Job Ready Program processing times

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The TRA Job Ready Program (JRP) is experiencing a high number of applications. As a result, the average processing times are longer than expected.

TRA does not expect this to affect how long it will take to complete all stages of the JRP.

As at November 2022, the average processing times are:

JRP registration and eligibility:

Up to 4 months from application

Program engagement through JRE application assessment and follow up of eligible JRE participants:

Up to 4-7 months from application

General document processing:

 10 weeks from upload

JRWA Completion:

Up to 12 weeks from application

JRFA outcome:

45 days from application

Note: This should be used as a general guide as each applicant's circumstances are unique and processing is determined by participant activity and appropriateness and timeliness of documents submitted for consideration.

If you have any concerns about your visa, you should contact the Department of Home Affairs via  

For further information about the Job Ready Program, please continue to check the TRA website, the FAQs and Guidelines.