Reintroduction of the Provisional Skills Assessment (PSA) Program from 1 July

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The Provisional Skills Assessment (PSA) program will be reinstated from 1 July 2023

What is changing?

The Provisional Skills Assessment (PSA) program will be reinstated from 1 July 2023, replacing the Job Ready Program Registration and Eligibility (JRPRE) program. On this date the PSA program will become separate to the Job Ready Program to make the pathways and purpose of each program clearer. Program guidelines and the online application portal will be updated from 1 July 2023 to reflect the two programs.

Applications for the new PSA will be taken from 1 July 2023 through the TRA Online Portal

Why are we changing?

The Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs) temporarily waived the skills assessment requirement for the  Temporary Graduate Visa (Subclass 485) on 1 July 2022. This waiver will cease from 1 July 2023. The new PSA supports these changes and is a pre-requisite for applications to the Job Ready Program.

How will these changes affect you?

Successful PSA outcomes can be used to apply to Home Affairs for a Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485). A successful PSA outcome also means you meet the pre-requisite requirement to participate in the JRP, however you must apply for the JRP within 3 years from the date of your PSA outcome.

For existing JRPRE applicants currently being assessed or waiting to be assessed, no action is required. Your application will continue to be assessed and on completion you will receive a PSA assessment outcome letter.

Prospective applicants planning to submit your PSA application after 1 July 2023, should thoroughly review the new PSA Applicant Guidelines and PSA FAQs before proceeding with your application.

For queries about the PSA, please read the PSA FAQs and if you still have questions, email to