Migrate to Australia as a
Fitter

Visas & Skills Assessment

Air-conditioning and Refrigeration


Automotive Electrician


Baker


Bricklayer


Cabinetmaker


Cable Jointer


Carpenter


Carpenter and Joiner


Chef


Cook


Diesel Mechanic


Electrician


Electronics Tradesperson


Fibrous Plasterer


Fitter


Floor and Wall Tiler


Footballer


Gasfitter


Glazier


Hairdresser


Joiner


Lift Mechanic


Locksmith


Metal Fabricator


Metal Machinist


Motor Mechanic


Painter and Decorator


Panel Beater


Plumber


Sheet Metal Worker


Solid Plasterer


Telecoms Engineer


Vehicle Painter


Welder

Migrate to Australia as a Fitter
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Australia has a critical shortage of Fitters. If you are a qualified Fitter 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 Fitter

  • 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 Fitters to Migrate to Australia

You need to meet the following criteria:

 

Score 65 Points

Fitters 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

Fitters 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.

Fitter Skills Assessment

Fitters migrating to Australia are required to complete a Fitter 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 Fitter skills assessment you will receive your Australian Certificate 111 in Fitting, 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

Migration Consultant will work with you to prepare the necessary documentation for lodgement with VETASSESS, who will review your training and employment evidence to ensure that you have either:

  • 5 years employment experience as a Fitter with no formal training OR
  • 3 years employment experience as a Fitter 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, etc. Migration Consultant will advise you about what exactly is required and prepare these in readiness for assessment.

VETASSESS FEE: AUD$1,280

Stage 2

This involves a technical interview with a VETASSESS 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 or Manchester and following a successful assessment, VETASSESS will issue you with:

  • Skills Assessment Outcome letter,
  • AQF Level 3 Fitter

VETASSESS FEE: AUD$2,000

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 Fitter?

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 Fitters in Australia?

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

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

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

Can I apply for permanent residency as a Fitter 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 Fitters?

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 Fitter?

Yes! Your immediate family members are included.

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

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

Are there any specific websites or job boards focused on Fitter 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 Fitter positions across Australia.

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