Trade Skills Recognition (TSR) - self-assessment checklist

Provide as much information about your previous experience as you can using the form below.

This is your first opportunity (and not the last) to provide proof of your variety of experience in your chosen industry.

Please note this TSR process does not apply to skills recognition for individuals holding an overseas qualification – please refer to Trades Recognition Australia(opens in a new tab) for this process.

Personal details
Personal details
e.g. 1 January 2000

Are you an existing student of North Metropolitan TAFE?
By providing my USI, I understand the privacy relating to USI and understand that this information is protected by the Student Identifiers Act 2014. I understand that the personal information provided in connection to my USI is collected by the Registrar for the purposes of applying for, verifying and creating a USI and may be disclosed as required under the Privacy Act 1988.
Do you give permission for NMT to view your previous academic record on the USI portal?
Please note you will need to log into your USI account to enable permissions.
Have you had any conversation with the academic area about your application?

Citizenship/Residency status
Are you an Australian citizen or permanent resident?
How well do you speak, read and write in English?

Physical or medical conditions
Do you have a disability or impairment or medical condition?
Type of disability or impairment or medical condition?
Will you require special assistance or equipment because of your disability?

Industry experience
Please provide some general information about your current and past industry experiences, both paid and unpaid.
Industry you would like to receive RPL for
Please add a specific area such as: glazing, pathology, website design, hairdressing, nursing, human resources, etc.
Have you had at least five years experience in this industry?
Is all or most of this experience as a Trades Assistant?
Is this TSR based on an immigration assessment of an overseas qualification?

Unfortunately, you don't meet the minimum requirements for Trade Skills Recognition.

Should you still wish to pursue a Trade Certificate in the qualification, you may do so under an Apprentice Training Contract. Once in an apprenticeship, based on your skills and experience you may be able to apply for some unit RPL’s or fast track through your apprenticeship.

Information on securing an apprenticeship can be found on our website or on the Australian Government, Australian Apprenticeships website.

What was your role in this job? What were your main tasks? List as many as you think are relevant.
Please indicate approximate length of time in years and months.

For the industry area that you outlined above, rate your own knowledge and skills against the list below.
Questions No Somewhat A fair amount Yes
Please note If you answer "No" or "Somewhat" to all of the previous self-evaluation questions, RPL may not be the most suitable option for you.  You may wish to contact one of the Jobs and Skills Centres who offer free career, training and employment assistance on 13 64 64.

Qualifications, licences and records of informal training
Provide details of any relevant trade certificates, vocational / university qualifications, certificates, licences tickets held (e.g. forklift, crane) and records of informal training you may hold to support your RPL application.
Provide details of any other knowledge, skills and experience that have not been detailed anywhere else on this form. Include any information on community activities or non-paid work activities e.g. volunteering, that you may currently undertake or have participated in the past.
Please include approximate dates.

A requirement of your RPL application is the inclusion of evidence (which may also include third party evidence) that supports your knowledge, skills and experience. To assist you collect this evidence we have listed below examples of various types of documents that will substantiate your claims.

Your current resume along with a number of these documents may be required as evidence. You may also wish to attach evidence such as photographs of work undertaken

  • Resumé | CV
  • Diaries / task sheets / job sheets / logbooks
  • Showreel or links to own social media presence, such as a website, YouTube clips, Instagram
  • Workplace / professional development records
  • Performance Appraisal
  • Membership of relevant professional associations
  • Hobbies / interests / special skills outside work
  • Industry awards
  • Any other documentation that may demonstrate your industry experience

Unlimited number of files can be uploaded to this field.
10 MB limit.
Allowed types: jpg, png, tif, pdf.


Applicant agreement

I certify that:

  • The above information provided is true and correct.
  • I understand the requirements of the RPL process and I am prepared to enrol if deemed suitable.
  • I understand that I am required to provide verified documentary evidence to support my application for RPL.
  • I recognise that any reduction in enrolled study hours may affect Centrelink and other study allowances.
  • I understand that an unsuccessful application will not entitle me to a refund of the fee paid and that I will need to seek an alternative method of obtaining a unit/qualification outcome.