1节 可选技能评估的概述 - 飞出国
1.1 可选技能评估申请指南的目的 - 飞出国
Section 1 Overview of the Optional Skills Assessment Service
Terms explained in the Glossary are bolded when they first appear in this document.
1.1 Purpose of the Optional Skills Assessment Service Applicant Guidelines
These guidelines describe the Optional Skills Assessment Service (Optional Service) and define the requirements for applicants seeking a skills assessment for the purposes of gaining an occupational licence in Australia.
The Optional Service is managed by Trades Recognition Australia (TRA). TRA, a business unit of the Australian Department of Education and Training is the relevant assessing authority for nominated occupations under the Migration Regulations 1994.
It is essential that prospective applicants understand the eligibility requirements for the Optional Service before starting an application (see section 2.2).
While a successful skills assessment under the Optional Service can be used for migration purposes, it is not necessarily linked to any migration requirement. These guidelines do not provide specific information on visa or points requirements for migration. All enquiries regarding migration must be directed to the Australian Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) (www.immi.gov.au).
TRA reserves the right to amend these guidelines as needed. Information about changes to the guidelines will be documented in the document change history table on page 2.
1.2 技能评估服务总结 - 飞出国
1.2 Optional Skills Assessment Service Summary
The Optional Service is a skills assessment pathway for applicants trained in trades overseas who are not required to have a skills assessment, as part of a migration requirement, by the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP).
Applicants are generally seeking a skills assessment for the purpose of gaining an occupational licence in a nominated airconditioning and refrigeration, electrical, or plumbing occupation in Australia.
Successful skills assessments under the Optional Service may also be subsequently used for migration purposes where required.
Applicants applying for an assessment under this service must be assessed by a TRA- approved registered training organisation (TRA-approved RTO). Applicants are required to choose an RTO from the RTO Finder website (http://tradesrecognitionaustralia.gov.au/Programs/Pages/RTO-Finder.aspx).
The Optional Service is currently available for the following nominated occupations in Australia and the following countries:
1.3 服务宗旨 - 飞出国
1.3 Service objective
The objective of the Optional Service is to determine whether an applicant is able to work in Australia at the required skill level in the nominated occupation for occupational licensing purposes. It aims to ensure successful applicants can contribute immediately to Australia’s skilled workforce.
1.4 相关宪法 - 飞出国
1.4 Relevant legislation
TRA is the assessing authority for a range of trade and associate professional occupations under the Migration Regulations 1994.
Regulation 2.26B(2) of the Migration Regulations 1994 provides that “the standards against which the skills of a person are assessed by a relevant assessing authority for a skilled occupation must be the standards set by the relevant assessing authority for the skilled occupation”.
1.5 服务delivery - 飞出国
可选职业技能评估是由TRA批准的RTO进行的。目前，Future Skills International,VET,维多利亚大学是由TRA批准的可以提供可选服务的RTOS。详细的RTOs的联系方式已经在RTO网站上列出了。
1.5 Service delivery
Skills assessments for the Optional Service are undertaken by TRA-approved RTOs. Currently, Future Skills International, VETASSESS, and Victoria University are TRA-approved RTOs that provide the Optional Service. Contact details for these RTOs are listed on the RTO Finder website.
1.6 费用 - 飞出国
Skills assessment fees are paid directly to the RTO selected by the applicant to conduct the skills assessment.
TRA-approved RTOs set fees, and fees are listed on the RTO’s website.
Links to TRA-approved RTO websites are available from the RTO Finder website.
1.7 TRA的角色的职责 - 飞出国
1.7 TRA roles and responsibilities
The roles and responsibilities of TRA in relation to the Optional Service include (but are not limited to):
- providing up-to-date information about processes and procedures
- contract management and monitoring of TRA-approved RTOs
- responding to enquiries about the service
- policy management
- developing and maintaining an appropriate IT system to support the service
- liaising with key stakeholders
- responding to complaints that cannot otherwise be dealt with by the TRA-approved RTOs, as required
- monitoring integrity
of the service
- managing evaluations of the service
- undertaking compliance and investigative measures as required.
1.8 TRA批准的RTOs的角色和职责 - 飞出国
1.8 TRA-approved RTO roles and responsibilities
The roles and responsibilities of TRA-approved RTOs to deliver the services include (but are not limited to):
- meeting their obligations under the VET Quality Framework
- conducting an assessment of the evidence applicants provide in accordance with the documented processes and procedures
- notifying applicants of assessment outcomes, including issuing the appropriate documentation
- liaising directly with applicants:
- in response to enquiries
- acknowledgement of applications and fees paid
- managing the review process
- complaint handling.
1.9 申请人的角色和责任 - 飞出国
1.9 Applicant roles and responsibilities
- be an overseas trained tradesperson seeking a skills assessment for the purpose of occupational licensing
- accurately and honestly complete the required skills assessment application and declaration forms issued by the RTO conducting the skills assessment
- provide valid, authentic, current evidence to the RTO to enable the assessment to be conducted
- ensure the documentary evidence submitted to the RTO is complete and decision ready
- participate in the assessment as advised by the RTO
- pay all assessment fees to the RTO
1.10 隐私 - 飞出国
- (a) 信息是否准确；
- (b) 信息是否在申请表上有记录；
All personal information collected by Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) is protected by the Privacy Act 1988 (Privacy Act). Schedule 1 of the Privacy Act contains the Australian Privacy Principles (APPs), which prescribe the rules for handling personal information.
The Privacy Act defines ‘personal information’ as:
‘information or an opinion about an identified individual, or an individual who is reasonably identifiable:
(a) Whether the information or opinion is true or not; and
(b) Whether the information or opinion is recorded in a material form or not’
Under the APPs, the Department of Education and Training (Department) is required to have a clearly expressed and up to date policy about the way the Department manages personal information. This policy contains information about how you may access the personal information the Department holds about you, and how you may correct any inaccuracies in that information. We will correct your personal information if it is inaccurate (subject to restrictions on such access/alteration of records under the applicable provisions of any law of the Commonwealth).
It also includes information as to how you may make a complaint about a breach of the APPs, and how the Department will respond to such a complaint.
More information about the Privacy Act, including a copy of the full text of the APPs, can be obtained from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s website at: www.oaic.gov.au.
TRA collects personal information from applicants for the purposes of:
- processing applications, verifying evidence provided with applications, and assessing whether an applicant has suitable skills in a nominated occupation/s;
- confirming authorisation by an applicant of his or her representative or migration agent, and to provide contact details for that representative or migration agent;
- allowing you to make a payment of fees to TRA so you can lodge an application;
- allowing TRA to confirm payment and process refunds as applicable;
- conducting investigations and ensuring compliance with relevant laws, awards or standards, and
- ensuring compliance with the Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines (2011).
Personal information collected by the Department will only be used for the purposes outlined above. If TRA is not able to collect your personal information, your application will not be able to proceed.
In the course of assessing your application, TRA may receive unsolicited personal information about you from a third party. If TRA would normally have been able to collect that information or it forms a part of a Commonwealth record, it will be treated in accordance with the APPs. If not, TRA will destroy or de-identify that information.
TRA may give some or all of the information it collects from applicants or third parties to the Department of Immigration and Border Protection, the Migration Review Tribunal, the Australian Federal Police, your employer/s, your supervisor/s, your nominated agent or representative, the organisations that issued your qualifications, TRA approved registered training organisations, agencies providing advice to TRA on qualifications such as UK NARIC, organisations or individuals providing in-country verification services, the Australian Skills Quality Authority, the Reserve Bank of Australia, your banking institution, contractors, the Fair Work Ombudsman and other Australian and state/territory government agencies.
TRA may disclose your personal information to these entities for the reasons that are listed above in the collection section.
As part of the application process, TRA may be required to disclose your personal information to an overseas recipient to verify information in your employment and training claims. Typically, this personal information will be your name and date of birth. These overseas recipients are likely to be located in the country or countries from which you are making your employment or training claims.
Please note, applicants are responsible for ensuring the accuracy and validity of all information provided to TRA.
Complaints about breaches of privacy should be referred to:
- Privacy Contact Officer
- Legal and Compliance Group
- Department of Education and Training
- GPO Box 9880
- CANBERRA ACT 2601
Email: [email protected]
1.11 错误的或者是误导性的信息 - 飞出国
1.11 False or misleading Information
TRA-approved RTOs will take reasonable steps to verify the validity of information supplied throughout the assessment process.
Applicants are responsible for ensuring the accuracy and validity of all information provided to the RTO they choose to conduct the assessment.
If a TRA-approved RTO determines that information supplied is false, misleading, non-factual or incorrect and that, by relying on that information, an applicant has been incorrectly assessed as successful, the applicant may be contacted to advise that the assessment is no longer successful.
TRA may refer matters to the appropriate authorities for investigation where information that has been provided to support an application is known or believed to be false.
NOTE: Penalties apply under the Crimes Act 1914 and the Criminal Code Act 1995 may apply for false or misleading statements and providing false or misleading information or documents.
1.12 文件的认证 - 飞出国
- 无需递交原件。所有递交的文件是Certified copy件；
- Certified copy指的是原件的复印件的盖章件，且需要有证词：I certify that I have sighted the original document and this is a true
1.12 Certification of Documentation
TRA-approved RTOs must be able to verify the content of all documents that are provided by an applicant. The following instructions must be followed:
- Original documents must not be sent to a TRA-approved RTO. All documentation in support of an application must be certified copies of the original documents.
- A certified copy is a true copy of an original document that has been sighted and certified by an acceptable person and annotated with:
I certify that I have sighted the original document and this is a true copy.
- The certifier’s name, title, registration number (where applicable) and their signature and date must be included. Copies of signatures are not acceptable.
- If a document has multiple pages, the first page must include the signature of the certifier, the date and the total number of pages of the document. The certifier must initial and date every page in the document.
- Documents certified within Australia must be certified by a registered migration agent or by people who are listed in the Statutory Declarations Regulations 1993 as persons before whom a statutory declaration can be made. This list is available through the Australian Government’s Attorney-General’s Department website (http://www.ag.gov.au/Publications/Pages/Statutorydeclarations.aspx).
- For documents certified outside Australia, certified copies are copies authorised, or stamped as being true copies of originals, by a person or agency recognised by the law of the country in which the applicant currently reside or by an Australian registered migration agent.
1.13推荐信 - 飞出国
1.13 Employment Statements
All statements provided to a TRA-approved RTO that relate to an applicant’s employment or work experience must be signed by an employer or an employee of the employer who is authorised and capable of making the statements, such as a direct supervisor.
Each employment statement provided to a TRA-approved RTO must include:
- start and end dates of employment
- address where the applicant worked
- normal hours of work
- the nature of employment (full time, part time)
- applicant’s job title (occupation)
- a detailed description of the tasks undertaken, along with the machines, tools or equipment used
- the name of the person authorised to make the statement and their contact details
- all employer statements must be on a letterhead used by the employer’s business.
The person signing the statement must clearly indicate their name, position, contact details and length of time they have been the applicant’s supervisor.
TRA-approved RTOs may contact an employer to verify information provided in an employer statement. A contact telephone number is required for every person who supplies an employment statement. A mobile telephone number is not sufficient as a primary contact number unless the TRA-approved RTO can independently verify that the mobile telephone number is linked to the organisation where the applicant was employed.
All employment statements must be certified copies in accordance with section 1.12 above.