If you’re looking to move to Australia as a mechanical engineer then you’re in the right place. Migration Consultant has a dedicated Mechanical Engineering immigration expert on hand to assist with every aspect of the Australian Immigration process.
There are almost 35,000 mechanical engineers in Australia, representing a shortage of critical mechanical engineering skills. If you want to move to Australia as a mechanical engineer there’s never been a better time, earnings are at an all time high with an average salary of $122,000 AUD with many mechanical engineers earring far more with a few years of experience.
Q. Can I migrate to Australia as a Mechanical Engineer
A. Yes, Mechanical Engineer is on the Medium & Long Term Strategic Skills List which opens several visa pathways for Migrating to Australia including all Permanent Residency options such as the 189 and 190 subclasses which can ultimately lead to Australian Citizenship and Dual Nationality.
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Every occupation on the MLTSSL and STSOL is assigned an immigration code and the code for those looking to migrate to Australia as a Mechanical Engineer is 233512. This is also known as the ANZSCO Code for a Mechanical Engineer.
According to the ANZSCO Classification Schedule, the code for Mechanical Engineer contains the following Migration Groups and Sub Groups
Plans, designs, organises and oversees the assembly, erection, commissioning, operation and maintenance of mechanical and process plant and installations. Registration or licensing may be required.
-Studying functional statements, organisational charts and project information to determine functions and responsibilities of workers and work units and to identify areas of duplication
-Establishing work measurement programs and analysing work samples to develop standards for labour utilisation
-Analysing workforce utilisation, facility layout, operational data and production schedules and costs to determine optimum worker and equipment efficiencies
-Designing mechanical equipment, machines, components, products for manufacture, and plant and systems for construction
-Developing specifications for manufacture, and determining materials, equipment, piping, material flows, capacities and layout of plant and systems
-Organising and managing project labour and the delivery of materials, plant and equipment
-Establishing standards and policies for installation, modification, quality control, testing, inspection and maintenance according to engineering principles and safety regulations
-Inspecting plant to ensure optimum performance is maintained
-Directing the maintenance of plant buildings and equipment, and coordinating the requirements for new designs, surveys and maintenance schedules
According to ANZSCO, those looking to migrate to Australia as a Mechanical 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.
Whilst there is certainly mutual recognition of qualifications the first stage in this recognition will be to secure a positive mechanical engineering skills assessment as part of the Australian Immigration process.
Generally, we’ll be looking for you to have over three years’ experience.
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
Masters Engineering qualifications don’t add any further points to the tally as qualification points are only awarded for a Degree or PHD. Should you hold both a Degree and PHD the maximum immigration points claimed will still be 20.
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.
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 233512, the Australian Skills Assessment body for Mechanical Engineer is Engineers Australia
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.
With a positive skills assessment and a minimum of 65 immigration points we’ll make an Expression of Interest via SkillSelect
The final stage of your migration to Australia as a Mechanical Engineer is your formal application to the Department of Home Affairs after receiving an invitation to apply. At this stage, police checks and medicals are required.
This is based on a number of criteria such as any occupation ceiling in place and your total immigration points score. Invitation rounds currently take place every month.
The main skilled visa classes of 189 and 190 bring what’s termed Permanent residency Status from day one. Permanent Residency for a Mechanical 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.
Mechanical 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 Mechanical Engineer immigrating to Australia is 1780.
The following Australian States and Territories currently offer their weight to the 190 Visa class for Mechanical Engineers emigrating to Australia
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 Mechanical 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 Mechanical Engineers in Australia is below average.
Average Salary for Mechanical Engineer in Australia is $2,677.70 per week or $139 240 per year.
We only take on cases where our experts are positive of securing a successful outcome for you and your 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
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