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Step 3 - Job Ready Workplace Assessment

The purpose of the Job Ready Workplace Assessment (JRWA) is to determine whether you are working at the required skill level in an Australian workplace for your nominated occupation.

An assessor from a TRAapproved RTO will conduct your JRWA and will focus on the activities you have been required to perform during your employment as recorded in your Skills Progress Reports (SPRs) and Employment Verification Reports (EVRs).

TRA will email you when your records indicate you may be eligible for your JRWA.


To be eligible for a JRWA, the following is required:

  • your work arrangements must have been approved by TRA
  • acceptable pay evidence totalling at least 863 hours, over a minimum of six months from your JRE start date
  • acceptable SPRs, EVRs and any other required evidence confirming you are performing the expected tasks and duties for your nominated occupation

If you have a new employer, your work arrangements must be approved by TRA and you must provide pay evidence for at least one month of work, before your JRWA arrangements can proceed. (see section 2.2.5 of the Guidelines for change of employer requirements).

Your employer must have signed an EVR and confirmed they agree to the assessment being conducted at your workplace.

How to apply

Once you have received confirmation from TRA that you are eligible for a JRWA, you need to sign into the TRA Online Portal with your username and password. You should then select the Job Ready Workplace Assessment link and complete the Job Ready Workplace Assessment application and pay the mandatory application fee.

When you have completed the online application and your application fee payment has been processed, your JRWA application will be submitted to TRA.

Next steps

When your JRWA application has been registered by TRA, the following will be provided to a TRAapproved RTO:

  • contact details for you and your employer/supervisor
  • a copy of your SPRs, EVRs and any other relevant information
  • a copy of your Australian qualification
  • a copy of your passport identification page.

A TRA-approved registered training organisation will allocate an assessor to conduct your workplace assessment. The assessor will contact you and your employer/supervisor to organise a time and date that is suitable to conduct the assessment.

Detailed information about the JRWA is provided in Section 2.3 of the Job Ready Program Applicant Guidelines (Guidelines). You must read the Guidelines before submitting a JRWA application.

Key Information for Job Ready Workplace Assessment