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 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.