TRA: updated assessment types and fees

The new Migration (LIN 19/034: Fees for Assessment of Qualifications and Experience) Instrument 2019 updates the assessment types and fees payable to TRA

The new Migration (LIN 19/034: Fees for Assessment of Qualifications and Experience) Instrument 2019 commences on 1 March 2019, when it repeals the Migration Regulations 1994 – Specification of Fees for Assessment of Qualifications and Experience – IMMI 13/037.

IMMI 13/037 currently includes the following assessment types and respective fees:

(i)         AUD1,000 for Migration Skills Assessment

(ii)        AUD600 for Migration Points Advice (based on a satisfactory Migration Skills Assessment outcome)

(iii)       AUD1,100 for Migration Points Advice (based on a satisfactory Skilled Worker Program Skills Assessment outcome)

(iv)       AUD300 for Job Ready Program Provisional Skills Assessment

(v)        AUD500 for Job Ready Program Employment Assessment

(vi)       AUD2,000 for Job Ready Program Workplace Assessment

(vii)      AUD150 for Job Ready Program Final Assessment.

The new LIN 19/034 contains many more assessment types, as follows:

6     Fees for Specified Trades Recognition Australia Assessments

Item No. Column 1

Assessment Type

Column 2

Fee Payable

1 Migration Skills Assessment AUD1,000
2 Migration Points Advice (based on a satisfactory Migration Skills Assessment Outcome) AUD600
3 Migration Points Advice (based on a satisfactory Skilled Worker Program Skills Assessment Outcome) AUD1,100
4 Job Ready Program Provisional Skills Assessment AUD300
5 Job Ready Program Employment Assessment AUD500
6 Job Ready Program Workplace Assessment AUD2,000
7 Job Ready Program Final Assessment AUD150
8 TSS Skills Assessment Program Documentary Evidence Assessment AUD1,280
9 TSS Skills Assessment Program Documentary Evidence – Reassessment AUD450
10 TSS Skills Assessment Program Technical Interview – Pathway 1 AUD2,000
11 TSS Skills Assessment Program Technical Interview – Pathway 1 – Reassessment AUD1,000
12 TSS Skills Assessment Program Technical Interview – Pathway 2 AUD900
13 TSS Skills Assessment Program Technical Interview – Pathway 2 – Reassessment AUD450
14 TSS Skills Assessment Program Practical Assessment AUD2,200
15 TSS Skills Assessment Program Practical Assessment – Reassessment AUD1,100
16 Offshore Skills Assessment Program Documentary Evidence Assessment AUD1,280
17 Offshore Skills Assessment Program Documentary Evidence – Reassessment AUD450
18 Offshore Skills Assessment Program Technical Interview – Pathway 1 AUD2,000
19 Offshore Skills Assessment Program Technical Interview – Pathway 1 – Reassessment AUD1,000
20 Offshore Skills Assessment Program Technical Interview – Pathway 2 AUD900
21 Offshore Skills Assessment Program Technical Interview – Pathway 2 – Reassessment AUD450
22 Offshore Skills Assessment Program Practical Assessment AUD2,200
23 Offshore Skills Assessment Program Practical Assessment – Reassessment AUD1,100
24 Trades Recognition Service Documentary Evidence Assessment AUD1,280
25 Trades Recognition Service Documentary Evidence – Reassessment AUD450
26 Trades Recognition Service Technical Interview – Pathway 1 AUD2,000
27 Trades Recognition Service Technical Interview – Pathway 1 – Reassessment AUD1,000
28 Trades Recognition Service Practical Assessment AUD2,200
29 Trades Recognition Service Practical Assessment – Reassessment AUD1,100

7     Internal Review of Assessments

Item Column 1
Assessment Type
Column 2 Fee Payable
1 Migration Skills Assessment AUD900
2 Migration Points Advice AUD300
3 Job Ready Program Provisional Skills Assessment AUD300
4 TSS Skills Assessment Program Documentary Evidence Assessment AUD700
5 TSS Skills Assessment Program Technical Interview AUD700
6 TSS Skills Assessment Program Practical Assessment AUD700
7 Offshore Skills Assessment Program Documentary Evidence Assessment AUD700
8 Offshore Skills Assessment Program Technical Interview AUD700
9 Offshore Skills Assessment Program Practical Assessment AUD700
10 Trades Recognition Service Documentary Evidence Assessment AUD700
11 Trades Recognition Service Technical Interview AUD700
12 Trades Recognition Service Practical Assessment AUD700

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Sergio Zanotti Stagliorio is a Registered Migration Agent (MARN 1461003). He is the owner of Target Migration in Sydney. He can be reached at sergio@targetmigration.com.au