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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?