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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 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?