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Department of Industry

Job Ready Program Participant Guidelines

Job Ready Program

Participant Guidelines

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Document c
hange history

Version

Date
published

Authors

Summary of change

Authorised by

1
.
0

28
/04/2011

TRA

Publication

Jan Febey

Branch
Manager, TRA

2.0

28/06/2011

TRA

Policy update:
additional
evidence requirements
for PSA

from 1 July 2011

Jan Febey

Branch
Manager, TRA


3.0

04/10/2011

TRA

Incorporating online
application for Steps 2
-
4

Job Ready Employment
requirements clarified

Jan Febey

Branch
Manager, TRA

4.0

June 2012

TRA

Update to payment
details and Contact
information

Dr Melissa
McEwen,
General
Manager, TRA



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Version

Date
published

Authors

Summary of change

Authorised by

5.0

March 2013

TRA

Update fees and
payment options

Tracy Feeney,
A/g General
Manager, TRA

6.0

July 2013

TRA

Remove review fee for
JRFA. Clarify verification
arrangements for PSA.

Reflect Visa changes
and Department name.

Melissa
McEwen,
General
Manager, TRA

7.0

November
2013

TRA

Updates to reflect recent
Government and
Departmental name and
brand changes.
Clarification of
requirements around the
use of the PSA and
access into the JRE.

Melissa
McEwen,
General
Manager, TRA
,
Skills Mobility

and Asian
Connections
Branch





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Table of Contents


Section 1

Overview of the Job Ready Program

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5

1.1

Purpose of the Job Ready Program guidelines

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5

1.2

Job Ready Program summary

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5

1.3

Program objective

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7

1.4

Relevant legislation

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7

1.5

Program delivery

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7

1.6

Fee payable

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8

1.7

Paying Fees

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9

1.8

Refunds

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.

9

1.9

TRA roles and responsibilities

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9

1.10

Job Ready Program participants roles and responsibilities

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10

1.11

TRA liaison officer roles and responsibilities

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10

1.12

TRA approved registered training organisation roles/responsibilities

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11

1.13

Authorised representati
ves for Job Ready Program participants

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11

1.14

Privacy

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12

1.15

False and misleading information

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13

1.16

Certification of documentation

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14

1.17

Work statements

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14

Section 2

Job Ready Program requirements and processes

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2.1

Step 1: Provisional Skills Assessments

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16

2.2

Step 2: Job Ready Employment

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21

2.3

Step 3: Job Ready Workplace Assessment

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2.4

Step 4: Job Ready Final Assessment

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Section 3

Contact details for Trades Recognition Australia

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Section 4

Glossary

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Section 5

Acronyms

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Section 1

Overview of the Job
Ready
Program

1.1

Purpose of the
Job Ready Program guidelines

These
guidelines

describe the
Job Ready Program

and define the requirements for
potential
applicants

and
Job Ready Program participants
.

The primary audience for these guidelines is potential applicants and Job Ready
Program participants. Terms explained in the
Glossary

are
bolded

when they first
appear in this document.

The Job Ready Program is managed by
Trade
s Recognition Australia (TRA)
. TRA,

a business unit of
the
Department of Industry
,

is

the relevant
assessing authority

for certain occupations under the
Migration Regulations 1994
.

If you are interested in applying for the Job Ready Program, it is essentia
l that you:



check that
your

nominated occupatio
n

is one for which TRA is listed on the
Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL)

as the assessing authority



understand the eligibility requirements for e
ach
s
tep of the Job Ready Program
before starting an application.

These guidelines do not provide specific information on
visa

or points requirements
for migration. All enquiries
about

migration requirements must be directed to
the
Department of
Immigration and

Border Protection (DI
BP
)

www.immi.gov.au
.

TRA

reserves the right to amend these guidelines as needed. Information about
changes to the guidelines will be documented in the

Document
c
hange
h
istory


ta
ble
on page
s

2

and
3
.

1.2

Job Ready Program summary

The Job Ready Program is a four
-
ste
p
employment
-
b
ased skills assessment
program designed to su
pport the aims of Australia’s
skilled migration program
.

The Job Ready Program gives you the opportunity to demons
trate your skills and
job
readiness

in an Australian workplace relevant to your nominated occupation
before
you apply

for permanent residency in Australia.

The Job Ready Program is
undertaken over a period of up to 18 months.





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Step 1

Provisional Skills As
sessment

The Provisional Skills Assessment can be used for the following purposes:

1

In conjunction with a suitable visa which satisfies the eligibility requirements for
entry into the remaining three steps of the Job Ready Program, beginning with
registration into step 2
-

Job Ready Employment (JRE).

2

To satisfy the Department of Immigration and Border Protection skills
assessment requirements for a Temporary Graduate visa (
subclass 485
), where
the assessed occupation appears on the
Skilled Occupation List (SOL)
.

You should check with DIBP before submitting an application to TRA to ensure that
you have identified the appro
priate visa pathway for you, and that TRA is the correct
assessing authority for your nominated occupation. See
http://www.immi.gov.au/
.


Go to
Section 2.1

for more information about the Provisional Skills Assessment
.



Step 2

Job Ready Employment

The
Job Ready Employment

step requires you to complete 12 calendar months of
full
-
time (or equivalent) paid employment in a
genuine Australian workplace

in your
nominated occupation.

This step enables you to gain experience in an Australian workplace to further
develop your skills in your nominated occupation. During your employment you will
be required to complete a program of
professional development

in Australian
Workplace Language
and Culture and document the tasks that you undertake in the
workplace in a
Job Ready Journal
.

Go to Section 2.2 for more information about Job Ready Employment.



Step 3

Job Ready Workplace Assessment

Towards the end of your employment step, you will be req
uired to participate in a
Job Ready Workplace Assessment

at your place of work. The assessment will
determine whether you are successfully operating at the
required skill level

for your

nominated occupation in
your
Australia
n workplace
.

Go to
Section 2.3

f
or more information about the Job Ready Workplace Assessment.



Step 4


Job Ready Final Assessment

A successful
Job Ready Final Assessment

will enable you to satisfy the skills

assessment requirement for your application to
DIBP

for a
s
killed
m
igration
visa
.

Go to
Section 2.4

for more information about the Job Ready Final Assessment.



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1.3

Program objective

The Job Ready Program aims to increase the confidence of Australian employers in
the ski
lls and
qualifications

of recently graduated international students who have

completed a qualification in Australia relevant to an occupation assessed by TRA,
and who intend to apply for permanent migration to Australia.

The Job Ready Program also aims to
ensure that you, as an
i
nternational
trade
qualified
graduate, are well placed as a skilled worker to seek employment in your
nominated occupation.

1.4

Relevant legislation

TRA is the designated assessing authority for a range of trade and associate
professio
nal occupations under the
Migration Regulations 1994
.

Regulation 2.26B

(2) of the
Migration Regulations 1994

requires that the skills of a

person must be assessed against the stan
dards set by the relevant assessing
authority for the skilled occupation.

TRA plays no role in the issuing of visas or the allocation of points for migration
purposes.

1.5

Program delivery

TRA is responsible for the delivery of the Job Ready Program.

TRA
Offi
cers
are responsible for the assessment at
Step 1

and
Step 4

of the
p
rogram.

A
TRA Liaison Officer

(TRA LO) will be assigned to you after your
Employment
Registration Form

and payment of the appropriate fee is received by TRA. The TRA
LO will guide you through Step 2 and Step 3 of the program.

Components of Step 2 and Step 3 of the Job Ready Program are delivered through
TRA
-
approved
registered training organisation
s

(RTOs)
. TRA coordinates these

services through contractual
arrangements (service deeds) between

the Department
of Industry

and the individual RTOs who are approved to deliver the service.

Services provided to you by RTOs include:



the delivery of the Australian W
orkplace Language and Culture professional
development services required in Step 2 of the Job Ready Program



the Job Ready Workplace Assessment component of Step 3 of the program.



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1.6

Fee payable

TRA manages the Job Ready Program on a cost
-
recovery basis in ac
cordance with
the Australian Government Cost Recovery Guidelines. The following fees are
payable by you to TRA unless otherwise specified (all amounts in these guidelines
are in Australian dollars).

The fees paid to TRA do not attract
G
oods and
S
ervices
T
ax (GST).
1

Fee Type

Fee

When Payable

Payment
Method

STANDARD FEES

Step
1. Provisional Skills
Assessment

(PSA)

$300

When you
submit your
PSA application
online


Online by Visa
or MasterCard
credit/debit card


Step
2. Job Ready
Employment


a.

Employment
registration


$500

When you
submit your first
Employment
Registration
Form

online


Online by Visa
or MasterCard
credit/debit card

b.

Australian
Workplace Language and
Culture professional
development

Not to exceed
$1,200

(contact
individual RTOs
for fee)

Contact
in
dividual RTOs
for payment
timing

Contact
individual RTOs
for payment
options

Step
3. Job Ready
Workplace Assessment

(JRWA)

$2,000

When you
submit your
JRWA
application
online


Online by Visa
or MasterCard
credit/debit card

Step
4. Job Ready
Final
Assessment

(JRFA)

$150

When you
submit your
JRFA
application
online


Online by Visa
or MasterCard
credit/debit card

OTHER FEES

Provisional Skills
Assessment (PSA)
Review

$300


Only if you
apply for a PSA
Review

Online by Visa or
MasterCard
credit/debit card

Second Job Ready
Workplace Assessment
(JRWA)

$2,000

Only if you
apply for a
second JRWA

Online by Visa or
MasterCard
credit/debit card






1

A
s provided for in Schedule 1, Part 1, Item
10
.10 in A New Tax System (Goods and Services Tax)
(Exempt Taxes, Fees and Charges)
Determination 2011 (No. 1)



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1.7

Paying Fees

Payments for TRA services are made online by Visa or MasterCard credit/debit card
through the TRA Online Portal
(
https://extranet.deewr.gov.au/trades/Interface/Pages/Security/Logon.aspx
).
I
nstructions for paying through the Online Portal will be pro
vided to you when you are
required to make the payment. Online payments are processed securely using the
Government EasyPay website operated by the Reserve Bank of Australia.

You will receive an email containing your receipt after you have paid. For your o
wn
records, please retain your email receipt as evidence of payment.

1.8

Refunds

Refunds will not be provided if you choose to withdraw your application or do not
provide the requested supporting documents within the specified timeframes.

The circumstances i
n which TRA will refund a payment are detailed in the TRA
Refund Policy available on our website
(
www.
industry
.gov.au/tra
)
.

1.9

TRA roles and responsibilities

The roles and responsibilities of TRA in relation to
the Job Ready Program include:



managing the objectives of the
p
rogram



providing up
-
to
-
date information about
p
rogram processes and procedures



contract management and monitoring of TRA
-
approved
RTOs



responding to enquiries from you and you
r

employer/s about the
p
rogram



budget and policy management



developing and maintaining an appropriate IT
s
ystem to support the
p
rogram



liaising with
DIBP

and other key stakeholders



managing complaints and
reviews

as re
quired



managing evaluations of the
p
rogram



undertaking compliance and investigative measures as required.




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1.10

Job Ready Program participants roles and
responsibilities

You must
c
ommit to the
p
rogram by:



accurately and honestly completing

the required application, registration and
declaration forms required for the
p
rogram



applying to
DIBP

for the appropriate visa to work
full
-
time
in Australia



ensuring that there is
enough

time remaining on your visa
for you
to be able to
complete, as a minimum, 12

calendar

months
of
full
-
time paid employment



finding your own employment
,
ensuring that your employment is with a business
that is relevant to your nominated occupation, and that your employer is willing to
participate in the
p
rogram and provide opportunities for you to be involved in a
range of tasks in
that
occupation



completing the requirements of the
online
Job Ready Journal



participating cooperatively in all four steps of the
p
rogram, including professio
nal
development in Australian Workplace Language and Culture (which TRA r
equires
that you

undertake in your own time) and the Job Ready Workplace Assessment



paying the required fee for each step of the program.

1.11

TRA liaison officer roles and responsibilitie
s

The
TRA LO

is responsible for:



visiting the workplace and verifying your Job Ready Program employment
arrangements



advising

you and your employer/s about your responsibilities in the Job Ready
Program



providing you and your employer/s with access to the

Job Ready Journal



coordinating assessment arrangements
with TRA
-
approved
workplace
assessor
s



adhering to the
Australian Public Service C
ode of Conduct
.




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1.12

TRA approved registered training organisation
roles
/
responsibilities

TRA
-
approved
RTOs

are responsible for:



meeting all the requirements identified in their service deeds with
TRA



meeting obligations for registration as an RTO



where relevant,
providing safe and appropriate facilities for you to undertake
professional development



where relevant,
facilitating an appropriate learning and assessing environment for
you, whether face

to

face, by correspondence or online



where relevant
, implementing measures to ensure the safety, wellbeing and
health of the JRP participant and their workplace assessors at the work site of a
JRP participant during the Workplace Assessment



reporting your professional development

and workplace assessment

outcomes to
TRA



liaising with TRA, you and your employer as required
.

1.13

Authorised representatives for Job Ready
Program participants

You may nominate a
migration agent

or representative to act on your behalf while

you undertake
Step 1

and

Step 4

only
of t
he Job Ready Program.

These steps have
outcomes that require interaction with
DIBP

for visa eligibility

and
processing.

DIBP

provides advice about the use of migration agents in
Australia.

Visit
http://www.immi.gov.au/visas/migration
-
agents/migration
-
agents
-
in
-
australia.htm

for
more information.

You are not required to nominate a migrat
ion agent or representative for the Job
Ready Program.

If you engage a migration agent or representative to assist you with Step 1 and
/or

Step 4 of the
p
rogram
,

you will be required to
supply the agent or representative
details with your online application

or
provide TRA with a signed
Nomination of an
Agent or Representative
form

(or similar correspondence). This w
ill allow TRA to
provide information about your participation in Step 1 and Step 4 of the program

to
your nominated agent.



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The
Nomination of an A
gent or Representative
form

(or similar correspondence)

must be completed and submitted to TRA each time you appoint

or
change a
migration agent or representative. Information provided on the form will replace any
previous migration agent or representative

details held on your TRA file.

The

form
is available on the TRA website at

www.industry.gov.au/tra
.

TRA will not correspond

with

or speak to another person on your behalf
about

Step 1
and Step 4 of the
p
rogra
m without your approval
, either through an online application
or in writing
.

Step 2

and
Step 3

of the Job Ready Program involve you entering into an
employment arrangement in an Australian workplace.

The employment arrangement
is between you and your emplo
yer.

There is no role for a migration agent in
that

relationship.

All discussions by TRA during Step 2 and Step 3 will be with you and/or your
employer.

1.14

Privacy

TRA collects information from you for the purpose of assessing whether you have
the
level of s
kill

required for your occupation in an Australian workplace.

Applicants/participants are responsible for ensuring the accuracy and validity of all
information provided to TRA.

All personal information collected by TRA is protected by the
Privacy Act 1988

(Privacy Act). Section 14 of the Privacy Act contains the Information Privacy
Principles (IPPs) which prescribe the rules for handling personal information.

The Privacy Act defines ‘personal information’ as “information or an opinion
(including information

or an opinion forming part of a database), whether true or not,
and whether
recorded

in a material form or not, about an
individual

whose identity is
apparent, or can reasonably be ascertained, from the information or opinion”.

More information about the Privacy Act, including a copy of the full text of the IPPs,
can be obtained from the Office of the Australian Information Commissioner’s
website at:
http://www.oaic.gov.au
.

TRA collects personal information from applicants/participants for the purposes of:



processing
applications, verifying evidence provided with applications, and
assessing whether applicants have suitable skills in a nominated occupation;



conducting investigations and ensuring compliance with relevant laws, awards or
standards
; and



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ensuring compliance with the
Commonwealth Fraud Control Guidelines (2002).

TRA may give some or all of the information it collects to
DIBP
,

IELTS Australia Pty
Ltd and IELTS Partners, the Australian Federal Police, your
employer/s, your
supervisor/s,
your
nominated agent or representative, the
RTO

that issued your
qualification, TRA
-
approved
RTO
s

providing services to TRA, the Fair Work
Ombudsman and other Australian and state/territory government agencies, for

the
above purposes.

When you provide personal
information in relation to the Department

of Industry
’s
services, we will allow you access to your personal information and we will correct
your personal information if it is inaccurate (subject to restrictions on such
access/alteration of records under th
e applicable provisions of any law of the
Commonwealth).

The information collected will not be used for any other purpose or disclosed to any
other person or organisation unless such a use and disclosure is authorised under
the
Privacy Act 1988
.

Complaints

about breaches of privacy should be referred to:

Privacy Contact Officer

Legal Branch

Corporate Division

Department of Industry

GPO Box 9839

CANBERRA

ACT

2601

AUSTRALIA


Privacy complaints can also be made directly to the Office of the Australian
Informat
ion Commissioner.

1.15

False and misleading information

TRA will take reasonable steps to verify the validity of
the
information you
supply
throughout the Job Ready Program.

You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy and validity of all information provided

to TRA.

However, if TRA

determines
at a later date
that information previously supplied is
false, misleading, non
-
factual or simply incorrect, and that in reliance on that
information TRA has incorrectly assessed you as successful, TRA may write to you
to advise that the assessment is no longer considered
successful. TRA will advise
DIBP

accordingly.

TRA may refer such matters to the appropriate authorities for investigation where
information provided to support an application is known or believed to be false.



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1.16

Certific
ation of documentation

TRA must be able to verify, to its satisfaction, t
he content of all documents
that you
provide.

Original documents must not be sent to TRA.

All documentation not generated by the Job Ready Program Online Application
process must be
copied and
certified.

A certified copy
is

a true copy of an original document that has been
seen

and
certified by an acceptable person and
an
not
at
ed as follows:

'
I certify that I have sighted the original document and this is a true copy of it.
'

This certi
fication must be made on a copy of the original documentation and include
the certifier’s name, title

and

registration number (where applicable)
,

their original
signature and
the
date. Copies of signatures will not be acceptable.

If a document has multiple

pages, the first page must include the signature and date
of the certifier, as well as the total number of pages of the document.

Every page in
the document must have the original initial of the certifier

and the date
.

TRA will only accept documents certi
fied by people who are listed in Schedule
2

of
the
Statutory Declarations Regulations 1993
, which is available through the

Australian
Attorney
-
General’s Departme
nt

website

and
documentation certified by a
registered migration agent.

1.17

Work statements

Each
work

statement provided to TRA
as part of your Provisional Skills Assessment
must
be unique and must accurately
describe the work you have undertaken at the
particular workplace.

All
work

statements you provide must be signed by a person
authorised to make, and capable of making, the statement. This may include your
employer, a direct supervisor or the
RTO

that issued your qualification (if your work
related to
a
vocational placement
).

Additional evidence is required for work undertaken after 1 July 2011. You must
ensure you meet the evidence requirements for the periods of work claimed

and that
your additio
nal evidence clearly demonstrates a link to the business
.

Employment
:

For each period of employment in Australia included in your online

application you must provide certified copies of the following:



v
erifiable evidence that demonstrates hours worked, suc
h as pay slips,
payroll
printouts, logbooks, bank statements
timesheets or group certificates
(
for
employment that was undertaken after 1 July 2011 only
)
; and



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a

written employment statement

(
for all employment
being claimed
)

t
hat can be
confirmed with the
relevant employer that:



states the occupation in which you were/are employed



states the exact dates and hours of employment



provides a detailed description of the nature and content of the work you
undertook, along with the machines, tools and/or equipment

used



is on letterhead used by the employer’s business



is signed and dated by the employer/s or a person authorised by the
employer/s, including the name, position and contact details of the person
making the statement
.

(
Note
: for
verification

purposes, th
e landline and/or
mobile telephone number/s must be able to be linked to the business by TRA.

Vocational Placements
:

For each period of vocational placement included in your

online application, you must provide a certified copy of a written statement from

the
RTO

that:



confirms the vocational placement has been undertaken as a requirement of a
training course



details exact dates, hours and location of the vocational placement



includes a description of the nature and content of the work you undertook, along
with the machines, tools and/or equipment used (note: this description may be
supplied by the
RTO

or the approved work placement supervisor)



is

signed and dated by an author
ised person, including the name, position and
verifiable
contact details.

TRA will verify all claims by contacting the person who signed your work statement.
TRA requires a contact telephone number for every person who supplies a
work

statement for you. A

mobile telephone number will not be sufficient as a primary
contact number unless TRA can verify independently that the number is linked to the
organisation where you worked. You should ensure that the person who signed your
statement is contactable at th
e number provided and is aware that TRA will contact
them. TRA will only attempt contact three times. If the person who signed your work
statement cannot be contacted, TRA will be unable to verify your work statement and
you will be unsuccessful.




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Section 2

Job Read
y Program requirements
and processes

2.1

Step 1: Provisional Skills Assessments

2.1.1

Overview of the Provisional Skills Assessment

The Provisional Skills Assessment is a preliminary assessment process
in which

you
are required to provide TRA with documentation o
f your
work
in Australia
, your
Australian qualification in a nominated occupation assessed by TRA, and evidence of
your English language skills.

A TRA officer will assess your documentation and determine whether your
application demonstrates that you have
met the eligibility requirements (see
Section
2.1.3
).

2.1.2

Purpose of the Provisional Skills Assessment

The Provisional Skills Assessment can be used for the following purposes:

1

In conjunction with a suitable visa to satisfy the eligibility requirements for
entry
into the remaining three steps of the Job Ready Program, beginning with
registration into step 2
-

Job Ready Employment (JRE).

2

To satisfy the Department of Immigration

and Border Protection (DIBP)

skills
assessment requirements for a Temporary Gradua
te visa (
subclass 485
), where
the assessed occupation appears on the
Skilled Occupation List (SOL)
.

You should check with DIBP before submitting an application to TRA to ensure that
you have identified the appropriate visa pathway for you, and that TRA is the correct
assessing authority for your nominated occupation. See
www.immi.gov.au
.

2.1.3

Eligibility for a Provisional Skills Assessment

To apply for a Provisional Skills Assessment,
you will be required to have a valid visa
to reside in Australia and
you must be able to provide evidence to show that
you
have:



a qualification awarded

by a
n

RTO

under the
Australian Qualifications
Framework
,

as a result of study in Australia
,

and
relevant to an occupation
assessed by TRA



evidence of work (employment and/or vocational placements) in Australia (see
Notes
1 & 2

below
) relevant to your qualification and nominated occupation that
meets the following two criteria:



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has occurred in a genuine Australian workplace using current industry
-
standard equipment and industry
-
endorsed processes; and



totals a minimum of 36
0 hours of
employment

in Australian workplaces.



an

International English Language Testing System (IELTS
) score
2

of six or
greater in each of the reading, writing, listening and speaking sub
-
tests of either
the Academic

or General Training test
.

Notes:

1

All employment must comply with the
Fair Work Act 2009

and any other relevant
Australian workplace relation laws. For more information on the employment
requirements under the Fair Work Act 2009, please visit
www.fairwork.gov.au/Pages/default.aspx
.

2

Vocational placements completed as part of an Australian qualification may be
included where
they
satisfy the requirements of relevant training laws.

2.1.4

Nominated occupation for the Provisional Skills
Assessment

Your
nominated occupation

for the Provisional Skills Assessment must be:



one for which TRA is listed on the
Consolidated Skilled Occupation List (CSOL)

as the assessing authority



relevant to the qualification issued as a result of your study in Australia



relevant to the employment you will secure for Step 2 of the Job Ready Program



the same as
the occupation you intend to nominate if you are applying for a
Temporary Graduate visa (
subclass 485
) with DIBP.

Important
: If you intend

to use your Provisional Skills Assessme
nt outcome in an
application to

DIBP
for a Temporary Graduate visa (Subclass 485), TRA understands
that you will be required to nominate an occupation from the
Skilled Occupation List
(SOL)
. If your occup
ation is not on this list you should contact
DIBP

to discuss your
options
.





2

You are not required to sit the IELTS test to demonstrate that you meet the English language
threshold if you hold a valid passport from
,

and are a citizen of
the
United Kingdom
,
Canada
,
New
Zealand
, the
United States of
America
, or the
Republic of Ireland
.



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2.1.5

The Provisional Skills Assessment Process

You must adhere to the following process to be eligible for a successful Provisional
Skills Assessment. You may
contact

TRA for assistance (see
Section 3

for c
ontact
d
etails).

A

Online application

To apply for a Provisional Skills Assessment, you must regi
ster through
the online
portal on the TRA website
.

Registration
by

other methods
,

such as email and post
,

will not be accepted.

You will be prompted to establish a
username

and password.
You must keep these
in
a safe place
,

as you will be required to use
t
hem to sign in to the online portal on the
TRA website
for Steps 2, 3 and 4 of the Job Ready Program.

It is your responsibility to ensure that your application is correct, accurate and
complete. If you engage an agent or representative to help you to compl
ete the
Provisional Skills Assessment application, you will be required to notify TRA in writing
(see
Section 1.11
)
.

B

Provisional
Skills Assessment Fee

The Provisional Skills Assessment fee payable
online
to TRA is $300.

Refer to
Sections 1.6 and 1.7 for information about making a payment.

C

Supporting documents

You must ensure that TRA receives all of the required supporting document
s

within
30 working days

from lodgement of your online application.

TRA will acknowledge

receipt of supporting document
s
, and will
endeavour to
conduct the assessment of the documentation you have provided within
3
0
working
days from receiving it.

You are required to provide the following supporting document
s

to TRA
for
your
Provisional
Skill
s Assessment:



the

Provisional Skills Assessment Summary Page

from the online portal on the

TRA website
. This must be printed
and signed
when you have completed the
online application process



a

certified

copy of your passport

biographical identification pa
ge



t
wo
certified

current passport
-
size photographs of you



a

certified

copy of your qualification relevant to your nominated occupation
issued
by an RTO in Australia and a full
academic transcript

of results,

including the


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dates you started and finished stu
dying in Australia. (Note: If you have completed
a diploma and you wish to be assessed for a trade
-
level qualification

Certificate
III or, where relevant, Certificate IV

you must provide the appropriate trade
-
level
qualification and accompanying academic t
ranscript listing the units of
competency completed for that qualification)



certified copies of evidence of work as described in Section 1.17 Work
Statements including
where relevant, certified copies of additional evidence for
work undertaken after 1 July

2011.

Note
s
:

1

Please do not
provide a paper copy of your IELTS Test result. You are required
to enter your Test Result Form (TRF) number in your online application.

TRA will
check the results of your test directly with IELTS.

2

It is important that you keep
your original documents and copies of all the
documents you submit to TRA for your own records.

3

The application must be
decision ready

for TRA assessment. This means that it

is your responsibility to ensure that your application is correct, accurate and
complete before you submit it. If you do not provide all the required information
and documentation you should expect an unsuccessful outcome.

D

Certification of documentation


Do not send original documents to TRA. TRA will not be liable for the return of
original documents.

You must have all documentation certified by a certifying officer who meets the
requirements set out in
Section 1.1
6

of these guidelines.

E

Request for ad
ditional time to provide supporting documents

If you are unable to provide supporting documents to TRA within
3
0
working
days of
registering your online application, you must write to TRA to request an extension of
time.

If your documentation or a request

for an extension of time to provide documents is
not received within
3
0 working days,
you should expect an unsuccessful outcome
.

The request must include your signature and be sent to TRA by post or
fax (s
ee
Section 3

of these guidelines for TRA contact d
etails
)
.

Extensions of time will be allowed only in exceptional circumstances
,

as determined
by TRA,
and at the absolute discretion of TRA
.



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If you
receive an extension of time,
you will be provided with a new due date for
providing
your supporting
document
ation to TRA.

F

Provisional
Skills Assessment Steps

A Provisional Skills Assessment will
generally
be completed within
3
0 working days
of receipt of your application and supporting document
s
, and will involve the following
steps:



verification

that your application meets the eligibility requirements for a
Provisional Skills Assessment



verification of all supporting documents provided by you



finalising the assessment

opinion



notifying you of the outcome of the assessment
.

G

Provisional
Skills As
sessment outcome

The Provisional Skills Assessment is finalised when TRA has assessed your
application and supporting document
s

and established whether you have provided
sufficient evidence to meet the
eligibility requirements

(see section 2.1.3)
.

You wi
ll be advised of the assessment outcome in a letter when the assessment is
finalised.

You will receive a successful Provisional Skills Assessment if:



you have followed the process outlined in
Sections
2.1.5
A
-
E



all documents you have provided can be verifi
ed to
satisfy TRA requirements
.

You will receive an unsuccessful Provisional Skills Assessment if:



your supporting document
s

have

not been received by TRA within
3
0

working
day
s,
unless otherwise agreed with TRA



the supporting documentary evidence provided

to TRA is not relevant to your
nominated occupation



the supporting documentary evidence contains insufficient detail for TRA to be
satisfied that you meet the Provisional Skills Assessment eligibility requirements



your supporting document
s

cannot be verif
ied to
satisfy TRA that they are

a true
and accurate

record of your qualifications

or work



you do not meet the minimum eligibility requirements, such as English language
ability



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the documents

you provided
are

found to contain false or misleading information.

H

Review of
Provisional
Skills Assessment outcome

If you do not agree with an assessment outcome
,

you can lodge an application for a
Provisional Skills Assessment review.


You will be provided with the
Application for Provisional Skills Assessment Review
form

when you are sent your Provisional Skills Assessment unsuccessful outcome
letter after the assessment is finalised.

The
Application for Provisional Skills Assessment Review
form
, together with the
r
eview fee and any new documentation you wish to supply, must be re
ceived by TRA
within 60
working
days from the date of the assessment outcome letter.

A fee of $300
applies.

Refer to Sections 1.6 and 1.7 for information about making a payment.

Further inf
ormation can be found in the TRA Assessment Review Policy available on
our website
www.industry.gov.au/tra
.

You do not have to apply for a review. You can submit a new application at any time.

There is no limit to the number of times you can submit a new Provisional Skills
Assessment Application online.

2.2

Step 2: Job Ready Employment

2.2.1

Overview of Job
Ready
Employment

The Job Ready Employment step requires you to complete 12

calendar

months of
f
ull
-
time (or equivalent) paid employment
. It is expected that the occupation you
nominate for Job Ready Employment is closely related to
the occupation you
nominated for the Provisional Skills Assessment.

During Step 2 of the Job Ready Program, you must:



r
emain in employment for 12 calendar months (
see
Section 2.2.7
)



work the equivalent hours of a full
-
time employee in a

genuine
Australian
workplace, which may involve more than one employer if
you are
in part
-
time
employment (
see
Section 2.2.7
)



have an empl
oyee

employer relationship
3

with each organisation you register
with TRA (
see
Section 2.2.7
C
).






3

TRA may consider participants who identify subcontractor work on the
Employment Registration
Form
. See
Section
2.2.7
(
c
)

for more information.



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During the Job Ready Employment step, you are also required to:



complete a professional development program in Australian Workplace Language
and Culture (
see
Section

2.2.9
)



document the development and application of workplace skills relevant to your
nominated occupation through a Job Ready Journal (
see
Section 2.2.10
).

Step 2 of the Job Ready Program involves you entering into an employment
arrangement in an A
ustralian workplace.

There is no role for a migration agent in th
at

employment relationship.

All discussions by TRA during Step 2 of the Job Ready Program will b
e with you
and/or your employer or supervisor.

2.2.2

Purpose of Job Ready Program

The purpose of the

Job Ready Employment step is to enable you to gain experience
in an Australian workplace to further develop skills relevant to your nominated
occupation.

It is your responsibility to find your own employment in your nominated occupation.

TRA has a list of

approved
RTOs

that can help you to prepare for and find
employment.

See Section
2.2.9

for more information

on approved RTOs
.

2.2.3

Eligibility for Job Ready Employment

To be eligible for Job Ready Employment, you must have:



a successful Provisional Skills
Assessment outcome



lodged an application for, or hold a suitable visa which provides sufficient time to
complete the full requirements of the Job Ready Program (in most cases this will
be the 485 visa)



secured employment that meets the eligible Job Ready E
mployment
requirements (see Section 2.2.6)



less than 4 months remaining on your student visa.

Important:

TRA will determine the suitability of visas other than the 485 for the
purpose of participation in the Job Ready Program on a case by case basis. The
d
ecision to accept or reject visas for this purpose will be at the absolute discretion of
TRA and its officials.



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2.2.4

Nominated occupation for Job Ready Employment

Your nominated occupation for Job Ready Employment must be the same as, or
closely related to, th
e occupation assessed during Step 1, Provisional Skills
Assessment.

2.2.5

The Job Ready Employment process

You must adhere to the following process to complete the Job Ready Employment
step of the program successfully. Your
commencement date

for Job Ready
Emplo
yment will be deemed by TRA to be the date you submit your
Employment
Registration Form

through the online portal on the TRA website, provided the

required hard copy evidence is
received by TRA

within 30 working days of the online
submission
.

Otherwise, TRA will deem your commencement date to be no earlier
than 30 working days prior to receipt
by TRA

of the required hard copy evidence.

A

Online Job Ready Employment registration

You must register through the online portal on the TRA website fo
r Job Ready
Employment. Sign in with the username and password you obtained when you first
registered for the Provisional Skills Assessment, then select the
Job Ready
Employment

link and complete all the mandatory fields.

The Job Ready Employment fee of $5
00 is payable online to TRA when you submit
your first
Employment Registration Form
. Refer to Sections 1.6 and 1.7 for
information about making a payment.

B

Supporting documents

When you have completed your online application, a
Job Ready Employment
Summa
ry Page

and
Employment Registration Form

must be printed from the online
portal on the TRA website and signed.

You and your employer must both sign and date the
Employment Registration Form
.

This form is evidence that your employer is aware of and acknowle
dges their role in
the Job Ready Program, including that they or their nominated supervisor:



have industry knowledge and experience that enables them to supervise you and
confirm your skills in your nominated occupation



understand that a
TRA
LO

will

contac
t

them when
necessary

to arrange for entry
to the workplace by a TRA officer or a TRA nominated agent

(
Note: TRA may
contact an employer to verify information provided in your application. TRA
requires a contact telephone number for every person who suppli
es an
employment statement for you. A mobile telephone number will not be sufficient
as a primary contact number unless TRA can verify independently that the
number is linked to the organisation where you are employed)



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will validate your Job Ready Journal
every three months



understand that any personal information provided may be used only as allowed
by the
Privacy Act 1988

(see
S
ection 1.1
4
)



will allow
Department of Industry
-
authorised staff and TRA
-
approved independent
workplace assessors to

access the workplace.

Y
ou must send the following
supporting
documents to TRA

for your Job Ready
Employment application
:



the
Job Ready Employment Summary Page
, signed and dated by you



a certified copy and grant date of your visa/s



the
Employment
Registration Form
, signed and dated by you and your employer.

You must ensure that TRA receives all of the required supporting document
s

within
30 working days

from lodgement of your online application.

TRA will acknowledge
rece
ipt of supporting documents
.

If the information contained in the supporting documents
listed
above cannot be
verified to

satisfy TRA requirements
,

your employment may not be approved for use
within
the Job Ready Employment step.

If you have
more than one employer during the 12

month
period, you must
register
your other employers on the online portal on the TRA website. Under the Job Ready
Employment link select
Add New Employer
. You must provide a signed
Employment
Registration Form

for each additional employer you intend to register
with TRA if you
want the employment arrangements to be counted for the Job Ready Program.

You must register any new employment arrangements for the Job Ready
Employment step on the online portal on the TRA website and TRA must receive a
signed copy of the
Employment Registration Form

within 30 working days of
commencing the new employment.

If you do not register new employment online and provide TRA with the signed
Employment Registration Form

within 30 working days, you will not be able to include
hours wo
rked with that employer as part of your Job Ready Employment. That is, if
you submit your new
Employment Registration Form

late, you will only be able to
include up to a maximum of 30 working days towards your Job Ready Employment,
backdated from the recei
pt of the signed copy of the
Employment Registration Form
.

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C

Job Ready Employment fee


The Job Ready Employment fee of $500 is payable online to TRA when you submit
your first
Employment Registration Form

online. Refer to Sections 1.6 and 1.7 for
information about making a payment.

Payment for the Job Ready Employment step is only required w
ith your first
Employment Registration Form

and not for any additional employers you register with

TRA.

2.2.6

Eligible Job Ready Employment arrangements

To be considered
eligible employment

for the Job Ready Employment step, your

employment must meet the follow
ing requirements
:



have commenced after you completed an Australian qualification relevant to your
nominated occupation



be registered with TRA on an
Employment Registration Form
, signed by both you
and your employer



involve work at an appropriate skill leve
l relevant to your nominated occupation



include a range of tasks and duties relevant to your nominated occupation



be paid in accordance with applicable industrial awards or agreements and
Australian workplace relations laws



not have been used to meet the w
ork component of the Provisional Skills
Assessment.

Note
: work claimed for the Provisional Skills Assessment may not be suitable for the
Job Ready Employment step. As part of the Provisional Skills Assessment, TRA
required you to demonstrate an exposure to

a range of tasks relevant to your
nominated occupation. For Step 2, you must ensure your employment requires you
to routinely demonstrate the responsibilities, tasks and duties of your nominated
occupation.

2.2.7

What constitutes 12 calendar months of full
-
time

employment

Job Ready Employment must amount to a total of 12

calendar

months full
-
time (or
equivalent) paid employment.

A

12 calendar months

You must remain in employment for a minimum of 12 calendar months.

For example,
if your commencement date is 24
September 2011
,

you are required to stay in


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employment in your nominated occupation until at least 23

September 2012.

Please
refer to Section 2.2.5 for information with regard to the commencement date.

Periods of part
-
time employment or no employment may
result in a longer timeframe
for your employment to be equivalent to the 12

calendar

month
s

full
-
time
requirement.

B

Full
-
time

For the purposes of Job Ready Employment, full
-
time hours are a minimum of 38
hours a week, except where the relevant industry award or applicable legislative
instrument specifies less (based on
S
ection 20 of the
Fair Work Act 2009
).

You must complete a minimum of 1,725 hours of employment.

This calculation takes
into account potential leave and public holiday entitlements.

It may take you longer than 12 calendar months to complete th
e minimum number of
hours required if you are in part
-
time employment or you have periods of
unemployment.

It may take you
less

than 12 calendar months to complete the minimum number of
hours required if you work more than 38 hours per week
.

However, i
f yo
u complete
the minimum number of hours in a shorter period, you will still be required to
complete the 12

calendar month
s

Job Ready Employment requirement
to be eligible
for a successful
Job Ready Final Assessment

(Step 4)
.

You may have more than one emplo
yer to enable you to meet the full
-
time equivalent
hours required.

However, where you register more than one employer with TRA, you will be required
to complete at least 50 per cent (863 hours) of the Job Ready Employment
requirement with a single employer
. In exceptional circumstances, TRA may provide
an exemption to this requirement entirely at its discretion.

Where overtime or penalty loadings are paid to you, only the actual hours worked will
contribute to the employment requirement
for

Job Ready Employ
ment.

C

Paid employment

Participants in Job Ready Employment must be
in paid employment in an
arrangement where
an employer

employee relationship exist
s
.

Indicators of an employer

employee relationship
may
include:



work is assigned to you by your employer
/supervisor and you complete the work
under their direction



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you work a standard number of hours per day/shift as agreed by your employer

(see Notes)



an employer paying you
award wage
s for your skill level for your nominated
occupation



an employer making su
perannuation contributions on your behalf



you accrue annual leave and/or other leave entitlements.

Notes:

1

TRA may consider
subcontractor

work if your nominated occupation on the
Employment Registration Form

is in a construction trade.

2

Subcontractors whose
employment is eligible for consideration must show that
they expect at least 50 per cent (863 hours) of their work to occur with a single

contractor, and that the contractor is willing to fulfil the requirements of your
employer for the purpose of the Job
Ready Program.

You may have a number of employers.

All employment arrangements you want to be
counted for the Job Ready Program must be registered with TRA.

Periods of
unregistered employment will not be considered as eligible employment for the Job
Ready
Program.

Concurrent employment in multiple part
-
time jobs in your nominated occupation is
permitted and will contribute to meeting Job Ready
Program employment

requirements

once registered with TRA.

You must provide evidence of the hours of employment spen
t in each employment
arrangement you register with TRA.

2.2.8

Verification of employment arrangements and
workplace visit

After receiving your
Job Ready Employment Summary Page

and your
Employment
Registration Form
, TRA will determine whether your employment ar
rangement is

appropriate for the Job Ready Program through the following processes.

A

Verification of employment arrangements

A TRA
LO

will contact you and your employer
after
receiving all your supporting
documentation.

The purpose of th
e

contact is to verify that the nominated employment arrangement
has the potential to provide you with the opportunity to demonstrate skills relevant to
a range of tasks required
in

your nominated occupation.



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A TRA
LO

will
then
conduct online verification p
rocesses to confirm the validity of the
business.

B

Workplace visit

Following the verification of
your

employment arrangements
,

a TRA
LO

will contact
you and your employer to arrange a workplace visit.

A workplace visit will be
conducted for
each

Job Ready Program participant registered for the Job Ready
Employment step.

A workplace visit will not necessarily be conducted for additional
employers you register with TRA, if any.

The TRA
LO

must obtain employer approval to visit the workplace.

The pu
rpose of the site visit is for the TRA
LO

to:



ensure
that
the employment arrangements provide sufficient opportunity for you
to be involved in a range of
tasks and duties

so that you can demonstrate your
skills using industry
-
accepted practices and tools/e
quipment relevant to your
nominated occupation



explain the requirement for you to complete the Australian Workplace Language
and Culture professional development in your own time




explain the requirement for you t
o add entries to a Job Ready Journal each
m
onth about the work that you do, and for your employer to validate your entries
in the journal every three months



confirm that your employer is aware of the requirement for a TRA
-
appointed
workplace assessor to visit the workplace and conduct a workplace a
ssessment
with you
after you have completed at least six
month
s
of employment (
see
Section 2.3
)



respond to questions you or your employer may have about the Job Ready
Program.

C

Outcome of workplace visit

You will be notified in writing
after
the
workplac
e
visit to advise whether:



the registered employment arrangement
does

meet the Eligible Job Ready
Employment requirements (
see Section 2.2.6
)

or



the
registered employment arrangement
does not

meet the Eligible Job Ready
Employment requirements based on TRA

verification processes.

Reasons for employment arrangements
not
meeting the Eligible Job Ready
Employment requirements may include

the following
:



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the

work that you are employed to do is not at an appropriate skill level relevant
to your nominated occupati
on



you

are not being paid



your

employment arrangements are unlikely to provide you with access to an
appropriate range of tasks and duties or industry
-
accepted tools and equipment
relevant to your nominated occupation
.

If you receive advice that your registered employment arrangement does not meet
the Job Ready Employment
r
equirements,
you must
find different employment

that
does meet the requirements to
be able to complete
Step 2

and
Step 3

Job Ready
Workplace Assessmen
t
of the Job Ready Program.

2.2.9

Job Ready Employment professional development

A

Purpose of Job
Ready
Employment professional development

The purpose of this professional development is to provide you with the skills to
enhance your understanding of the
language and culture of your Australian
workplace and the industry relevant to your nominated occupation.

B

TRA approved Registered Training Organisation

Professional development training is provided by TRA approved RTOs. Only the
RTOs listed in Table 1 a
re approved by TRA to provide professional development
services for the JRP.

Table 1

RTOs approved by TRA

TRA
Approved
RTOs

Location of
Services
Provided

RTO Offers

RTO Website

For more information

Stage1

Stage 2

Chisholm
Institute

Victoria

Yes

Yes

http://www.chisholm.edu.au/Ap
plying/Job_ready_program


Kangan
Institute


All states
and
territories


Yes

Yes

http://www.kangan.edu.au/jobre
adyprogram

Metropolitan
South
Institute of
TAFE

Queensland

Yes

Yes

http://www.msit.tafe.qld.gov.au/
international/stud
y_at_msit/inte
rnational_job_ready_program

Polytechnic
West

All States
and
Territories

N
o

Yes

http://www.polytechnic.wa.edu.
au/pwa/jobready



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TRA
Approved
RTOs

Location of
Services
Provided

RTO Offers

RTO Website

For more information

Stage1

Stage 2

TAFE NSW
-

Sydney
Institute

NSW

No

Yes

http://www.sit.nsw.edu.au/inter
national/?Media_Index_ID=214
4


TAFE NSW


Western
Sydney
Institute


NSW

N
o

Yes

http://wsi.tafensw.edu.au



C

Stages of professional development


There are two stages of professional development:



Stage 1: Job Seeking Skills (optional)



Stage 2: Australian Workplace Language and Culture (
compulsory
)

D

Stage 1 Professional Development: Job Seeking Skills

You
must have a successful Provisional Skills Assessment outcome before you can
undertake Stage

1 of the professional development
.

It is not compulsory for y
ou to
undertake Stage 1
of the
professional development
.

Stage 1 focuses on job seeking skills and
résumé preparation
, and is
aimed at
supporting you to present yourself effectively to a potential employer as you begin to
seek employment in your nominated occupation.

Discuss Stage 1 services directly with an RTO approved by TRA to provide this stage
of
professional devel
opment (see B above)
.

The services provided by each
RTO

may vary.

TRA cannot recommend a specific RTO and y
ou should select one that provides you
with the information you need to help you find employment.

E

Stage 2 Professional Developmen
t: Australian Workplace Language and
Culture

It is compulsory for all participants

to complete Stage 2 professional development.

You cannot commence Stage 2 professional development until your employment
arrangements have been registered

and acknowledged

by TRA.

This professional development will provide you with
support from your chosen
RTO

in completing your Job Ready Journal.



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To meet the requirements of the Job Ready Program, you must only access the
professional development services from a TRA
-
approved

RTO
.

TRA approved RTOs
are listed in B above.

Professional development in Australian Workplace Language and Culture will be
customised to relate specifically to your nominated occupation, and will include (as a
minimum):



how to communicate effectively wit
h your work colleagues using the language of
your nominated occupation/industry



understanding how to work effectively with others in an Australian workplace



your rights and responsibilities in Australian workplaces, with a focus on your
nominated occupatio
n



assistance to identify suitable tasks/examples of your work to include in your Job
Ready Journal (
see Section 2.2.10
).

F

What is involved in Stage 2 professional development

Stage 2 professional development is based on the
BSBWOR203A

Work
effectively
with others
unit of competency, which will be customised to your nominat
ed
occupation.

You are
expected
to

complete this professional development program in your own
time
,

outside work hours.

TRA
-
approved
RTOs

offer a range of ways for you to undertake this training,
including:



f
ace
-
to
-
face programs (after hours)



o
nline



c
orrespondence



a c
ombination of online, face
-
to
-
face and/or correspondence.

It is recommended that you select the RTO that
best meets your requirements, based
on:



o
ccupation



l
ocation



h
ow you best like to study
.

To successfully complete the Australian Workplace Language and Culture
professional development you must competently meet the requirements of


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BSBWOR203A

Work effectively with others
. Your selected RTO will provide you with

further details
about

this.

G

What you can expect from the RTO for Stage 2 Professional
Development

After you make an initial enquiry
, the
RTO

will:



contact you to discuss and/or complete your enrolment



contact you to discuss your specific requirements (related to your occupation and
workplace) and plan your individual program



ensure that you are able to commence your program in a timel
y manner



support you while you complete the professional development program.

At, or soon after, enrolment, the
RTO

will provide you with
its
:



complaints handling policy



review policy (this may be referred to as an
‘a
ppeal


p
olicy).

TRA is not involved in
the delivery of the professional development program. All
enquiries about your enrolment and/or the specific program should be directed
first
to
your
RTO
.

RTOs

are required to take all reasonable steps and adopt reasonable measures to
prevent and manage is
sues and risks related to document and identify fraud by their
own staff and Job Ready Program participants
,

in so far as
they

relate to the
p
rofessional development program.

TRA
-
approved
RTOs
are required to report all
concerns to TRA.

H

Fees for
professional development

Fees for professional development training are payable by you to the
TRA
-
approved
RTO you choose.

Fees for professional development
training
are listed on individual RTO websites.

See Section B of 2.2.9 above for RTO website links.

TRA
-
approved RTO
s

are responsible for setting their own fees.

Fees do vary across
RTO
s
.

The fee for the mandatory Stage 2 professional development is not to exceed
AUD$1,200.

RTO
s

may charge you an additional fee if you request a
r
eview of your
profession
al
development training outcome
.



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All information about fees should be discussed with
the
RTO

you choose to complete
your professional development training
.

TRA is not responsible for any payments due to a RTO for professional development
training
.

I

Profes
sional development outcomes

Upon completion of Stage 1, you may receive one or more of the following from the
RTO:



a certificate of participation



a completed résumé



a job seeking strategy



guidance on how to participate in job interviews in an Australian
workplace
relevant to your nominated occupation.

If you are successful in Stage 2, you will receive:



a Statement of Attainment for the
BSBWOR203A

Work
effectively with others

un
it
of compet
ency



a professional development report, a certified copy of which is to be provided to
TRA when applying for the Job Ready Workplace Assessment.

If you are unsuccessful in Stage 2, you will be advised on further options by the RTO
that provided the trainin
g.

J

Review of professional development outcome

You may request a review of the decision if you do not agree with the outcome of the
professional development.

Th
e

review will be managed by the
RTO

in accordance
with
its

established processes.

The fee for a

review is set by the
RTO,

and you will need to pay
it

directly to the
RTO.

2.2.10

Job Ready Journal

A

Purpose of the Job Ready Journal

The purpose of the Job Ready Journal is to document and record examples of the
work that you do in the workplace relevant to

your nominated occupation.

You will be required to document in your
j
ournal the work that you do to show how
you are
demonstrating

the following
workplace skills
:



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w
ork to industry standard:



use trade skills effectively



plan and organise your own work



use
technology
,



w
ork productively:



manage resources



meet business expectations



identify and resolve issues and problems
,



c
ommunicate effectively in the workplace:



meet client expectations



work well with others.

The Job Ready Journal will be reviewed by a TRA
-
appointed workplace assessor to
guide

the
planning of your
Job Ready Workplace Assessment (
s
ee
Section 2.3
).

B

Accessing the Job
Ready
Journal

When you have submitted your Job Ready Employment application, y
ou will be able
to access the Journal under the Job Ready Employment link via
the online portal on
the TRA website.

www.industry.gov.au/tra
.


P
lease note, access to your Journal does not indicate that your employment has
been assessed as appropriate for Step 2 of the Job Ready Program.

TRA will advise
you separately whether your employment is appropriate.

If TRA concludes that your employment is
not appropriate for you to be able to
demonstrate a range of trade skills in an Australian workplace for the occupation you
have nominated, any Journal entries you have recorded for that employment will not
be counted towards the

12 months employment for t
he Job Ready Employment step.

C

Participant responsibilities for completing the journal

The TRA
LO

will talk to you about how to complete your
j
ournal when they visit you in
the workplace.

The
RTO

you select for your
Stage 2
professional development (
see

Section 2.2.9
)
will assist you to

prepare suitable
entries for your journal.

You must record tasks and duties performed by you in your workplace, including
examples of what you did
,

what tools and equipment you used
,

how your work


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related to or involved o
thers
,

and the processes you had to follow to complete the
job.

The tasks recorded in your journal must relate to the work that you have
completed/undertaken and must be at an appropriate skill level for your nominated
occupation.

You will need to write en
ough detail about your work to remind your employer what
you did and when you did it, as your employer will need to review and sign your
Journal at the end of every three month period.

You are required to complete journal entries every month.

D

Employer’s
role in the Job Ready Journal

The Job Ready Journal is grouped into three month blocks called
Quarterly Journal
Reports
.

TRA will request your employer or supervisor to review your
Quarterly Journal
Reports

to confirm that your journal entries reflect the

work you have been doing.

Your employer may make additional comments in the journal about the work
performed by you and how you are demonstrating the workplace skills.

2.3

Step 3: Job Ready Workplace Assessment

2.3.1

Overview of the Job Ready Workplace Assessment

A TRA
-
approved workplace assessor will visit you in your workplace to assess your
skills.

The focus of the assessment will be on the activities you have been required to
perform during your employment.

2.3.2

Purpose of the Job Ready Workplace Assessment

The pu
rpose of the Job Ready Workplace Assessment is to determine
whether

you
are successfully operating at the required skill level for your nominated occupation in
your
Australia
n workplace
.

2.3.3

Nominated occupation for the Job Ready Workplace
Assessment

Your nom
inated occupation for the Job Ready Workplace Assessment will be the
same as the occupation approved by TRA for Job Ready Employment.



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