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.
TRA online lodgements require a workaround at this time to bypass the IELTS questions.
Workaround for online lodgement
When completing a new application through the TRA Online Portal, applicants must select 'yes' to the question 'Do you hold a passport from and are you a citizen of: United Kingdom, Canada, New Zealand, United States of America or the Republic of Ireland'. This will bypass the IELTS data field requirements.
Please note: When completing the 'Personal Details' page of the online application, you must enter your actual Country of Passport.