Workshop skill equivalent qualifications

How to work out if your current qualifications can be used to support your application for a domestic certificate of competency.

For a domestic certificate of competency 'workshop skill equivalent qualification' means any of the following.

  1. Trade certificate as:
    • Diesel fitter
    • Electrical fitter
    • Fitter and turner or machinist
  2. Certificate III in:
    • Automotive/mechanical—diesel fitter
    • Automotive/mechanical—heavy vehicle road transport
    • Automotive/mechanical—engine reconditioning
    • Automotive/mechanical—heavy vehicle mobile equipment, plant/earthmoving/agriculture
    • Boilermaking
    • Engineering/mechanical trade
    • ESI generation electrical/electronic
    • ESI generation mechanical
    • Marine mechanics
  3. Any other approved qualification that includes workshop skills.

Trade qualification assessment

AMSA does not assess trade qualifications. If you hold a trade qualification not listed in NSCV Part D, you will need to get your trade qualification assessed as equivalent to one. An RTO who delivers one of the qualifications or trades listed in NSCV Part D can perform a recognition of prior learning (RPL).  We will accept a letter of equivalence from this RTO once your trade has been assessed as equivalent.

Please note: An RTO may request you to do a skills gap training.

Last updated: 

Tuesday 25 October 2022