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Migration Points Advice

Migration Points Advice is for people with a successful Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) skills assessment outcome and are applying to the Department of Home Affairs (Home Affairs) for a points tested, independent skilled migration visa. 

The Migration Points Advice program is an evidence-based assessment of your qualification/s and employment history to determine comparability with Australian standards for a skilled worker in your nominated occupation.

The standards against which qualifications and employment are assessed as follows:

  • AQF qualifications relevant to the occupation from an Australian industry endorsed training package (available at www.training.gov.au)

  • Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) (available at www.abs.gov.au)

The Migration Points Advice outcome is used to advise Home Affairs about comparability of qualifications and employment completed by the applicant with the Australian standards, when assessing your visa application.

Trades Recognition Australia does not provide specific information on migration or visa requirements, and does not issue points. All migration points test enquiries must be directed to the Home Affairs (www.homeaffairs.gov.au).

You are required to check with the Department of Home Affairs whether you require points advice before submitting an application to Trades Recognition Australia.


You are eligible to apply for the Migration Points Advice program if you:

  • have a successful skills assessment outcome from a Trades Recognition Australia program in your nominated occupation

To receive points advice you must provide documents relevant to your nominated occupation to show that you have:

  • qualifications and/or an apprenticeship; and

  • completed full-time (or equivalent part-time) paid employment during the last 10 years


Please read the Guidelines before proceeding as they contain detailed information about the program including application requirements and eligibility. 

MPA Applicant Guidelines (PDF 785KB)

MPA Applicant Guidelines (DOCX 173KB)


The following fees are payable by the applicant in Australian dollars

Service Fee ($AUD)

Migration Points Advice


​Migration Points Advice Review of Outcome


Payments for the Migration Points Advice Program can be made online by Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card through the Trades Recognition Australia Online Portal. Trades Recognition Australia will not refund the above fees if you decide to withdraw your application once assessment has commenced.

When you use the Trades Recognition Australia Online Portal, a payment summary containing a customer reference and receipt number will be produced. A payment receipt will also be emailed to the email address provided in the application.