Migrate to Australia as a

Visas & Skills Assessment

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Carpenter and Joiner



Diesel Mechanic


Electronics Tradesperson

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Metal Fabricator

Metal Machinist

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Migrate to Australia as a Carpenter
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Australia has a critical shortage of Carpenters. If you are a qualified Carpenter aged under 45 then you are eligible to migrate to Australia provided you can score 65 points and have a positive Skills Assessment.

How to Migrate to Australia as a Carpenter

  • Be aged under 45
  • Score 65 Australian Immigration Points
  • Have a Positive Skills Assessment from Vetasses
  • Lodge an Expression of Interest
  • Receive an Invitation to Apply
  • Pay the Visa Fees
  • Pass Health and Character Checks

Criteria for Carpenters to Migrate to Australia

You need to meet the following criteria:


Score 65 Points

Carpenters 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.


Skills Assessment

Carpenters are required to complete a Skills Assessment through Trades Recognition Australia (TRA).


English Language

Good English skills are vital for work, so you may need to take a test like IELTS. UK and USA Passport holders are exempt.


Health and Character

You’ll need to pass health and character checks.

Carpenter Skills Assessment

Carpenters migrating to Australia are required to complete a Carpentry 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 skills assessment you will receive your Australian Certificate 111 in Carpentry, 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.

Stage 1


Documentary Assessment for Carpenter – 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:

  • 5 years employment experience as a Carpenter with no formal training OR
  • 3 years employment experience as a Carpenter with relevant formal training

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.

Stage 2


Technical Skype Interview for Carpenter – Fee $2,000.00

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:

  • Skills Assessment Outcome letter,
  • AQF Level 111 in Carpentry


Migration Consultant SKILLS ASSESSMENT ONLY service – £800.00

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.

What are the eligibility requirements for immigrating to Australia as a Carpenter?

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.

Which skilled migration visas are suitable for Carpenters in Australia?

The Skilled Independent Visa (subclass 189) is a popular choice for Carpenters 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 seeking to immigrate to Australia. Unlike the subclass 189 visa the subclass 190 requires Carpenters to be nominated by an Australian state or territory government.

How do I get my Carpenter skills assessed for Australian immigration purposes

The Australian assessing authority for Carpenters is Vetassess. They are responsible for evaluating your qualifications, experience and skills to ensure they meet Australian standards. For Carpenters, the assessment includes a review of your practical experience and any relevant certifications you hold.

Can I apply for permanent residency as a Carpenter in Australia?

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.

What are the processing times for skilled migration visas for Carpenters?

Expect the whole process to take between 7 and 16 months from absolute start of the visa process to the absolute end.

Can I include my family members in my immigration application as a Carpenter?

Yes! Your immediate family members are included.

What are the best places to look for work as a Carpenter in Australia?

The best places to search for Carpenter 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 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 in residential construction and artisan woodworking.

Are there any specific websites or job boards focused on Carpenter jobs in Australia?

Yes, you can use job search websites like Seek (www.seek.com.au) and Indeed (www.indeed.com.au).

These platforms  list Carpenter positions across Australia.

Additionally, as a Migration Consultant LLC client you have access to our dedicated Carpenter recruitment service for new migrants to Australia.