3.2 Use of agents or authorised representatives

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A migration agent or representative can be appointed to act on behalf of an applicant for the Job Ready Program Registration and Eligibility and Job Ready Final Assessment steps of the JRP. The Department of Home Affairs provides advice about the use of migration agents in Australia.

TRA provides information directly to the applicant while they are participating in JRE and JRWA. Agents assisting an applicant with their JRP application must ensure applicant contact details are provided to enable each step to progress; failure to provide these details will delay progress in the JRP. All correspondence for JRE and JRWA will only be sent to the applicant. TRA will not liaise with any other parties who contact TRA on behalf of an applicant.

If a migration agent or representative is engaged to assist the applicant, the agent or representative details must be provided when the relevant JRP application is submitted online. (See sections 2.1.3 and 2.4.3 of the Guidelines).

An Agent Nomination Form must be completed and uploaded in the TRA Online Portal each time a new migration agent or representative is appointed. Information provided on the form will replace any previous migration agent or representative details held on an applicant’s TRA file. The Agent Nomination Form is available on the TRA website www.tradesrecognitionaustralia.gov.au/policy-and-forms.

TRA will not correspond with, or speak with, another person about an assessment without the applicant’s written approval.