Fitter Skills Assessment Australia

The Down Under Centre is honoured that Australian Construction Training Services (ACTS) works from our UK building in London. The Down Under Centre works together with ACTS to facilitate their Technical Skype interviews and assist UK and Irish Fitters to ensure that they are ready to complete their Fitter Skills Assessment for migrating to Australia.

The Down Under Centre work with Australian Construction Training Services through their Visa Skills Programme. ACTS are Trade Recognition Australia (TRA) approved to deliver Skills Assessments for the soul purpose of migration for Fitters. If you are a Fitter you will be required to complete the mandatory Fitter (General) Skills Assessment for migration to Australia. Once you have completed the Skills Assessment as a Fitter General you will be granted your Australian Certificate 111 in engineering. This will be invaluable for employment once you arrive in Australia. The Down Under Centre deliver the technical Skype interviews for Fitters from Monday to Friday at 9am from our building in London. If you reside in Ireland or Scotland we have venues closer to home where you can sit your Technical Skype interview.

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SKILLS ASSESSMENT PROCESS FOR FITTER (GENERAL)

The Skills Assessment process for Fitters is divided into three sections. Fitter (General) as a qualification falls under the ANZSCO (323211). It’s important to remember that once you have successfully completed your Fitter (General) Skills Assessment you will receive your Australian engineering qualification (certificate111) which many Australian employers will ask for prior to you commencing employment. By completing the Fitter (General) Skills Assessment you obtain your mandatory document for migration and your Australian qualification as a Fitter.

1. SELF ASSESSMENT QUESTIONNAIRE: An online self-evaluation form to make sure your skill level is at the standard immigration is looking for. Please note the mandatory requirements and how many electives you will need to complete. Once complete please email to our office at info@downundercentre.com or call our office on 020 3316 1555 and one of our trained staff can assist you. This is a free service. Download the Fitter SAQ here.

 ​2. DOCUMENTARY ASSESSMENT & ADMIN FEE - £686.

DOCUMENTARY ASSESSMENT - £510: This part of the Skills Assessment and in fact the Visa is considered the most difficult part by many MARA approved migration agents. You need to prove you are a qualified or an experienced Fitter. If you do not hold a UK qualification but have the necessary years of paid experience you can still be assessed. 

WHAT EVIDENCE IS REQUIRED? You will be asked to prove that you have a minimum of three years’ experience working as a Fitter and that you have been working as a Fitter for a minimum of 12 months out of the last 36 months. You will be asked to supply pay slips, invoices, bank statements and/ or employment references as evidence of your time as a Fitter. You will also need to make sure you supply certified copies of your qualifications and provide at least 20 photos of your work as a Fitter. Click here for the Application Form . It is very important to remember that most of the evidence you gather for your Fitter (General) Skills Assessment is also required for your Visa. The Down Under Centre recommend that you ask your migration agent how many years of work experience you require for the Visa Points, this will save you chasing employers, banks, and references a second time.

The Down Under Centre offers an Agency Service to assist you with this difficult part of the Skills Assessment and aim to make it as easy and stress-free as possible. For further information on how The Down Under Center can assist you with your Skills Assessment click here  http://www.downundercentre.com/australian-skill-assessments 

ADMINISTRATION FEE - £176 GBP: The Administration Fee is collected from all candidates by the authorised RTO performing the Skills Assessment. This fee is then paid to Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) as they now are charging the Skill Assessing body a fee of £176 to process the skills assessments.

 

3. TECHNICAL SKYPE INTERVIEW - £767

The final part of your Skills Assessment as a Fitter (General) is a technical Skype interview. Here you will be required to come to our London venue The Down Under Centre based conveniently next to Ealing Broadway underground station http://www.downundercentre.com/contact. Alternatively you can choose to carry out your technical Skype interview at a venue in Scotland or Ireland.

We will organise an Australian qualified Fitter who is also an Australian qualified trainer and assessor in many engineering components to discuss your Stage 2 Application with you as well as your everyday working life as a Fitter. This is why it’s very important that you have provided ACTS and their assessor with your full Stage 2 assessment Pack. Please remember that if the assessor feels that you do not have the necessary skills to obtain your Australian Engineering Certificate 111 as a Fitter they will ask you to provide further information or complete a practical assessment/ site visit which will be at your cost. The Down Under Centre have never had a client that has required a site visit, as we work closely with our agency clients to ensure that this does not happen. The assessors understand that you may be nervous or anxious, they will discuss your application with you in a relaxed manner and put you at ease.  

 

Note: After the Technical Interview, if the assessor feels that they are not confident with your skills, they may request a practical assessment with a fee of £767. 

 

4. TRA ADMINISTRATION FEE - £176 GBP (UK) 

The Administration Fee is collected from all candidates by the authorised RTO performing the Skills Assessment. This fee is then paid to Trades Recognition Australia (TRA) as they now are charging the Skill Assessing body a fee of £176 to process the skills assessments.

White Card

As a Fitter, you will need to obtain your White Card for Australia in order to work on any Australia building/construction site. The White Card is equivalent to your CSCS Card. We provide an online course and issue the Western Australia White Card which is accepted Australia-wide. To get started, visit our White Card Course page and Register an account. 

Once you have passed, your White Card will be posted to the address you supplied in your registration.

 

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DUTIES AUSTRALIAN FITTERS PERFORM

There is a demand for Fitters in Australia. Many Fitters find themselves working in the mines or filling the holes in cities where mechanical engineers have left to work on mine sites across Australia. Fitters and other engineers in Australia need to complete a four year apprenticeship to obtain their certificate 111 in Engineering (Fitter General 323211).

Fitters complete tasks in a commercial or industrial work place. Fitters may be referred to as Mechanical Engineers and work on machinery and manufacture parts using a large range of machines and tools. An Australian Fitter would carry out maintenance and repairs on production machinery and equipment and manufacture and fit or replace heavy components. Fitters may be employed to work on the production of line equipment, pumps, hydraulic equipment, generators and engines, earthmoving equipment and more.

Fitters looking to migrate to Australia would need to be able to complete the following tasks:

  • Examine detailed drawings or specifications to find out job, material and equipment requirements.
  • Operate CNC machines.
  • Drilling.
  • Milling.
  • Machining.
  • Set up and adjust metalworking machines and equipment.
  • Hand make fitting components.
  • Operate machines to produce parts or tools by turning, boring, milling, planning, shaping, slotting, grinding or drilling metal stock or components.
  • Fit and assemble metal parts, tools or sub-assemblies.
  • Cut, thread, bend and install hydraulic and pneumatic pipes and lines.
  • Weld.
  • Dismantle, assemble and repair or replace defective parts.
  • Set up and/or operate hand and machine tools, welding equipment or Computer Numerically Controlled (CNC) machines.
  • Check quality and accuracy of finished parts, tools or sub-assemblies.
  • Form metal stock and castings to fine tolerances using machining tools to press, cut, grind, plane, bore and drill metal.

 

During your Fitter Skills Assessment for Australia you will be required to prove that you can carry out many of the above tasks through your Stage 2 Application and your Technical Skype interview. If you require more information please fill in the enquiry form and one of our experienced staff will be in touch with you as soon as possible.

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FITTER JOBS IN AUSTRALIA.

Engineers in Australia get paid well. The demand for Fitters to work in Australia has risen over the years. The Down Under Centre works with many recruitment companies and employers all over Australia. If you are employed as an Australian Fitter you are entitled to a pension, which is currently set at 9.5% of your wage. This is put into your pension scheme from your employer not deducted from your weekly salary.

Metal Trades have an office here in London with the Down Under Centre. Metal Trades requires Welders who are ready to move to Australia, to make contact with us. You can find all Engineering jobs available on our jobs page! 

You can contact their UK office on 0203 889 7526 or email them at info@metaltrades.com.au

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