Australia has a critical shortage of Welders. If you are a qualified Welder 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:
Welders 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.
Welders 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.
Welders migrating to Australia are required to complete a Welder 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 Welder skills assessment you will receive your Australian Certificate III in Welding, 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.
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:
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
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:
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.
Migration Consultant provide this service for just £800.00. If you would like to discuss it in more detail, please call us in the UK on 0208 142 4684, or in Australia on 0475 676 160.
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 Welders 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 Welders seeking to immigrate to Australia. Unlike the subclass 189 visa the subclass 190 requires Welders to be nominated by an Australian state or territory government.
The Australian assessing authority for Welders is Vetassess. They are responsible for evaluating your qualifications, experience and skills to ensure they meet Australian standards. For Welders, 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 Welder 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 Welders 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 Welders in residential construction and artisan woodworking.