If you pass the Documentary Evidence Assessment, we will then invite you to proceed to the Technical Interview. You will need to pay your Technical Interview Fee directly to TRA.
We can conduct your Technical Interview in Australia or at one of our in country partner locations.
The assessors are employed by Victoria University (VU) or our partner institutions in other States.
Technical assessment locations
Technical assessments can be conducted in various locations in each State and Territory of Australia.
Regions with offshore assessment
- Middle East
- North Asia
- South Asia
- Southeast Asia and Pacific.
*Note the list of regions corresponds to the sites at which we are approved to offer our skills assessment services under the TSS Skills Assessment Program or Offshore Skills Assessment Program (OSAP). If you hold a passport from any of the nominated countries and are eligible for a skills assessment, you can apply to VU as long as you are already in Australia or can travel to Australia or one of the above sites for a technical assessment.
Individuals outside nominated countries or who have been instructed by the Department of Home Affairs may approach us for a skills assessment by notifying us of their intention to ‘opt-in’ to the OSAP Skills Assessment Program.
Interviews will be conducted in English and no interpreters are allowed to be present.
If the evidence gathered through the Documentary Evidence Assessment and Technical Interview is insufficient to assess competence, we may also conduct a Practical Assessment, to assess whether you meet the requirements of the trade qualification.
Practical assessments are mandatory for licensed trades (plumbing and electrical). In this case you will need to attend an onshore practical assessment in Australia or at one of our scheduled offshore assessments.
You will need to pay your Practical Assessment Fee directly to TRA.