How can I arrange a trade or proficiency certificate for my employee

Training Services NSW issues Certificates to people who successfully complete an apprenticeship or traineeship and to people who successfully apply for trade skills recognition.

Which Certificate?

Proficiency Certificate

  • awarded to apprentices and trainees who have successfully completed both the on-the-job training in the workplace and the formal training with a registered training organisation
  • awarded to successful trade skills recognition applicants who have also completed relevant trade training through a registered training organisation

Craft Certificate

  • awarded to apprentices who have successfully completed the on-the-job training in the workplace but not the formal training
  • awarded to successful trade skills recognition applicants who have completed on-the-job training in the workplace but not completed relevant trade training through a registered training organisation

Completion Certificate

  • awarded to trainees who have successfully completed the on-the-job training in the workplace but not the formal training.

Upgrading your certificate

A Craft Certificate or a Completion Certificate can be upgraded to a Certificate of Proficiency if your apprentice or trainee subsequently achieves all the competencies in the training plan and are awarded the appropriate qualification by their registered training organisation.

Employers often want their employees to have a Proficiency Certificate to:

  • meet licensing standards
  • obtain an ISO quality endorsement
  • meet contract or tender requirements
  • have a well qualified workforce.

To upgrade a Craft Certificate or Completion Certificate to a full Certificate of Proficiency your employee must have been awarded the appropriate qualification for their apprenticeship or traineeship by a registered training organisation.

You or your employee can contact Training Services NSW (ph 13 28 11) to be directed to your local office to arrange the issue of the Certificate of Proficiency. Your employee will need to provide a copy of their RTO qualification to Training Services NSW.

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Page last updated: 07 April 2016