The TRA enquiry line will be closed on Friday 24 March 2023 from 2.30pm (AEDST) to Tuesday 28 March 2023. The TRA enquiry line will resume operations at 10.00am (AEDST), Wednesday, 29 March 2023. In the meantime, please check the Frequently Asked Questions (FAQS) and updated processing times on the TRA website as this may have the answer to your query.
Important Updates to the Job Ready Program processing times. TRA does not expect this to affect how long it will take to complete all stages of the JRP. Please visit our news item for more information.
Changes to automotive occupation eligibility requirements for OSAP. Please visit our news item for more information.
The Migration Skills Assessment (MSA) and Migration Points Advice (MPA) programs are currently experiencing a significant increase in application rates which is affecting processing times. Please visit our news item for more information.
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.