The Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR) is a one day assessment taking Tradespeople (from nominated countries) through a process that recognises their skills and allows them to apply for a Visa for Australia.

To live and work in Australia, you'll need to have your existing skills assessed by an approved authority as part of your visa application. The skills assessment is based on formal and structural recognition of prior learning.

GB Construction Training are supporting Victoria University as an in country partner to assist them with the offshore skills assessment program.

Victoria University, Australia

VU is approved by the Australian Government’s Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) to perform trade skills assessment. If you'd like to be assessed by VU, you'll need to first determine your eligibility based on your nominated occupation and country.

Note: This program is for applicants who are required to have a skills assessment to apply for a visa. There is also an optional skills assessments – This program is available to assist applicants who wish to access occupational licensing. Information about optional skills assessments to access occupational licensing is available on the Optional skills assessments page on the TRA website.

Licensed Occupations in Australia include:

  • Electrician (General)
  • Electrician (Special Class)
  • Plumber (General)

Applicants must fill in prior to applying to conduct the OTSR

Victoria University's assessment team will be conducting assessments in line with Australian Industry requirements for the following (for a full list of available assessments click here):

  • Electrical
  • Plumbing
  • Metal Trades
  • Hospitality
  • Hairdressing

Assessment location:

Unit 10 Isleworth Business Centre, St John's Road, London TW76NL, UNITED KINGDOM

Assessment Dates


London, United Kingdom
  • April 22nd Saturday
  • May 26th (Friday)
  • June 24th (Saturday)
  • July 28th (Friday)
  • August 26th (Saturday)
  • September 22nd (Friday)
  • October 28th (Saturday)
  • November 24th (Friday)
  • December 16th (Saturday)


London, United Kingdom
  • Dates: To be advised by Victoria University

Non-Licensed Trades

  • To be advised by Victoria University


As the numbers for the practical assessment are limited, bookings are essential. All bookings are subject to availability.

Bookings for assessments close 10 days prior to the assessment date

To make your booking, email Please include your application number. Or alternatively..

Applicants who successfully complete a skills assessment for a licensed trade receive an Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR), which can be used for licensing purposes.

For information regarding the assessment process please refer to the pathway finder page on the TRA website.

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Understanding the pathways and process for licensing for Australia can be very challenging so please do not hesitate to contact our office for assistance with licensing questions.

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