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Transitional Skills Assessment
Application Form
Application Guidelines
About this application form
The purpose of this assessment is to determine the comparability of your academic qualifications and
employment experience to the Australian Standards for a skilled worker for the nominated occupation of Child
Care Centre Manager. This application is only suitable for individuals who have received an outcome from
Trades Recognition Australia for step 1 (provisional skills assessment) or step 4 (final assessment).
Supporting Evidence
The evidence required for this application will depend on whether you have already received a successful
outcome for either Step 1 (Provisional Skills Assessment) or Step 4 (Final Assessment) of the Trades Recognition
Australia (TRA) Job Ready Program (JRP).
Eligibility for individuals who have completed Step 1 of the TRA Job Ready Program
To be eligible to apply for a Child Care Centre Manager provisional skills assessment for the purposes of the
Temporary Graduate visa (subclass 485) you must have:
recently obtained a successful outcome from step 1 (provisional skills assessment) of the TRA Job Ready
Program under the nominated occupation of Child Care Centre Manager.
Eligibility for individuals who have completed Step 4 of the TRA Job Ready Program
To be eligible to apply for a Child Care Centre Manager skills assessment you must have:
recently obtained a successful outcome from step 4 (final assessment) of the TRA Job Ready Program
under the nominated occupation of Child Care Centre Manager.
Please note: ACECQA is not the Assessing Authority for the Employer Nomination Scheme (subclass 186) visa.
Please contact Trades Recognition Australia if you intend to apply for this visa.
Application process
Applicants are required to complete this application form and supply the required supporting evidence.
ACECQA will confirm receipt of the application within 5 business days. This email will confirm whether the
application is complete or whether additional information is required to complete your assessment. Failing to
submit a complete application will result in delays processing your application.
ACECQA is committed to completing transitional skills assessment applications within 15 days from receipt of a
complete application. You will receive notification of your assessment outcome via email.
Giving false or misleading information is a serious offence. ACECQA conducts thorough checking of submitted
documents and will notify the relevant Australian Government Department and law enforcement agency where
it has reason to believe that false or misleading information is provided.
We will notify you of the outcome of your application by email. If unsuccessful, you will receive reasons for the
decision.
If your application is successful, you will be able to contact the Department of Home Affairs to complete the
relevant visa application process.
Your skills assessment is valid for a three-year period. Should you require a skills assessment after this date, you
will need to re-apply.
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Application & supporting evidence checklist
You will need to provide the following supporting evidence with your completed application form:
a high-resolution colour copy of the identity page of your current valid passport
a high-resolution colour copy of your evidence of change of name (if your documents contain names other
than those that appear on your passport)
a signed and dated letter from Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) confirming your successful completion of
either Step 1 or Step 4 of the Job Ready Program (JRP)
a signed and formally witnessed applicant’s declaration (section 5 of this application form) and formally
witnessed authorised representative’s declaration (if applicable) (section 6 of this application form).
Your application cannot be assessed by ACECQA until all of these documents are received. Please contact
ACECQA on 1300 422 327 if you would like to discuss these requirements.
Authorised representatives
You may nominate an authorised representative to prepare, submit and speak to ACECQA on your behalf. All
correspondence from ACECQA will be sent to both you and your authorised representative. The Authorised
Representative Declaration and Consent Form ensures that your representative understands that providing
false or misleading information is an offence and that all information they provide is true and correct to the best
of their knowledge.
Review process
If you disagree with the outcome of your assessment you can request a review. The basis of your request for a
review will determine whether you need to formally submit a review application and pay the associated fee.
We recommend applicants call their case officer to discuss their assessment outcome before submitting a
review application. Your case officer will discuss the outcome of your assessment and advise the additional
evidence required to review your application.
Reviews are assessed and approved by different ACECQA representatives to the original application. For further
information on the review process please refer to our website.
Privacy notice
Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) will use the information you provide to
make an assessment of your qualifications and employment experience for the purpose of skilled migration.
ACECQA may need to disclose personal information to some third parties, including educational institutions, to
verify the information you have provided in the application. In the case of a complaint or a challenge to the
decision, the Australian Children’s Education and Care Quality Authority (ACECQA) may need to disclose some
information to a review body, for example, an ombudsman, court or tribunal. Personal information will be used
and stored in accordance with the Australian Privacy Principles contained in the Privacy Act 1988. ACECQA’s
privacy policy is available on the ACECQA website.
False or misleading information
You are responsible for ensuring the accuracy and validity of all information provided to ACECQA. Reasonable
steps will be taken to verify the validity of all information and documentation provided. If ACECQA determines
at a later date that information previously provided is false, misleading, non-factual or incorrect, and that in
reliance on that information ACECQA has incorrectly assessed your application as successful, ACECQA may write
to you to advise the assessment is no longer considered successful. ACECQA will also advise the Department of
Home Affairs accordingly. ACECQA may also refer such matters to the appropriate government department or
authorities for investigation.
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Eligibility
1. Have you completed the Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) Job Ready Program (JRP) under the nominated
occupation of Child Care Centre Manager?
Yes, I have completed Step 1 of the Job Ready Program
Yes, I have completed Step 4 of the Job Ready Program
Personal information
2. Your personal details
Title Mrs Miss Ms Mr
Surname
Given names
Previous name
(if applicable)
Gender Male Female Other
Date of birth Passport
(Day/Month/Year) Number
Email address
Postal address Number and street or PO Box number Suburb, town or city
State or province Postcode Country
Phone number
Evidence is required for this section.
Please provide a signed and dated letter from Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) confirming your
successful completion of either Step 1 or Step 4 of the Job Ready Program (JRP).
Evidence is required for this section.
Please provide high resolution colour copies of your valid passport and
change of name evidence (if applicable).
/ /
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Migration agent or authorised representative (optional)
3. Your Authorised Representative’s details
If you would like to elect another person to prepare, submit or speak on your behalf with ACECQA about your application
please provide their details in this section. Your authorised representative could be a migration agent, lawyer, friend or
relative. If you elect a representative, they will be included in all correspondence from ACECQA.
Please leave this section blank if you do not want to elect an authorised representative.
Do you wish to authorise a representative to act on your behalf?
Yes No If no, leave this section blank.
Note: Authorised representatives must complete and sign an Authorised Representative Declaration and Consent Form at
section 6 of this application.
Title Mrs Miss Ms Mr
Surname
Given name/s
Email address
Postal address Number and street or PO Box number Suburb, town or city
State or province Postcode Country
Phone number
Relationship to you
If you are a migration agent completing this form on behalf of the applicant, please tick here
( )
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Qualifications
4. Your TRA approved early childhood education and care qualification
Please provide details of your early childhood education and care qualification.
If your highest education and care qualification was a post graduate qualification, you will also need to provide details of
your undergraduate qualification.
Title of award
Awarding institution
Date commenced Date completed
(Day/Month/Year) (Day/Month/Year)
Mode of study Full time Part time
Delivery Face to Face Online Other
Minimum entry requirement
Time taken to complete your study
Address of Institution
State or province Postcode Country
Phone number
Country where study was undertaken,
if different from above
( )
/ /
/ /
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Declaration and Consent
5. Applicant declaration and consent
Please tick each clause below and sign the declaration in the presence of the witness. The witness must be a person
authorised to legally witness or certify documents and must not be related to you by birth or marriage.
I, (the applicant) declare that:
I understand that providing false or misleading information is an offence and all the information I have
provided is true and correct. If an authorised representative has assisted me, I declare I have not
provided false or misleading information to the representative for preparation of this application.
I have read and understood ACECQA’s Application Guidelines at pages 1 and 2 of this application form.
I authorise ACECQA to make enquiries to third parties in order to verify and assess my qualifications and
experience.
I understand that my assessment will take up to 60 calendar days from the date I provide all the
information required by ACECQA.
I understand that if additional information is requested and is not provided within the requested
timeframe, ACECQA may close my application and I will not be entitled to a refund.
If I have provided anyone else’s personal information, I confirm that it is with their consent.
I will inform ACECQA of any changes to my circumstances (e.g. change of contact details) while my
application is being processed.
I have read and understood ACECQA’s privacy policy.
Day Month Year
Signature of Date
applicant
Day Month Year
Signature of Date
authorised
witness
Authorised witness name
(Printed)
Authorised witness occupation
or JP number and stamp
/ /
/ /
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6. Authorised representative declaration and consent (if applicable)
Please tick each clause below and sign the declaration in the presence of the witness. The witness must be a person
authorised to legally witness or certify documents and must not be related to you by birth or marriage. Authorised
representatives must not witness their own declarations.
I, (the applicant’s migration agent or authorised
representative) declare that:
I have been authorised by the applicant to discuss, request and provide information about this
application on their behalf.
I understand that providing false or misleading information is an offence and all the information I have
provided is true and correct to the best of my knowledge and is as was conveyed to me by the
applicant.
I understand that the applicant may withdraw this authority at any time.
Day Month Year
Signature of Date
authorised
representative
Day Month Year
Signature of Date
authorised
witness
Authorised witness name
(Printed)
Authorised witness occupation
or JP number and stamp
/ /
/ /
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Submission
7. Submitting your application
Please ensure that
all relevant questions in the application form have been answered
the information has been clearly recorded and is easy to read
your supporting documents are attached (refer to the checklist on page 2 and the request for evidence
at the bottom of each relevant section of this form).
Failing to submit a complete application will result in a delay in processing your application. The application
form and supporting documents can be submitted:
by email to skilledmigration@acecqa.gov.au or
by post to: Qualifications Assessment Team
ACECQA
PO Box A292
Sydney NSW 1235
ACECQA reserves the right to ask you to provide your original application form and/or original supporting
documents.
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