TRA processing times delays

Trade Recognition Australia (TRA) is currently experiencing delays in processing the Migration Skills Assessment (MSA) and Migration Points Advice (MPA) programs. Due to a surge in applications, it is currently taking more than 120 days to complete the assessment.

Requests to expedite applications may not be able to be accommodated during this time.

This also applies to the Job Ready program, where processing times are longer than expected. As of February 2024, the average processing times for the various stages are as follows:

  • employment application: 7 months
  • job evaluation: 5 months
  • final assessment: 1.5 months
  • general document processing: 2.5 months


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