Australia has a critical shortage of Carpenters and Joiners. If you are a qualified Carpenter and Joiner aged under 45 then you are eligible to migrate to Australia provided you can score 65 points and have a positive Skills Assessment.
You need to meet the following criteria:
Carpenters and Joiners migrating to Australia need to score at least 65 Immigration points. Points are awarded for age, experience, qualifications, education, English language skills and time spent in Australia. Take this Free Visa Points Calculator for your score.
Carpenters and Joiners are required to complete a Skills Assessment through Trades Recognition Australia (TRA).
Good English skills are vital for work, so you may need to take a test like IELTS. UK and USA Passport holders are exempt.
You’ll need to pass health and character checks.
Carpenters and Joiners migrating to Australia are required to complete a Carpentry and Joinery Skills Assessment through Trades Recognition Australia (TRA).
Migration Consultant is proud to work with two TRA Approved Registered Training Organisations (RTO’s), VETASSESS and Australian Construction Training Services (ACTS), who facilitate the technical interviews.
After successfully completing the Carpentry and Joinery skills assessment you will receive your Australian Certificate 111 in Carpentry and Joinery, which will enable you to continue with your application for a Skilled visa.
Migration Consultant work with you to achieve a positive skills assessment and visa application. A professional case processor will assist you at every stage of the application, ensuring you are fully informed and supported throughout the process.
We also provide a SKILLS ASSESSMENT ONLY package.
The process is broken up into two stages.
Documentary Assessment for Carpenter and Joiner – Fee $1,280.00
Migration Consultant will work with you to prepare the necessary documentation for lodgement with the RTO, who will review your training and employment evidence to ensure that you have either:
You will need to provide your qualification certificates as proof of formal training, and your employment evidence must include at least 12 months in the last 3 years. Evidence may include documents such as wage slips, bank statements, employment references and tax returns. Your Migration Consultant Case Processor will advise you about what exactly is required and prepare these in readiness for assessment.
This involves a technical interview with a VETASSESS or ACTS Assessor via Skype. The technical interview takes approximately 2 hours, with the Assessor asking you a range of questions about the skills and knowledge necessary to work in your trade in Australia. These questions are based on the units listed on the trade Fact Sheet, which Migration Consultant provides you with.
The technical interview will take place in either Edinburgh, London, Manchester or in your home during COVID-19, and following a successful assessment the RTO will issue you with:
The skills assessment is an integral and expensive stage of the visa application process, and for those who are not confident, Migration Consultant offers a SKILLS ASSESSMENT ONLY service to ensure you get it right the first time.
Our Registered Migration Agent will assess your eligibility for a skilled visa before proceeding. Once your skills have been identified as satisfactory to receive a positive skills assessment, you will be allocated one of our experienced case processors, who will prepare the necessary documentation and guide you through the various stages of the skills assessment application. Your Migration Consultant case processor will provide check lists and templates as needed, and review and submit the application on your behalf. Most of the evidence gathered for your skills assessment is also used for your visa application.
Eligibility requirements include being aged under 45, scoring 65 points on the Australian Immigration Points Score, having the required skills, qualifications, and meeting health and character checks.
The Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189) is a popular choice for Carpenters and Joiners who want to immigrate to Australia independently without the need for sponsorship by an Australian employer.
The Skilled Nominated Visa (subclass 190) is another attractive option for Carpenters and Joiners seeking to immigrate to Australia. Unlike the subclass 189 visa the subclass 190 requires Carpenters and Joiners to be nominated by an Australian state or territory government.
The Australian assessing authority for Carpenters and Joiners is Vetassess. They are responsible for evaluating your qualifications, experience and skills to ensure they meet Australian standards. For Carpenters and Joiners, the assessment includes a review of your practical experience and any relevant certifications you hold.
Yes, the 189 and 190 visa subclass grants Permanent Residency to holders right from the start. The PR rights and privileges awarded to you also apply to your spouse / partner and any dependents.
Expect the whole process to take between 7 and 16 months from absolute start of the visa process to the absolute end.
Yes! Your immediate family members are included.
The best places to search for Carpenter and Joiner jobs in Australia include major cities like Sydney, Melbourne, Brisbane and Perth. These cities have a great construction and lots of opportunities.
Suburban and rural areas are also excellent options for Carpenters and Joiners migrating to Australia because they have a lower cost of living and a better work life balance. Smaller communities may have a demand for skilled Carpenters and Joiners in residential construction and artisan woodworking.
These platforms list Carpenter and Joiner positions across Australia.
Additionally, as a Migration Consultant LLC client you have access to our dedicated Carpenter and Joiner recruitment service for new migrants to Australia.