Sheet Metal Trades Worker Skills Assessment Australia

The Down Under Centre is honoured that Australian Construction Training Services (ACTS) works from our Migration Centre in London. The Down Under Centre works together with ACTS to facilitate their Technical Skype Interviews and assist UK and Irish Sheet Metal Trades workers to ensure that they are ready to complete their Sheet Metal Trades Worker Skills Assessment for migrating to Australia.

ACTS are Trade Recognition Australia (TRA) approved to deliver Skills Assessments for the soul purpose of migration for Sheet Metal Trades worker. If you are a Sheet Metal worker you will be required to complete the mandatory Sheet Metal Trades Worker Skills Assessment for migration to Australia. Once you have completed the Skills Assessment as a Sheet Metal Trades Worker you will be granted your Australian Certificate 111 in in Engineering. This will be invaluable for employment once you arrive in Australia. The Down Under Centre deliver the Technical Skype interviews for Sheet Metal Trades Workers daily from our building in Ealing Broadway, London. If you reside in Scotland or Ireland we have venues closer to home where you can sit your technical Skype interview.


The Skills Assessment process for Sheet Metal Trades Workers is divided into three sections. Sheet Metal Trades Workers will receive the full Certificate 111 in Engineering as a Sheet Metal Trades Worker at completion of their skills assessment, again this document will also be required for migration to Australia as ACTS are TRA approved to deliver skills assessments for the purpose of migration.

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 or call our office on 020 3316 1555 and one of our trained staff can assist you. This is a free service. Download your Sheet Metal Trades SAQ here.


DOCUMENTARY ASSESSMENT - £510 GBP: This part of the Skills Assessment and in fact the Visa is considered to be the most difficult part from many Australian MARA approved migration agents. You will need to prove that you are a qualified or an experienced Sheet Metal Trades Worker. If you do not hold a UK engineering qualification and have the necessary years of paid experience, you can still be assessed for the purpose of migrating to Australia. 

WHAT EVIDENCE IS REQUIRED? You will be asked to prove you have a minimum of three years' experience working as a Sheet Metal Trades Worker and that you have been working in your trade for 12 months out of the last 36 months. You will be asked to supply bank statements, invoices, payslips and/ or employment references as evidence of this. You will also need to make sure that you supply certified copies of your evidence and at least 20 photos of your Sheet Metal work, please make sure you are in full PPE gear in the photos as you will be assessed on Occupational Health and Safety. Click here for the Application Form 

It is important to remember that most of the evidence you gather for your Sheet Metal Trades Worker Skills Assessment is also required for your Visa. The Down Under Centre suggest that you ask your migration agent what years of work experience you require for the Visa so that you won’t need to go back and forth to employers, banks and referees.

The Down Under Centre offer a great Agency Service to assist you with this part of the Skills Assessment and make it as easy and as stress-free as possible. For further information, click here 

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.



The final part of your Skills Assessment as a Sheet Metal Trades Worker 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 Alternatively, you can choose to sit your technical Skype interview at a venue in Ireland or Scotland.

We will organise an Australian Qualified Sheet Metal Trades Worker who is also an Australian qualified trainer and assessor in all engineering fabrication components to discuss your Stage 2 Application with you as well as your everyday working life as a Sheet Metal Trades Worker. This is why it’s very important that you have provided ACTS and their assessor with a full Stage 2 Pack. The Down Under Centre has never had a client that has required a site visit, as we work closely with our engineers to ensure that this does not need to happen. The assessors understand that you may be anxious and nervous. They will discuss your application with you in a calm manner in a relaxed environment and do all they can to assist you 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. 



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

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.




There is a demand for Sheet Metal Trades Workers in Australia as Australia has a growing economy and an ageing population meaning the workforce is drying up. Sheet Metal Trades Worker in Australia need to complete a four-year apprenticeship to obtain their certificate 111 in engineering and fabrication. (ANZSCO;322211)

Sheet Metal Trades Workers in Australia work in workshops to provide structured Sheet Metal. Scope of work for Sheet Metal Trades Workers may include making flashings and ducting, products and component for sheet metal and machinery.

Sheet Metal Trades Workers in Australia will be required to complete the following tasks.

  • Read and interpret shop drawings. Determine job and materials required.
  • Set up and use folders, guillotines, brake presses, seamers.
  • Braise steel.
  • MIG weld.
  • TIG Weld.
  • Solder
  • selecting metal stock, such as stainless steel, galvanised iron, mild steel, aluminium and copper, and checking sizes, gauges and other dimensions of metal stock against specifications.
  • marking out metal stock with reference points and lines, using templates, gauges and other measuring instruments.
  • cutting metal stock along guidelines using hand and power shears, guillotines and drills.
  • shaping and forming cut metal stock into products using folding and bending machines, rollers, presses and hammers.
  • fitting and assembling components into final products by welding, riveting, soldering, brazing and otherwise joining.
  • finishing products by polishing, filing, sanding and cleaning assembled products
  • may repair damaged sheet metal products and components.
  • may specialise in fabrication, or on-site assembly and installation, of sheet metal products
  • may produce aircraft sheet metal components requiring advanced drawing and calculating skills

During your Sheet Metal Trades Worker Skills Assessment for Australia you will be required to prove that you can carry out the above tasks through your Technical Skype interview and Stage 2 Application. 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.



Engineers and Sheet Metal Trades Workers in Australia can be very well paid. The demand for Sheet Metal Trade Workers to work in Australia has risen over the years. The Down Under Centre works with many different recruitment companies and employers around Australia. Once you are employed as a Sheet Metal Trades Worker you are entitled to a pension which is currently set at 9.5% of your wage. This is put into your pension scheme by your employer and is not deducted from your weekly salary.

Metal Trades have an office here in London with the Down Under Centre and are seeking skilled engineers.  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



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