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 qualified electricians where applicants are seeking to migrate to Australia for work purposes, through recognising their qualifications and work experience, helping to facilitate access to an Australian electrical work licence.

Latest news

Changes to the Trades Skills Assessment Process

New payment arrangements for TSS Program, OSAP and TRS
Commencing on 1 March 2019, applicants for Trades Recognition Australia's (TRA) TSS Skills Assessment Program (TSS program), Offshore Skills Assessment Program (OSAP) and Trades Recognition Service (TRS) will pay fees for their skills assessment directly to TRA through the TRA Online Portal.

Future Skills International will provide you with an RTO assessment payment identifier code that must be used to make payment through the TRA Online Portal for the service you require, for example, a documentary evidence assessment, technical assessment, etc.

A link to the portal will be available on the TRA website from 1 March 2019. If you have any difficulty making a payment, you should contact TRA for assistance at: RTOFinanceandIT@education.gov.au.

Assessment step and Fee Amount (GST Excl)

Documentary Evidence - $1,280.00
Documentary Evidence - Review - $700.00
Documentary Evidence - Reassessment- $450.00
Technical Interview - Pathway 1 - $2,000.00
Technical Interview - Pathway 1 - Review - $700.00
Technical Interview - Pathway 1 - Reassessment - $1,000.00
Technical Interview - Pathway 2 - $900.00
Technical Interview - Pathway 2 - Review - $700.00
Technical Interview - Pathway 2 - Reassessment - $450.00
Practical Assessment - $2,200.00
Practical Assessment - Review - $700.00
Practical Assessment - Reassessment - $1,100.00


Do you want to have your Practical Skills Assessment in Melbourne?

Future Skills International is pleased to announce that we will be adding Melbourne to our monthly practical skills assessments. In addition to our ongoing skills assessment being conducted in Brisbane, Sydney and Perth, we will be offering the Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) approved skills assessment for electricians in Melbourne on a monthly basis.

Call us on 1300 817 515 or email fsi@futureskills.asn.au for more information.


Birmingham Skills Assessment

Future Skills International is pleased to announce that in addition to our ongoing skills assessment being conducted in London, we will be offering the Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) approved skills assessment for electricians in Birmingham on a monthly basis from July 2018.

Please contact us for an information pack about our skills assessment process for electricians.


Update to the Skills Assessment process for Electricians

From 3 April 2018, TRA approved RTOs will forward a recommended outcome to Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) to make the final decision following completion of an applicant's skills assessment.

If TRA agrees with the recommendation, the RTO will notify applicants of the outcome of their assessment and issue appropriate final documentation. If TRA does not agree with the recommendation, TRA and the RTO have 10 business days to reach agreement.

These changes will apply for the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Assessment Program, Offshore Skills Assessment Program or Trades Recognition Service. Updated program guidelines will be available on 3 April 2018 on the TRA website (www.tradesrecognitionaustralia.gov.au).

There is no other change to the application or skills assessment processes.


FUTURE SKILLS INTERNATIONAL HEAD OFFICE RELOCATION 11th August 2017

WE'VE MOVED OFFICES
From Monday 14th August, 2017 Future Skills International will be located at The Construction Training Centre, Ian Barclay Building, Suite 1.1, 460 - 492 Beaudesert Road, Salisbury.
While we hope to remain up and running during our move, we may experience intermittent phone and email issues between Friday 11th of August and Monday 14th August. If this is the case, our main office line (07 3848 2298) will be our priority, so please use this in the first instance if you have an urgent matter.
We thank you for your understanding. Future Skills International.


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


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.


SkillSelect (Australian Government)

Looking for a job in Australia or an employer to sponsor your visa application, visit the Department of Home Affairs 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.