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Cross-border trade license recognition is go

The Australian federal government’s ‘JobPass’ promises to build a more mobile workforce by automatically recognising some interstate work licences and registrations, without delays, additional fees or heaps of paperwork.

From 1 July 2022, more work licences and registrations become part of the Automatic Mutual Recognition (AMR) of the Occupational Registration scheme, which is already in place in New South Wales, Victoria, South Australia, Tasmania, the Australian Capital Territory and the Northern Territory for a growing number of occupations.

Western Australia is due to enter the scheme by 1 July 2022 but Queensland is yet to join.

The government says “licensed workers who hold and maintain an occupational licence or registration in a participating jurisdiction, and who intend to work in another participating jurisdiction, may be able to use AMR if the licence or registration is not exempted from the scheme”. 

More information is available here.

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