TRA Check list, I hope this will answer some of your questions,
We had to compile a very in depth description of hubby's qualifications, apprenticeship, with working history and employers as well as a reference from current employer (obvioulsy if self employed proof of work experience etc)
Hope this helps
Trades Recognition Australia: Checklist of Documents
Please use this checklist as a guide for when you believe your application is ready for submission to
your Visa Bureau Caseworker. If you have any queries as to what you need to submit please contact
your case worker before sending in your documents.
IMPORTANT - Unless otherwise stated all documents for the Skills Assessing Body must be in the
form of a certified copy and translated into English by a professional translator. Please refer to the
attached Document Certification document for details.
Note: As you will need the same documents for the 2nd (DIAC) stage of the process, and often for trade
licensing and/or employment requirements, it makes sense to make 3 certified copies of these documents at
As you gather your documents for your final TRA application, tick off the following to ensure you have
· A certified copy of your Birth certificate or Passport
· 2x recent passport sized photos (with your name written on the back) · Any applicable name change documents, e.g. Marriage Certificate, Deed Poll papers Qualifications:
· Relevant Trade certificates · Relevant Apprenticeship Papers · Relevant Registration documents Employment References:
Detailed technical training references will be required from the company/s where you were initially trained in
your career, as well as any employment later in your career which is directly related to your nominated
occupation. Please refer to the TRA Guidelines and Sample References document included in the original
instructions email for in-depth information.
Self Employment Documents:
(where applicable) A Statutory Declaration detailing your self-employment will be needed - please refer to the TRA Guidelines
and Sample References document for an outline Statutory Declaration and a detailed list of the required · Tax records for each year of your self employment. · At least 3x letters from suppliers · At least 3x letters from customers/clients · If you have been subcontracted to companies for long periods, technical references as per the examples in the TRA Guidelines and Sample References should be provided to cover these periods.
information for your business/contracting:
· Accountant’s letter detailing years and nature of your self employment.