Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) Tutoring

This page relates to electrical workers with overseas qualifications (issued outside of Australia or New Zealand), who aim to perform electrical work in Victoria.

The Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) skills assessments are for recognition of prior learning. Passing these assessments is a requirement of obtaining a Victorian Electrician's Licence.

TTA offers tutoring for those preparing to sit their TRA skills assessments as a General Class Electrician.

TTA also offers tutoring for those preparing to sit their LEA exams. See our LEA overview page for tutoring to prepare for the LET and LEP assessments.

Procedure to Obtain a Victorian Electrician's Licence (A Grade)

To perform electrical work in Victoria, you must be issued a licence by Energy Safe Victoria (ESV). To be issued this licence, you must follow the following procedure:

  • Obtain a Offshore Technical Skills Record (OTSR) through TRA. This requires passing a skills assessment through a TRA approved registered training organisation (RTO)
  • Obtain a Supervised Worker's licence (L Licence) through ESV
  • Complete the Minimum Australian Context Gap Training, course code: 10809NAT (formerly: 10145NAT)
  • Pass the following Licenced Electrician's Assessment (LEA) exams: Licensed Electrician's Theory (LET) and Licensed Electrician's Practice (LEP)
  • Work under supervision for more than 12 months

For the most complete and up-to-date information see:


A common TRA skills assessment path is the Trades Recognition Service (TRS), which is open to applicants who:

  • Are in Australia, and
  • Do not hold an Australian vocational education and training (VET) qualification as an electrician

See the TRA website for the complete and most up-to-date list of prerequisites.


All materials available from TTA


  • AS/NZS 3000 Electrical Installations "Wiring Rules"
  • AS/NZS 3008.1.1 Electrical Installations - Selection of Cables
  • AS/NZS 3012 Electrical Installations - Construction and Demolition Sites
  • AS/NZS 3017 Electrical Installations – Verification guidelines
  • AS/NZS 4836 Safe Working On Or Near Low-Voltage Electrical Installations and Equipment
  • Electrical Safety (General) Regulations - Authorised Version
  • TTA Motors & Starters Booklet


  • Kyoritsu Analogue Insulation Resistance & Continuity Tester 3132A model (IR Tester) + 6 spare batteries
  • Low voltage insulating gloves, rated at 650V (Stamped with Australian Standard)
  • Goat Skin outer gloves with non-conductive stitching


  • Casio fx-82AU PLUS II calculator
  • A4 38mm-3 ring binder folder with plastic sleeves
  • Page tabs (4 colours)
  • 4 colour pen, grey lead pencils, highlighters, 12pk coloured pencils, eraser, correction tape, and a 15cm transparent ruler.

Clothing and PPE

All students are required to wear the following PPE:

  • Protective clothing as per AS/NZS 4836 (long sleeve shirt; long trousers; leather boots)

Session Dates & Times


Start your training or course at any time.

We train almost every day of the year.

Please contact us for bookings.


We run 3 sessions a day. Some classes offered only in particular sessions.

Session Times:

(M) Morning:9am-12pm
(A) Afternoon:1pm-4pm
(E) Evening:4pm-7pm

Tutoring / Training Options


Our Courses are structured to ensure that all relevant content is thoroughly covered.

TRA Course

Course Duration:10sessions
Session Length: 3hours
Standard Pace: 3sessions / week
Class Size (typ.): 1-6students / instructor
Availability: M/A/E