do?

Trade Recognition Australia is a government skill assessment authority that assesses an applicant’s qualifications, skills, and employment in a trade occupation for the purpose of migration. It considers various factors relevant to the trade industry you want to get recognised for to make sure that the prior experiences and skills you gained outside the classroom meet Australian standards. There are several assessment pathways that the TRA offers, and it is extremely crucial that you choose the correct one to apply for. The TRA will assess your qualifications based on a strict criteria guide that not very many people pass on the first attempt. 

Everthought can guide you through getting your trade skills recognised nationally. We offer an RPL assessment process based on the demonstration of your experience, skills, and knowledge in your field of work. Through this assessment, your credentials are formalised so you can advance in your career and increase your income when working in Australia. 


How does Trade Recognition Australia assess?

Applying for a skills recognition certificate or license under Trade Recognition Australia starts with choosing the right assessment pathway for you. There are four pathways – Job Ready Program (JRP), TSS Skills Assessment Program, Offshore Skills Assessment Program (OSAP), and Migration Skills Assessment Program (MSA). Each of these programs has a specific process, fees, and set of requirements that you must comply with to qualify for a national-level skills recognition. The requisites you submit will then be used by the authority to decide whether you will be granted a certificate or if you need to complete supplementary training first. 

Everthought will assess your RPL application based on factors such as your work experience, the nature of the experience, volunteer work, currency, formal training, informal training, and other considerations that may contribute to your portfolio of evidence for qualifications through RPL. The assessment process can be done online or on-site depending on what suits your preferences and unique situation best. The timeframe for getting an RPL recognition could be anywhere from two to eight weeks depending on your level of knowledge and skills. 


How to get a trade recognition certificate?

The primary requisite for recognition from both Trade Recognition Australia and recognition of prior learning is that you must be able to demonstrate legitimate experience, knowledge, or skills relevant to the field you are applying for via proof of past work – paid or voluntary work in Australia, prior qualifications or statements of attainment, and references from your current and past employment.

With  Trade Recognition Australia, you have to take utmost care in reading as well as understanding all the requirements, qualifications, and steps to the process depending on which assessment pathway you are applying for. Each pathway, as mentioned above, has its own special process, so make sure to check out the official website of the TRA if you plan to apply via them. 

At Everthought, the process for applying for RPL assessment is streamlined into five easy steps – easier than the complex process of  Trade Recognition Australia. Just make sure you have at least three years of substantial experience and that you can provide proof of it, as well as two references from qualified tradespersons in your field. You can enrol online and get interviewed by the assessors over the phone. The references you provided will be checked by the assessors, and once clear, you can get immediate qualification issuance. 

Don’t worry if you have knowledge gaps as we provide gap training via online or on-site training conducted by our reliable and friendly experts who are passionate about sharing their knowledge with you. At Everthought, we are determined to design opportunities for you to be equipped enough to thrive in your career path. 

Get in touch with the service-minded Everthought team now and learn how you can get your trade skills and experiences recognised nationally so you can further your chosen career and get more opportunities to earn in Australia! 

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