The Skilled Migrant Trade Recognition Pathway Program is designed to support skilled migrants gain the compulsory Australian skills gap training required to get a full workers licence.
If you are an electrician, plumber or a refrigeration and air-conditioning mechanic, and you have had your skills assessed for migration purposes, and were issued an Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR), then this Program can help you with:
- Information and advice on occupational licensing pathways;
- Access funded skills gap training required to work in Australia;
- Referrals to relevant training providers to undertake skills gap training and
- Job search support.
Requirements for the Skilled Migrant Trade Recognition Pathway Program include:
- Currently live in South Australia;
- Be a permanent resident or hold a WorkReady eligible visa;
- Be the holder of a current OTSR issued for migration purposes;
- Be in a licenced trade and hold relevant trade qualifications.
Before you apply
- Prepare by getting a provisional licence. Visit Consumer and Business Services (CBS). A provisional licence will allow the holder to perform work in the licensed occupation under supervision while undertaking skills gap training.
- Prepare documentation:
a. Proof of identity, provide one of the following:
i. Current passport (photo and signature page)
ii. Australian driver's licence.
b. Residency status, provide one of the following:
i. Visa approval letter
ii. Visa Entitlement Verification Online (VEVO) printout
- Evidence of South Australian residency. A document including your name and South Australian residential address: phone bill, utility bill, bank statement or letter from your employer confirming you are residing or working in South Australia.
- Offshore Technical Skills Record including any overseas gained qualification and evidence of skills and experience.