Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) is a skills assessment service for people with trade skills gained overseas or in Australia that require a skills assessment for the purpose of migration.
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Get information about all TRA programs, including eligibility requirements and how to apply, from the TRA website.
For information on immigration and visa eligibility and requirements, please visit the Department of Home Affairs website.
Trades Recognition Australia consultation paper on cost recovery for migrant skills assessment services
The Department of Employment and Workplace Relations is seeking feedback on its consultation paper on cost recovery for migrant skills assessment services. This consultation includes a proposal to amend the fees charged for the Job Ready Program, Migration Skills Assessment, Migration Points Advice and RTO Assessment Services, from October 2022.
Submissions will be accepted until 4pm Friday, 12 August 2022. For more information see the Trades Recognition Australia Consultation paper on cost recovery for Migrant Skills Assessment Services.
Skills Assessment Programs
Job Ready Program
For eligible international graduates in Australia who have an Australian trade or associate professional qualification issued by a Registered Training Organisation (RTO), based on studies in Australia.
TSS Skills Assessment Program
For applicants applying for a Temporary Skill Shortage (TSS) visa who work in a nominated occupation and hold a passport from a nominated country.
Offshore Skills Assessment Program
For applicants applying for skilled migration visa (excluding 485 or TSS), who work in a nominated occupation and hold a passport from a nominated country. It is also available for applicants choosing to undertake a skills assessment in a nominated occupation who can travel to Australia or a nominated country for a skills assessment.
TRA Migration Skills Assessment
For eligible applicants with trade skills who are seeking permanent migration to Australia.
Migration Points Advice
May be required by the Department of Home Affairs to determine the number of points allocated to an applicant for certain skilled migration visas.
Cost Recovery Implementation Statement - Trades Recognition Australia - RTO Assessment Services 1 March 2019 - 30 June 2022.
Trades Recognition Australia website