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Eligibility

If you require a skills assessment and TRA is the relevant assessing authority for your nominated occupation, you will need to apply under the TRA Migration Skills Assessment (MSA) Program, unless:

To be eligible for a successful TRA Migration Skills Assessment outcome you must provide evidence of:

  • a qualification comparable to the relevant Australian qualification for the nominated occupation, and
  • three years of full-time paid employment in the nominated occupation at the required skill level, and
  • at least 12 months of paid employment in the nominated occupation in the three years immediately before applying.

Comparable qualification

In determining if a qualification will be recognised as comparable to the relevant Australian qualification, TRA must be able to validate that the qualification is:

  • at a level comparable to the Australian qualification required for the occupation, and
  • at a quality standard comparable to Australian qualifications, and
  • relevant to the nominated occupation.

For more details on the requirements for QUALIFICATIONS, please refer to Section 2.6 of the TRA MSA Applicant Guidelines.

Three years of full-time paid employment

TRA generally considers that skilled employment is undertaken after the issuance of a qualification which is formally recognised as comparable to the relevant Australian qualification. 

Employment will only be recognised as meeting the TRA Migration Skills Assessment requirements if it is:

  • paid, full-time (or equivalent) employment, and
  • relevant to the nominated occupation, and
  • performed at the required skill level for Australian industry standards.

If you have obtained an Australian qualification through a process of recognition of prior learning (RPL), you may be able to use employment undertaken before the issuance of your qualification to meet the employment requirement.

For more details on the requirements for EMPLOYMENT, please refer to Section 2.8 of the TRA MSA Applicant Guidelines.

12 months of paid employment in the nominated occupation in the three years immediately before applying

To ensure that your skills are current, we require you to provide evidence that you have worked for 12 months at the required skill level in your occupation, or a closely related occupation where you were required to maintain your skill level for the nominated occupation, within the last three years.

For more details on the requirements for EMPLOYMENT, please refer to Section 2.8 of the TRA MSA Applicant Guidelines.