‘Job ready’ changes to ASIC and MSIC schemes

The Australian Government has changed the rules around ASIC and MSIC applications.

From 15 December 2015, you may contact your issuing body to find out if they may be able to accept your ASIC and MSIC ‘job ready’ application before you have secured a relevant job.

Previously, you could not apply for an ASIC or MSIC until after you had secured a job in the industry.

The ‘job ready’ changes means that you may be able to apply for an ASIC through an approved issuing body before you have an operational need to hold an ASIC. However, you cannot be issued with an ASIC or MSIC without proving your operational need for a card.