William Angliss Institute

Visa 457 FAQs

Who can apply for Visa 457 or OSAP Skills Assessment at William Angliss Institute?

Citizens from one of the nominated countries:

  • China (including Hong Kong and Macau)
  • Fiji
  • Papua New Guinea
  • Philippines
  • South Africa
  • Thailand
  • Vietnam

Applying to work in one of the nominated occupations:

  • Cook
  • Chef
  • Baker
  • Pastry
  • Cook
  • Pastry Chef

Individuals instructed by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) to undertake a skills assessment. This is subject to Trade Recognition Australia's (TRA) approval.


All other nationalities outside the nominated countries under the Opt-in program.

What are the benefits of the William Angliss Institute Skills Assessment process?

Successful applicants will be certain their skills and experience meet the requirements of their nominated occupation in Australia. Pathway 1 applicants will receive an Australian qualification that demonstrates they have the full range of skills of the trade. Unsuccessful applicants will be provided with a detailed assessment outcome. This will provide guidance on additional training and/or employment required to meet the standard.

Can any Registered Training Organisation (RTO) assess my skills for skilled migration purposes?

No, only RTOs approved by Trades Recognition Australia (TRA), have the authority to assess applications in specified countries and trades for 457 Visa or permanent Visa purposes.

How do I find out about the requirement for my trade?

Complete a TradeSET free self-evaluation online. This helps determine the training, employment and competencies (skills) required to meet Australian standards for a nominated occupation.

The following pages provide an understanding of the required knowledge and competencies for a nominated occupation:

351111 Baker – FDF30610 Certificate III in Retail Baking (Bread)

351112 Pastry cook – FDF30510 Certificate III in Retail Baking (Cake and Pastry)

351411 Cook – SIT30813 Certificate III in Commercial Cookery

351311 Chef – SIT40413 Certificate IV in Commercial Cookery

351311 Pastry Chef - SIT40713 Certificate IV in Patisserie

Do I need to be living in my home country to be assessed?


What is the required International English Language Test Score (IELTS)?

Overall average score of 5, with a minimum score of at least 4.5 in each band. Find out more at the IELTS Website.

Do I need to complete a TradeSET Self-Evaluation Test?

A TradeSET evaluation test is only required if applicants do not have a relevant Australian qualification. These applicants must complete a self-evaluation test and receive a TradeSET report before applying for a 457 visa. The TradeSET evaluation test report should be submitted as part of the evidence portfolio to William Angliss Institute.

How long will the assessment process take?

The process takes a maximum of seven weeks from receipt of application and payment.

How is the technical interview conducted?

For onshore applicants, the assessor will conduct a face to face technical interview. For offshore applicants, the interview may be conducted face to face or, depending on the circumstances, by Skype in a supervised venue determined by William Angliss Institute.

Is an interpreter allowed at the technical interview?

No. The presence of an interpreter could dilute the applicant's understanding of their chosen trade and jeopardise the integrity of the assessment.

Who are our assessors?

The assessors are qualified staff of William Angliss Institute who have extensive industry and training/assessment experience.

Does William Angliss Institute provide additional training?

Yes. William Angliss Institute conducts overseas gap training for groups of 10 or more persons. Please contact us directly to discuss training options.

What are the fees and payment options?

See fees and payment options for the cost breakdown.

Will I have to pay all of the fees up front?

No. Fees are paid at each stage of the skills assessment process (i.e. at Evidence Assessment and Technical Interview stage).

Are the fees refundable?

No refund of any fees will be provided.

Why do I need to submit documentary evidence with my application?

The evidence submitted should show that the applicant has the required skills and experience to meet the Australian standards in the nominated occupation. Refer to  this checklist for more details.

Will information I provide be shared with any other organisation?

Information provided by applicants may be used for data matching with other Australian Government agencies such as the Department of Industry, Department of Immigration and Citizenship and the Australian Taxation Office. Any submitted documentation may be supplied to an Australian Government agency.

Can William Angliss Institute assess my Pathway Two application if I studied and received a relevant qualification from William Angliss Institute?

No. This may be viewed as a conflict of interest. 

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