The Job Ready Program (JRP) is for international student graduates who hold an Australian qualification issued by a Commonwealth Register of Institutions and Courses for Overseas Students (CRICOS) registered training organisation based on studies in Australia.
The JRP is a four-step employment-based skills assessment program that provides you with the opportunity to demonstrate that your skills and job readiness in an Australian workplace, relevant to your nominated occupation, before you apply for migration in Australia.
Before applying, you should check with the Department of Home Affairs to ensure a JRP skills assessment outcome is suitable for the visa for which you are applying for.
If you are intending to apply for Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485), you should also check that your nominated occupation is on the Medium and Long-term Strategic Skills List on the Department of Home Affairs website.
If you are intending to apply for an Employer Nomination Scheme visa (subclass 186) for the Child Care Centre Manager occupation you will need to select the Migration Skills Assessment Program.
Information relating to Australian employment conditions and workplace laws is available on the Fair Work Ombudsman website.
How to apply
Note: As of 11 June 2020, applications for each step of the JRP are completed online through the TRA Online Portal. Documentation supporting an application is uploaded at the time of submitting an application and must be in a PDF format.
To apply for the JRP you must first complete a Job Ready Program Registration through the TRA Online Portal. A TRA reference number and username will be generated and you will be asked to create a password. You will need your TRA reference number, username and password to sign in to the TRA online portal to submit and application and payment for each step of the JRP listed below.
Step 1 - Provisional Skills Assessment (PSA)
Step 2 - Job Ready Employment (JRE)
Step 3 - Job Ready Workplace Assessment (JRWA)
Step 4 - Job Ready Final Assessment (JRFA)
All applications submitted to TRA must be 'decision ready'. 'Decision ready' means all the mandatory fields in the TRA Online Portal are completed, all documents are uploaded as required under the Job Ready Program Applicant Guidelines, and the mandatory application fee is paid.
Once your application is submitted you can no longer change or view the application.
Please read the instructions in the TRA Online Portal carefully to make sure you have met all requirements before submitting your documents.
The fees are payable when you apply for each step of the JRP. For further information please see Fees.
Job Ready Program Steps
For information about each step of the JRP, including eligibility requirements, click on the relevant program link below.
The Provisional Skills Assessment verifies the international student graduate's Australian qualification and any employment and /or vocational placement undertaken in an Australian workplace.
Job Ready Employment verifies the suitability of a participant's employment to ensure it can provide sufficient opportunity for the participant to demonstrate their skills using industry-accepted practices and tools/equipment relevant to their nominated occupation over a minimum of 12 months.
A Job Ready Workplace Assessment is conducted at the participant’s workplace once they have completed at least 863 hours of paid employment over a minimum of six months. This assessment is conducted by an independent assessor to determine whether the participant is successfully operating at the required skill level.
Detailed information about the JRP is provided in the Job Ready Program Applicant Guidelines. You must read the guidelines before registering for the JRP.