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How to apply

How to apply

All applications submitted to TRA must be decision ready. This means you must have completed your application form, supplied all the required documents and have paid the application fee.

Please ensure you have read and understood the Migration Skills Assessment Applicant Guidelines before submitting your application.

MSA Applicant Guidelines.pdf (PDF 813KB)

MSA Applicant Guidelines.docx (DOCX 181KB)


All documents are mandatory. If you fail to provide any of these documents, you risk your application being assessed as unsuccessful.

Please ensure you have colour scans (and translations if not in English) of your original:

  • passport
  • qualifications
  • academic transcripts for each qualification
  • a completed employer template/self employment template for each employment period claimed
  • pay evidence for each period of employment claimed.

If you are claiming periods of employment undertaken within Australia, you must include a payment summary information statement with your application. PAYG statements are not acceptable. You can request a copy of your payment summary information statement from the ATO by completing the Copies of tax documents request form found here: https://www.ato.gov.au/forms/copies-of-tax-documents-request---individuals/

Email Submission

It is your responsibility to ensure your scanned documents are delivered in a format that meets the requirements specified below.

All documents must be scanned in colour and emailed to TRA as an attachment.

Your application and support documents should be sent a single document. However, if your document file size exceeds the email account limits, you may split your application.

Your surname, date of birth, occupation and the number of emails submitted should be in the subject line of all emails to TRA that relate to your application.

Example: Smith - DD/MM/YYYY - Carpenter, 1 of 3

You will receive an acknowledgement letter by email once your application has been registered.

Document Requirements

  • Your documents must be scanned in full colour as a .pdf
  • Document quality must be at least 150 dots per inch (dpi)
  • The total maximum file size for your application email must not exceed 90 mb
  • TRA cannot accept documents that are sent through file sharing platforms, such as Google Drive, dropbox etc
  • Your application should not contain documents that are locked or password protected.

The Application Form

When completing the application form, please ensure you and your agent (if applicable) have:

  • completed all the relevant fields, including visa and occupation
  • signed the Privacy and Consent Declarations (Page 6)
  • checked and signed the MSA Evidence Checklist (Page 7)

Once you have filled in the application form electronically, you must print and sign the form manually.

If you have read the applicant guidelines and gathered all the relevant documents and are ready to apply, please click below:

Your application should be emailed to: