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MSA FAQs

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

Which occupation do I nominate?

How do I lodge an application for the MSA Program?

I have completed the application form and paid the fee before 18 March 2020 but have not sent it to TRA. What can I do?

How will I know if TRA has registered my application?

How long will it take to process my MSA application?

I’ve been locked out of the Online Portal, what should I do now?

How do I reprint the payment receipt page for my details?

I need my application processed faster than the standard 120 days. What do I need to do?

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

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 of my employment?

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

How many payslips do I need to provide?

What documents should NOT be provided with my MSA application?

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

What if I have only worked part-time?

If I re-apply for a new MSA application, 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 MSA outcome letter and need feedback. What do I need to do?

I have an unsuccessful outcome under my previous MSA process. How do I apply for an MSA Review?

How do I apply for a Migration Skills Assessment Review?

I have lost my MSA Review application form, how do I get another one?

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

What is the relevant Australian qualification for my nominated occupation?

Are academic qualifications such as Bachelors and Masters Degrees considered sufficient as part of the evidence requirements for the MSA Program?