Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) is a skills assessment service provider specialising in assessments for people with trade skills gained overseas for the purpose of migration and skills recognition.
List of occupations assessed by Trades Recognition Australia
A list of the occupations that TRA assesses can be found on the Department of Immigration and Citizenship website.
TRA provides a range of skills assessment options. The information below will help you work out the right skills assessment for your circumstances:
International students seeking temporary or permanent migration
- Have you recently graduated from a Registered Training Organisation in Australia with a qualification in a trade occupation?
- Are you seeking a skills assessment for a 485 visa application or for permanent migration purposes?
- Learn more about demonstrating your job readiness to gain a skills assessment under the Job Ready Program.
Permanent skilled migration
Are you looking to migrate permanently to Australia and have trade skills? Identify one of the three programs below that is right for you and find out more information.
- Does the Department of Immigration and Citizenship require you to have Migration Points Advice?
- Do you have a successful skills assessment issued by TRA or a TRA-approved RTO?
- Learn more about how to get Migration Points Advice.
Temporary skilled migration
- Are you applying for a Temporary Work (Skilled) visa (subclass 457)?
- Has the Department of Immigration and Citizenship determined you require a skills assessment for temporary migration purposes?
- Learn more about applying to have your skills assessed under the 457 Skills Assessment Program.
Australian Recognised Trade Certificate (not for migration purposes)
- This program is NOT for migration purposes.
- Are you an Australian resident with qualifications or experience in an electrical or metal trade gained outside an Australian apprenticeship?
- Learn more about getting your skills recognised in Australia through the Australian Recognised Trade Certificate program.
How to pay TRA fees
20 May 2013
TRA fees must be paid electronically from 1 June 2013.
Transitional arrangements for fees for reviews of Migration Skills Assessment (MSA) applications lodged prior to the 6 May 2013
15 May 2013
The following transitional arrangements are in place for eligible applicants to the Migration Skills Assessment Program that may be affected by the increase in TRA fees.
Change to MSA & MPA fees
1 May 2013
Fees for MSA and MPA applications and reviews have increased. More information is available from the Change to MSA & MPA fees article.