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 August 2023, the average processing times are:

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

Up to 6 months from application

If you applied for Job Ready Employment before February 2023 please contact us.

General document processing:

 2.5 months from upload

JRWA Completion:

Up to 4 months from application

If you submitted a JRWA application after June 2023 the RTO will contact you within 60 days. If you have not been contacted by the RTO or are unable to attend your assessment please contact us.

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.