1.2 Program objectives

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The Migration Skills Assessment (MSA) Program is a documentary-based skills assessment of an applicant’s qualifications 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 MSA Program is for people applying for a permanent skilled migration visa in occupations and countries that are not required to be assessed under other TRA programs (for more information on eligibility please refer to Section 2).

Note: TRA does not award Australian qualifications, provide occupational registrations or occupational licences. The applicant will need to make their own enquiries to determine whether they need to meet any employment, licensing or qualification requirements in order to work in the nominated occupation within Australia.