1.2 Program objective

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The Migration Points Advice Program (MPA) is a documentary-based assessment of an applicant’s qualification/s and employment history to determine comparability with Australian standards for a skilled worker in the nominated occupation. The objective is to ensure successful applicants can contribute to Australia’s skilled workforce.

The standards against which qualifications and employment are assessed as follows:

  • AQF qualifications relevant to the occupation from an Australian industry endorsed training package (available at www.training.gov.au)
  • Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) (available at www.abs.gov.au)

The Migration Points Advice service is for people with a successful Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) skills assessment outcome and are applying to the Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs) for a points tested, independent skilled migration visa.