E-Oz Energy Skills Australia is the industry’s declared Industry Skills Council for the energy sectors, including;
- Electricity distribution, transmission and rail
- Electricity generation
- Gas Transmission
E-Oz Energy Skills Australia is an independent, not for profit, bipartite company committed to supporting high quality training and workforce development within and beyond the energy industries.
To ensure Australia’s energy industry has access to a highly skilled and effective workforce.
To provide the services, products, support and advice necessary for the development of highly skilled and effective energy industry workforce.
E-Oz Skilled Migration Pathways Industry Statement
The industry endorsed skilled migration pathway and process for Skilled Migrants (excluding New Zealand qualified Electricians and Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Mechanics) under OSAP and TSS is Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) Pathway 1.
Specifically, this pathway involves candidates:
- Successfully undertake a OTSR skills assessment by a TRA approved RTO;
- The successful completion of the nationally accredited GAP training course (including supervised workplace experience captured by eProfiling) in Australia by an E-Oz licenced GAP training RTO;
- Then issuance of the full Certificate III qualification which allows an occupational licence to be issued by the relevant State or Territory regulator.
This process is the result of many years work between industry and TRA and was developed, endorsed and continues to be supported by the following key industry stakeholders:
Skilled Migrants should be extremely cautious about undertaking any pathway or process outside of the industry approved process. Unless you are a qualified New Zealand Electrical and/or Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Mechanic and/or licence holder migrating to Australia.
Any migration pathway resulting in the issuance of an Australian Qualification or occupational licence that does not involve steps 1-3 above, is most likely against regulatory requirements and training package rules. Australian qualifications in the Electrotechnology sector must be delivered in Australia, under appropriate electrical licensing and sufficient on the job exposure gathered in Australia.
NOTE: Under the Trans-Tasman Mutual Recognition agreement New Zealand electricians and Refrigeration and Air-Conditioning Mechanics migrating to Australia are subject to alternate arrangements.
News and Announcements
MACG Electrical Course Entry Requirements – amended to include ‘ATCS’ Holders
On the 24 December 2021, ASQA approved the entry requirements for 10809NAT Course in Electrical – Australian Minimum Context Gap be expanded to include Australian Technical Competencies Statement (ATCS) holders.
The ATCS assessment and process has been developed by Energy Safe Victoria and is an equivalent and parallel pathway that mirrors the Offshore/Onshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR) process. The ATCS is designed for Australian citizens holding overseas electrician qualification wishing to get their skills and knowledge recognised.
Now both OTSR and ATCS holders meet the eligibility requirement to enrol in 10809NAT Course in Electrician – Minimum Australia Context Gap.