Trades Recognition Australia

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 fees are changing on 1 September 2021

In May 2021, the Australian Government Department of Education, Skills and Employment consulted on a proposal to change the fees charged by Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) for skills assessment services provided under the Job Ready Program, Migration Skills Assessment and Migration Points Advice. The proposal to change fees has now been agreed by Government.

Read the Cost Recovery Implementation Statement containing information on the proposal and how DESE determined the new fees for these assessment services.

The new fees are effective from 1 September 2021.

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