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TSS & OSAP Skills Assessment

Skills Assessment Services Update

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August 2020

In line with Government recommendations, we will be making some changes to our Skills Assessment services to look after the safety of our valued clients and staff.

From 6pm on 2nd August 2020, Stage 4 restrictions are in place across Metropolitan Melbourne during the current COVID-19 pandemic.

In line with the current Victorian Government guidelines regarding the Stage 4 restrictions, we will be making some changes to our Skills Assessment services. Our Skills Assessment services, including enquiries, the provision of Documentary Evidence and Technical Interview Assessments, and Skills Assessment Outcome Letters will continue as usual. The following services will be modified:

  • As per the Victorian Government guidelines, the Melbourne campus and office will be closed for a period of 6 weeks, or to a time as notified, starting from Thursday 6th August 2020. We will not be scheduling walk-in appointments for this period of time.
  • Our Skills Assessment team will continue to operate remotely, and respond to both email and phone enquiries during normal office hours from 9.00 to 5.00pm, Mondays to Fridays. If you need to and are unable to reach us by phone, please send us an email with a preferred time for a call-back, and we will get back to you as soon as possible.
  • We will not be conducting any Practical Demonstrations Assessments during the enforced period of campus closure.
  • All Technical Interviews Assessments will be conducted via videoconferencing until further notice.

While the campus is closed, please note that we will not be able to issue any award certificates, with the exception of your Skills Assessment Outcome Letter, which is sent as a PDF file via email. All award requests services are suspended, and will be responded to when the campus and office re-opens on the advice of the Victorian Government.

Currently, the Skills Assessment Application process takes approximately 8-12 weeks from provision of all required 'decision-ready' documentary evidence. The turnaround time for email enquiries is between 3-5 working days. We will continue to endeavour to keep to these processing timeframes, and thank you for your patience and understanding during these difficult times.

We will continue to actively monitor the situation, and provide updates as information changes. Please keep safe and well.

About William Angliss Institute and Skills Assessment Services

William Angliss Institute is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), as appointed and authorised Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) to assess and conduct Skills Assessments for both the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Skills Assessment Program and Offshore Skills Assessment Program (OSAP)The Skills Assessment determines if you have the skills and experience necessary to work in Australia at the trade level for your occupation.

The TSS Skills Assessment Program is for candidates applying for a Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa who work in a nominated occupation and who hold a passport from a nominated country or Special Administrative Region (SAR).

The OSAP Program is for candidates applying for a Skilled Migration visa (excluding 485 and TSS visas) to work in a nominated occupation.


List of Occupations for Skills Assessment

William Angliss Institute is authorised by Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) to perform Skills Assessments for the following trade occupations:


Why apply with William Angliss Institute?

  • No fee and no obligation Pre-assessment and eligibility check before you apply
  • Qualified assessors with extensive industry training & assessment experience
  • Receive an Australian qualification* recognised by Australian and International employers

*Pathway 1 candidates only


How to Apply

Submit high-resolution colour scans of all your original documentary evidence via WeTransfer (free version) to for your Pre-assessment and Eligibility Check. You should provide a detailed CV, letters of employment, payslips, workplace menus, education qualifications, and your passport. Please refer to the Document Checklist for the full list of documents required to commence your Pre-Assessment.

We will respond to your enquiry within 3-5 business days regarding your Pre-assessment outcome and further instructions on how to proceed with your Skills Assessment application.


Am I Eligible to Apply for Skills Assessment?

To apply for Skills Assessment with William Angliss Institute, you will need to meet the following requirements:

  • Have current culinary experience, skills and knowledge in Western cuisine.
  • Be employed in your nominated occupation in a full-time paid capacity for a minimum of 12 months within the past 3 years prior to lodging your application.
  • Have original and verifiable documentary evidence for current and all previous education, training and employment completed (i.e. employment letters, employment contracts, payslips, income statements, tax returns, award certificates and transcripts, etc)
  • To apply for Skills Assessment as a COOK, PASTRYCOOK, or BAKER:
    • If you have undertaken formal culinary studies/training, you must have a minimum of 3 years of relevant full-time paid work experience.
    • If you have not undertaken any formal culinary studies/training, you will need a minimum of 5 years of relevant full-time paid work experience.
  • To apply for Skills Assessment as a CHEF or PASTRY CHEF:
    • You must be currently operating as a Head Chef or Sous Chef with kitchen management responsibilities for a minimum of 1-2 years in a paid full-time capacity. There should also be evidence of your cumulative work experience (minimum 5 years full-time) progressing from being a qualified Cook/Commis Chef to Chef de Partie to Sous/Head Chef.

For a list of Frequently Asked Questions, please refer to the FAQs page.


TRA Fees Summary


Fees (in AUD)

TRA Fees (in AUD)

Pathway 1

(No Australian VET qualification)

P1 Evidence Assessment Fee


P1 Technical Interview Fee


Total P1 Fees



Fees (in AUD)

TRA Fees (in AUD)

Pathway 2

(with Australian VET qualification)

P2 Evidence Assessment Fee


P2 Technical Interview Fee


Total P2 Fees



 Please refer to the TRA Fees Structure section for a more comprehensive guide.

Skills Assessment Process Summary

Step 1: Pre-Assessment

Submit your documentary evidence via WeTransfer to for the Pre-assessment to evaluate your eligibility and identify any gaps in your skills, knowledge and experience you need to address before applying.

Step 2: Invitation to Apply and Documentary Evidence Assessment

If eligible, you will be invited to apply for your Skills assessment with William Angliss Institute. You will need to submit the WAI Online Application form and all required 'decision-ready' documents for your Documentary Evidence Assessment. You will also need to pay your Documentary Evidence Assessment Fees directly to TRA via the TRA Online Portal.

To pass your Evidence Assessment, your documentary evidence submitted must verify and sufficiently demonstrate that you have the required skills and experience relevant to your nominated occupation.

Step 3: Technical Interview

If you pass the Evidence Assessment, we will then invite you to proceed to the Technical Interview. You will also need to pay your Technical Interview Fees directly to TRA via the TRA Online Portal.

The Technical Interview is an in-depth assessment of your skills, knowledge and experience to ensure you meet the competency requirements for you to work in your nominated occupation in Australia.

Step 4: Skills Assessment Outcome

After the Technical Interview is conducted, Angliss will submit the assessment report on to Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) for their final decision on the outcome.

Successful applicants will be notified and issued with the TRA Skills Assessment Outcome Letter by WAI. Pathway 1 applicants will also receive an award certificate from William Angliss Institute.