Last updated: 09 Jul 2020

TRA Job Ready Program

This is a skills assessment pathway for the international student graduates that currently hold or is currently enrolled in the qualifications related to the occupations in the medium to long term list. The applicant is required to achieve a qualification and work in the occupation related to the qualification of the student visa period in Australia.

Step 1. Provisional Skills Assessment (PSA)

This step is used to get skills assessment for subclass 485, the skills assessment granted on this step is only usable for subclass 485 and not for permanent resident visa. You must have the followings in order to be eligible for this step:
  • Have held a student visa in Australia
  • Have Australian qualifications relevant to a TRA occupation
  • Have a proof of employment over 360+ hours or vocational placement relevant to your qualifications and nominated occupation that was completed in Australia 3 years before submitting the PSA application

Step 2. Job Ready Employment (JRE)

The purpose of this step is to make sure that you are able to work to further improve your skills. You are required to complete a minimum of 1725 hours of paid employment during the first 12 months of your JRE start date in order to be eligible for the last step of the entire program.
  • PSA granted
  • Currently or will be holding a visa with full work rights with enough duration to complete the entire program.
  • Have an eligible employment in your nominated occupation
  • If applicable, you need to have less than 4 months of your student visa.
  • Not holding training visa.

Step 3. Job Ready Workplace Assessment (JRWA)

This steps is to make sure that you are working at the required skill level of your nominated occupation.
  • TRA must approve your work arrangements
  • Payslips showing 863 hours of employment for the first six months of your JRE start date
  • Documents that show the evidence of you fulfiling your expected tasks and roles

Step 4. Job Ready Final Assessment (JRFA)

You will receive an email from TRA if your records show that you are eligible for the skills assessment on paper. Once JRFA is granted, you will be able to use the skills assessment for permanent resident visa purpose.
  • TRA must approve your work arrangements
  • JRWA must be granted
  • Provide payslips that show 1725+ hours of employment for the 12 months since the beginning of your JRE

Medium & Long Term Occupation List

Your occupation must be in the following list to be eligible for TRA Job Ready Program.
Occupation NameANZSCOSkills Assessment Authority
electrical engineering technician312312TRA
radio communications technician313211TRA
automotive electrician321111TRA
motor mechanic (general)321211TRA
diesel motor mechanic321212TRA
motorcycle mechanic321213TRA
small engine mechanic321214TRA
sheetmetal trades worker322211TRA
metal fabricator322311TRA
pressure welder322312TRA
welder (first class)322313TRA
fitter (general)323211TRA
fitter and turner323212TRA
metal machinist (first class)323214TRA
carpenter and joiner331211TRA
painting trades worker332211TRA
fibrous plasterer333211TRA
solid plasterer333212TRA
wall and floor tiler333411TRA
plumber (general)334111TRA
airconditioning and mechanical services plumber334112TRA
roof plumber334115TRA
electrician (general)341111TRA
electrician (special class)341112TRA
lift mechanic341113TRA
airconditioning and refrigeration mechanic342111TRA
technical cable jointer342212TRA
electronic equipment trades worker342313TRA
electronic instrument trades worker (general)342314TRA
electronic instrument trades worker (special class)342315TRA
horse trainer361112TRA
boat builder and repairer399111TRA