Permanent Migration

The Offshore Skills Assessment Program is an assessment pathway for applicants applying for permanent migration to Australia. To apply under this program you must work in a nominated occupation and hold a passport from a nominated country.

More Information

The Offshore Skills Assessment Program Applicant Guidelines provide more information on the program.
You must read these Guidelines before proceeding.

Applying for the Offshore Skills Assessment Program

TRA approved Registered Training Organisations (RTOs) do the skills assessments for this program on TRA's behalf. Information on how to find a TRA approved RTO is contained in the Guidelines.

Note: Future Skills International is a TRA approved RTO for General Electricians and Special Class Electricians from the Republic of Ireland and the United Kingdom.

You should make sure that this is the right skills assessment pathway for your needs. You can do this by checking with the Department of Home Affairs before making an application. Visit:

Note: From 1 July 2014 skills assessments issued by TRA or a TRA approved RTO and lodged in support of certain types of skilled visa applications must be no older than three years from the date of issue.

Skills assessments issued by TRA or a TRA approved RTO, and lodged prior to 1 July 2014 with the Department of Home Affairs in support of a visa application will not be affected.

This change follows amendment of the Migration Regulations effective 1 July 2014. The purpose of the amendment is to ensure that a skills assessment meets the current occupational requirements for the nominated occupation in Australia.

For more information please contact the Department of Home Affairs.