Changes to the 457 Program and OSAP

On 1 July 2017 the Department of Immigration and Border Protection (DIBP) announced skilled migration reforms.

In line with this announcement, from 1 July 2017, passport holders from Bangladesh, Nepal and Pakistan applying for a subclass 457 visa or permanent skilled migration in the occupations of Chef and Cook must have their skills assessed through the Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) 457 Skills Assessment Program or Offshore Skills Assessment Program (OSAP).

Details of the TRA-approved registered training organisations who can conduct these assessments are located in the RTO finder.

Please note: It is the applicant's responsibility to confirm with DIBP that their visa pathway requires a skills assessment, and that TRA is the relevant assessing authority for their nominated occupation, before submitting an application.

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