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Step 3 - JRWA

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.

The JRWA is conducted by an assessor from a TRA-approved registered training organisation. The assessment will focus on the activities you have been required to perform during your employment, as recorded in your Quarterly Progress Reports (QPRs), Employment Verification Reports (EVRs) and any monthly journals submitted prior to 10 July 2019.

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.


To be eligible for a JRWA, your workplace must have been approved by TRA and you must have provided TRA with:

  • acceptable pay evidence to substantiate that you have been in paid employment for at least 863 hours, over a minimum of six months from your JRE start date
  • acceptable QPRs, EVRs and journals covering a minimum of six months of employment.

You must also be actively in paid work for a period of at least one month with the employer who signs your signs your JRWA Summary Page.

How to apply

When you receive confirmation from TRA that you are eligible for a JRWA, you need to sign into the online portal, select the Job Ready Workplace Assessment link and complete the Job Ready Workplace Summary Page and pay the $2,000 application fee.

When you have completed the online submission, select the Submit and Print button to submit the details and print the Summary Page. (Do not select the print option on your computer.)

The Summary Page must be signed by your employer or supervisor, as evidence they agree the assessment can be conducted at your workplace.

Your Summary Page must be emailed to jrpdocuments [at] dese.gov.au as a PDF attachment for the application to be registered.

Please note: You are not formally registered for a JRWA until your application documents are received by email and registered by TRA.

Key Information for Job Ready Workplace Assessment