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 engine reconditioning
    • Automotive diesel engine technology
    • Automotive/mechanical—diesel fitter
    • Automotive/mechanical—heavy vehicle road transport
    • Automotive/mechanical—engine reconditioning
    • Automotive/mechanical—heavy vehicle mobile equipment plant/earthmoving/agriculture
    • Electrical fitting
    • Engineering/mechanical trade
  3. Certificate IV in:
    • ESI generation maintenance - electrical electronics
    • ESI generation maintenance - mechanical
  4. Other categories
    • an Australian Recognised Trade Certificate in the same classification as an Australian trade certificate mentioned in this definition
    • any other qualification that includes workshop skills and is approved in writing by the National Regulator.

Trade qualification assessment

AMSA does not assess trade qualifications. If you hold a trade qualification not listed in the definitions of Marine Order 505 (Certificates of competency – national law) 2022, 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 Marine Order 505 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 skills gap training.

Last updated: 28 December 2022