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Job Ready Program (JRP)

The Job Ready Program (JRP) is an employment-based skills assessment program for international student graduates with an Australian qualification. The JRP provides applicants with the opportunity to develop their skills and gain employment experience in an Australian workplace before applying to the Department of Home Affairs for a skills migration visa. 

A skills assessment determines if you have the skills and experience necessary to work in Australia at the required level for your occupation. 

Before submitting an application to Trades Recognition Australia, it is your responsibility to confirm with the Department of Home Affairs that you require a skills assessment for your visa, and that Trades Recognition Australia is the relevant assessing authority for your occupation.

The JRP is a four-step program. Each step must be completed before progressing to the next step. For more information about each step, please see the links below:

  1. Provisional Skills Assessment (PSA)
  2. Job Ready Employment (JRE)
  3. Job Ready Workplace Assessment (JRWA)
  4. Job Ready Final Assessment (JRFA)

Note: A successful PSA outcome can be used to apply to the Department of Home Affairs for a Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485). To apply for a 485 visa, your occupation must be listed on the Skilled Occupation List on the Department of Home Affairs website.

How to Apply

To apply for the JRP, you must first read the JRP Applicant Guidelines.

You can then apply for the JRP, starting with Step 1 – Provisional Skills Assessment (PSA), through the Online Portal.

Fee Schedule

The following fees are payable when you apply for each step of the JRP:

Assessment Step Fee ($AUD)
Step 1 - Provisional Skills Assessment (PSA) $200
PSA Review (if required) $200
Step 2 - Job Ready Employment (JRE) $450 
Step 3 - Job Ready Workplace Assessment (JRWA) $2,540
JRWA Reassessment (if required) $2,540
Step 4 - Job Ready Final Assessment $65











Fee schedules are subject to change. TRA will give reasonable notice of any proposed fee increases. Notices regarding proposed fee increases will be published on the TRA website and in the relevant program guidelines.

Instructions on how to pay are provided when you apply for each step of the JRP. Payments can only be made online by Visa or MasterCard through the Online Portal. All fees are payable in Australian dollars ($AUD).

After a payment has been made, an email containing a receipt will be sent automatically to the email address provided in your application. It is important to keep the email receipt as evidence of payment. This email provides confirmation that your application has been received by Trades Recognition Australia. 

Refunds will not be provided if you do not meet program eligibility requirements, choose to withdraw your application or do not provide the application documents within the specified timeframes. The circumstances in which Trades Recognition Australia will refund a payment are detailed in the TRA Payment and Refund Policy which can be found on the Forms & Policy page of our website.