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TSS & OSAP Skills Assessment

TRA Update

Commencing from 1st March 2019, William Angliss Institute Skills Assessment team will be processing all new Skills Assessment applications under the new Service Deed and Fees from Trades Recognition Australia (TRA). TRA has introduced new changes to the Skills Assessment process, assessment criteria and fees.

Applicants must pay all fees directly to TRA via the TRA Online Portal. William Angliss Institute will provide applicants with the RTO Assessment Payment Identifier Code that must be used to make individual payments for each of the service required (i.e. Evidence Assessment, Technical Interview, Re-assessment, etc).

Applications lodged prior to 1st of March 2019 will be processed under the previous Service Deed and Fees.

About William Angliss Institute and Skills Assessment Services

William Angliss Institute (WAI) has been authorised by 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 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) in a nominated occupation.


List of Occupations for Skills Assessment

William Angliss Institute is a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), as appointed and authorised by Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) to perform Skills Assessments for the following nominated 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 (use the free version only) 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 copy. Please refer to the Document Checklist for the full list of documents required and instructions.

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 and payments.


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 with technical 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.
  • Have original documentary evidence of all your employment and relevant education or training qualifications (i.e. letters of employment, tax notices, income statements, payslips, 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 will need 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 will need a minimum of 1-2 years of full-time work experience as a Head Chef or Sous Chef with managerial responsibilities. There should also be evidence of your cumulative work experience progressing from being a qualified Cook/Commis Chef to Chef de Partie to Sous/Head Chef (minimum 5 years full-time).


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 to pre-assess your eligibility and evaluate your work experience.


Step 2: Invitation to Apply and Evidence Assessment

If eligible, you will be invited by Angliss to apply online, and submit all required 'decision-ready' documents for the Evidence Assessment stage. 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 sufficiently demonstrate 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 your nominated occupation.

Step 4: Skills Assessment Outcome

After the Technical Interview is conducted, Angliss will submit the assessment report to Trades Recognition Australia (TRA).

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