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Trade continues to be a highly in-demand sector in the Australian Job Market, never more than today where the Economic recovery is at the forefront of the Government's plan. 

What is a positive Skills Assessment?

To apply for permanent residency, you need to have a positive skills assessment in a nominated occupation.

Your Skills (sometimes includes Degree + Work experience) must be accredited by an Australian Skills Assessing body and you must have a positive outcome before applying for Skilled Migration in Australia.

Following are example of few of the most popular Skills Assessment bodies in Australia:


  • AACA – Architects Accreditation Council of Australia, Inc

  • AASW – Australian Association of Social Workers

  • CPA - Chartered Public Accountants

  • TRA – Trades Recognition Australia

  • VETASSESS – Vocational Education and Training Assessment Services

What is JRP?

The Job Ready Program (JRP) is a skills assessment of an applicant’s qualifications and employment experience. The assessment will compare your applied skills to determine whether you meet Australian standards for a skilled worker in your nominated occupations. It is a pathway for international graduates to pursue skills migration in Australia.

To achieve the objective of the JRP you must obtain a minimum of 12 months of full-time paid employment (or equivalent part-time employment) in an appropriate work environment. This will support you to develop and demonstrate your skills at the required level for your nominated occupation. The skills assessment will confirm you can:

  • follow complex written and verbal directions

  • complete trade or technical work unsupervised in accordance with relevant Australian industry standards

  • work safely in accordance with workplace health and safety regulations

  • identify, select, and use appropriate tools and equipment to complete occupational tasks

  • demonstrate employability skills consistent with relevant industry-approved Training Packages.

The JRP comprises three steps, each must be completed before you can move on to the next. The steps are:

  • Job Ready Employment (JRE)

  • Job Ready Workplace Assessment (JRWA)

  • Job Ready Assessment (JRFA)

Update from 1 July 2023

The more significant changes are:

  • Visa documents are no longer required in your JRP application. 

  • Maximum period of three (3) years to complete the JRP.

  • The applicant’s personal contact details must be registered for the JRE and JRWA steps which require direct contact.

  • Clarification of the requirements for decision-ready applications and the consequences of incomplete or not decision-ready applications.

  • The PSA will be a separate program to the JRP. 

  • PSA (or JRPRE) outcome is valid for 3 years from date of issue. If your PSA has expired and you would like to apply for the JRP, you will need to submit a new PSA application.

  • Successful PSA outcomes can be used to apply to Home Affairs for a Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485).

  • Amended the employment requirement to clarify it is a minimum of 12 months of full-time (or part-time equivalent) paid employment. Full-time means you are working an average of 38 hours per week.

Book Consultation
If you are considering a career in Trade Occupations and want to apply for Skills Assessment, book a Consultation (The consultation can be in-person or over Phone/WhatsApp) with our Registered Migration Agent:


  • RACC Education & Migration Services

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