PATHWAY 2 - Applicants who have a relevant Australian qualification
There are four steps under this assessment process for applicants who do not have a relevant Australian qualification:
1) Select MIBT as your TRA-approved RTO
2) Submit your documentary evidenceYou must submit decision ready* documentary evidence of your skills, employment experience and Australian qualification or current, identified Australian occupational licence to your MIBT trainer / assessor. MIBT will advise what documentation is required.
You must demonstrate at least three years full-time paid employment in a directly related trade, including 12 months full-time paid employment in your nominated occupation in the three years before you lodge your application. For applicants applying with a current, identified Australian occupational licence, the 12 months full-time paid employment must be in Australia.
Evidence of employment undertaken on a part-time basis can also be considered and counted toward the employment requirement on a pro rata basis.
If your evidence demonstrates that you have the necessary skills and experience relevant to your nominated occupation, you will be invited to participate in a technical assessment.
Note: For holders of a current, identified Australian occupational licenceIf you need a skills assessment outcome for migration purposes, you will need to undertake a Pathway 2 assessment through a TRA-approved RTO. However, a successful Pathway 2 assessment does not result in award of a Certificate III. If you want to be assessed for a Certificate III Australian VET qualification, you should ask your MIBT trainer / assessor for a recognition of prior learning (RPL) assessment.
“Decision ready*” means:
a) all documents requested by MIBT are provided when an application is lodged
b) employment statements conform to the requirements set out in the applicant guidelines
3) Technical assessmentYou will be required to participate in a technical assessment of your skills and knowledge. MIBT Assessors are qualified Australian trades professionals as well as qualified building industry trainers.
The assessor will focus on collecting evidence to determine if you meet the requirements of the relevant Australian Training Package qualification. This will involve a technical interview and may involve a practical demonstration of your skills and/or gathering evidence from third parties (e.g. your employers or other referees).
MIBT will discuss the assessment requirements with you prior to conducting the assessment. If during the technical assessment, MIBT's trainer / assessor identifies any gaps in your skills and experience, they will discuss any training options that may be available you. All technical assessments will be conducted in English without assistance. Interpreters are NOT permitted.
4) Receive TRA-approved outcomeIf successful, you will receive a skilled migration outcome letter. This can be presented to the Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs) with your visa application. Non-licensed occupation applicants will be awarded the relevant Australian trade qualification.
Applicants who wish to progress to a current, identified Australian occupational licence and/or be awarded the relevant Australian qualification, must undertake further Australian context training and a period of supervised employment in Australia. The training covers Australian-specific knowledge such as workplace health and safety regulations, codes of practice and other Australian standards.