2.4 Job Ready Final Assessment (JRFA)

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Diagram 5 - JRP Steps

The JRFA is the final step of the JRP. A successful JRFA outcome can be used to apply to Home Affairs for an independent skilled migration visa.

2.4.1    Eligibility

To be eligible to apply for a JRFA you must have:

  • all your employment arrangements approved by TRA
  • achieved a successful JRWA outcome
  • provided TRA with acceptable pay evidence:
    • for at least 1725 hours of employment in your nominated occupation
    • that demonstrates a minimum of 12 months of active employment from your JRE Start Date.  Extended periods of leave or periods of unemployment do not count towards this requirement.

See section 2 of the Guidelines for employment and pay evidence information.

TRA will email you when you are eligible to apply for your JRFA.

2.4.2    Online application process

Once you have received confirmation you are eligible to apply for a JRFA, you will need to sign in to the TRA Online Portal with your username and password. You should then select the Job Ready Final Assessment link and follow the instructions to complete the application and pay the JRFA application fee.

2.4.3    JRFA outcome

Within 45 days of receipt of your eligible JRFA application, you will receive a letter by email confirming you have completed all steps of the Job Ready Program and have attained a successful skills assessment in your nominated occupation.

This letter is not a qualification, nor does it represent formal accreditation of your skills and experience. It can only be used to apply to Home Affairs for a permanent independent skilled migration visa.

You will receive an unsuccessful skills assessment outcome if it is found that documents or information you have provided during the JRP is false, misleading, non‐factual or incorrect, or that you did not properly satisfy the JRP employment requirements, and that, in reliance on that information, TRA has incorrectly assessed your application as successful. The assessment decision may be overturned and TRA will write to you to advise of the decision.

2.4.4    Review of JRFA outcome

If you disagree with the outcome of your assessment, you have 90 days from the date of your assessment outcome letter to apply for a review of your assessment outcome.

A review will consider information and evidence submitted throughout your participation in the JRP and any additional evidence provided in the review application to support your claims.

Your outcome letter will contain information about how to apply for a review and the associated review fee. Please read the  TRA Assessment Review Policy on the TRA website www.tradesrecognitionaustralia.gov.au before applying for a review.

Please note:

  • An applicant is eligible for a refund of the review fee when a skills assessment outcome of the original application has been substituted with a favourable outcome as a result of the review application, where the review was conducted solely based on the evidence provided in the original application.
  • An applicant is not eligible for a refund of the review fee where the applicant provided additional evidence to be assessed in the review application that was not provided in the original application.

You will be notified of the outcome of the review application by letter.