Electrical domestic skills assessment

TAFE NSW Northern Sydney is an approved Registered Training Organisation (RTO) authorised and contracted by the Australian Government’s Trade Recognition Australia (TRA) to undertake the Trades Recognition Service (TRS) assessment for Electrician (General).

The TRS is a skills assessment service for Australian residents who are seeking skills recognition for employment purposes and/or occupational licensing. Applicants can apply for TRS skills assessment if they have gained their trade skills and qualifications through overseas trade training, or if they have trade skills obtained outside an apprenticeship either overseas or in Australia.

The TRS was developed in conjunction with Australian industry to provide a domestic skills service that is:

  • Fully endorsed, supported and shaped by industry
  • Aligned with contemporary skills recognition practices; and
  • Able to provide a valid skills recognition for tradespeople who have gained their skills outside of a recognised apprenticeship

On successful completion of the skills assessment you will be issued with an Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR). OTSR holders are eligible to apply for a provisional licence, subject to meeting other non-skill requirements at the direction of the licensing regulator.

On completion of the gap training unit Minimum Australian Context Gap (10145NAT-01V01), you will be issued with the full Certificate III in Electrotechnology (Electrician) qualification and be eligible to apply for the NSW Electrician's licence.

Gap training covers the Australian context of the Certificate III in Electrotechnology Electrician (Qualification: UEE30811).

You will learn:

  • Australian service and installation rules
  • Australian workplace health and safety requirements
  • Australian wiring standards: Australian wiring rules AS3000
  • Electrical installation – selection of cables AS3008.

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Skills assessment procedure

To have your electrical skills assessed you will need to follow the steps outlined in the Skills Assessment Procedure (pdf, 860KB).

As part of your assessment you will be asked to provide documentary evidence, attend a technical interview, and undertake a practical assessment. You must have functional English language skills. On successful completion of the skills assessment procedure you will be issued with an OTSR.

OTSR holders are required to undertake a gap training course which incorporates 12 months of supervised employment in the electrical trade.

On successful completion you will be issued with the Certificate III Electrotechnology Electrician (qualification UEE 30811). You will now be eligible to apply for a Certificate of Proficiency and your New South Wales Electrician’s License which is nationally recognised.

The process you will undertake from TRS application to applying for an electrician’s license is shown on the Electrical Domestic Skills Assessment Process.

Please ensure you have read the Trades Recognition Service Applicant Guidelines before proceeding with your application.

Evidence Checklist (pdf, 630 KB)

How to Apply

To apply for the TRS through TAFE NSW Northern Sydney please contact us on nsi.study@tafensw.edu.au or (02) 9942 3162 to discuss if you are suitable for a TRS assessment.

Information session

An information session about Trade Recognition Services will be held at our Meadowbank campus.

At the session, Mark Saville, Teacher of Electrotechnology will cover:

  • requirements to obtain an Australian electrical qualification (needed to apply for an electricians license)
  • process and pathway to an Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR) and Provisional License – Electrical
  • Australian Context Gap Training requirements.

Attendees will have the opportunity to ask questions and discuss their individual circumstances.

Date:       Thursday the 25/10/2018.
Time:       Starting at 3:00pm
Location:  Meadowbank
                  Building H, Level 4, Room 17 (H4.17)
                  See Street, Meadowbank

This is an open session, registration is not required.

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