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 objective of the Temporary Skills Shortage (TSS) Skills Assessment Program (Program) is to determine whether an applicant can work in Australia at the required skill level for the nominated occupation. This aims to ensure successful applicants can contribute immediately to Australia’s skilled workforce.
A skills assessment through the TSS Program is for people who are applying for a TSS visa who work in a nominated occupation and who hold a passport from a nominated country or Special Administrative Region (SAR).
Diagram 1: Provides an overview of the alternative TSS Program Pathways