Offshore Skills Assessment Program (OSAP)
Another question we get often - OSAP? Followed by a funny face. I get it. Visa application processes are confusing all on their own, we don't need more acronyms from skills assessing auhorities, but there you go. When life throws you odd-shaped lemons, we make tequila or in my 40-something year old life, I make hot lemon water in the mornings.
What is OSAP?
The Offshore Skills Assessment Program (OSAP) is for applicants who require a skills assessment to apply to the Department of Home Affairs for a skilled migration visa.
A skills assessment determines if you have the skills and experience necessary to work in Australia at the required level for your occupation.
Note: Before submitting an application to Trades Recognition Australia, it is your responsibility to confirm with the Department of Home Affairs that you require a skills assessment for your visa, and that Trades Recognition Australia is the relevant assessing authority for your occupation.
What are the 2 Skills Assessment pathways available under OSAP?
Pathway 1 is for applicants who do not hold an Australian qualification in their trade.
Pathway 2 is for applicants who hold:
a relevant Australian qualification, or
a current identified Australian occupational license
How to Apply
To apply for the Offshore Skills Assessment Program (OSAP), you must first read the OSAP Applicant Guidelines.
You can then apply for OSAP through the Online Portal.
OSAP skills assessments are conducted by TRA-approved Registered Training Organizations (RTOs) whose contact details can be found through the RTO Finder. Enquiries about applying for a skills assessment, program fees, documentary evidence requirements and assessment arrangements should be discussed directly with your selected TRA-approved RTO.
Once your OSAP application has been processed, your selected TRA-approved RTO will send you a letter by email advising you of your assessment outcome.
What does it cost?
Assessment Step Fee ($AUD)
Documentary Evidence $1280
Documentary Evidence - Review (if required) $700
Documentary Evidence - Reassessment (if required) $450
Technical Interview - Pathway 1 $2000
Technical Interview - Pathway 1 - Review (if required) $700
Technical Interview - Pathway 1 - Reassessment (if required) $1000
Technical Interview - Pathway 2 $900
Technical Interview - Pathway 2 - Review (if required) $700
Technical Interview - Pathway 2 - Reassessment (if required) $450
Practical Assessment $2200
Practical Assessment - Review (if required) $700
Practical Assessment - Reassessment (If required) $1100
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