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Trade Skills Australia - RECOGNITION OF PRIOR LEARNING

When you seek out a  pre-enrolment eligibility check in Australia, you might discover that you have practically all the skills required to obtain an Australian qualification that could create new employment opportunities. If you’ve been working in engineering-related fields such as boiler making, welding, or even plant design, you’ve probably acquired valuable skills and experience over time. Many of these skills may be the same or similar to what you might learn in a classroom environment. The only difference is that you learned in a hands-on manner — and you don’t have the paperwork to show for it.

At Trade Skills Australia, we can help you assess your skills and determine whether you could pursue a prior learning assessment to earn an Australian qualification without additional and expensive training. Consider what makes that such a valuable proposition.

The Benefits of RPL Qualifications from Trade Skills Australia

Why try to convert your experience into an Australian qualification when you may be comfortably satisfied with your current job performance? Think about the future, and it becomes clear that RPL qualifications offer many benefits, such as:

    • You can skip expensive and unnecessary training to “re-learn” skills you already know. Why invest the money, and especially the time, necessary to sit through training sessions when you can prove you already know the material very well? Pricing. To have a skills assessment, RPL providers might first look at what skill needs assessing, your other certifications and also how long it will take to evaluate a bunch of aptitudes. We have a set price for Cert 3 Engineering, and if you wish to do an upgrade to MEM40119 Certificate IV In Engineering Mechanical Trade.
    • You could qualify yourself for advancement within your current employment setting or begin looking for more advanced work within your field. 
    • You can upgrade an existing qualification you have by demonstrating the advancement of your skills through experience in real work conditions.

What to Expect Regarding Our Prior Learning Assessment

What is our process like? With a streamlined approach designed to be as stress free as possible for our clients, pursuing an RPL is easy with our help. You can anticipate the following:

    • We’ll provide you with a pre-enrolment eligibility check at first to determine if you are a suitable candidate for an RPL. We never require an up-front fee just to get started. Certificates from a short course you have completed through on the job training.
    • We’ll work together with you to start assembling the portfolio you’ll need to prove your qualification. If any areas need shoring up, we can provide helpful suggestions on how to proceed. Your resumé with as many details about your skills as possible and any reference letters from employers and payslips.  
    • We thoroughly conduct your assessment and provide you with an excellent opportunity to win your RPL. We always look for the best ways to help our clients come away with an Australian qualification at the end of the process.

Why Trade Skills Australia is a Cost-Effective Option

With no fee to check your qualifications and no initial set-up fee, you can go deeper into the RPL process without over-committing your financial resources to the process. While we cannot guarantee outcomes, our aim is always to provide you with the best possible chance of obtaining a passing assessment. We respect your time, your budget, and the hard work you’ve done to build up your career to its current stage. Contact us today to learn more about the prior learning assessment process and the potential to take your work to the next level.

Trade Recognition Service

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Trade Skills Australia - TRADE RECOGNITION SERVICE

The Trades Recognition Service (TRS) is a type of skills assessment program for tradespeople who are actively engaged in their respective engineering trades. The TRS program is ideal for any resident in Australia who has the skills – but not the Australian qualification – needed to perform a specific job. Trades recognition can help everyone – from native Australians to long-time migrants and new arrivals – to have their prior learning and experience recognised and counted towards their new Australian certification. Trade Skills Australia offers trade skills recognition in NSW to assist individuals who are skilled but not qualified to find better jobs and move closer to achieving their professional goals.

Benefits of a Trade Certificate in Australia

Why do you need to be certified to work in licensed trades? Starting a career in a trade is a very hands-on experience; why not just learn as you go and rely on your experience to land jobs? Unfortunately, it isn’t quite that simple. Becoming certified in your field is an excellent way to learn in a structured way, ensuring that all bases are covered. It can also qualify you for important registrations and licenses. If you do have extensive prior experience, it can even contribute to your certification through Australian trade recognition. Here are some of the advantages of having a certificate in a specific trade.

    • You may be able to earn more money. Unsurprisingly, workers with certificates not only find it easier to become employed but also may find that they make more money than uncertified employees. By completing trade skills training, you can boost your income, no matter which trade you choose.
    • It may help you get a license. Having a trade license is a significant advantage. Today’s customers expect their tradies to hold licenses, and they’ll ask you about yours before securing your services. You may miss out on a large number of savvy potential customers without a license. While you may be able to pass the required tests and retain licensing through experience alone, you’ll be much more likely to succeed if you first complete the appropriate certificates in your field.
    • It demonstrates your work ethic. Just like having a license, being certified shows that your work ethic is strong. This is essential because it proves to customers that you don’t cut corners and do business the right way. It will be easier to build customer trust and loyalty, and your customers will be more likely to recommend you to their friends and family.
    • It may keep you safer on the job. Proper training and safety procedures can significantly reduce the risk of becoming injured at work. When you get an Australian Recognised Trade Certificate, it shows that you learned all the best practices in safety for your trade. Improving safety not only helps prevent injuries (to you and any people around you, both customers and co-workers), but it also enables you to avoid the missed work and lost income that may accompany an injury.
    • It can fill gaps in your knowledge. You may have years of experience under your belt without ever earning a certificate. Through your dedication and hard work, you’ve learned many things that certified, but less experienced tradies haven’t. However, there may still be gaps in your essential knowledge because of the unstructured way in which you’ve learned. The good news is that thanks to trade recognition, it can be much easier for you to earn your certification than for someone who is just starting in the field.

What You Can Expect from Trade Skills Australia Regarding Trade Recognition in NSW

When you plan to participate in a trade certification check or skills assessment, it helps to know what to expect and be prepared. There are two main stages of skills assessments: the documentary assessment and the skills assessment. What each stage involves can vary depending on your specific occupation. 

    • Documentary assessment. The documentary assessment stage is similar to submitting a CV for a new job. Basically, you’re providing documentation of the different aspects of your trade – for example, proof of work experience and financial evidence. You can prove work experience through documents such as employer references, photographs, or videos. Financial evidence may include wage slips, invoices, or tax documents.
    • Skills assessment. The skills assessment stage will differ depending on whether you are in a licensed or unlicensed trade. This stage is the main part of your evaluation. Its purpose is to give your examiners a clear idea of the skills that you possess and how much you understand about your trade. That way, they’ll know where the gaps in your knowledge are (if any) and how to integrate your existing expertise with the remainder of the education you need to achieve full certification.

What You Should Know About Trade Skills Recognition

When it comes to earning the qualification that you need to land better jobs, you should know that three main types of skills recognition can help you. These are:

    • Credit transfer. Credit transfer refers to the process of recognising the formal studies you have completed in the past that are the equivalent of one or more units that form part of the qualification you are trying to receive. For a credit transfer, you will be required to submit formal academic transcripts or the equivalent that show the units for which you are seeking credit transfer. If the equivalence is accepted, then you will not need to repeat those units of study. 
    • Recognition of current competency. Recognition of current competency is just what it sounds like: an assessment of your capacity to perform specific tasks. If you have previously completed the requirements for a module or unit of competency and now need to be reassessed to determine your skill level, this may apply. However, recognition of current competency applies only to specific certifications, such as First Aid, which remains current for a short time and then expire.
    • Recognition of prior learning. Your existing knowledge, experience, and skills can help you earn a qualification through this process, known as recognition of prior learning. You may be eligible to receive a full or partial qualification without going through formal training, depending on your skill level, saving you a considerable amount of time and money. This process is ideal for those who have significant work experience (paid or unpaid), prior formal training, community work experience, knowledge and skills gained on the job, or any other work or life experiences that have taught you key skills in a given trade.

Trade Skills Australia offers recognition of prior learning services in the engineering industry. 

What You Should Know About Trade Skills Recognition

When it comes to earning the qualification that you need to land better jobs, you should know that three main types of skills recognition can help you. These are:

    • Credit transfer. Credit transfer refers to the process of recognising the formal studies you have completed in the past that are the equivalent of one or more units that form part of the qualification you are trying to receive. For a credit transfer, you will be required to submit formal academic transcripts or the equivalent that show the units for which you are seeking credit transfer. If the equivalence is accepted, then you will not need to repeat those units of study. 
    • Recognition of current competency. Recognition of current competency is just what it sounds like: an assessment of your capacity to perform specific tasks. If you have previously completed the requirements for a module or unit of competency and now need to be reassessed to determine your skill level, this may apply. However, recognition of current competency applies only to specific certifications, such as First Aid, which remains current for a short time and then expire.
    • Recognition of prior learning. Your existing knowledge, experience, and skills can help you earn a qualification through this process, known as recognition of prior learning. You may be eligible to receive a full or partial qualification without going through formal training, depending on your skill level, saving you a considerable amount of time and money. This process is ideal for those who have significant work experience (paid or unpaid), prior formal training, community work experience, knowledge and skills gained on the job, or any other work or life experiences that have taught you key skills in a given trade.

Trade Skills Australia offers recognition of prior learning services in the engineering industry. 

Related Services We Provide to an Australian Trade Certificate

At Trade Skills Australia, we offer skills assessment and recognition services for the mechanical engineering and fabrication industries. We recognise prior learning for many different Australian qualifications, such as:

    • MEM 30319 Certificate III in Engineering Fabrication Trade (Welding). This qualification is for those working in the metal fabrication industry in oil and gas, maintenance, mining, marine, and more. Also known as structural steel and welding trades workers, welders cut, shape, and join metals such as iron and steel for many large and small projects. These workers may also repair small items such as watches and furniture or large items such as buildings and ships. People with this qualification hold job titles such as First-Class Welder, Heavy Welder, Structural Welder, and Pipe Welder.
    • MEM30319 Certificate III in Engineering Fabrication Trade (Surface Finishing). This qualification is for people who work in various sectors of the surface preparation and finishing industry. It covers mechanical and chemical surface preparation, including abrasive blasting and protective coating application. Common job titles for individuals with this qualification include Abrasive Blaster, Industrial Coater, Blaster Painter, Industrial Painter, Marine Painter, Industrial Spray Painter, and Powder Coater.
    • MEM30219 Certificate III in Engineering Mechanical Trade (Machining). Candidates working in the mechanical engineering industry in marine, mining, or food processing may benefit from this qualification. A machining professional studies specifications and drawings to determine suitable methods, materials, machine settings, and sequences of operations for various machines. They may also fit fabricated components into assemblies, shape cutting tools, check for accuracy using precision measuring equipment and perform maintenance tasks on the machines. Someone with this qualification may hold a job title such as First-Class Machinist, CNC Machinist, CNC Lathe Operator, Manual Machinist, Milling Machinist, or Turner.
    • MEM40119 Certificate IV in Engineering. This qualification is for candidates who have honed their skills in their existing trade or added to their skillset from other trades. Depending on their areas of focus, they may possess advanced skills in design, manufacture, assembly, installation, testing, modification, commissioning, fault finding, and maintenance of machinery and equipment. This qualification is also ideal for people who have held leadership roles within the engineering, metal, manufacturing, and associated industries. Jobs within this certification may include CNC programming, maintenance, boilermaking, patternmaking, toolmaking, welding, and plant mechanic.

About Trade Skills Australia

At Trade Skills Australia, we provide trade skills recognition and recognition of prior learning within the engineering industry. We are passionate about offering exceptional and intensive skills management services to skilled but non-qualified workers in the engineering space, both nationally and internationally, to help open the door to better employment opportunities throughout Australia. It’s our greatest aspiration to deliver the best quality of service and provide essential trades recognition in NSW to help Australian workers. If you have prior learning in the engineering industry that you would like to have counted towards an official certification in your field, contact us today.

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Trade Skills Australia - SKILLS ASSESSMENT
Taking a skills assessment is an excellent way to determine what techniques you need to focus on to build your career. The Trade Skills Australia team allows you to tap into practical trade skills you learned on the job to advance your professional opportunities.

Key Questions to Ask Trade Skills Australia Regarding Skill Recognition

Many of our clients come from backgrounds where they have never experienced a skill recognition process before, which usually triggers many questions. Examples of queries that we receive from interested clients include:

    • How is the assessment performed? Our team will set you up with online access to your evaluation. We coordinate with you to find a day and a time that doesn’t impede your work schedule so that you can give the assessment your undivided attention.
    • Will I receive a certificate in recognition of my skills? Obtaining a certificate as a result of your assessment is something you should take pride in, and why we provide every client with a certificate that they can display in their home or office.
    • What documentation do you need? Our team will let you know precisely what we need to perform the assessment. Pre-enrolment documentation, as well as workplace information and other supporting documents, are examples of what we will request. You can provide this information to us via e-mail. If you have concerns about what we need, just let us know.

What You Can Expect from Trade Skills Australia Regarding Skills Recognition in QLD

Our team wants to see you make the most out of your skills recognition assessment in QLD, which is why you can always expect the following from us:

    • Multiple certificate options: Are you interested in becoming a boilermaker? Perhaps you have an affinity for welding? Do you consider yourself a jack of all trades? Regardless of your answer, we provide you with the opportunity to earn a variety of certificates that help to authorise your skillset.
    • Fast response times: We understand that you want to move forward with an assessment as soon as possible. When you trust us with your skills assessment needs, you can count on a fast response time around your unique schedule.
    • Two site access: Do you feel more comfortable talking in-person to a member of our team about your skills assessment? Not a problem. We maintain a location in both West Lakes and Greenmount to cater to your needs. Our Greenmount site is by appointment only, so be sure to contact us ahead of time if you would like to come to this location.

The Best Advice You Can Hear Regarding a Skill Recognition Assessment

At Trade Skills Australia, we pride ourselves on offering our clients every opportunity to capitalise on their career goals. Don’t waste any more time second-guessing whether you can enhance the skills you already possess. Contact us today for more information.

RPL PERTH

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We offer skills assessment and RPL in Perth to non-qualified local and international tradies. Achieve recognition of prior learning in WA if you are a welder, plant mechanic, sheet metal worker, or boilermaker – among others – and improve your employment options.

The Importance of Recognition of Prior Learning in WA

Many skilled, knowledgeable, and experienced tradespeople face disadvantages in finding suitable, well-paying work, migrating to other countries, or being admitted to further education if they do not have recognised Australian qualifications.

    • Our recognition of prior learning assessments and verification services in WA help you to obtain a formal acknowledgement of the intelligence and practical know-how you have attained as a worker or by applying self-taught competencies. We help you to improve your relevancy in the workplace.
    • An employer in WA can match you to the right job and step up productivity with proof that you have the necessary skills. Escalate your inclusion prospects in the labour market. You will be more competitive in the working world if you can substantiate your knowledge.
    • Several countries have established RPL systems with the help of the International Labour Organisation and other bodies. Australia acknowledges the learning attained through formal, non-formal, and informal methods.

Get in touch with us if you want to get your professional entitlements and trade skills appraised and verified because you plan to migrate to Australia.

Solutions for RPL in WA

Australia is experiencing an expertise shortage in the workforce. We aspire to assist in turning the situation around. Download our candidate handbook, policies or procedures and call us or send an email to enquire about RPL in WA.

    • Anyone with relevant prior learning experience is eligible to apply for an Australian qualification via RPL. You can use previous studies in the relevant field We do not ask for payment of a set-up fee when you make an application. We are flexible regarding your work schedule and time zone. Our online evaluation process is well-ordered and happens fast because our team provides encouragement and assistance to our clients.
    • We supply authoritative and accurate services to the skilled local and overseas trade workers who apply for our services. Our courses and assessments meet the approved requirements, are relevant to the fabrication and engineering industry, and offer unparalleled quality.
    • We request that you make your pre-enrolment documents, workplace, and supporting evidence available to us after our initial contact via email or telephone. Our assessor will appraise the information that forms part of your application. We issue a full certificate that acknowledges the technical skills of those candidates that meet the prerequisites.

We assist industrial spray painters, metal casting, forging and finishing trades workers, electrical diesel fitters and mechanics, and individuals who have played a leadership role in the manufacturing, metal, engineering and allied industries, among others, to attain the formal Australian qualifications they deserve.

About Trade Skills Australia

We operate a registered training institution under RTO Code 45637. Our professional team enables clients to gain Australian engineering qualifications fast through a holistic and practical online assessment process. Contact us if you are a competent but non-qualified worker who requires an excellent skills assessment.

RPL NSW

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Trade Skills Australia - RPL NSW
Are you skilled in an engineering trade such as fitting, machining, boiler making, welding, surface finishing, or tool making but not qualified? Trade Skills Australia can help get you the recognition you deserve. To build your reputation and assure your next job opportunity that you can do your job well, you’ll have more opportunities when you become a licensed tradesperson. As a Registered Training Organisation, we can get your experience converted into a nationally recognised Australian qualification through RPL in NSW.

Benefits of Trade Skills Australia

We offer intensive skills assessments and recognition services for Australian qualifications in fabrication and mechanical engineering to assist local engineers with improving their chances of obtaining better employment in Australia. We also offer our services to international engineers to get their trade skills and professional abilities officially assessed and recognised in Australia to provide them with a viable migration route to Australia where they can help fulfil our current skills shortages.

    • We strive to provide our clients with a clear and fast way to receive their engineering Australian qualifications through a more practical and all-inclusive RPL assessment method.
    • We provide an online assessment of our candidate’s skills which permits us to be flexible to their work schedule and time zone.
    • We do not charge admission or set-up fees.

What You Can Expect from Trade Skills Australia Regarding Recognition of Prior Learning in NSW

Our registered training organisation will assess your engineering trade skills for RPL in Sydney to obtain the recognised Australian qualifications to improve your chances of better employment opportunities in Australia. We will assist you in turning your prior learning experience or overseas qualification into an Australian recognised qualification.

    • Anyone with relevant prior learning experience is eligible to apply for an Australian qualification via RPL. You can use previous studies in the relevant field as part of the assessment, provided you have maintained and applied the skills. We will assist you with the required documentation and evidence you will need to submit for your evaluation.
    • Although based in Sydney, NSW, we offer our services to all Australian and international tradespeople wanting to move to Australia. Our assessment process is based online to enable flexibility with your work schedule and time zone.
    • Once you have submitted your pre-enrolment documents, supporting, and workplace evidence via email, we will process your application and assign you to our assessor, who will conduct a documentary and technical assessment. If you meet all the criteria, we will issue a full certificate in recognition of the relevant skills.

About the Professionals at Trade Skills Australia

Trade Skills Australia’s Ryan Ottens is our CEO / founder, assessment director, and head assessor. He has an advanced diploma in mechanical engineering and certification in training and assessment, mechanical engineering (tradesperson), and competitive manufacturing. He has vast experience in recognition of prior learning and skills assessment. Our compliance, sales, and marketing director, Layke Rossiello, has diplomas in vocational education and training, training design and development, and quality auditing. He has level three certification in surface preparation and coating application and level four in training and assessment. His experience in programme administration, compliance, sales, and marketing is a tremendous asset to our organisation. 

Let us help you get your Australian qualification to improve your work experience in Sydney, NSW, or elsewhere in Australia. Contact us to find out how.