TRA has asked the MIA to remind members that changes to English language requirements for Job Ready Program applicants mean IELTS tests are no longer required for Provisional Skills Assessments.
International student graduates who apply for step one of the JRP, a Provisional Skills Assessment (PSA), and who achieve a successful outcome, may use that outcome to support an application for a Temporary Graduate Visa (subclass 485) with the Department of Immigration and Border Protection.
Last month, TRA updated the eligibility criteria for the PSA and removed the requirement for an International English Language Testing System (IELTS) result.
The current PSA eligibility requirements now include evidence of a trade qualification awarded by a registered training organisation, based on studies in Australia and relevant to a TRA assessed occupation, as well as evidence of work in Australia (minimum 360 hours employment and/or vocational placement) that is relevant to both the qualification and nominated occupation.
The JRP Participant Guidelines and TRA website were updated and stakeholders notified accordingly.