How to emigrate to Australia as an Electrical Engineer. Our highly skilled electrical engineer clients are very much wanted in Australia due to their exceptional qualifications, skills and electrical engineering experience.
If you’re seriously considering emigrating to Australia as an electrical engineer then we’d love to hear from you. We have a 100% success rate in securing top tier Australian Visas for electrical engineers and their families to live and work in Australia without the need for employer sponsorship.
Q. Can I emigrate to Australia as an Electrical Engineer
A. Yes, Electrical Engineer is on the Medium & Long Term Strategic Skills List which opens several visa pathways for Migrating to Australia. These pathways include the top tier Australian visas currently available, namely the 189 and 190 visa class. These ‘top flight’ visa classes are the most desirable visas in the southern hemisphere.
When you successfully emigrate to Australia as an Electrical Engineer you’ll likely be on one of these top tier visas, giving you and your family the absolute right to:
Besides all these benefits the best of all is that the 189 and the 190 visa class is designed to convert into full Australian Citizenship and Dual Nationality after four years.
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There are two ‘occupation in demand’ lists for Australia and having an occupation on one of these lists could mean that (alongside some other factors) you’d be able to apply to emigrate to Australia. These lists are called the Medium Long Term Strategic Skills List and the Short Term Skilled Occupations List.
Every occupation on the MLTSSL and STSOL is assigned an immigration code and the code for those looking to migrate to Australia as an Electrical Engineer is 233311. This is also known as the ANZSCO for an Electrical Engineer.
According to the ANZSCO Classification Schedule, the code for Electrical Engineer contains the following Migration Groups and Sub Groups
Major Group: 2 – Professional Electrical Engineers Emigrating to Australia
Sub-Major Group: 23 – Design, Engineering, Science and Transport Professionals
Minor Group: 233 – Engineering Professionals
Unit Group: 2333 – Electrical Engineers
Designs, develops and supervises the manufacture, installation, operation and maintenance of equipment, machines and systems for the generation, distribution, utilization and control of electric power. Registration or licensing may be required.
-Planning and designing power stations and power generation equipment
-Determining the type and arrangement of circuits, transformers, circuit-breakers, transmission lines and other equipment
-Developing products such as electric motors, components, equipment and appliances
-Interpreting specifications, drawings, standards and regulations relating to electric power equipment and use
-Organising and managing resources used in the supply of electrical components, machines, appliances and equipment
-Establishing delivery and installation schedules for machines, switchgear, cables and fittings
-Supervising the operation and maintenance of power stations, transmission and distribution systems and industrial plants
-Designing and installing control and signalling equipment for road, rail and air traffic
-May specialise in research in areas such as power generation and transmission systems, transformers, switchgear and electric motors, telemetry and control systems
According to ANZSCO, those looking to migrate to Australia as an Electrical Engineer must demonstrate qualifications equivalent to a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In some instances, relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
Generally, we’ll be looking for you to have over three years’ experience and this experience must be what is known as Post-Qualification, insofar that any electrical engineering work you did before qualifying won’t necessarily count towards your minimum work experience required to emigrate to Australia as an Electrical Engineer.
Once you’ve satisfied the occupational requirements for ANZSCO then it’s time to look at overall immigration points which can be calculated below
Age 18 – 24 = 25 points
Age 25 – 32 = 30 points
Age 33 – 39 = 25 points
Age 40 – 44 = 15 points
Age 45 = Not eligible for skilled migration although may still be eligible for Permanent residency status via the TSS Visa.
Good = 20 points
Medium = 10 points
Basic = 0 points
3 to 5 years = 5 points
5 to 8 years = 10 points
8 years + = 15 points
PHD = 20 points
Degree = 15 points
Trade Qualification = 10 points
Once you’ve satisfied ANZSCO and calculated a minimum of 65 immigration points it’s time to start looking at getting your migration case underway.
Firstly, now we’ve established your Prima Facie eligibility to emigrate to Australia we’ll need to get the ball rolling. The first stage is called skills assessment, quickly followed by your Expression Interest and then the final application stages.
Every occupation, trade and profession have their own skills assessment body. It’s their job to say that you are who you say you are and that you have the right skills, experience and qualifications. In the case of ANZSCO Code 233311, the Australian Skills Assessment body for Electrical Engineer is Engineers Australia
We cannot move onto the next stage in the application without first securing a positive skills assessment from Engineers Australia. Don’t worry, its not a physical test of your electrical engineering skills, more an extensive decision ready bundle of documentation that proves you are who say you are, and that you have the right skills, experience and qualifications to emigrate to Australia as an electrical engineer.
Stage one is the collation of a decision ready bundle of documents which can be used by the assessment body to evidence and substantiate your skills, training, qualifications and experience.
We’ll be working closely with you to secure the following evidence for review by the Skills Assessment Body:
-All your electrical engineering qualification certificates
-Transcripts as they relate to these award certificates
-Detailed references from employers
-PaySlips and Tax Records for every year of employment
-Membership of Chartered Institutes
For an even more detailed walk-through of the requirements we’ve included a deep dive Engineers Australia Skills Assessment Guide
A skills assessment by Engineers Australia costs $528 AUD and will be completed in around three weeks.
The next stage of your migration to Australia as an Electrical Engineer is for us to build out your Expression of Interest. This “EOI” as it’s known is where your expression is ‘lodged’ alongside all other candidates looking to emigrate to Australia as an Electrical Engineer from all around the world.
From this EOI pool of applicants you may be selected depending on a number of criteria such as points score, age, and how ‘in demand’ an occupation is currently.
After being selected to apply for Australian Migration its time to complete the rest of the application and at this stage, police checks and medicals are required.
The main skilled visa classes of 189 and 190 bring what’s termed Permanent residency Status from day one. Permanent Residency for an Electrical Engineer means you’ll be able to:
Yes, with the added bonus that your partner may not even need to do a skills assessment in their own right for whatever occupation they hold. The rights and privileges afforded to the main visa holder are passed onto partners and children automatically.
This means that your partner or spouse can work freely and in whichever occupation the choose in Australia provided they have the correct qualifications and experience.
Your whole family can access medicare and your children are entitled to receive education without financial contribution (note: some lesser visa classes such as employer sponsored visas require that you make a contribution of anything between $2,000 and $20,000 AUD per child for their education.
Should your children want to continue their education through University they would of course be able to do so in Australia and even if you’re children are approaching University age they’ll be classed as ‘Australian’ for the purposes of University Fees as they’ll be on full Permanent resident visas.
Emigrating to Australia as an Electrical Engineer on Permanent Residence really is the best long term option and we recommend this route over and above temporary visa immigration pathways.
Electrical Engineer is on the MLTSSL for Australia which means it’s eligible for the TSS Employer Sponsored Visa and whilst this visa is initially classed as temporary it can convert to fill Permanent Residency Status after three years.
Occupation ceilings dictate how many skilled visas are issued to applicants in a particular year. The occupation ceiling for Electrical Engineer immigrating to Australia is 1000.
The following Australian States and Territories currently offer their weight to the 190 Visa class for Electrical Engineers emigrating to Australia
Not usually. The 189 visa class does not require a formal job offer although some States and Territories do require this for the 190 subclass.
The Job market in Australia for Electrical Engineers remains constant and is expected to do so for the next five years. Most Engineers in Australia are employed on a full-time basis. Unemployment for qualified Electrical Engineers in Australia is below average.
Average Salary for Electrical Engineer in Australia is $168,255 per year.
This pre-engagement consultation is designed to find out whether our experts can be personally satisfied you have a substantive and prima facie case for Immigrating to Australia via the Skilled Migration Visa category.
We only take on cases where our experts are positive of securing a successful outcome for our Electrical Engineers and their loved ones. At the start of this life-changing journey, you need to be armed with the facts, not have to listen to a long-winded sales pitch.
• Consultations are with those directly responsible for your case
• Honest and reliable assessment of your eligibility
• All your unanswered questions covered
• Free advice on skills assessment and professional registration
• Warts and all budget planning – all costs discussed in detail
After your free consultation, you may decide to engage our bespoke fully managed Emigrate to Australia service. Our highly competitive fees are always fixed right from the start so there are no nasty surprises along the way.
A. Your first Permanent Residency Visa lasts for five years. During this time if you spend a total of four years in Country you should be able to convert the visa into Australian Citizenship and Dual Nationality.
If you haven’t hit the four year mark then providing you’ve spent a minimum cumulative total of two years in Australia then the PR visa will extend for a further five years. During this additional five year period it’s anticipated you’ll have the required time in country to apply for Citizenship with the Australian Government.
Are you currently looking for good, highly qualified electrical engineers who want to move to Australia? If you’re struggling to find an Australian staff, you could consider recruiting an Electrical Engineer from overseas. We have a huge selection of electrical engineers at various stages in the immigration process and would love to connect then with you.