VETASSESS plan to resume Technical Interviews amid Coronavirus
Amid the Coronavirus (COVID-19) outbreak, Trades Recognition Australia has given VETASSESS permission to conduct Technical Interview assessments via online video conferencing.
As a result, non-licensed occupations and Pathway 2 licensed occupations will be able to proceed with their Technical Interviews. Practical assessments remain on hold until further notice.
This change enables Technical Interviews to be conducted outside a VETASSESS-approved venue, such as the applicant’s workplace or home. As people around the globe self-isolate, this will be a much-welcomed change for applicants.
VETASSESS plan to commence this process from Wednesday 1st April 2020, until further notice. In these circumstances it is a mandatory requirement of Trades Recognition Australia that VETASSESS verify the applicant’s identity.
Over the coming days, eligible applicants will be contacted directly by VETASSESS with further instructions.
VETASSESS have instructed that:
The applicant must:
- Use Adobe Connect software for the Technical Interview with the assessor.
- Provide government approved photographic identification before the interview can commence.
- Answer the assessor, in English, without assistance.
- Be physically present and alone at all times during the Interview.
The Interview will be conducted with an independent invigilator. If the invigilator has any concerns about the integrity of the assessment, he/she will close and cancel the Interview.
VETASSESS will send out detailed instructions to applicants in relation to this new process.