1.2 Job Ready Program

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The Job Ready Program (JRP) is for international student graduates who have completed a qualification issued by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), resulting from study in Australia. The RTO must be registered under the Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) to deliver the training.

JRP applicants must nominate an occupation for which TRA is the relevant assessing authority. The Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs) provides information on occupations and the relevant skills assessing authority on their website: https://immi.homeaffairs.gov.au/visas/working-in-australia/skill-occupation-list

The JRP is employment‐based and provides eligible applicants with the opportunity to demonstrate their skills and ability to work in an Australian workplace before applying for skilled migration in Australia. The employment must be closely aligned to the applicant’s nominated occupation and relevant qualification.

The objective of the JRP is to ensure an applicant can:

  • follow complex written and verbal directions
  • complete trade or technical work unsupervised, and in accordance with relevant Australian industry standards
  • work safely in accordance with workplace health and safety regulations
  • identify, select and use appropriate tools and equipment to complete occupational tasks
  • demonstrate employability skills consistent with relevant industry approved Training Packages.

The JRP comprises the following steps:

The Job Ready Program Registration and Eligibility (JRPRE) is a pre-requisite for participation in the JRP.  Following completion of the JRP, applicants may use the skills assessment outcome when applying for skilled migration to Australia.