Then emigrating to Australia may be an option for you! Continue reading to find out:
The Australian and New Zealand Standard Classification of Occupations (ANZSCO) provides information used by Australia to check the skill levels of jobs, and the qualifications and/or experience needed to work in those jobs when assessing applicants for certain visas.
There are three lists within ANZSCO:
If your occupation appears on one of these lists, you may be eligible for emigration to Australia.
Quantity surveyors are on the MLTSSL!
This means there is a shortage of professionals in Australia to fill all the gaps in the job market. Seeing as these occupations are important for Australia to do well as a country, the government has approved hiring talent from overseas.
Appearing on the MLTSSL is only the first step.
Each occupation has a code assigned to it, a skill level and also an assessing authority, and you have to meet all the requirements associated with these different parts of the process to qualify for a skilled migration visa.
The ANZSCO code assigned to quantity surveyors is 233213. This code gives us more details about the criteria quantity surveyors have to meet in order to qualify to emigrate to Australia.
The first thing we look at is the group that quantity surveyors fall under:
Major Group: 2 – Professionals | Sub-Major Group: 23 – Design, Engineering, Science and Transport Professionals | Minor Group: 233 – Engineering Professionals | Unit Group: 2332 – Civil Engineering Professionals
As you can see there are four groups showing how the code is made up – we are mostly interested in the code (233213) which is specific to quantity surveyors.
This part of the ANZSCO criteria lays out a broad description of what a quantity surveyor is supposed to be able to do:
Estimates and monitors construction costs from the project feasibility stage, through tender preparation, to the construction period and beyond.
Quantity surveyors is a Skill Level 1, which means you must have a level of skill comparable with a bachelor degree or higher qualification. In the absence of a formal qualification, at least five years of relevant experience may act as a substitute.
In some instances relevant experience and/or on-the-job training may be required in addition to the formal qualification.
When applying for emigration as a quantity surveyor, you must be able to demonstrate or prove that you can perform the majority of the tasks below:
Many people mistakenly think that finding a job is the first step when immigrating.
In fact, the first step should always be an immigration assessment to see if you have the necessary skills, qualifications and experience to live and work in Australia.
Our reasoning is two-fold.
Firstly, if you don’t meet the requirements for skilled migration, you won’t be able to apply for a visa.
Secondly, doing an assessment first and knowing for sure that you’re eligible for immigration enables you to job hunt with confidence. Employers are much more likely to extend job offers if they know that you can work in Australia.
The golden rule? Do an assessment, then find a job.