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MSA FAQs

​Is the MSA the right program for my occupation and country of passport?

Which occupation do I nominate?

What do I do if I can't download/access the application form for the Migration Skills Assessment?

How will I know if TRA has registered my application?

How long will it take to process my skills assessment?

I need my application processed faster than the standard 90 days. What do I need to do?

Do I need an English language Test (such as IELTS)?

Part 4 of the application form states "Formal training relevant to your nominated occupation and accredited by an authorised governing body" What does this mean?

Can my occupational licence substitute a formal qualification?

I don't have a formal qualification. Will I get a successful skills assessment?

Can my work experience substitute for a qualification?

Why does TRA need a transcript of the subjects I studied for my qualification?

I am self-employed, can I apply?

What evidence do I need for my employment?

Can I substitute the Employment Template with a reference letter from my employer?

My employer no longer exists and I cannot have the Employer Template completed. Can I submit a statutory declaration instead?

I don't have evidence of paid employment. Can I still apply?

What if I have only worked part-time?

How many payslips do I need to provide?

I cannot obtain a Payment Summary Information statement from the ATO for the current financial year, what other evidence can I provide?

If I re-apply for a new MSA, do I need to resubmit documents I have already provided to TRA?

I am a Child Care Center Manager. Am I eligible to apply?

I have received my skills assessment outcome letter and need feedback. What do I need to do?

How do I request a review of my MSA outcome?

How do I request a copy of my MSA outcome letter?

I have a National Vocational Qualification (NVQ) Level 2 from the United Kingdom. Will TRA accept this as a comparable qualification for my skills assessment?

What is the relevant Australian qualification for my nominated occupation?

Are academic qualifications such as Bachelor’s and Master’s Degrees considered sufficient as part of the evidence requirements for the Migration Skills Assessment Program?