VETASSESS Changes to Trades Skills Assessment Process


VETASSESS Changes to Trades Skills Assessment Process

Changes to Application Lodging:

  • Applications will undergo a review to ensure sufficient evidence for assessment.
  • Only 'assessment ready' applications will be accepted.
  • Payment for assessment is required only after confirmation of 'assessment ready' status.

Changes for Pathway 1 Trade Applicants: For all trades except Airconditioning and Refrigeration Mechanic, Electrician (General), Electrician (Special Class), and Plumber (General):

  1. Video Evidence:

    • Applicants must submit videos showcasing trade skills.
    • Detailed instructions on video requirements will be available in the updated Video Guide on VETASSESS website from April 23.
    • Videos will be reviewed by assessors; resubmission may be required if not meeting criteria.
  2. Australian Industry Standards Online Assessment:

    • Completion of a short online course on Australian industry standards relevant to the trade.
    • Assessment to gauge understanding of the standards at the course end.
    • Seven days allocated for completion; modules can be repeated if necessary.
    • Access details (username and password) sent via email post application acceptance and fee payment.
  3. Technical Interview:

    • Scheduled once online assessment is passed and video evidence requirements met.
    • Interviews can be conducted online or face-to-face at assessment venues.
    • Approximate duration: two hours.


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