Welcome to Future Skills International

Future Skills International is an industry owned and operated registered training organisation. Our primary purpose is to offer skills assessments for overseas trained electrical tradespeople where applicants are seeking to migrate to Australia for work purposes, through recognising their formal qualifications and helping to facilitate access to an Australian electrical work licence.

Latest news

Monthly Practical Skills Assessment Dates


11th & 13th April 2017
3rd/4th/5th May 2017
30th/31st May 2017
30 June 2017


11th/12th April 2017
3rd/4th May 2017
1 June 2017
26 June 2017


27th/28th March 2017
26th/27th/28th April 2017


5th/6th April 2017
2nd/3rd May 2017
7th/8th June 2017

Skills Maintenance Course in Electrical Trade Principles

Future Skills is offering a skills maintenance course in electrical trade principles for overseas qualified electrical workers to review their underpinning knowledge of the electrical trade.

Further information is available on the Future Skills website:

Future Skills - Skills Maintenance Course

Sydney Practical Assessments

General Electrician - Sydney

Starting 28th and 29th August, Future Skills International will now be conducting the Practical Skills Assessment for Electricians in Sydney

New Application Fees 1st July 2015. Stage 2 and Stage 3.

Future Skills International will be changing the fees for assessment as of 1st July 2015.

The Stage 2 Documentary Evidence Application fee will be $625.

The Stage 3 Practical Skills Assessment fee will be $1575

The fees will apply to the skills assessment in Australia, and the skills assessments conducted overseas.

If you have any questions or queries about the changes, fee free to contact us.

Trade Recognition Service

The Australian Recognised Trade Certificate (ARTC) programme will cease accepting applications on Tuesday 30 September 2014

To replace the ARTC program, Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) has launched a new domestic skills recognition service, the Trades Recognition Service (TRS). The TRS is a skills assessment service for Australian residents who do not hold an Australian qualification relevant to their trade.

The assessment will involve an evaluation of an applicant's existing qualifications, skills and experience against the requirements of the Australian Qualifications Framework (AQF) training package qualification for their trade.
It involves three main components to identify skills and underpinning knowledge: documentary evidence of training and experience, a technical interview, and a practical demonstration of skills.

For more information about the Trade Recognition Service please contact Future Skills International or visit the TRA website

If you're an electrician from another country we can now accept an application to conduct a skills assessment to issue an Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR) required to apply for an electrical licence for work.

Before proceeding, we simply need to gain approval from Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) that we can accept an application from the country where you gained your qualifications, skills and training.

Once we have completed an assessment of your paperwork and we are satisfied that this matches the requirements of the Australian qualification, you can then proceed to have your practical skills assessed which we are currently offering on a monthly basis.

Future Skills International has been approved by the Australian Government (Trades Recognition Australia) to undertake skills assessments for the following occupations:

Occupation Country OSAP Opt-In*
ANZSCO 341111 - Electrician (General) Ireland
United Kindgom
United States*
ANZSCO 341112 - Electrician (Special Class) Ireland
United Kindgom
United States*

For countries and occupations marked *, a skills assessment through the Offshore Skills Assessment Program is optional, rather than required. Applicants who have a formal trade qualification may choose to apply to TRA through the Migration Skills Assessment program.

*From April 2012 overseas trained prospective migrants who have not been formally requested to have a skills assessment by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP), but who would like to have their skills assessed to facilitate access to work in their licensed occupation can choose to have a skills assessment. Applicants who are successfully assessed in a licensed trade receive an Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR). The OTSR can be used to apply for a provisional licence from an electrical licensing regulator. Applicants still need to meet other non-skill licence requirements.

Refer to our page on Skills Assessments for further information.

SkillSelect (Australian Government)

Looking for a job in Australia or an employer to sponsor your visa application, visit the Department of Immigration's SkillSelect website.

SkillSelect is an online service that enables skilled workers interested in migrating to Australia to record their details to be considered for a skilled visa through an Expression of Interest (EOI). Intending migrants can be found and nominated for skilled visas by Australian employers or state and territory governments, or they could be invited by the Australian Government to lodge a visa application.